Fatty acids are the building blocks of fat and some are essential, meaning the body is unable to produce them so they must be obtained through the diet. Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids provide energy and aid in fat-soluble vitamin absorption and all dogs and cats rely on dietary Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids for a variety of functions, including vision and brain development, circulatory health, immunity, and skin and coat health.
We include kelp in all of our Ziwi Peak recipes. Kelp is a great source of bio-available nutrients including iodine and minerals, which not only help maintain a healthy metabolism but when used as a supplement can also help to eliminate fleas naturally and reduce skin itchiness.
Freeze-Dried vs. Air-Dried - What's the Difference? 8/13/2018 - By ZIWI An often-asked question we receive from pet parents who are considering feeding ZIWI Peak Air-Dried food is how our product differs from freeze-dried foods. To understand the difference, it’s helpful to understand what causes foods to spoil in the first place. Unless it is frozen or preserved in some manner, meat “spoils” or “goes off” very quickly, due to the presence of microorganisms, such as mold spores and bacteria. These microorganisms cause proteins and fats to break down, releasing toxins into the meat. They also multiply, eventually...
NZ Green Lipped Mussels are the only species of mussel to contain a bioactive protein that acts as anti-inflammatory and helps repair muscle and increase joint function. This is why you’ll find 3% of NZ Green Lipped Mussel in all of Ziwi’s air-dried and canned recipes. These delicacies are also a great source of iron, protein and omega-3, and the fresh meat is plump and sweet.