Overall, ZiwiPeak Air-Dried Lamb For Cats is a significantly above average cat food, earning 9 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.
When evaluating a cat 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 Lamb For Cats 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 Lamb For Cats's most plentiful ingredient listed is lamb, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains lamb heart, lamb liver, lamb tripe and lamb kidney 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 cat's diet. Together, their combined absence may be indicative of a higher quality product.
Allergen alert: This product contains lamb, lamb heart, lamb liver, lamb tripe, lamb kidney, lamb lung, lamb bone and new zealand green mussel which may be problematic for cats who suffer from lamb or seafood food allergies.
Compared to the other 2991 cat foods in our database, ZiwiPeak Air-Dried Lamb For Cats has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, ZiwiPeak Air-Dried Lamb For Cats has approximately 441 calories per 100g (125 calories/ounce), which is compared to the average of the other dry cat foods in the CatFoodDB.
All the product information on this page is based on data collected from
the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on
June 19, 2017.
The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.
Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:
Lamb, Lamb Heart, Lamb Liver, Lamb Tripe, Lamb Kidney, Lamb Lung, Lamb Bone, New Zealand Green Mussel, Inulin from Chicory, Dried Kelp, Sea Salt, Minerals (Magnesium Amino Acid Complex, Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Selenium Yeast, Manganese Amino Acid Complex), Taurine, Vitamins (Vitamin B1 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement). Naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols.*Depending on seasonal availability will be temporarily substituted with sheep
Nutritional information as published by the cat 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 cat 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.
Although a high score may be indicative of a higher-quality product it is not a guarantee. Similarly, a low score may or may not indicate an inferior product. The best food for your cat is the one that meets their individual needs.