Our company -Visan- has been producing pet food for several decades.
In 2011 we opened the production plant with the best technology in Europe and which has the most advanced techniques for the production of pet food.
All our suppliers are officially approved and have worked with us for decades. We use high quality, natural ingredients from local suppliers. The fresh fish comes from the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Biscay.
The fresh meat comes from livestock selected amongst the finest Spanish farms.
All the fresh meat and fish used by our company comes from companies which supply food for human consumption.
Super premium food cannot be prepared without the right kitchen. We have a unique system that incorporates fresh meat (not frozen) directly in the preparation process.
The kibbles are dried using a unique low-temperature system which avoids the denaturation of many nutrients that are sensitive to high temperatures.
We make our own natural flavours providing the products with a unique, all-natural taste.
We have created Optimanova, adapting it to the dietary requirements determined by both age and type of pet.
Unlike other manufacturers whose nutritional values are the same for different products, our products are adapted according to the specific needs of the pet.
All our products are prepared in our own high-tech kitchen. The entire facility has been designed to develop products that have a high fresh meat content which are the most suitable for a pet because the products are prepared naturally. In this way the facility is set up to develop products with up to 50% of fresh meat.
We buy our own ingredients and the food is cooked in its own meat juice or fish stock.
It is then left to rest so as to preserve all the nutritional value within each kibble.
The unique fresh meat injection system (F.M.I.S.) can incorporate up to 40% of fresh ingredients in a formula.
This system is computerised and integrated with the Processing Centre ensuring 100% optimal mixing.
The cooking takes place in two phases- preparation and cooking, in the same way as a good, home-made stew.
The other ingredients that make up each of the formulas, and that are slowly mixed with the fresh ingredients, have been carefully selected and are 100% natural.
“OUR PRODUCTS DO NOT CONTAIN ANY ARTIFICIAL FLAVOURING, PRESERVATIVES OR COLORING.”
All the products on the market have an essential ingredient which is the flavour. The flavours can be natural or synthetic. Usually a high quality food is made with natural flavours but this ingredient is bought from suppliers like any other ingredient that makes up a recipe. And the end result is that many products on the market taste and smell the same because the same flavour is bought by various producers of pet food.
We have spent years developing our own 100% natural flavours by hydrolysing fresh meat. This means that our products have a unique taste and flavour and are easily recognised by a pet.
It is a highly palatable ingredient and an essential component of several major metabolic functions among which are included, thyroid metabolism, antioxidant defence systems and the immune function.
Beneficial for the circulatory system, prevents heart disease. In addition, it is rich in vitamin B3, or niacin, which helps reduce cholesterol. The high amount of vitamin D in salmon means that the consumption of this fish is recommended to strengthen the skin and bones. Its oil is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA.
Recommended for being low in cholesterol and fat. It contains important minerals such as iron, zinc and magnesium. It is an easily digestible meat and is low in calories.
An ingredient that has excellent digestibility and is easily assimilated. Rich in minerals: Calcium, Phosphorus and iron. Rich in Vitamins: niacin, thiamine, riboflavin and vitamin D, promotes healthy skin, eyes and hair. Aids digestion and regulates bowel movement.
Its proportion in both fermentable and non-fermentable fibre makes it one of the most interesting sources of fibre both for its action in stimulating intestinal transit and for regulating the digestive flora beneficial to organisms (lactobacillus, bifidus, etc.)
Source of FOS, inulin helps improve digestive health. Stimulates growth of bifidobacteria in the intestine. Strengthens the immune system and helps the synthesis of B vitamins.
Source of low allergenic carbohydrates. Facilitates the pancreas function in digestion, significantly improves palatability, high energy value.
Great source of B vitamins, helping to keep the skin healthier and the animal's coat shinier. Helps strengthen the immune system. Its high folic acid content stimulates growth and promotes reproduction. It is good for detoxification and for regeneration of the intestinal flora.
The inclusion of an appropriate proportion of maize in some of the products in our range is beneficial for felines. Maize helps to keep skin and hair bright, it is rich in minerals, folic acid and vitamins, especially in vitamin C.
Is an excellent source of energy that improves palatability. Rich in omega 6 fatty acids, helps to produce strong muscles, repair tissue and provide energy which helps to maintain the immune system.
Recommended for cats with skin allergies and to help various skin conditions heal quickly. Rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, good for the coat, skin and joints. Also improves immunity.
Helps form a protective layer on the intestinal walls and, by doing so, prevents damage of the walls. Regulates intestinal fermentation, promoting the production of beneficial fatty acids and avoiding the production of ammonia.
There are certain plants that are considered allergenic or that generate hyper-immune disorders in pets.
These ingredients, such as wheat or soya beans, have given a bad name to the preparation of pet food. However, although this assessment is true, it does not mean that all grains are bad, nor that all vegetables and fruits are good.
We have selected rice, maize or potato as our only source of starch and, in some products, have even substituted the rice for potatoes; both ingredients are, however, perfectly suitable for pet nutrition in the same way that they are for humans.
Rice, maize and Potato, properly hydrolysed or broken into much smaller fragments that can be absorbed by the digestive system of cats, constitute the fastest and most efficient source of glucose for our pets. A moderate presence of carbohydrates of between 15 and 20% comprises an adequate supply, sufficient but not excessive for proper nutrition, taking into account that the habits, activity and life of our pets have changed with respect to their wild ancestors with whom they are sometimes compared.
All the products that make up the optimanova range contain high levels of natural antioxidants (tocopherols, vitamins A, E and C) with protective action against the harmful effects of free radicals.
Optimanova is prepared from 100% natural ingredients. No artificial flavouring, colouring or antioxidants have been used in its preparation.