At Wishbone, we believe pets are family. That's why we protect our dogs' hearts with a healthy, grain-free diet rich in taurine.
Taurine is a key ingredient that aids in heart muscle function, good eyesight, and reproductive health.* It also helps protect your dog's heart against dangerous diseases like Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM).
Give your dog a heart-healthy diet today with Wishbone's tasty, taurine-rich gourmet pet food.
* DCM in Dogs: Taurine's Role in the Canine Diet, Whole Dog Journal, https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/food/dog_food/dcm-in-dogs-taurines-role-in-the-canine-diet/
DCM, or dilated cardiomyopathy, is a life-threatening heart disease that can weaken your dog's heart muscles. DCM makes it difficult for the heart to contract and pump blood efficiently, causing it to become inflamed and enlarged.
After a recent investigation by the Food & Drugs Administration (FDA), reports have shown a possible link between the rise in DCM among dogs and certain high-end pet food brands. Among the 16 pet food brands listed in this report, they found the food had little to no taurine in their ingredients.
But why is taurine so essential to your furkid's health?
Besides protecting your dog's heart, taurine also aids in many bodily functions. Most healthy dogs can even produce taurine naturally when they are given a diet rich in high-quality meat and proteins.
However, studies suggest that dogs begin to lose this ability and become more at risk of DCM when fed a constant diet made with poor quality meats or with the improper formulation of ingredients. Many breeds can become even more susceptible to DCM, such as Doberman Pinschers, Newfoundlands, American Cocker Spaniels, and Portuguese Water Dogs. If your furkid is one of these at-risk breeds, consider switching to a taurine-rich diet today.
Consult a veterinarian today if you see any signs and symptoms of DCM in your furkid:
• Abnormal heart rhythm
• Persistent coughing
• Excessive panting
• Loss of appetite
• Swelling of the abdomen
• Brief loss of consciousness
"I believe the low levels of taurine and the absence of CoQ10...together with another important heart amino acid (L-carnitine) may cause DCM in dogs exclusively on dry dog food." - Dr. Jean-Paul Ly
Our holistic veterinarian, Dr. Jean-Paul Ly, was among the first in the world to recognize a link between taurine-deficiency and dogs with DCM.
He found taurine was one of the main sources of energy used by a dog's heart muscle cells, making it an essential ingredient in keeping our dogs strong and healthy. Since then, Dr. Ly has strongly advocated for a taurine-rich diet to help prevent DCM in dogs.
We at Wishbone took his advice to heart – literally! Not only did we help create a heart-healthy dog food, but we also did it the right way – through low-temperature, small-batch cooking!
"High processing temperatures will render most of [the nutrients] useless. Taurine itself is an antioxidant and oxidizes over time in the bag especially when it is opened!"
To prevent the loss of taurine while cooking, Wishbone gourmet pet food is cooked gently over low temperatures to help seal in all the natural goodness of our 8 superfoods and our high-quality New Zealand meats. This ensures every serving of Wishbone is rich in taurine and other essential nutrients your furkids need every day.
Each recipe is also cooked in small artisanal batches to seal in the aroma and flavors of our premium, gourmet ingredients. Open a bag of Wishbone and excite your dog's appetite with goodness you can smell.
Because pets are family, protect your dog's heart today with Wishbone gourmet pet food – rich in taurine and rich in love!
WHY DOGS LOVE WISHBONE
This is the only dry food my (very picky) Yorkie happily eats and doesn’t cause any upset stomach or allergic reaction. Highly recommended!
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Wishbone is the best. My dog loves this food we have been feeding him wishbone foods for almost 6 months and he loves each of the varieties. I believe the ocean is his favorite as soon as it arrives, he goes crazy smelling the bag and gets excited as we fill his bowl. We have noticed a substantial difference in the softness of his coat and he all around looks healthier and happier since our switch to Wishbone!
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I bought some of this, which I’ve been mixing with her other kibble (which she used to love). She now eats the Wishbone kibble out, and whines until I add more, leaving her other kibble in the bowl. Needless to say, we’ll be getting just the Wishbone from now on.
We show love to our dogs through food made with fresh, hypoallergenic ingredients that nature can provide. Nutritionally-balanced meals can only be achieved using the finest ingredients from nature to ensure our dogs’ proper nutrition, wellness, and vitality.
We nurture our feline fur-babies by actively attending to their nutritional needs and overall well-being. With our wholesome approach to dry foods, we turn each fresh ingredient into a nutritious banquet of flavors your cats will love.