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Zeal Canada Salmon & Turkey Recipe Grain-Free Gently Air-Dried Cat Food

Zeal Canada Salmon & Turkey Recipe Grain-Free Gently Air-Dried Cat Food
Company info
Company HQ
British Columbia, Canada
Parent company
Canadian Jerky Company Ltd.
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dehydrated Cat Food
Cost per day: $0.92
Primary proteins
  • Salmon
  • Turkey
  • Turkey Heart
  • Turkey Liver
View Feeding Instruction

Feeding Instruction

A single morning serving will allow your cat to nibble freely throughout the day. The serving size should be adjusted based on your cat's age and activity level. Water is essential to your cat's good health. Always provide your cat with a bowl of fresh water.

Kittens (Under 1 Year): Feed 2 times the Adult requirement.

Pregnant and Nursing Cats: Feed 2 - 4 times the Adult requirement.

GOT IT

Ingredients

Salmon, Turkey, Turkey Heart, Turkey Liver, Bamboo fiber, Sunflower lecithin, Krill meal, Parsley, Taurine, Vitamin A, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic acid, Pyridoxine, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Calcium iodate, Zinc proteinate, Magnesium Sulphate, Manganese Proteinate, Copper proteinate, Potassium chloride, Rosemary extract.

Overall Score

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71%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 43%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 87%
? 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 51%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 58%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 90%

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: 34%

Fat: 22%

Fiber: 4%

Moisture: 14%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 18%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 39.53%

Fat: 25.58%

Fiber: 4.65%

Ash: 9.3%

Carb: 20.93%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 32.25%

Fat: 50.68%

Carb: 17.07%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, Zeal Canada has never had a product recall
  • Gently air-dried to preserve nutrition
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Some cats may be allergic to fish

Recall History

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

Since 2011 Zeal Canada has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Zeal Canada Salmon & Turkey Recipe Grain-Free Gently Air-Dried Cat Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Salmon. Salmon is meat from any fish in the salmon family, and in pet food, salmon might also refer to other parts of the fish including skin and organs. Salmon is an excellent source of protein, and it is a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids.

The second ingredient is Turkey. Turkey is an easily digested meat that’s relatively low in fat. In pet food, turkey might be the primary protein source or it may be part of a blend made with different proteins.

The third ingredient is Turkey Heart. Turkey heart is meat from the muscles that form a turkey’s heart. In pet food, turkey heart can be a good source of protein, iron, and other important nutrients.

The fourth ingredient is Turkey Liver. Turkey liver is a general term that can refer to fresh, frozen, cooked, or freeze dried liver from a turkey of any breed. The turkey liver in pet food is more than just a source of protein – it’s also a good source of vitamin A, copper, niacin, zinc, and other essential nutrients.

The fifth ingredient is Bamboo Fiber. Bamboo fiber is an insoluble fiber sourced from bamboo shoots. This dietary fiber is odor-free, natural in taste, and has no fats or calories. It has a high fiber content making it a good source of dietary fiber for lowering blood cholesterol in your pet

When we analyzed the ingredients in Zeal Canada Salmon & Turkey Recipe Grain-Free Gently Air-Dried Cat Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per oz

Product info

$1.59

Market Price avg.

$2.19

% From the Avg

-27%

Price per 100 kcal

Product info

$1.54

Market Price avg.

$1.56

% From the Avg

-1%

Price per day

Product info

$0.92

Market Price avg.

$0.93

% From the Avg

-1%

Zeal Canada Salmon & Turkey Recipe Grain-Free Gently Air-Dried Cat Food is priced within the average market price for dehydrated 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 Zeal Canada Salmon & Turkey Recipe Grain-Free Gently Air-Dried Cat Food to the other 13 dehydrated cat food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

Product info

39.53%

All Products avg.

46.94%

% From the Avg

-16%

DM Fat

Product info

25.58%

All Products avg.

30.29%

% From the Avg

-16%

DM Fiber

Product info

4.65%

All Products avg.

2.62%

% From the Avg

+77%

DM Carb

Product info

20.93%

All Products avg.

10.69%

% From the Avg

+96%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a meat based food that’s low in protein with low fat and high carbohydrate content relative to other Dehydrated Cat Foods.

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