Ziwi Peak Dog Food Ingredients

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Ziwi Peak manufactures roughly 29 different dog food products. Each product utilizes a unique set of ingredients to achieve a desired nutritional profile.

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

As of right now, our records indicate that Ziwi Peak uses roughly 91 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 Ziwi Peak, these are the most common ingredients found within the first 5 dog food ingredients.

  1. beef
  2. water sufficient for processing
  3. lamb
  4. lamb liver
  5. chickpea

As you can see, the most common first ingredient in Ziwi Peak is beef. The most common 2nd ingredient is water sufficient for processing, followed by lamb, lamb liver, and chickpea.

Artificial Food Coloring Dyes

Ziwi Peak does not use any artificial food coloring dyes. According to our records, none of the 29 Ziwi Peak 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, Ziwi Peak 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 Ziwi Peak 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 91 Ziwi Peak ingredients. According to our data, Ziwi Peak does not contain any anonymous animal-based ingredients.

Controversial Ingredients

In most cases, ingredients which are given the controversial classification can be substituted with higher-quality alternatives. You should evaluate each controversial ingredient independently to see if there is truly a valid cause for concern.

Keep in mind, certain sacrifices often must be made to produce dog foods at a reasonable price. In general, the more expensive the product, the fewer controversial ingredients you'll find.

In our analysis, we've identified 1 controversial ingredient inside Ziwi Peak products. These controversial ingredients are listed below. Click on each ingredient for more information.

lamb plasma
2 Recipes

Lamb plasma is the colorless fluid part of a lamb's blood. It may sound disgusting, but it's actually very nutritious for dogs. Regardless of the nutritional aspects, consumers are shocked by this ingredient, which is why lamb plasma is considered a controversial ingredient.

The following recipes contain lamb plasma:

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 Ziwi Peak ingredients analyzed were classified as harmful by our system. The absence of harmful ingredients is indicative of a relatively premium dog food brand.

Ziwi Peak Dog Food Ingredient Lists

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Air-Dried Dog Food
East Cape Recipe For Dogs
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Air-Dried Dog Food East Cape Recipe For Dogs
First Five Ingredients
mutton
goat
whole kahawai
goat tripe
whole white trevally

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Air-Dried Dog Food
Hauraki Plains Recipe For Dogs
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Air-Dried Dog Food Hauraki Plains Recipe For Dogs
First Five Ingredients
chicken
whole kahawai
duck
chicken heart
turkey

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Air-Dried Dog Food
Otago Valley Recipe For Dogs
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Air-Dried Dog Food Otago Valley Recipe For Dogs
First Five Ingredients
beef
venison
lamb
whole southern blue whiting
hoki

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Air-Dried Dog Food
New Zealand Free Range Chicken Recipe
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Air-Dried Dog Food New Zealand Free Range Chicken Recipe
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken liver
chicken heart
new zealand green mussel
chicken bone

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Air-Dried Dog Food
New Zealand Venison Recipe
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Air-Dried Dog Food New Zealand Venison Recipe
First Five Ingredients
venison
venison tripe
venison heart
venison lung
venison liver

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Air-Dried Dog Food
New Zealand Tripe & Lamb Recipe
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Air-Dried Dog Food New Zealand Tripe & Lamb Recipe
First Five Ingredients
lamb tripe
lamb
lamb heart
lamb liver
lamb lung

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Air-Dried Dog Food
New Zealand Mackerel & Lamb Recipe
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Air-Dried Dog Food New Zealand Mackerel & Lamb Recipe
First Five Ingredients
mackerel
lamb
lamb heart
lamb tripe
lamb liver

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Air-Dried Dog Food
New Zealand Lamb Recipe
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Air-Dried Dog Food New Zealand Lamb Recipe
First Five Ingredients
lamb
lamb heart
lamb tripe
lamb liver
lamb kidney

