1. Home
  2. >> Dog Food Reviews
  3. >> Ziwi

Ziwi Peak Otago Valley Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food

Company info

Company HQ
Mt. Maunganui, New Zealand
Parent company
Ziwi Ltd

Primary proteins

  • Beef
  • Venison
  • Lamb
  • Hoki

Breed sizes

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

Age range

Adult

Cost per day

$1.04

Price per oz

$2.02

Overall Score

Loading
85%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 49%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 96%
? 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 82%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 93%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value Manufacturing Method 90%

Dry Matter Analysis

Loading

Protein: 44.19%

Fat: 37.21%

Fiber: 3.49%

Carbs: 1.16%

What We Like

  • 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 Ziwi since 2009. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2009 Ziwi has never been recalled.

Ingredients

Beef, Venison, Lamb, Whole Southern Blue Whiting, Hoki, Beef Kidney, Lamb Tripe, Beef Heart, Venison Lung, New Zealand Green Mussel, Venison Tripe, Lamb Lung, Lamb Liver, Beef Liver, Venison Kidney, Lamb Kidney, Lecithin, Lamb Bone, Beef Bone, Venison Bone, Inulin from Chicory, Dried Kelp, Dried Apple Pomace, Minerals (Dipotassium Phosphate, Magnesium Sulfate, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Iron Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Selenium Yeast), Salt, Parsley, Preservative (Citric Acid, Mixed Tocopherols), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid).

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
38.00% 32.00% 1.00%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
44.19% 37.21% 1.16%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
32.56% 66.59% 0.86%

Ingredient Review

Our review of Ziwi Peak Otago Valley 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 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 third 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 fourth ingredient is Whole Southern Blue Whiting. Whole Southern Blue Whiting is a fish species found in cool sub-Antarctic waters. Whole Southern Blue Whiting is rich in proteins and omega-3 fatty acids which enhance your pet’s skin and coat. Whole Southern Blue Whiting in pet’s diet also improves cognitive functions and kidney health

The fifth ingredient is Hoki. Hoki is meat from hoki fish, typically sourced off the coast of New Zealand. The hoki n pet food, treats, and supplements is a good source of protein, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and Omega-3 fatty acid, which can help keep your pet’s heart, joints, skin, and coat healthy.

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 Ziwi Peak Otago Valley Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

We’ve compared Ziwi Peak Otago Valley Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food to the other 69 Dog Dehydrated Food in our database:

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 44.19% 32.77%
DM Fat 37.21% 18.43%
DM Fiber 3.49% 5.26%

This recipe has:

  • 11.42% more protein
  • 18.78% more fat
  • 1.77% 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

Ziwi Peak Otago Valley Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food is priced below the average market price for Dog Dehydrated Food.

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

As for the overall quality of the recipe, 4 of the first 5 ingredients are high-quality ingredients. That’s why we believe that this recipe is recommended.

Find More ZiwiDog Food

Leave a Review