Zignature Dog Food Review: Limited Ingredients

Zignature is a boutique brand of both dry and wet dog food.

The philosophy of the brand is to create hypoallergic foods (without common allergens such as chicken, corn, wheat gluten, soy, and potatoes).

The company prides themselves on providing a high meat-first protein and low-glucosamine diet.

Zignature is AAFCO approved – meaning the food is nutritionally-complete, without needing any other supplemented foods or vitamins.

Limited Ingredients

Limited ingredient dog foods are becoming increasing popular with dogs who experience any kind of digestive issues or skin irritation.

Zignature is a limited ingredient food, focusing on fewer higher quality proteins, and less poor-quality carbohydrates.

Best Choice – Trout Salmon Formula

Fish-based proteins are a good choice due to their novelty value. The Trout salmon is free of chicken, eggs, dairy, soy, corn. It uses low-GI carbs, and has about 33% protein ratio.

Always buy the biggest bag you can afford – it works out cheaper in the end.

You can get Zignature Trout & Salmon from online retailer Chewy (delivered in 1-2 days).

Ingredient list:

Trout, Salmon Meal, Peas, Chickpeas, Pea Flour, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Natural Flavors, Salmon Oil, Flaxseed, Sunflower Oil (preserved with Citric Acid), Dried Beet Pulp, Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Cobalt Proteinate), Choline Chloride, Dicalcium Phosphate, Taurine, Vitamins (Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 supplement), Blueberries, Carrots, Cranberries, Lactic Acid, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite, Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols.

Highlights of Zignature Food

  1. First ingredient is a meat protein (such as fish, turkey, lamb, pork, kangaroo)
  2. Low-GI carbs (such as Chickpeas and peas)
  3. Manufactured in the USA
  4. Foods sourced globally
    Fish from the Pacific Northwest, Duck from France, Lamb from New Zealand, Kangaroo from Australia. Fruit and vegetables from across USA.
  5. Completely chicken-free
    No chicken, chicken fat, chicken meal, or other by-product

 

Making the Switch

Welsh corgi under the sunWhen switching your dog over to Zignature it is recommended that you blend it with the current food your dog has been eating.

Gradually increase the amount of Zignature until it is the dog’s entire diet. This should take no more than 14 days.

This is only to ensure that you do not upset your dog’s stomach by switching the food suddenly – however some dogs tolerate diet changes well and this will not be necessary.

Overall, this is one of the best dog foods you can feed your dog no matter what breed. It is meant for all breeds and ages and it is the closest you will get to a raw food diet without actually feeding a raw food diet.

So if you have thought about switching to a better food Zignature provides a healthy diet with your dog’s nutritional needs in mind.

See the complete range of Zignature here.

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