Zignature Dog Food Ingredients

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Zignature manufactures roughly 47 different dog food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

In this article, we'll explore Zignature ingredients and answer many of the most common questions.

As of right now, our records indicate that Zignature uses roughly 99 different ingredients.

First 5 Ingredients

Dog food ingredients in the United States are listed in descending order of pre-cooked weight. The first 5 ingredients typically constitute a significant portion of the recipe.

For Zignature, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 dog food ingredients.

  1. turkey
  2. green lentil
  3. garbanzo bean
  4. pea
  5. pumpkin

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Zignature is turkey. The most common 2nd ingredient is green lentil, followed by garbanzo bean, pea, and pumpkin.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Zignature does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 47 Zignature dog foods contain artificial food dyes.

Artificial food coloring dyes are unnecessary and potentially harmful ingredients. In general, we not not recommend feeding any pet foods that contain artificial dyes.

In 2010, the CSPI raised serious concerns regarding the safety of many artificial dyes. Most of the studies referenced by the CSPI involved prolonged or excessive consumption. Since most dogs consume the same foods throughout their lives, concerns raised by the CSPI are alarming to say the least.

To read more about Artificial Food Dyes, click here.

Animal By-Products

According to our records, Zignature does not contain any animal by-products.

Animal by-products are basically the leftover parts of the the carcass after its been processed for meat. AAFCO defines by-products as the non-rendered, clean parts, other than meat, derived from slaughtered mammals.

Although by-products are still fairly nutritious ingredients, consumers have equated them with slaughterhouse waste. Therefore, most premium brands, including Zignature have decided to remove by-products and instead use named organ meats (beef liver, chicken gizzards).

For further reading on the controversy over animal by-products, click here.

Anonymous Meat Ingredients

Anonymous meats are inexpensive low-quality ingredients that can come from practically any animal. These type of ingredients are often used to produce very inexpensive dog foods.

In general, we prefer ingredients which specify the animal source used to derive the ingredient. For example, ingredients such as duck fat are much better than animal fat or poultry fat.

In our analysis, we've looked through all 99 Zignature ingredients. According to our data, Zignature does not contain any anonymous animal-based ingredients.

Controversial Ingredients

Brands which do not use any controversial ingredients are typically top-of-the-line. Avoiding all controversial ingredients indicates that the brand has not sacrificed quality for cost savings.

Our research indicates that Zignature is one of these top-notch brands. We've looked through all 99 Zignature ingredients and none of these ingredients were classified as controversial in our system

Potentially Harmful Ingredients

Harmful ingredients are those which have been linked to adverse health effects. In general, we do not recommend feeding any product which contains any harmful ingredients.

During our review, none of the Zignature ingredients analyzed were classified as harmful by our system. The absence of harmful ingredients is indicative of a relatively premium dog food brand.

Zignature Dog Food Ingredient Lists

Zignature Limited Ingredient Dry Catfish Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Dry Duck Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Dry Goat Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Dry Guinea Fowl Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Dry Kangaroo Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Dry Lamb Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Dry Pork Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Dry Salmon Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Dry Trout & Salmon Meal Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Dry Turkey Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Dry Venison Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Dry Whitefish Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Small Bites Kangaroo Formula For Small Breed Dogs

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Small Bites Lamb Formula For Small Breed Dogs

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Small Bites Trout & Salmon Meal Formula For Small Breed Dogs

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Small Bites Turkey Formula For Small Breed Dogs

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Small Bites Zssential Formula For Small Breed Dogs

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Zignature Multi-Protein Dry Zssential Formula

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Zignature Select Cuts Lamb & Lamb Meal Formula

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Zignature Select Cuts Trout & Salmon Meal Formula

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Zignature Select Cuts Turkey Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Canned Catfish Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Canned Duck Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Canned Goat Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Canned Guinea Fowl Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Canned Food Kangaroo Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Canned Lamb Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Canned Pork Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Canned Salmon Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Canned Trout & Salmon Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Canned Turkey Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Canned Venison Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Canned Whitefish Formula

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Zignature Multi-Protein Canned Zssential Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Ziggy Bars Catfish Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Ziggy Bars Duck Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Ziggy Bars Goat Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Ziggy Bars Guinea Fowl Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Ziggy Bars Kangaroo Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Ziggy Bars Lamb Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Ziggy Bars Pork Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Ziggy Bars Salmon Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Ziggy Bars Trout Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Ziggy Bars Turkey Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Ziggy Bars Venison Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Ziggy Bars Whitefish Formula

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Zignature Limited Ingredient Ziggy Bars Zssential Formula

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