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Air-Dried Dog Food
New Zealand Beef Recipe
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Air-Dried Dog Food New Zealand Beef Recipe
First Five Ingredients
beef
beef heart
beef kidney
beef tripe
beef liver

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Canned Dog Food
East Cape Recipe For Dogs
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Canned Dog Food East Cape Recipe For Dogs
First Five Ingredients
mutton
lamb broth
goat
whole kahawai
goat tripe

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Canned Dog Food
Hauraki Plains Recipe For Dogs
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Canned Dog Food Hauraki Plains Recipe For Dogs
First Five Ingredients
chicken
chicken broth
duck
whole kahawai
chicken heart

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Canned Dog Food
Otago Valley Recipe For Dogs
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Canned Dog Food Otago Valley Recipe For Dogs
First Five Ingredients
beef
beef broth
venison
whole southern blue whiting
lamb tripe

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Canned Dog Food
New Zealand Venison Recipe
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Canned Dog Food New Zealand Venison Recipe
First Five Ingredients
venison
water sufficient for processing
venison tripe
venison liver
chickpea

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Canned Dog Food
New Zealand Tripe & Lamb Recipe
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Canned Dog Food New Zealand Tripe & Lamb Recipe
First Five Ingredients
lamb tripe
water sufficient for processing
lamb
lamb lung
chickpea

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Canned Dog Food
New Zealand Free Range Chicken Recipe
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Canned Dog Food New Zealand Free Range Chicken Recipe
First Five Ingredients
chicken
water sufficient for processing
chicken liver
chicken heart
chickpea

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Canned Dog Food
New Zealand Beef Recipe
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Canned Dog Food New Zealand Beef Recipe
First Five Ingredients
beef
water sufficient for processing
beef lung
beef kidney
beef tripe

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Canned Dog Food
New Zealand Lamb Recipe
Ziwi Peak
Canned Dog Food New Zealand Lamb Recipe
First Five Ingredients
lamb
water sufficient for processing
lamb lung
lamb kidney
chickpea

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Canned Dog Food
New Zealand Mackerel & Lamb Recipe
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Canned Dog Food New Zealand Mackerel & Lamb Recipe
First Five Ingredients
mackerel
water sufficient for processing
lamb
lamb lung
chickpea

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Treats
New Zealand Beef Weasand
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Treats New Zealand Beef Weasand
First Five Ingredients
beef weasand

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Treats
New Zealand Lamb Trachea
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Treats New Zealand Lamb Trachea
First Five Ingredients
lamb trachea

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Treats
New Zealand Lamb Green Tripe
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Treats New Zealand Lamb Green Tripe
First Five Ingredients
green lamb tripe

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Treats
Lamb Ears Liver Coated
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Treats Lamb Ears Liver Coated
First Five Ingredients
lamb ear
lamb liver

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Treats
Venison Green Tripe
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Treats Venison Green Tripe
First Five Ingredients
venison tripe

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Treats
Venison Lung & Kidney
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Treats Venison Lung & Kidney
First Five Ingredients
venison lung
venison kidney

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Dog Bones
New Zealand Venison Hoofer
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Dog Bones New Zealand Venison Hoofer
First Five Ingredients
deer hoof
smoke flavor

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Good Dog Rewards
New Zealand Beef Recipe
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Good Dog Rewards New Zealand Beef Recipe
First Five Ingredients
beef
beef heart
beef kidney
beef tripe
beef liver

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Good Dog Rewards
New Zealand Lamb Recipe
Ziwi Peak
Good Dog Rewards New Zealand Lamb Recipe
First Five Ingredients
lamb
lamb heart
lamb tripe
lamb liver
lamb kidney

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Good Dog Rewards
New Zealand Venison Recipe
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Good Dog Rewards New Zealand Venison Recipe
First Five Ingredients
venison
venison tripe
venison heart
venison lung
venison liver

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Dog Bones
Venison Shank
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Dog Bones Venison Shank
First Five Ingredients
deer shank bone
beef esophagus