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Zignature Lamb Formula Small Bites Dry Dog Food

Zignature Lamb Formula Small Bites Dry Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
North Hollywood, California
Parent company
Pets Global, Inc.
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dry Dog Food
Cost per day: $0.15
Primary proteins
  • Lamb
  • Lamb Meal
  • Pea Protein

Ingredients

Lamb, Lamb Meal, Peas, Chickpeas, Pea Flour, Sunflower Oil (preserved with Citric Acid), Pea Protein, Flaxseed, Natural Flavors, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Dried Beet Pulp, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Cobalt Proteinate, Selenium Yeast), Choline Chloride, Taurine, Vitamins (Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Blueberries, Carrots, Cranberries, Lactic Acid, DL Methionine, Calcium Iodate, Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols.

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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65%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 42%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 66%
? 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 43%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 80%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 40%
? Based on the variety of sizes available. Size Variety 92%

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: 28%

Fat: 15%

Fiber: 4%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 43%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 31.11%

Fat: 16.67%

Fiber: 4.44%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 47.78%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 26.06%

Fat: 33.91%

Carb: 40.03%

Our Review

Pros
  • To our knowledge, Zignature has never had a product recall
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Made with fiber-rich flaxseed
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
Cons
  • Low protein content
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains plant-based proteins

Recall History

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

Since 2011 Zignature has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Zignature Lamb Formula Small Bites Dry Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Lamb. Lamb is meat from a young sheep. In pet food, lamb may be a primary protein source as well as a source of animal fat, amino acids, and minerals.

The second ingredient is Lamb Meal. Lamb meal is the rendered, ground, and dried meat from a young sheep. In pet food, lamb meal can be an important source of protein fat, vitamins, and minerals.

The third ingredient is Peas. Pea is a general term to describe whole, split, or milled peas, which are a grain-free, gluten-free source of protein, fiber, and carbohydrates. In pet food, pea products serve as an energy source as well as a supplementary source of vitamins and minerals.

The fourth 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.

The fifth ingredient is Pea Flour. Pea flour is a fine powder made with peas. In pet food, pea flour is a low-cost source of protein, fiber, and gluten-free carbohydrates.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Zignature Lamb Formula Small Bites Dry Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per lb

Product Price

$4.27

Market Price avg.

$3.44

% From the Avg

+24%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$0.25

Market Price avg.

$0.22

% From the Avg

+11%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.15

Market Price avg.

$0.13

% From the Avg

+13%

Zignature Lamb Formula Small Bites Dry Dog Food is priced above the average market price for dry dog food.

Nutritional Analysis

Because smaller dogs have higher metabolisms compared to their medium, large, and giant cousins, foods made for small breeds may have higher calorie density. Small dog breed foods also often have smaller kibble size for their smaller mouths.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Zignature Lamb Formula Small Bites Dry Dog Food to the other 1525 dry dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

31.11%

All Products avg.

30.04%

% From the Avg

+4%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

16.67%

All Products avg.

16.01%

% From the Avg

+4%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

4.44%

All Products avg.

5.36%

% From the Avg

-17%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

47.78%

All Products avg.

47.71%

% From the Avg

+0%

Analysis Overview

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

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