ZiwiPeak Wet Cat Food: Meat Sourced from New Zealand
Finding a quality canned cat food is always a challenge given all the pet food recalls and more that have happened in the last decade. Not to mention all the ingredients you are supposed to avoid.
I first learned about ZiwiPeak years ago, and we were sent some of their air dried treats to try out. However, it wasn't until a reader told me that she was giving her cats ZiwiPeak that I decided to look into it again.
Ziwi Peak is a pet food manufacturer located in New Zealand, which is a disease-free country. As a result, the lamb, rabbits, etc. that are used in the food are not given hormones or antibiotics like such animals are here in the USA. In fact, the rabbits sourced for their food are wild-caught.
As it turns out, their US headquarters is located in the same city where I live, so I visited their US Corporate Offices to learn more about their premium canned cat food.
I was pleased that Charlie and Trigg ate the food out of the gate - and have continued to eat it.
Flavors We Tried
I chose three of their flavors to try:
- Rabbit and Lamb
- Venison and Fish
Their premium cat food is made from 100% natural, fresh, raw meat, retaining natural moisture in the can. They come in 3 oz and 6 oz cans.
What's really nice about Ziwi Peak is that their canned cat food does not contain chicken - unlike nearly every other wet food available.
Ziwi Peak's canned cat food is pretty close to pate in appearance and tends to stick to the sides of the can. So, unlike a Fancy Feast can, for example, you can't pop out the chunk of cat food - rather you have to use a spoon to scoop it out.
I associate the spooning out of the food with the fact that their canned cat food, ZiwiPeak Cuisine is retort-cooked in its own sterile container to preserve the nutritional integrity of the raw ingredients. The cans have BPA free food contact lining to ensure the contents are as safe and natural as possible. The canned ZiwiPeak Cuisine contains a minimum of 66% raw meat, with the balance being moisture and other essential vitamins and minerals like in the dry cuisine.