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

Ziwi Peak Air-Dried Dog Food East Cape Recipe For Dogs

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Ziwi Peak Air-Dried Dog Food Hauraki Plains Recipe For Dogs

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Ziwi Peak Air-Dried Dog Food New Zealand Beef Recipe

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Ziwi Peak Air-Dried Dog Food New Zealand Free Range Chicken Recipe

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Ziwi Peak Air-Dried Dog Food New Zealand Lamb Recipe

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Ziwi Peak Air-Dried Dog Food New Zealand Mackerel & Lamb Recipe

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Ziwi Peak Air-Dried Dog Food New Zealand Tripe & Lamb Recipe

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Ziwi Peak Air-Dried Dog Food New Zealand Venison Recipe

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Ziwi Peak Air-Dried Dog Food Otago Valley Recipe For Dogs

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Ziwi Peak Canned Dog Food East Cape Recipe For Dogs

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Ziwi Peak Canned Dog Food Hauraki Plains Recipe For Dogs

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Ziwi Peak Canned Dog Food New Zealand Beef Recipe

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Ziwi Peak Canned Dog Food New Zealand Free Range Chicken Recipe

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Ziwi Peak Canned Dog Food New Zealand Lamb Recipe

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Ziwi Peak Canned Dog Food New Zealand Mackerel & Lamb Recipe

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Ziwi Peak Canned Dog Food New Zealand Tripe & Lamb Recipe

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Ziwi Peak Canned Dog Food New Zealand Venison Recipe

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Ziwi Peak Canned Dog Food Otago Valley Recipe For Dogs

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Ziwi Peak Dog Bones Venison Shank

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Ziwi Peak Dog Bones New Zealand Venison Hoofer

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Ziwi Peak Good Dog Rewards New Zealand Beef Recipe

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Ziwi Peak Good Dog Rewards New Zealand Lamb Recipe

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Ziwi Peak Good Dog Rewards New Zealand Venison Recipe

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Ziwi Peak Treats New Zealand Beef Weasand

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Ziwi Peak Treats New Zealand Lamb Trachea

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Ziwi Peak Treats New Zealand Lamb Green Tripe

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Ziwi Peak Treats Lamb Ears Liver Coated

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Ziwi Peak Treats Venison Green Tripe

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Ziwi Peak Treats Venison Lung & Kidney

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