Wysong Epigen Starch-Free Chicken Formula Grain-Free Dry Dog & Cat Food, 5-lb bag

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Wysong Epigen represents the first important kibble pet food innovation in almost 60 years (patent pending) and moves conventional dry extruded pet foods much closer to the high protein meat-based, starchless foods carnivores are genetically designed for. With that, they are given greater opportunity to enjoy their full natural health. Epigen is equally appropriate for both cats and dogs and has the natural flavor and taste that pets truly desire.

Key Benefits

  • The first extruded dry diet/kibble pet food that is Starch-Free
  • Is replete with all the critical food elements Wysong was first to put into pet foods – probiotics, prebiotics, enzymes, phytonutrients, nutraceuticals, natural form antioxidants, vitamins and minerals
  • More closely resembles the food your pet is designed to eat
  • Contains unprecedented and unequalled meat content, including organic - 60% meat, 60% protein
  • Made in the USA at Wysong manufacturing facilities with ingredients from USDA and FDA approved domestic sources

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  • Item Number
    75418
  • Weight
    5.0 pounds
  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Adult
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    High-Protein, Grain-Free

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

Organic Chicken, Chicken Meal, Turkey Meal, Potato Protein, Meat Protein Isolate, Chicken Fat, Gelatin, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Natural Flavor, Coconut Oil, Chia Seeds, Salt, Calcium Carbonate, Tomato Pomace, Calcium Propionate, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Organic Barley Grass Powder, Blueberry, Dried Kelp, Yogurt (Whey, Milk Solids, Yogurt Cultures), Apple Pectin, Fish Oil, Yeast Extract, Citric Acid, Chicory Root, Hemicellulose Extract, Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract, Yeast Culture, Carrots, Celery, Parsley, Lettuce, Watercress, Spinach, Minerals (Potassium Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Sulfate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Vitamins (Ascorbic Acid [Source of Vitamin C], Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid), Dried Bacillus Licheniformis Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Lactis Fermentation Product, Pepper.

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 60.0% min
Crude Fat 15.0% min
Crude Fiber 4.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Taurine 0.2% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.2% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 2.0% min

Feeding Instructions

Feeding Guide |Dog Weight (lbs)|3|5|10|20|40|60|80| | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | --- | |Cups/day|1/4 - 3/4|1/4 - 3/4|3/4 - 1|1 - 1 1/4|1 1/4 - 2|2 - 2 3/4|2 3/4 - 3 1/4|

Cat Weight (lbs) 5 10 15 20
Cups/day 1/4 - 1/2 1/2 - 3/4 1/2 - 3/4 3/4 - 1

Transition Instructions

To avoid digestive disturbances, mix with the present diet beginning at about 10% and then gradually increase proportions.

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  • Starch Free

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    I don't know how this will work out. I gave my mini wirehair dachshund 1/4 cup at one time. A few hours later he brought it up. Now I am mixing with other dry food 4 to 1 ratio. When I gave him the .25 cup he ate it no broblem. In speaking with Wysong they dont recomend using Epigen as the first Wysong food. I have the bag and will see. I give dry morning and wet evenings. My mini wirehair dachshund may be prone to Lafora based on pedigree. He cant convert starch to sugar so it will accumulate on brain cells and cause seizures. My thoughts are starch free food.

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  • Decent ingredients, mixed palatibility

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    My kitten ate this pretty well. My adult cat who is 4 however, would rather eat old potato wedges or nothing than eat it, i tried to make it more appealing by adding some milk, but it remained hard. I am not sure what the drying/cooking process is but it is very hard and the kibble is of a small size providing a texture that is not appealing.

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  • Cats Won't Eat It

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    Cat food reviews recommended it, and this seemed to have good ingredients, but my cats didn't care. 0 of 5 cats wanted any part of it. The Wysong was going to be their new dry food and was hoping to get them off their old stuff. I tried mixing it with their old dry food and they ignored the new stuff and ate around it (1/8 cup old, 1/8 cup new). I tried mixing it with canned food and they didn't eat either the new dry or the canned food. They let it sit there for 12 hours without touching any of it. They like their old dry, their old canned, and their new canned, but just not this.

