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Ziwi Peak Venison Recipe Canned Cat Food

Ziwi Peak Venison Recipe Canned Cat Food
Company info
Company HQ
Mt. Maunganui, New Zealand
Parent company
Ziwi Ltd
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Wet Cat Food
Cost per day: $1.92
Primary proteins
  • Venison
  • Venison Liver
  • Venison Lung
  • Venison Heart

Ingredients

Venison, Water Sufficient for Processing, Venison Tripe, Venison Liver, Chickpeas, Venison Lung, Venison Heart, Venison Kidney, New Zealand Green Mussel, Venison Bone, DL-Methionine, Dried Kelp, Minerals (Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex), Taurine, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid).

Overall Score

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75%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 71%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 91%
? 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 29%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 72%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 50%

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: 10%

Fat: 4%

Fiber: 2%

Moisture: 78%

Ash: 3%

Carb: 3%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 45.45%

Fat: 18.18%

Fiber: 9.09%

Ash: 13.64%

Carb: 13.64%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 44.03%

Fat: 42.77%

Carb: 13.21%

Our Review

Pros
  • Low carbohydrate content
  • High moisture content
  • To our knowledge, Ziwi has never had a product recall
  • 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
  • Free of plant-based thickeners
Cons
  • Expensive
  • 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 Venison Recipe Canned Cat Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Venison. Venison is meat from an elk, deer, or antelope. In pet food, venison can be an excellent source of protein, iron, vitamin B12, and many other essential nutrients to support your companion’s well-being. Venison can be a novel protein in diets for pets with sensitivities, too.

The second ingredient is Water Sufficient. In pet food, the term water sufficient typically refers to the amount of water that is needed to process the rest of the ingredients.

The third ingredient is Venison Tripe. Venison tripe is the inner lining of the stomach of an elk, deer, or antelope. In pet food, venison tripe can serve as a source of protein, vitamins, and minerals including vitamin B12, zinc, selenium, phosphorus, calcium, and magnesium.

The fourth ingredient is Venison Liver. Venison liver is organ meat from an elk, deer, or antelope. In pet food, venison liver can be an excellent source of protein, iron, vitamin B12, and many other essential nutrients including the important minerals zinc, copper, iron, and selenium. Venison liver can be a source of novel protein for pets with allergies.

The fifth ingredient is Chickpeas. Chickpeas are legumes. Also known as garbanzo beans, the chickpeas in pet food serve as a source of protein and fiber, as well as some grain-free carbohydrates.

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

Price Analysis

Price per oz

Product Price

$1.09

Market Price avg.

$0.49

% From the Avg

+122%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$3.19

Market Price avg.

$2.02

% From the Avg

+58%

Price per day

Product Price

$1.92

Market Price avg.

$1.21

% From the Avg

+58%

Ziwi Peak Venison Recipe Canned Cat Food is priced well above the average market price for wet 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 Venison Recipe Canned Cat Food to the other 1538 wet cat food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

45.45%

All Products avg.

52.98%

% From the Avg

-14%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

18.18%

All Products avg.

17.72%

% From the Avg

+3%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

9.09%

All Products avg.

6.38%

% From the Avg

+42%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

13.64%

All Products avg.

13.98%

% From the Avg

-2%

Analysis Overview

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

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