ZiwiPeak Canned Cat Food Rabbit and Lamb Product Review
I AM NOT A CAT NUTRITIONIST. This review is solely my opinion about the food as a cat owner.
ZiwiPeak is a pet food company based in New Zealand.
My cats have eaten ZiwiPeak on and off their entire lives, but recently, I have had them on it more consistently for the past year. I would prefer for them to be eating it more often than they do – but it’s a compromise. They’re not crazy about it – so I only offer it every other day or so. I like the ingredients and the company, so that’s why I keep trying. I also usually have to sprinkle Whole Life Pet treats’ freeze-dried chicken powder on top of it to entice them to start eating it (I explain this in the final review video) – but once they start eating it, then they will continue.
So when Chewy.com offered a case of ZiwiPeak canned cat food as one of their July review perks, I went ahead and jumped on the opportunity to be able to feature it and help out on our cat food budget.
ZiwiPeak is expensive (as far as cat food goes) and since my cats don’t super like it, I always order it in the small cans – even though the smaller cans are more expensive per ounce vs. the larger cans – in the long run, we save money with the smaller cans because my cats don’t like cold cat food.
I like that ZiwiPeak is sourced from New Zealand because New Zealand doesn’t use the antibiotics, etc. on their animals like we do on our livestock, etc. in the USA. Therefore, I feel like it is safer.
Their rabbit is wild caught, whereas their lamb free-range and grass-fed on ethical and sustainable New Zealand farms.
As far as I know, and definitely in their Ziwi Peak Rabbit & Lamb Recipe Canned Cat Food – it includes 3% New Zealand Green Mussels, which are a natural source of chondroitin and glucosamine and supports joint health.
Something else I like about ZiwiPeak and as I indicate in our final review video below, it does not include grains, rice, corn, soy, potatoes, wheat, fillers, sugars, glycerins, rendered meals, preservatives, TSPP, BPA, guar gum, agar agar or carrageenan.
Ingredients: Rabbit Meat, Lamb Broth, Lamb Liver*, Lamb, Lamb Lung*, Lamb Kidney*, Chick Peas, Lamb Tripe*, Lamb Heart*, Hare Meat, New Zealand Green Mussel, Lamb Bone, Dried Kelp, Minerals (Zinc Amino Acid Complex, Copper Amino Acid Complex, Manganese Amino Acid Complex), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin B1 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement). *Depending on seasonal availability will be temporarily substituted with sheep.
Caloric Content: 950 kcal/kg. 371 kcal/can
CRUDE PROTEIN 9.5% (min)
CRUDE FAT 4.0% (min)
CRUDE FIBER 1.0% (max)
MOISTURE 78.0% (min)
ASH 3.0% (min)
CHONDROITIN SULFATE 300 mg/kg (min)
ZiwiPeak Canned Cat Food Rabbit and Lamb Unboxing Video:
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We received the ZiwiPeak Canned Cat Food Rabbit and Lamb for review from Chewy.com. Receiving the free product did not influence this honest post.
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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,
Wonderful review Jenny! You hit on all the points that are the reasons why my girls eat ZiwiPeak and why I love it! When they first began eating it on their rotation, they did like Charlie and Chiggy and had to kinda coax them, but now a year later, they like it just fine. They eat all of their meats from rabbit to venison. I like the fact that it is a clean food without fillers and sourced from safe places meaning not sourced from rendering plants as many of the US cat food is sadly. Addressing what you said that your guys don’t like eating cold food, mine don’t either. So to remedy two things at once,
because none of my girls ever drank enough water, I began adding 3 oz. warm water to their food at each meal That not only increases their hydration, it makes their food smell stronger which also seemed to peak their interest and got them to accept the food. Now, though I leave water bowls out, none of them drink from it. They just get it during their meals.
=) yes, the warm water thing i do with room temperature food – it doesn’t really work for refrigerated food for us and 3 oz would be way too much for my two to follow through with eating it! glad it works for you though!
Great product review and pics and video, Jenny! Thank you so much for the detailed info! Ziwi Peak sounds like an awesome company! Of course the best cat food comes from sources outside the USA where their food sources aren’t tainted or frankenized! 🙂 <3
We don't use Ziwi Peak as it's out of our budget at this time. But, if we could afford it I would do it in a heartbeat. I lurve the ingredients in that schtuff! Pawesome! So happy Chiggy and Charlie enjoy it now and then, too! 🙂 <3
We feed Miss PSB a combo of dry (Blue Buffalo Freedom…grain-free, indoor kitty formula) and wet (Fancy Feast…small cans of the pate…chicken and turkey are her favorites). If it were up to me I would do wet food only but my hubby refuses to deal with wet food (the smell bothers him…and this is a man who fought in the Vietnam War…ugh…so frustrating) and doesn't believe it's better than dry (sigh…so stubborn and lazy at times is my hubby, too!). So we compromised and do both. Fancy Feast is very affordable and the ingredients are the best we can afford on our limited budget…and the pate version doesn't contain carageenan so that's good at least. 🙂 <3
Big hugs & lots of love!
Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3
Thanks for sharing, Patti! “frankenized” – ha ha!
Both of my raggies have urinary issues. Seven has had bladder infections and Neo has had crystals. Will this food help eliminate those issues? Right now they are on a prescription diet and I so want to change that. They just turned 8 on 7/29 🙂