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Zeal Canada Gently Beef Recipe Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food

Zeal Canada Gently Beef Recipe Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
British Columbia, Canada
Parent company
Canadian Jerky Company Ltd.
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Price per lb $15.75
Cost per day: $0.60
Primary proteins
  • Beef
  • Beef Lung
  • Beef Heart
  • Beef Spleen

Breed sizes

size-1 Toy
size-2 Small
size-3 Medium
size-4 Large
size-5 Giant

Overall Score



? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 58%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 89%
? 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 89%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 100%
? 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

Guaranteed Analysis


Protein: 45%

Fat: 18%

Fiber: 4.5%

Moisture: 14%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 10.5%

Dry Matter Analysis


Protein: 52.33%

Fat: 20.93%

Fiber: 5.23%

Carb: 12.21%

Calorie Weighted Basis


Protein: 45.36%

Fat: 44.06%

Carb: 10.58%

What We Like

  • Rich in protein
  • Low carbohydrate content
  • High-quality ingredients
  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • Most customers have good experiences with this food

What We Did Not Like

  • Low in moisture

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog food recalls related to Zeal Canada since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2009 Zeal Canada has never been recalled.


Beef, Beef Lung, Beef Heart, Beef Spleen, Beef Liver, Kelp, Lecithin, Parsley, Bamboo Fiber, Pea Fiber, 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.

Ingredient Review

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

The first ingredient is Beef. Beef is meat from any cattle breed. In pet food, beef can be fresh, freeze-dried, dehydrated, ground, or finely processed into beef meal.

The second ingredient is Beef Lung. Beef lung is lung tissue from cattle of any breed. In pet food, beef lung can be a good source of protein, iron, vitamin C, and other nutrients.

The third ingredient is Beef Heart. Beef heart is muscle tissue from the heart of any cattle species. In pet food, beef heart serves as an excellent source of protein, iron, zinc, B vitamins, and many trace minerals to support your companion’s overall well-being.

The fourth ingredient is Beef Spleen. Beef spleen is an organ meat from any breed of cattle. While it might not sound appetizing to us, the beef spleen in pet food is an excellent source of protein, iron, B vitamins, and other fat-soluble vitamins including A, D, K, and E.

The fifth ingredient is Beef Liver. Beef liver is organ meat from any cattle breed. The beef liver in pet food is a source of protein, iron, and many other essential nutrients.

After the fifth ingredient, the list includes all remaining ingredients. It’s worth noting that ingredients (other than nutritional supplements) located this far down on the list aren’t likely to have an impact on the overall rating of this Zeal Canada Gently Beef Recipe Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Zeal Canada Gently Beef Recipe Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food to the other 69 Dog Dehydrated Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 52.33% 32.77%
DM Fat 20.93% 18.43%
DM Fiber 5.23% 5.26%

This recipe has:

  • 19.56% more protein
  • 2.50% more fat
  • 0.03% less fiber

Dogs typically thrive on a diet that includes high protein content, a medium amount of fat, and a comparatively low amount of carbohydrates, along with sufficient moisture. It’s worth noting that specialty diets recommended by veterinarians might prioritize different nutrients based on your pet’s condition and unique needs.

Analysis Overview

Zeal Canada Gently Beef Recipe Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food is priced below the average market price for Dog Dehydrated Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Zeal Canada Gently Beef Recipe Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from beef based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 5 of the first 5 ingredients are high-quality ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is highly recommended.

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