ZiwiPeak Air-Dried Otago Valley Recipe Review

ZiwiPeak Dry Cat Food Review


ZiwiPeak Air-Dried Otago Valley Recipe

Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: beef, lamb and seafood

Est. Calories: 409 cal/100g

Overall, ZiwiPeak Air-Dried Otago Valley Recipe is a significantly above average cat food, earning 9 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list. For more information on our cat food analysis techniques, please click here.

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Ingredient Analysis

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 Otago Valley Recipe includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • beef
  • venison
  • lamb
  • hoki
  • beef kidney
  • lamb tripe
  • beef heart
  • venison lung
  • venison tripe
  • lamb lung
  • lamb liver
  • beef liver
  • venison kidney
  • lamb kidney

Questionable Ingredients

None

Potential Allergens

  • beef
  • lamb
  • whole southern blue whiting
  • hoki
  • beef kidney
  • lamb tripe
  • beef heart
  • new zealand green mussel
  • lamb lung
  • lamb liver
  • beef liver
  • lamb kidney
  • lamb bone
  • beef bone

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 Otago Valley Recipe's most plentiful ingredient listed is beef, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains venison, lamb and hoki 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 beef, beef kidney, beef heart, beef liver, beef bone, lamb, lamb tripe, lamb lung, lamb liver, lamb kidney, lamb bone, whole southern blue whiting, hoki and new zealand green mussel which may be problematic for cats who suffer from beef, lamb or seafood food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3126 cat foods in our database, ZiwiPeak Air-Dried Otago Valley Recipe has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • significantly fewer carbohydrates than average
  • significantly more fat than average
  • less fiber than average
  • significantly less moisture than an equivalent wet food
In general, cats have been shown to do better with a higher protein, medium fat, lower carb diet with sufficient moisture. However, specialty diets as recommended by your veterinarian may prioritize a different nutritional breakdown.

Calorie Breakdown

Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, ZiwiPeak Air-Dried Otago Valley Recipe has approximately 409 calories per 100g (115 calories/ounce), which is considerably more calories 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 April 11, 2021.

The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.


Ingredients

Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:

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, Sodium Selenite), Preservative (Citric Acid, Mixed Tocopherols), Salt, DL-Methionine, Vitamins (Choline Chloride, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Taurine.


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
38.0%
Fat: (min)
32.0%
Fiber: (max)
3.0%
Carbs: (est)
1.0%
Ash: (est)
12.0%
Moisture: (max)
14.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.

Protein: (min)
44%
Fat: (min)
37%
Fiber: (max)
3%
Carbs: (est)
1%
Ash: (est)
14%
Calories: (est)
409/100g

*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.


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