Ziwi chooses to only source from humane, ethical and sustainably managed local farms that exceed the strict New Zealand government regulatory standards.
New Zealand, has a temperate climate which allows Ziwi to use only animals that are free ranging, and grass fed, all year round.
As New Zealand is an island nation with strict bio-security there are no infectious animal diseases such as BSE (mad cow) or foot and mouth disease.
Their fish is caught in the Southern oceans of New Zealand and strictly managed by the New Zealand government to ensure maximum sustainability.
Ziwi Peak is carefully crafted to include everything that's required for a complete and balanced, whole-prey diet. All of their air-dried recipes start by adding over 96% fresh meat, organs, bone and seafood. Dogs and cats are carnivores and their bodies are not designed to deal with the carbohydrates humans eat. As a result, when you feed these carbs to your pet, they can often result in allergies, skin irritations and many other health issues.
Most pet foods contain rendered meat or meals. If you don't know what rendered meals are, look them up. It's not pretty. This process strips nutritional benefits, but is often used by other companies as a cheap filler. At Ziwi, they don't cut any corners and don't use rendered meats or meals in any of their products.
Air-drying is a technique that has been used for centuries to naturally preserve meats. This modern method stays true to this artisan approach, while eliminating the need for artificial preservatives, sugars or glycerines. The slow, gentle, twin stage air-drying process crafts a food that is as nutrient-dense and digestible as a completely raw diet but safe, clean to handle and can store for up to 21 months.