Zignature® Zssential Formula for dogs is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
ANIMAL PROTEIN FIRST
Zignature® is designed using the nutritional Science backed by the Glycemic Index. Emerging research has hinted that protein may be able to satisfy hunger better than either fats or carbohydrates. Since most dogs are fed only once or twice daily, we want our canine companions to feel satisfied long after their meal.
When it comes to choosing a food, it is vitally important to choose a high protein formula, made with the best sources of protein. The first two ingredients in our gourmet recipe are formulated with animal proteins to ensure your canine protein requirements are properly fulfilled.
TROUT & SALMON
Omega 3, Vitamins and Minerals
Research has shown that these Omega Acids can lower blood levels and reduce blood clotting. It helps in the development of young animal’s brains and retinas. Trout & Salmon are rich in Oil, Iron, Calcium, Selenium and Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and B12. Its natural oils help to keep skin and hair in great condition. Fish is a great source of many important nutrients and have also been found to help the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, such as swollen, tender joints and mobility.
Although trout is an oil rich food, it is low in fat and calories! 4 oz of trout contains only 183 calories, which is lower than beef or chicken, as well as many other fish. Incorporating trout into a dog’s diet is an excellent way to lower calorie consumption.
High in Protein
Salmon provides as much high-quality, complete protein per mouthful as chicken, ground beef, pork or tuna. This type of protein contains sufficient amounts of all the essential amino acids required for growth and maintenance of muscle tissue. High-quality proteins help maintain metabolism, which plays an integral role in weight loss.
NEW ZEALAND LAMB
Lamb is a great source of vitamin B12 and also provides important amounts of the B vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, Folate, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid and Choline. Vitamins B6, B12, Folate and Choline helps to maintain healthy metabolism.
Extra Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Lamb is seldom mentioned as a significant source of omega-3 fats, but can provide a valuable amount in the diet, at approximately 50% the amount provided by cod fish or tuna on an ounce-for-ounce basis. Lamb can also contain valuable amounts of CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), a cardio protective fatty acid. Lamb is a very good source of immunity-supportive Protein and Selenium. It is also a good source of heart-healthy Vitamin B12 and Niacin; blood sugar-balancing Zinc; and energy-producing Phosphorus.
Turkey is naturally low in fat, containing only 1 gram of fat per ounce of meat. Turkey a small amount of Folic Acid, and is a good source of Vitamins B, B1, B6, Zinc and Potassium. These nutrients have been found to keep blood cholesterol down, protect against cancer, heart disease, boost the immune system and assist in healing process.
High In Protein
Turkey meat has recently been shown to fall into a group of high-protein foods (including tuna and egg whites) that can help keep post-meal insulin levels within a desirable range.
Turkey contains Tryptophan and helps decrease aggression and impulsivity in dogs. Tryptophan also have both mood stabilizing and calming effects.
NUTRIENT DENSE LEGUMES
Peas are a vegetable source of protein and contain a good source of Vitamins B, C, and A, Fiber, Vitamin K and Minerals. Peas are also known as a “pulse” crop. Pulse crops are sustainably grown in North America; they are one of the few plants that can actually use nitrogen from the air which helps reduce the amount of chemical fertilizers used by farmers.
Chickpeas or Garbanzo Beans is a grain-free, gluten-free starch source. It contains Vitamin C, A, B, E, D and K, Riboflavin, Niacin and Pantothenic Acid.
ANTIOXIDANT RICH FRUITS
Cranberries are appreciated for their content of powerful antioxidants and natural acidic properties that may support urinary tract health.
Blueberries are low in fat, cholesterol and triglycerides, proven to help control dogs' sugar levels and cardiovascular health.
VITAMINS & MINERAL PACK VEGETABLES
Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal
One of the richest mineral foods on earth, contains Vitamins A, B1, B6, B12, C, D, E, K and U, plus Beta-Carotene, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, Folic Acid, Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Copper, Protein, Amino Acids, Fiber Trace Elements, Digestive Enzymes, and Chlorophyll which promote proper digestion and fresh breath.
Carrots are a source of important Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Iron, Potassium and Copper, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Manganese and a very good source of Dietary Fiber Carotenoids help support the immune system and digestive system. They may also help support proper skin and eye health for your pets.
ESSENTIAL OIL & FIBRE
Sunflower oil is rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, C and high in Omega-6 Fatty Acids. It optimizes water in the skin and provide shinier and healthier coat.
Flaxseed oil has been used for years to maintain a healthy skin and coat in pets. Low in fat, high in Vitamin C and Fiber, it also contains Omega 3 and 6 Fatty Acids that helps in inflammatory and immune disorders.
Dried Beet Root
Beet pulp is an excellent source of fibre that is proven to promote intestinal health, keeping your dog’s gut regular and healthy.
POTATO, GRAIN & GLUTEN FREE
Zignature® uses only the highest quality ingredients available to produce our formulas. That means no cheap fillers! Our nutrient dense formula provides 100% of the nutritional needs of your canine. Combined with regular exercise, feeding Zignature® can help your companion enjoy a healthy lifestyle for many years to come.fertilizers used by farmers.
Glycenic Index & Excessive Carbohydrates
Potatoes are much higher on the Glycemic Index compared to Legumes. Excessive carbohydrates may contribute to unwanted weight gain over the lifetime of your canine.
Grains & Gluten Free
Grains & excessive carbohydrates can be more difficult for dogs to digest because many plant-eating animals (known as herbivores) possess one powerful weapon many carnivores (like dogs) usually lack - Salivary Amylase.
Amylase is a special enzyme most herbivores and omnivores (like us humans) produce in their saliva. It is needed to begin the breakdown of starchy carbohydrates into simple sugars before they enter the stomach.
Dogs produce amylase further down the digestive tract in the small intestine. A carnivore’s saliva is mostly amylase-free which makes carbohydrates more difficult for canine to digest.
Gluten is what’s left over from certain grains (like wheat, corn or rice) that’s had all of its starchy carbohydrate (the good stuff) washed out of it. Glutens are less nutritionally complete than meat based proteins and is more difficult to digest than meat. Glutens can raise the protein reported on a food label. Therefore, manufacturers frequently add them to a recipe to make a product look better than it really is. High protein grain free formulas help increase energy, provide a healthier coat, clearer eyes, and strengthens muscle development.
CHICKEN & EGG-FREE
More dog owners are starting to recognize that their dog may be allergic to chicken or eggs. This is due to the overuse of chicken & egg in the pet food industry. Almost every pet food products now contains some sort of chicken protein or fat.
Chicken & Egg Allergies
Dogs allergic to chicken and/or eggs may experience changes in the appearance or texture of their coat & skin after consuming or being exposed to chicken. These skin changes may include hives, a rash, redness or skin inflammation.
Antibiotics / Soy-fed
Antibiotics are often given to chickens to promote growth and keep them healthy, as they are often kept in tight pens with one another. Soy is rich in protein and is an economical way to feed chickens cheaply, but it is not what these animals were bred to eat.
Nausea, stomach cramps, constant gas, diarrhea or vomiting may also occur as symptoms of a chicken allergy. These symptoms may occur within minutes or within hours of digesting chicken. Allergist can perform tests to confirm these symptoms.
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Turkey, Turkey Meal, Salmon, Lamb Meal, Chickpeas, Duck Meal, Pea Flour, Peas, Sunflower Oil (Preserved With Mixed Tocopherols And Citric Acid), Flaxseeds, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Natural Flavors, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Salmon Oil, Salt, Dried Kelp, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Cobalt Proteinate), Vitamins (Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement), Blueberries, Cranberries, Minerals (Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Cobalt Carbonate)