Wysong Epigen Canned Diets receives the Advisor’s mid-tier rating of 3 stars.
The Wysong Epigen product line includes six canned recipes.
However, since we’re unable to locate AAFCO nutritional adequacy statements for these dog foods on the product’s web page, it’s impossible for us to report specific life stage recommendations for these recipes.
The following is a list of recipes available at the time of this review.
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- Wysong Epigen Canned Beef
- Wysong Epigen Canned Duck
- Wysong Epigen Canned Rabbit
- Wysong Epigen Canned Turkey
- Wysong Epigen Canned Salmon
- Wysong Epigen Canned Chicken
Wysong Epigen Canned Duck was selected to represent the other products in the line for this review.
Wysong Epigen Duck
Canned Dog Food
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content
Ingredients: Duck, water sufficient for processing, natural flavor, organic guar gum, mixed tocopherols
Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 6%
Red denotes controversial item
|Estimated Nutrient Content|
|Dry Matter Basis||40%||32%||20%|
|Calorie Weighted Basis||29%||56%||15%|
The first ingredient in this dog food is duck. Duck is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin… derived from the parts or whole carcasses of duck”.1
Duck is naturally rich in the ten essential amino acids required by a dog to sustain life.
The second ingredient is water, which adds nothing but moisture to this food. Water is a routine finding in most canned dog foods.
After the natural flavor, we find guar gum, a gelling or thickening agent found in many wet pet foods. Refined from dehusked guar beans, guar gum can add a notable amount of dietary fiber to any product.
Besides the mixed tocopherols, we find no added vitamins or minerals on the ingredients list.
Wysong Epigen Canned Diets Dog Food Review
Judging by its ingredients alone, Wysong Epigen Canned Diets dog food looks like an above-average wet product.
But ingredient quality by itself cannot tell the whole story. We still need to estimate the product’s meat content before determining a final rating.
As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 40% and a mean fat level of 31%. Together, these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 21% for the overall product line.
And a fat-to-protein ratio of about 78%.
Near-average protein. Above-average fat. And below-average carbs when compared to a typical wet dog food.
Free of any plant-based protein boosters, this looks like the profile of a wet product containing a generous amount of meat.
However, with 56% of the total calories in our example coming from fat versus just 29% from protein, some recipes may not be suitable for every animal.
Wysong Epigen Canned Diets is a meat-based wet dog food using a significant amount of various species as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 3 stars.
However, due to its above-average fat content and without more information regarding vitamin and mineral content or a nutritional adequacy statement on the company’s website, this product may not be suitable as the sole ration in a dog’s daily diet.
Taken together, these important factors prevent us from awarding the brand a significantly higher rating.
We suggest customers contact the company to obtain complete dietary recommendations before establishing a feeding regimen.
Please note certain recipes are sometimes given a higher or lower rating based upon our estimate of their total meat content and (when appropriate) their fat-to-protein ratios.
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Notes and Updates
11/12/2014 Last Update
- Adapted by the Dog Food Advisor from the official definition for chicken published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials, 2008 Edition ↩