Rated 5 out of 5 by Kitelly I'm beyond thankful for this food!
Our 14 yo Persian is the epitome of finicky. After being diagnosed with FORLs, her beloved Orijen was off the table and the search for a wet food was on. We tried them all. The only type she would consistently eat was tuna pate, which is not a good long-term solution for fear of mercury, on top of eating added gums every day. We went with the "if it's all she has she'll eventually eat it" technique. Wrong. This resulted in a very skinny and malnourished kitty. In comes Wysong to save the day! Kitty has been eating (and loving!) Wysong for about a month now and has noticeably gained weight, looks happier and healthier, and has a much less pungent litterbox. Sure, it's expensive, but it's still cheaper per ounce than any other freeze-dried chicken food on Chewy, and it's worth it for this mama to stop wasting so much food and money trying to get her to eat. To add, I don't rehydrate the food as I'm scared to ruin a good thing, so I've been trying to feed wet food alongside this to get some more moisture. Instead, she laps up all the liquid from the wet food and eats her freeze-dried only. :P
August 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kaytee Pets like it..however...
My dog and cats like the taste but it gave my dog horrible gas and diarrhea. And that was just using less than a tablespoon mixed in with his breakfast. So, although I'm sure it's a wonderful product, I probably won't be using it again. All of the Wysong foods gave my dog gas and loose stools initially, even though I introduced them slowly. Just can't deal with the gas that is produced when I use Archetype!
July 12, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pauliana My kitty Rosie's favorite freeze dried food!
In answer to a previous reviewer that said Archetype doesn't have Taurine, they are wrong. It does have Taurine and it's the 5th ingredient. They need to read the ingredients more carefully before slamming an excellent product. It should be rehydrated and every bag I have received has both the powder which makes a flavorful gravy and big and small pieces as well. Both my cat and dog love this and it is an wonderful freeze dried choice. Rotating foods is healthy for any dog or cat.. How would you like to eat only one food for all your meals? My cat or dog know that's not right at all. In the wild, the wolf or the cougar don't eat the same thing when they hunt.. They eat a variety of game.. or whatever they are lucky enough to catch.. Variety is the spice of life!
June 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LynnM My dog loves this food
I've been feeding Wysong Archetype to my dog for years. Since the formulation changed, he gets the chicken formula. He loves it and will eat whatever I add it to.
I used to use it as a topping on his commercial kibble. 2 months ago I switched to a homemade diet, raw meats and raw liver, sometimes cooked meats or cooked eggs. Sometimes he'll ignore the food until I add some Archetype, and then he'll gobble it right down.
I think that using this product is an easy way to balance out the meat that I give him, without the fuss of trying to figure out how to find and add all the necessary supplemental ingredients individually.
February 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TenneSue Good Product
I believe that I have tried all the freeze dried and dehydrated raw cat food made, and so far Primal turkey and this Wysong is by far the Favorite with my cats. I have tried Archetype Rabbit and Quail as well, but this is hands down their favorite. What I also like about it is that you can add water to soften it, but, according to the directions, they can eat it as a dry treat, so I sometimes Top their food with the fine, dry pieces, and they seem to enjoy their food all the more this way as well.
It seems to have good ingredients, so I am quite pleased with ANY form or raw, grain free food my cats will eat!
June 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by janie333 My cat's favorite food
I've tried other raw/freeze dried foods and my cat didn't care for them. But.....the Wysong Archetype is the one food she actually will beg for. She sits by her food bowl and quietly stares at me and then looks into her bowl. She goes back and forth like this until I put the Wysong Archetype into her food bowl. I feed her a diet of canned food in the morning and Wysong Epigen 90 sprinkled with this Wysong Archetype. She wolfs it down! I like the fact that she is receiving the benefits of raw food and I don't have to worry about her nutrition. Great product!!!!
August 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JenW Awesome food!
I love Dr. Wysong's food - and my fussy Papillon loves it, too! It's perfect and an easy raw option.
February 5, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by CCGemma2 Mostly powder
The bag has very few whole pieces and is mostly powder. My cat won't eat the powder so this was an expensive bag of powder. Cats need more protein than dogs and they also need the amino acid taurine that dogs do not so I can't see how this is labeled suitable for all life stages of cats and dogs. The web site also recommends rotating this with other foods. If this is balanced, it should not need to be rotated.
April 10, 2014