Air-Dried Cat Food | ZiwiPeak ‘Daily Cat’ Air-Dried Cuisine
ZiwiPeak ‘Daily-Cat’ is a premium pet food made from 100% natural, fresh, raw meat. The ZiwiPeak range has been formulated to meet the natural and instinctive nutritional needs of your cat – mirroring the diet it would enjoy naturally in the wild.
It’s easy to calculate the amount of ZiwiPeak to feed your cat. Just use the Feeding Calculator provided and easy to follow cat feeding instructions.
Calculating an exact amount to feed every individual cat is a very difficult task as every cat is different. The amounts you feed are dependent on many key issues such as:
- The cats level of activity
- The metabolism of the animal
- The climate and living conditions
- The owners perception of the correct weight for their own pet
Our Feeding Calculator will provide you with a safe and trusted starting point. Once you have been feeding ZiwiPeak for a little while you will need to fine tune the amount you are feeding.
- Adjust the amount you feed if your cat gains or loses weight beyond its desirable weight range
- If your cat is losing weight please feed it more food, if it is gaining weight then feed it less food
Our portion guides
ZiwiPeak is right for your pet at any stage of life – from kitten to mature cat – as long as you monitor the portion size according to the Feeding Calculator.
Be sure you don’t overfeed. Our portion guide has been tested and approved by leading animal nutrition specialists. Use the Feeding Calculator and monitor your pet’s condition to adjust if necessary.
Our 100% natural New Zealand pet food has been formulated as a complete and balanced pet diet. There’s no need for any added supplements. The cost of ZiwiPeak each day is the full and final cost for the best nutritional support your pet needs, providing all the nutritional benefits for its long-term health.
1 portion of ZiwiPeak air-dried food = 3 portions of raw meat.
You’ll feed your pet considerably less air-dried ZiwiPeak than moist canned products or other dry kibble products. Why? Because our air-dried food is made from over 90% real raw meat and organs, with the moisture gently removed using our unique air-drying process.
Always follow the Feeding Calculator guidelines.
Switching your cat to ZiwiPeak
Good choice! You’re in good company. Increasing numbers of pet owners recognise the value of a high quality, raw-meat-based diet. But cats, as you’ll know, can be picky at first with anything new. Here’s how to make it easy.
Take a gradual approach, introducing ZiwiPeak over five days. At first, swap a quarter of your pet’s old diet for ZiwiPeak. Next, for a few days, feed half and half. Then, for the remaining days feed three quarters, before making the final shift to ZiwiPeak.
Yours is really picky? Try introducing the ZiwiPeak canned food first, and then move on to ZiwiPeak air-dried. Another option is to use 50/50 ZiwiPeak air-dried and canned, paying special attention to our feeding guides.
If your cat is particularly sensitive about its food, don’t worry. You may need to make the introduction process longer – even over a few weeks, introducing a little more ZiwiPeak each day. It’s normal for pets to take a while to become accustomed to new food.
Access to fresh water, always
It’s as important as anything. Your cat should always have access to fresh, clean water. Drinking plenty of water is normal and aids its metabolic function.
Only 100% natural New Zealand ingredients go into ZiwiPeak. Our air-dried pouches, specially designed to seal in the freshness, are shelf stable and don’t need refrigeration. Our moist canned food needs to be refrigerated once opened and used within 7 days. Air-dried pouches and canned food need to be stored away from direct sunlight.
Sample Guidelines*Energy required: 468 kCal
Amount fed per day: 82 g
Scoops per day: 1.44
*This Calculator uses latest nutritional data, and may differ slightly from pack guidelines.
Why real meat?
A key question. The short answer is that it’s in tune with nature. Your cat, homely as it may be now, is descended from the African wildcat, domesticated by Egyptian grain farmers many millennia ago. There have been many changes to their external appearance over time, but internally cats have hardly changed at all. Your cat is an obligate carnivore, just as long ago. Cats must eat meat and organs for their daily nutrition. Despite all the selective breeding, their biochemistry and basic instincts remain intact. Beneath their fur, cats are hunters at heart, and the diet you feed them should reflect this.
So it’s simple really (as the best things usually are). The best diet for your cat is one matching its evolution – one that its digestive system can convert into usable nutrients and energy for a full, long and happy life. It’s a diet high in protein and fat from real, natural meat.
ZiwiPeak mirrors this wild-prey, natural diet, from a source you can trust. It means peace of mind that you’re providing the complete and balanced nutritional support your cat requires – and, being a cat, deserves.
A choice to suit all cats and owners
No two cats or cat owners are alike. So we offer our 100% natural pet food in both air-dried pouches and easy-to-open cans.
Many experts recommend moist food for cats. ZiwiPeak comes in easy-to-open, safe cans. These contain a minimum of 66% raw meat, with the balance being moisture and other essential vitamins and minerals, as in the air-dried food. Each can is retort-cooked in its own sterile container, preserving the nutritional integrity of the raw ingredients. The cans we use have a BPA-free food-contact lining ensuring the contents are as safe and natural as possible.
Prefer a dry food? Our unique, gentle air-drying process respects the nutritional value of 90% meat, organs, fish and New Zealand green-lipped mussels that go into ZiwiPeak. This special process minimises any damage to the proteins, vitamins and sensitive nutrients and enzymes in the all-natural ingredients. Your cat gets very nearly all the benefits of a raw-meat diet. The other 10% consists of carbohydrates from natural sources, such as chicory, kelp and parsley, plus essential vitamins and minerals for a balanced diet. The food is further protected by the sealed airtight package you’ll receive it in.
Feed a mixture
You may like to give your cat a variety of moist and air-dried ZiwiPeak. Do pay special attention to the respective portion sizes outlined in the Feeding Instructions section of this website, or on the backs of your pouches and cans.