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Ziwi Peak vs Solid Gold

Ziwi Peak vs. Solid Gold

In this comparison article for Ziwi Peak vs Solid Gold, we'll highlight the key differences between these two pet food brands. To properly compare Ziwi Peak and Solid Gold, we'll use up-to-date nutritional and price information.

There are many factors to consider when choosing the best pet food brand for your pet. Factors such as ingredient quality, guaranteed analysis, product safety, brand history, and cost are among the most important factors to consider.

Throughout this Solid Gold vs Ziwi Peak comparison, we've utilized average data to make general comparisons. If you'd like to see individual product reviews, visit our Ziwi Peak Review Page or Solid Gold Review Page.

Guaranteed Analysis: Solid Gold vs. Ziwi Peak

According to AAFCO, all pet food labels must provide a guaranteed analysis of nutrient content. The analysis must provide guaranteed minimum percentages of crude protein and crude fat, and maximum percentages of crude fiber and moisture.

All percentages used in this comparison are averages reported on a dry matter basis.

Ziwi Peak Dog Food vs. Solid Gold Dog Food

Dry Dog Food Ziwi Peak Solid Gold
Crude Protein 45.1% 30.2%
Crude Fat 34.8% 14.7%
Crude Fiber 2.7% 5.5%
Wet/Canned Dog Food Ziwi Peak Solid Gold
Crude Protein 43.9% 41.8%
Crude Fat 26.0% 24.8%
Crude Fiber 7.6% 6.2%

Crude Protein Comparison For Dog Food

Dogs require twenty-two amino acids to sustain life. Twelve of these amino acids are synthesized naturally, the remaining ten are consumed. Protein is the nutrient which provides some or all of these ten essential amino acids.

On average, Ziwi Peak dry dog food recipes contain 14.90% more protein than Solid Gold recipes. Clearly, there is a significant difference between the protein content of Solid Gold and Ziwi Peak. For wet dog foods, Ziwi Peak typically provides a little more protein (about 2.12% more).


Crude Fat Comparison For Dog Food

Like protein, fats are an essential part of a dog's body. Fats are needed for the proper development and function of the canine body.

When you look at the average percentages of crude fat for dry dog food, it's clear that Ziwi Peak provides significantly more fat. On average, Ziwi Peak guarantees about 20.02% more protein than Solid Gold. For wet dog foods, Ziwi Peak and Solid Gold provide roughly the same amount of fat.


If you look at the average percentages of crude fiber, you'll notice that Solid Gold typically guarantees 2.82% more fiber. This is a fairly small difference between Solid Gold and Ziwi Peak, but still worth mentioning. For wet dog foods, Ziwi Peak and Solid Gold provide roughly the same amount of fiber.

Ziwi Peak Cat Food vs. Solid Gold Cat Food

Dry Cat Food Ziwi Peak Solid Gold
Crude Protein 45.5% 39.9%
Crude Fat 34.4% 17.2%
Crude Fiber 2.8% 5.6%
Wet/Canned Cat Food Ziwi Peak Solid Gold
Crude Protein 45.9% 53.6%
Crude Fat 24.5% 15.7%
Crude Fiber 7.7% 6.1%

Crude Protein Comparison For Cat Food

Cats require twenty-two amino acids to sustain life. Eleven of these amino acids are synthesized naturally, the remaining eleven are consumed. Protein is the nutrient which provides some or all of these eleven essential amino acids.

The table shows that Solid Gold provides far less protein than Ziwi Peak. The difference in protein content is roughly 5.63%. In addition, Solid Gold wet cat foods also provide more protein than Ziwi Peak wet foods.


Crude Fat Comparison For Cat Food

There are many ways in which dietary fat contributes to the overall health of our feline friends. Here is a short list of benefits provided by fats (not exhaustive):

  • Help transport nutrients across cell membranes
  • Fats produce metabolites, which help control inflammation
  • Maintain healthy blood pressure
  • Slow the growth of yeast infections
  • Fats improve the taste/texture of food.

The comparison table above shows that Ziwi Peak dry cat foods provide significantly more fat than Solid Gold. More specifically, Ziwi Peak guarantees at least 17.23% more fat. Similarly, Ziwi Peak wet cat foods provide significantly more protein than Solid Gold wet foods.


According to our data, Solid Gold guarantees 2.79% more fiber than Ziwi Peak. Although this difference is relatively small, it's still a notable difference. For wet cat foods, Ziwi Peak and Solid Gold provide roughly the same amount of fiber.

Ziwi Peak Pet Food Ingredients vs. Solid Gold Pet Food Ingredients

Here are some of the controversial ingredients used only by Ziwi Peak.

Lamb Plasma

Here are some of the controversial ingredients used only by Solid Gold.

Canola Oil
White Rice
Pea Protein
Dried Garlic
Garlic Powder
Tomato Pomace
Vegetable Oil
Dried Tomato Pomace
Canola Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols)

We believe that certain pet food ingredients are linked to adverse health affects; these ingredients are classified as harmful.

Here are some of the harmful ingredients used only by Solid Gold.

Menadione Sodium Bisulfate Complex
Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex

Product Safety: Recall History of Ziwi Peak & Solid Gold?

According to our records, Ziwi Peak has never been recalled.

Solid Gold has been recalled once.

  • May 8, 2012: Salmonella

Price Comparison: Which Brand Is More Expensive?

Dry Dog Food Ziwi Peak Solid Gold
Per Pound $21.98 $2.73
Per Calorie $0.0095 $0.0017
Dry Cat Food Ziwi Peak Solid Gold
Per Pound $28.84 $3.31
Per Calorie $0.0125 $0.0020
Wet Dog Food Ziwi Peak Solid Gold
Per Pound $8.42 $4.03
Per Calorie $0.0146 $0.0086
Wet Cat Food Ziwi Peak Solid Gold
Per Pound $12.73 $7.40
Per Calorie $0.0225 $0.0150

The average cost-per-lb is heavily influenced by the varying amounts of moisture present in each brand's food products (wet vs. dry food, dry vs. freeze-dried food, etc). However, the average cost-per-kcal eliminates the influence of moisture. Therefore, the average cost-per-kcal is the better metric to consider.

If you'd like to calculate the average cost-per-day or cost-pet-year of feeding Ziwi Peak or Solid Gold, input your pet's weight into our cost analyzer widget.

Averages price data can identify whether or not there exists a significant price difference between two brands. However, the actual price that you'll pay for Ziwi Peak or Solid Gold will depend on your shopping habits.

Pet owners who use our price comparison feature typically save more than 25% off retail prices for Ziwi Peak and Solid Gold. In addition, we currently have some great coupons for our readers.


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Where To Buy Ziwi Peak Pet Foods

You can purchase Ziwi Peak pet foods from the following stores:


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Where To Buy Solid Gold Pet Foods

You can purchase Solid Gold pet food products from these retailers:


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Type Of Pet Foods Available

Product Ziwi Peak Solid Gold
Dry Dog Food 9 Recipes 23 Recipes
Wet Dog Food 9 Recipes 13 Recipes
Dog Treats 11 Treats
Dry Cat Food 8 Recipes 8 Recipes
Wet Cat Food 10 Recipes 28 Recipes
Cat Treats

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