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  • Apparently Inedible but viable as a weight-loss program

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    I purchased this moderately priced food for my 4 year old, overweight, and not particularly picky kitty. I selected this food after it received a good review from a third party website (review of ingredients and protein, carbs, and fats content only, not lab tested). I was excited to purchase a food that was higher in protein than my sweet girl has been getting, and hoping it would help her feel more full and energetic to lose some weight. I used the recommended food switching protocol of adding a little more of the new food each day as you reduce the amount of the old food. On the first couple of days, it appeared as though my kitty ate some of the Wysong food, but left most of it behind. I I purchased this moderately priced food for my 4 year old, overweight, and not particularly picky kitty. I selected this food after it received a good review from a third party website (review of ingredients and protein, carbs, and fats content only, not lab tested). I was excited to purchase a food that was higher in protein than my sweet girl has been getting, and hoping it would help her feel more full and energetic to lose some weight. I used the recommended food switching protocol of adding a little more of the new food each day as you reduce the amount of the old food. On the first couple of days, it appeared as though my kitty ate some of the Wysong food, but left most of it behind. I kept feeding about 1/4 Wysong and 3/4 old food for well over a week, without change. I increased to half of each food to see if I could convince her to eat the new food if she was a little more hungry; this did not work. I even tried to camouflage the Wysong food by adding the water from a can of tuna; I just ended up with a bowl full of soggy black kibble, and all of the other food picked out. I know that she accepts food changes, as I have successfully switched her to Science Diet on the recommendation of our veterinarian without an issue. The only good thing that came out of this bag of food, is that my overweight kitty has lost a noticeable amount of weight due to the fact that she refused to eat this kibble, even with her most favorite tuna water. This was a waste of time, money, and effort. … more

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  • Great for Diabetic Cat

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    I'm fostering a 14-year-old diabetic cat who needs to be on a high protein, low carb diet. Technically, he should be eating only wet food, but he loves dry food so much that I don't have the heart to take it away. This dry food is the perfect compromise. It has much higher protein than any other dry food on the market (that I could find) and a very low carb content, as well. Even better, my foster cat loves it.

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  • wysong epigen 8 paws

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    Im been using this in my grain free mix for some time....for 6 ferrets 2 cats ....only downfall is it being 15% fat so has to be mix with ferret food / grain free cat/kitten higher fat as 18% to 20% but they are all doing great

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  • Good Nutrition and Dogs hate it

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    We had been using grain free Blue and Rachael and thought would like the ingredients for our older dogs 13 lb. Introduced and the first meal they ate the food, and from then on, will take the food out of their bowls and leave on the kitchen floor. Both dogs...

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  • Great high protein - watch for changed poop

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    I've used Wysong Epigen Chicken, and Epigen 90, with my high driving performance dog, rotating between the different Epigen formulations with every 5 lb bag (which lasts about 17 days for my dog). Unfortunately, it seems my dog's GI tract has developed sensitivity to chicken in the Wysong kibble formulations - not the freeze dried, and not raw chicken. She eats with enthusiasm, but the output on the south end tends to lose cohesion, if chicken hasn't been in her food for a while and the necessary gut microbes aren't present in sufficient quantity to take advantage of chicken protein. Most dry foods suggest transitioning a dog to a new food over about 10 days; perhaps solid output would result I've used Wysong Epigen Chicken, and Epigen 90, with my high driving performance dog, rotating between the different Epigen formulations with every 5 lb bag (which lasts about 17 days for my dog). Unfortunately, it seems my dog's GI tract has developed sensitivity to chicken in the Wysong kibble formulations - not the freeze dried, and not raw chicken. She eats with enthusiasm, but the output on the south end tends to lose cohesion, if chicken hasn't been in her food for a while and the necessary gut microbes aren't present in sufficient quantity to take advantage of chicken protein. Most dry foods suggest transitioning a dog to a new food over about 10 days; perhaps solid output would result from feeding the same formulation for several bags in a row, so the gut microbes had a chance to catch up. Since Wysong is only packaged in 5 lb. bags, in practical terms this might mean feeding one formula for four bags (20 lbs), and transitioning to the next formula during the fifth bag in your rotation. Aside from the cleanup issues, this food maintains weight, gives my dog all the energy she needs, and has helped her grow in a lovely thick coat. … more

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  • wysong g/f smal lbite limt.ing. dog food

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    i purchased this after reading reviews. esp one about diabeties. as my dog bichon just diagonoised with it. also the fact its g/f small bites and has limited ing. witch she has been on for quite a while. brought bag to vets where Angel had to stay for a week. vet approved it a week later after adding to her other dry food and mixing together rice and boiled chicken she loves her mixture now and smile when im fixing it 3xday.

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  • Everything was just as I imagined it would be.

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    I was so happy to find this kibble for my kitty. I have been doing a lot of research on the best way to feed your cat. No one knows anything in the pet food stores I go to. My kitty loves this kibble along with his wet food. I will definitely order this again. Chewy got this kibble right to us. Thank you Chewy for offering this product.

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