Holy cow, am I reading correctly that an 11 pound bag of this ziwipeak kibble is 180 USD?!? I imagine it would be cheaper to feed them chunks of gold lol.
Haha. The Venison one runs about that. The beef and lamb ziwipeak runs about $130 for 11lbs.
But this is special stuff. It's not really a kibble. It's more like a jerky. It is a Dehydrated raw diet. Here are the ingredients:
Lamb - Meat (includes up to 3% finely ground bone), Lamb - Liver, Lung, Tripe, Heart and Kidney, New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussel, Lecithin, Chicory Inulin, Dried Kelp, Parsley, Naturally preserved with mixed tocopherols (Vitamin E), Vitamins & Minerals.
You feed MUCH MUCH less then regular kibble. 1 oz of ziwi is equal to 3 oz of fresh meat. That 11 lbs would last my 1 year old male nearly 3 weeks.
They have quality control out the wazoo. Never had a recall. The meat they use is all grass fed, hormone and antibiotic free. Environmentally sustainable practices. No ingredients from asia. They dry the food at a low enough temperature that the enzymes stay intact. Great customer service. I've had questions answered by the cofounder of the company. It is one of the few brands I really trust.
It is way cheaper then the commercial raw food. I used it a lot when my pup was growing so he got everything he needed. Now I keep a bag on hand for days I forget to thaw and to use as training treats.
I buy most of my meat from mypetcarnivore. My boyfriend also feeds raw so we split the shipping cost. If not for buying in bulk and saving on the shipping ziwi would probably be cheaper.
Of course if I fed poultry instead of red meat, and if I didn't stick with grass fed then it would be a different story lol