Maybe I should say TAZTE better?
|The THREE Muzzleteers|
As you are aware of, I LIVE for the first of the month and the Chewy.com newsletter. I learn about new products on the website (www.chewy.com) AND THEN I get a chance to pick one for review. How cool is that? I think MAJOR cool.
This month I decided to try a FOOD like none I have tried before. It is called ZIGNATURE and it really is different from most commercial dog foods. Zignature (from what I can tell, the ZED refers to their down-under sources for lamb and kangaroo meats - New Zealand) has a whole line of wet and dry dog food in an amazing variety of flavors: lamb, kangaroo. duck. turkey, trout & salmon, whitefish, venison, salmon, and multi-protein. They all sound delicious but we opted for LAMB.
In case you are wondering - and you might since SOME of you are CAT people, ahem - Zignature has a complete line of CAT FOOD as well.
You might notice there is no chicken on the list. I was curious about this as well so I went to the website to find out more. It seems OUR FAVORITE FOOD is not so good for some dogs. Chicken is one of the highest allergy catalyst foods. Who knew so many dogs had trouble eating chicken? And it IS everywhere in dog food. That suits us fine as we are BIG on chicken and not at all big on beef. No matter - Zignature does not have beef either. Instead, the COOKS at Zignature make use of proteins dogs would likely find in the WILD and not at the farm and then they build in antioxidants, fatty acids and vitamins these proteins do not have (but a dog needs to maintain overall health).
|Lulu has gone home now - but while she was here she helped|
taste test Zignature. It is appropriate for ALL LIFE STAGES
So armed with this knowledge, we set about TESTING the lamb (wet) food every day for THREE WEEKS (Lulu was in on 10 days of testing) and we came up with a SOLID CONCLUSION . . .
Replacing the S with a Z may or may not affect the taste of the food BUT it - Zignature - has a WINNER of a food. It is tasty. It has a good mouth-feel to it. It smells heavenly. It is tasty (I know I said this but it bears repeating) and we thrived (are thriving) on it. It was sooooooooo good we begged for it and looked at our human servants like they were CRAZY if they, by chance, forgot to put it on top of our KIBBLE. And ENERGY???? I have not felt this energetic since I was a pup of 4!!!
Zignatures limited ingredient LAMB formula is (a)
- Grain-free and limited ingredient formula
- Made with Lamb from the farmlands of New Zealand
- A staple source of complete protein, Lamb provides Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus and Manganese, and is rich in Vitamin A and B12, Riboflavin, Niacin, Iron, Zinc, Copper and Selenium
- Free of the most common potential canine allergens: corn, wheat, soy, dairy, and chicken
- Nutritionally correct ratio of fruits and vegetables rounds out the recipe with powerful antioxidants, and fiber-rich low glycemic carbohydrates
The LAMB formula does NOT include (to be truthful, NONE of their formulas include any of these)
- Chicken, Chicken Eggs, Chicken Meal, or any Chicken By-Products whatsoever
We are so glad we took the PATH LESS TRAVELED and tried Zignature Limited Ingredient LAMB.
It is definitely one of the tastiest foods we have ever tried. We give it TWELVE paws up with Lulu filling in for Sunshine. Sunshine the Cat tried a small taste of the food. She said it was okay but she will reserve HER opinion for a time when she tries the Zignature CAT formula.
Oh, and good news - Chewy.com carries a complete selection of Zignature Cat and Dog formulas and at a great price.
** A Bowl of Noodles received no payment for writing this post nor any guidance for what to say about the product. We received enough food to try for a period of time sufficient to develop an opinion of it. All opinions therefore offered in this blog are OURS and OURS ALONE.
Corn, Wheat, Soy, Dairy, and Chicken. And when we say free of Chicken, we mean completely free. We don’t use Chicken Eggs, Chicken Meal, or any Chicken By-Products whatsoever