Julia Ogden

Written by Julia Ogden

Reviewed by John Seeberg

Updated: January 18, 2024

Wysong Canned Cat Food Review

Updated: January 18, 2024

Our Verdict

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Wysong canned cat food receives the Cat Food Advisor rating, 4 stars

This range offers high quality, animal-based protein as the first ingredient. Carbohydrate content is low and these recipe options offer a good quality diet.

Pros
  • Good quality animal-based protein
  • Low in carbohydrate
  • Grain free
  • Reasonably priced
Cons
  • Very rich recipes

Each recipe includes its AAFCO nutrient profile: Growth (kitten), Maintenance (adult), All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.

The Wysong canned product line includes seven wet cat foods.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Uretic™ with Organic Chicken 4 A
Epigen™ Beef Canned Diet 4 A
Epigen™ Chicken Canned Diet 4 A
Epigen™ Duck Canned Diet 4 A
Epigen™ Rabbit Canned Diet 4 A
Epigen™ Salmon Canned Diet 4 A
Epigen™ Turkey Canned Diet 4 A

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Recipe and Label Analysis

Wysong Epigen Chicken Canned Diet recipe was selected to represent the other products in the line for a detailed recipe and nutrient analysis.

Label and nutrient data below are calculated using dry matter basis.

Wysong Epigen Chicken Canned Diet recipe

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

40%

Protein

32%

Fat

20%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Chicken, water sufficient for processing, natural flavor, organic guar gum, mixed tocopherols.


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 1.5%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is chicken.  Chicken is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin derived from the parts or whole carcasses of chicken”.  1

Chicken is naturally rich in the 11 essential amino acids required by a cat to sustain life.

The second ingredient is water, which adds nothing but moisture to this food. Water is a routine finding in most wet cat foods.

The third ingredient is natural flavorNatural flavors doesn’t give us much information about the particular ingredients included in this cat food for flavoring purposes. 

We’re pleased that the flavorings used are natural, but more details are required to give any further information about these natural flavoring ingredients. Flavorings are used to make the foods more appealing and tasty for our cats.

The fourth ingredient is organic 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. 

The fifth and final ingredient is mixed tocopherols, a form of vitamin E. Vitamin E is an essential nutrient and plays an important role as a free radical scavenger to prevent cell oxidation. 

Through this potent antioxidant function, vitamin E is often also added to cat food as an antioxidant to prevent oxidation of the food itself. 

The presence of vitamin E within this cat food is a positive addition.

Recipe star rating 4

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Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Wysong Epigen Chicken Canned Diet recipe looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 40%, a fat level of 32% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 20%.

As a group, the brand features a near-average protein content of 40% and an above-average fat level of 30.9%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 21.1% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 77%.

This means this Wysong canned range contains near-average protein, lower than average carbohydrate and higher than average fat, when compared to typical wet cat food.

Final Word

This range of food is good quality.  It is made using animal-based protein and is low in carbohydrate.  There are no grains and it is relatively affordable when compared to other wet food of this quality.

Has Wysong cat food been recalled in the past?

No, Wysong has never had a cat food recall. However, it did recall some of its dog foods in 2009, due to possible mold exposure. The company’s senior recipe, maintenance recipe, and synorgon product were all affected. You can read more about it on the Dog Food Advisor.

You can view a complete list of all cat food recalls since 2021 here.

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About

Wysong corporation is a family run business established in 1979 by Dr Randy Wysong.  

All Wysong products are developed and produced in the midwest, United States.

Sources

1: 1. Association of American Feed Control Officials

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