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Ziwi Peak Venison Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food

Company info

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

Primary proteins

  • Venison - Meat
  • Venison - Liver
  • Tripe
  • Kidney

Breed sizes

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

Age range


Cost per day


Price per oz


Overall Score



? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 58%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 90%
? 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 95%
? 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 95%

Dry Matter Analysis


Protein: 52.33%

Fat: 29.07%

Fiber: 2.33%

Carbs: 6.98%

What We Like

  • Rich in protein
  • Low carbohydrate content
  • High-quality ingredients
  • Free of potentially-harmful ingredients and additives
  • Most customers have good experiences with this food

What We Did Not Like

  • Expensive
  • 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.


Venison - Meat (Includes Up to 3% Finely Ground Bone), Venison - Liver, Lung, Tripe, Heart and Kidney, New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussel, Lecithin, Chicory Inulin, Dried Kelp, Parsley, Naturally Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Vitamins: Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Chelated Minerals: Iron Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Selenium Yeast, Potassium Bicarbonate, Calcium Carbonate. Caloric Content 4,700 kcal/kg, 267 kcal/scoop

Estimated Nutrient Content

Guaranteed Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
45.00% 25.00% 6.00%

Dry Matter Analysis

Protein Fat Carbs
52.33% 29.07% 6.98%

Calorie Weighted Basis

Protein Fat Carbs
40.28% 54.35% 5.37%

Ingredient Review

Our review of Ziwi Peak Venison Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Venison - Meat. Venison meat comes from an elk, deer, or antelope. In pet food, venison meat can be an excellent source of protein, iron, vitamin B12, and many other essential nutrients to support your companion’s well-being. Venison meat can be a novel protein in diets for pets with sensitivities, too.

The second ingredient is Venison - Liver. Venison liver is organ meat from an elk, deer, or antelope. In pet food, venison liver can be an excellent source of protein, iron, vitamin B12, and many other essential nutrients including the important minerals zinc, copper, iron, and selenium. Venison liver can be a source of novel protein for pets with allergies.

The third ingredient is Lung. Lung is exactly what it sounds like: lung tissue from animals that have been slaughtered for consumption. This might not sound appetizing to most of us but in pet food, lung can be a good source of protein, iron, vitamin C, and other nutrients.

The fourth ingredient is Tripe. Tripe is lining from an animal’s stomach. In pet food, tripe can serve as a source of protein, vitamins, and minerals including vitamin B12, zinc, selenium, phosphorus, calcium, and magnesium.

The fifth ingredient is Heart. n/a

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 Venison Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food.

Nutritional Analysis

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

Product info All Products avg.
DM Protein 52.33% 32.77%
DM Fat 29.07% 18.43%
DM Fiber 2.33% 5.26%

This recipe has:

  • 19.56% more protein
  • 10.64% more fat
  • 2.93% 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 Venison Grain-Free Air-Dried Dog Food is priced above the average market price for Dog Dehydrated Food.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Ziwi Peak Venison 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.

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