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Ziwi Peak Hauraki Plains Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food

Ziwi Peak Hauraki Plains Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food
Company info
Company HQ
Mt. Maunganui, New Zealand
Parent company
Ziwi Ltd
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dehydrated Dog Food
Cost per day: $0.84
Primary proteins
  • Chicken
  • Duck
  • Chicken Heart
  • Turkey

Ingredients

Chicken, Whole Kahawai, Duck, Chicken Heart, Turkey, Chicken Necks, Chicken Liver, Whole Eggs, New Zealand Green Mussel, Chicken Bone, Lecithin, Duck Bone, Inulin from Chicory, Dried Kelp, Dried Apple Pomace, Minerals (Dipotassium Phosphate, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Iron Amino Acidd, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Selenium Yeast), Turkey Gizzard, Turkey Liver, Turkey Bone, Salt, Parsley, Preservative (Citric Acid, Mixed Tocopherols), Turkey heart, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid).

Breed sizes

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

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 93%
? 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 25%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 75%
? 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: 32%

Fiber: 3%

Moisture: 14%

Ash: 12%

Carb: 1%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 44.19%

Fat: 37.21%

Fiber: 3.49%

Ash: 13.95%

Carb: 1.16%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 32.56%

Fat: 66.59%

Carb: 0.86%

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
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains a small amount of plant-based proteins

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all dog 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 Hauraki Plains Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog 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 Whole Kahawai. Kahawai is a marine fish species found in coastal regions of Australia and New Zealand. Whole Kahawai is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which strengthen your pet’s immune system and nourishes your pet’s skin making the coat shinier

The third ingredient is Duck. Duck is meat from any member of the Anatidae waterfowl. In pet food, duck can serve as a primary protein source as well as a source of animal fat, minerals, and amino acids. It is sometimes used as a novel protein, and is often an ingredient in diets formulated specifically for pets with allergies.

The fourth 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 fifth ingredient is Turkey. Turkey is an easily digested meat that’s relatively low in fat. In pet food, turkey might be the primary protein source or it may be part of a blend made with different proteins.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Ziwi Peak Hauraki Plains Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per oz

Product Price

$1.98

Market Price avg.

$14.31

% From the Avg

-86%

Price per 100 kcal

Product Price

$1.40

Market Price avg.

$0.79

% From the Avg

+78%

Price per day

Product Price

$0.84

Market Price avg.

$0.47

% From the Avg

+78%

Ziwi Peak Hauraki Plains Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food is priced well above the average market price for dehydrated dog food.

Nutritional Analysis

Your adult dog needs a balance of macro and micronutrients to thrive. A food formulated for adult maintenance or all life stages is made to meet these needs. While there can be a lot of variation in actual calorie density, adult dog foods are generally intended to provide for basic calorie needs of the average active dog. In addition to satisfying their energy needs, these foods provide the protein, fat, carbohydrates, fiber, and other nutrients your adult dog needs to survive. Again, not all adult foods are the same, so you may have to search around for the right fit for your dog.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Ziwi Peak Hauraki Plains Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food to the other 69 dehydrated dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

DM Protein

Product info

44.19%

All Products avg.

32.4%

% From the Avg

+36%

DM Fat

DM Fat

Product info

37.21%

All Products avg.

18.55%

% From the Avg

+101%

DM Fiber

DM Fiber

Product info

3.49%

All Products avg.

5.38%

% From the Avg

-35%

DM Carb

DM Carb

Product info

1.16%

All Products avg.

40.93%

% From the Avg

-97%

Analysis Overview

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

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