Wysong Epigen 90
Chicken Meal, Organic Chicken, Meat Protein Isolate, Chicken Fat, Gelatin, Natural Flavor, Coconut Oil, Chia Seeds, Taurine, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Propionate (a preservative), Choline Chloride, Apple Pectin, Fish Oil, Yeast Extract, Citric Acid (a preservative), Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract, Chicory Root, Yeast Culture, 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.
(taken from official website)
Crude Protein (min.) 63.00%
Crude Fat (min.) 16.00%
Crude Fiber (max.) 3.0%
Moisture (max.) 10.00%
First 5 ingredients
Chicken Meal – before cooking, the water content is removed. It doesn’t lose most of its nutrients during the cooking process. Because of this, it is a more concentrated form of protein, and has a lot more protein than chicken does after cooking.
Organic Chicken – skin, meat and bone. Before cooking is measured with moisture content. This allows it to be at beginning of ingredients list because water makes it heavy. After cooking it loses most of its nutrients (as well as the water), making the final product lighter and actually low in protein. Still considered a high quality ingredient despite all this.
Meat Protein Isolate – protein isolate refers to the amount of protein extracted from the meat source. It undergoes a process to extract the protein to close to a 90% or higher purity.
Chicken Fat – provides an abundance of Omega 6 fatty acids, perhaps too much in large amounts. A source of energy and is actually essential in a cats diet. Also makes the food more palatable.
Gelatin – this is a protein extracted from collagen from the skin, bones, and connective tissues of animals. It also helps bind the food.
|All meat protein sources||Dry food still has higher carbohydrates|
|No filler ingredients||Price|
|High protein percentage||Availability of the food; can’t buy at any pet store|
This food is one of the best commercial dry cat foods in terms of limiting the unnecessary ingredients and having quality meat protein sources. It is a dry food still and cats ideally should only be eating canned so regardless of the ingredients the carbohydrate percentage will be higher than what a cat needs. All the main protein in this food comes from meat sources, which is good. There really are no filler ingredients in the formula; no corn, wheat, fruits, vegetables, or other carbohydrate substitutes. Usually when a dry food is grain free there are vegetables or legumes in the formula to still bring the carbohydrate levels up. This food doesn’t contain these unnecessary ingredients.