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

Zeal Canada Gently Salmon 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 $21.83
Cost per day: $0.85
Primary proteins
  • Salmon

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 51%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 76%
? 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 84%
? 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%
? Based on the variety of sizes available. Size Variety 96%

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis


Protein: 40%

Fat: 16%

Fiber: 4%

Moisture: 14%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 18%

Dry Matter Analysis


Protein: 46.51%

Fat: 18.6%

Fiber: 4.65%

Carb: 20.93%

Calorie Weighted Basis


Protein: 41.3%

Fat: 40.12%

Carb: 18.58%

What We Like

  • Affordable
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • Most customers have good experiences with this food

What We Did Not Like

  • High in carbohydrates
  • 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.


Salmon, Bamboo fiber, Sunflower lecithin, Parsley, 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. Caloric Content 3550 Kcal ME/Kg, 302 Kcal ME/level scoop (1scoop=3oz/85g)

Ingredient Review

Our review of Zeal Canada Gently Salmon Recipe Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog 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 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

The third ingredient is Sunflower Lecithin. Sunflower lecithin is a fatty substance that is extracted from sunflower seeds. In pet food, sunflower lecithin serves as an emulsifier and texturizer, plus it’s a good source of essential fatty acids to help your companion stay healthy.

The fourth ingredient is Parsley. Parsley is a common culinary herb that’s used in cuisines worldwide. In pet food, parsley typically serves as a flavoring agent.

The fifth ingredient is Vitamin A. Vitamin A is a group of unsaturated nutritional organic compounds that includes retinol, retinal, retinoic acid, and several provitamin A carotenoids. Vitamin A has multiple functions: it is important for growth and development, for the maintenance of the immune system, and for good vision.

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 Salmon Recipe Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

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

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 46.51% 32.77%
DM Fat 18.6% 18.43%
DM Fiber 4.65% 5.26%

This recipe has:

  • 13.74% more protein
  • 0.17% more fat
  • 0.61% 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 Salmon 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 Salmon Recipe Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from salmon based sources.

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 2 of the first 5 ingredients are high-quality ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is recommended.

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