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

Ziwi Peak Otago Valley 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: $0.85
Primary proteins
  • Beef
  • Venison
  • Lamb
  • Hoki
View Feeding Instruction

Feeding Instruction

A single morning serving will allow your cat to nibble freely throughout the day. The serving size should be adjusted based on your cat's age and activity level. Water is essential to your cat's good health. Always provide your cat with a bowl of fresh water.

Kittens (Under 1 Year): Feed 2 times the Adult requirement.

Pregnant and Nursing Cats: Feed 2 - 4 times the Adult requirement.

GOT IT

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).

Breed sizes

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

Overall Score

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75%

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 0%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 84%
? 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
  • Rich in species-appropriate animal protein
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Low in moisture

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 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.

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 meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per oz

Product info

$2.02

Market Price avg.

$12.06

% From the Avg

-83%

Price per 100 kcal

Product info

$1.42

Market Price avg.

$0.73

% From the Avg

+94%

Price per day

Product info

$0.85

Market Price avg.

$0.44

% From the Avg

+94%

Ziwi Peak Otago Valley 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 Otago Valley Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food to the other 69 dehydrated dog food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

Product info

44.19%

All Products avg.

32.4%

% From the Avg

+36%

DM Fat

Product info

37.21%

All Products avg.

18.55%

% From the Avg

+101%

DM Fiber

Product info

3.49%

All Products avg.

5.38%

% From the Avg

-35%

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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