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Ziwi Peak Air-Dried Chicken Recipe Cat Food

Ziwi Peak Air-Dried Chicken Recipe Cat Food
Company info
Company HQ
Mt. Maunganui, New Zealand
Parent company
Ziwi Ltd
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dehydrated Cat Food
Cost per day: $0.61
Primary proteins
  • Chicken
  • Chicken Liver
  • Chicken Heart

Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Liver, Chicken Heart, New Zealand Green Mussel, Chicken Bone, Lecithin, Inulin from Chicory, Dried Kelp, Minerals (Dipotassium Phosphate, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Sodium Selenite), Salt, Preservative (Citric Acid, Mixed Tocopherols), Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), DL-Methionine, Taurine.

Overall Score

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80%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 68%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 90%
? 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 64%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 64%
? 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: 38%

Fat: 30%

Fiber: 2%

Moisture: 14%

Ash: 12%

Carb: 4%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 44.19%

Fat: 34.88%

Fiber: 2.33%

Ash: 13.95%

Carb: 4.65%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 33.08%

Fat: 63.43%

Carb: 3.48%

Our Review

Pros
  • Low carbohydrate content
  • To our knowledge, Ziwi has never had a product recall
  • Gently air-dried to preserve nutrition
  • Contains dried kelp as a natural source of essential nutrients
  • Green-lipped mussel is added as a source of glucosamine and chondroitin
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains a small amount of plant-based proteins
  • Doesn’t receive consistently positive customer reviews

Recall History

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

Since 2011 Ziwi has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Ziwi Peak Air-Dried Chicken Recipe Cat Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Chicken. Chicken is meat from the domesticated bird of the same name. In pet food, chicken is used as a primary protein source.

The second ingredient is Chicken Liver. Chicken liver is one of a few organ meats that come from a chicken. In pet food, chicken liver serves as a source of protein, iron, and amino acids.

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

The fourth ingredient is New Zealand Green Mussel. Also known as New Zealand green-lipped mussel, or GLM, New Zealand green mussel is a shellfish with high Omega-3 fatty acid content. In pet food, New Zealand green mussel may promote musculoskeletal health while providing some anti-inflammatory benefits.

The fifth ingredient is Chicken Bone. Chicken bone is dried, ground bones from chickens that have been slaughtered for consumption. This ingredient doesn’t sound appealing to us but in pet food, chicken bone can be a source of calcium and phosphorus, two essential nutrients that can keep your pet’s joints, bones, and teeth healthy.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Ziwi Peak Air-Dried Chicken Recipe Cat Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$25.54

Market Price avg.

$2.43

% From the Avg

+951%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$1.02

Market Price avg.

$1.62

% From the Avg

-37%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.61

Market Price avg.

$0.97

% From the Avg

-37%

Ziwi Peak Air-Dried Chicken Recipe Cat Food is priced below 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 Ziwi Peak Air-Dried Chicken Recipe Cat Food to the other 13 dehydrated cat food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

44.19%

All Products avg.

46.94%

% From the Avg

-6%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

34.88%

All Products avg.

30.29%

% From the Avg

+15%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

2.33%

All Products avg.

2.62%

% From the Avg

-11%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

4.65%

All Products avg.

10.85%

% From the Avg

-57%

Analysis Overview

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

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