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Wysong Optimal Vitality Dry Cat Food

Wysong Optimal Vitality Dry Cat Food
Company info
Company HQ
Midland, Michigan
Parent company
Wysong Corporation
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dry Cat Food
Cost per day: $0.15
Primary proteins
  • Chicken Meal
  • Organic Chicken
  • Turkey Meal
  • Pea Protein

Ingredients

Chicken Meal, Organic Chicken, Turkey Meal, Pea Protein, Potato Protein, Peas, Chicken Fat (preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Flaxseeds, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Natural Flavor, Sesame Seeds, Montmorillonite Clay, Crab Meal, Dried Whey, Coconut Oil, Chia Seeds, Salt, Taurine, Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Propionate (a preservative), Dried Tomato Pomace, Choline Chloride, Yeast Extract, Organic Barley Grass Powder, Dried Blueberry Powder, Dried Yogurt, Dried Kelp, Apple Pectin, Dried Kale, Dried Spinach, Dried Carrots, Fish Oil, Citric Acid (a preservative), Inulin, Mixed Tocopherols (a preservative), Rosemary Extract, 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 Aspergillus Oryzae 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.

Overall Score

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77%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 91%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 71%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 100%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 55%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 79%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 40%
? Based on the variety of sizes available. Size Variety 83%

Estimated Nutrient Content

To understand the nutrient content of pet food, we visualize its macronutrient composition in three ways. In the charts below, you’ll see a guaranteed analysis on an as-fed basis, a dry matter analysis, and a breakdown of the food’s macronutrients on a calorie-weighted basis.

Remember that all of these values are estimates based on the guaranteed analysis published by the company, and the food’s actual nutrient values may be slightly different.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 50%

Fat: 14%

Fiber: 5.5%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 20.5%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 55.56%

Fat: 15.56%

Fiber: 6.11%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 22.78%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 47.85%

Fat: 32.54%

Carb: 19.62%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, Wysong has never had a product recall
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Contains dried kelp as a natural source of essential nutrients
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • A good source of omega-3 fatty acids
Cons
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains a small amount of plant-based proteins
  • Some cats may be allergic to fish

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all cat food recalls related to Wysong since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2011 Wysong has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Wysong Optimal Vitality Dry Cat Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Chicken Meal. In pet food, chicken meal is often listed as a source of protein. Chicken meal is produced by baking and grinding chicken meat and skin. As a dry form of animal protein, it is most often found in kibble and treats.

The second ingredient is Organic Chicken. Organic chicken is meat from chickens that have been raised without antibiotics and fed organic feed. In pet food, organic chicken is a good source of protein and other essential nutrients.

The third ingredient is Turkey Meal. The turkey meal in pet food is typically a byproduct of turkey meat production. Turkey meal is high in protein, and is easy for pets to digest. It is a good source of B vitamins and amino acids to support your pet’s overall well-being.

The fourth ingredient is Pea Protein. Pea protein is a good source of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. While the pea protein in pet food isn’t normally a primary protein source, it is easy to digest and it’s also a good source of fiber.

The fifth ingredient is Potato Protein. Potato protein is an isolated protein that comes from potatoes. In pet food, potato protein is used as a low cost protein source as well as an emulsifier and texture-enhancing agent.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Wysong Optimal Vitality Dry Cat Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$4.74

Market Price avg.

$4.27

% From the Avg

+11%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.25

Market Price avg.

$0.26

% From the Avg

-6%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.15

Market Price avg.

$0.16

% From the Avg

-7%

Wysong Optimal Vitality Dry Cat Food is priced within the average market price for dry cat food.

Nutritional Analysis

Adult cat foods can have a lot of variability in calorie density but generally meet requirements for the average active cat. With formulations addressing a wide variety of needs, including weight loss or gain, indoor or outdoor living, or hairball problems, individual recipes may vary greatly in calorie, fiber, and nutritional content.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Wysong Optimal Vitality Dry Cat Food to the other 534 dry cat food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

55.56%

All Products avg.

38.91%

% From the Avg

+43%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

15.56%

All Products avg.

16.8%

% From the Avg

-7%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

6.11%

All Products avg.

5.11%

% From the Avg

+20%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

22.78%

All Products avg.

37.83%

% From the Avg

-40%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a meat based food that’s high in protein with moderate fat and low carbohydrate content relative to other dry cat foods.

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