Overall, ZiwiPeak Air-Dried Mackerel & Lamb is a significantly above average dog food, earning 10 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.
When evaluating a dog food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.
ZiwiPeak Air-Dried Mackerel & Lamb includes the following:
Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.In this case, ZiwiPeak Air-Dried Mackerel & Lamb's most plentiful ingredient listed is mackerel, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains lamb, lamb liver, lamb tripe and lamb heart as additional quality protein sources.
Additionally, it's worth noting that this product does not list either by-products nor bulk-adding fillers within its top ingredients. By-products are considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients. Common fillers typically used to add bulk to the product are not required in your dog's diet. Together, their combined absence may be indicative of a higher quality product.
Allergen alert: This product contains lamb, lamb liver, lamb tripe, lamb heart, lamb kidney, lamb lung, lamb bone, mackerel and new zealand green mussel which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from lamb or seafood food allergies.
Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, ZiwiPeak Air-Dried Mackerel & Lamb has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, ZiwiPeak Air-Dried Mackerel & Lamb has approximately 399 calories per 100g (113 calories/ounce), which is compared to the average of the other dry dog foods in the DogFoodDB.
All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on June 21, 2017.
Ingredients as published by the dog food manufacturer:
Mackerel, Lamb, Lamb Liver, Lamb Tripe, Lamb Heart, Lamb Kidney, Lamb Lung, New Zealand Green Mussel, Lamb Bone, Inulin from Chicory, Dried Kelp, Sea Salt, Parsley, Minerals (Potassium Bicarbonate, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Selenium Yeast, Manganese Amino Acid Complex), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B1 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid). Naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols. *Depending on seasonal availability will be temporarily substituted with sheep
Nutritional information as published by the dog food manufacturer.*
The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.
*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each dog food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.