A Physiologically Tuned™, nutritionally correct diet for your canine companion means meat first, limited ingredient recipes. Meat first provides canines the animal protein they need to thrive, while our limited ingredient philosophy eliminates troublesome staples such as Chicken, Corn, Wheat, Soy and Potatoes. The result is optimal hypo-allergenic, low glycemic nutrition. We build on this natural foundation by adding vital supplements such as antioxidants, essential fatty acids and a complete spectrum of vitamins and minerals for holistic pet food that goes beyond nature to become your pet’s signature food for life.
While we all consider our pets to be members of the family, their dietary needs are different than ours. As carnivores, they require a diet rich in animal protein. That’s why the first ingredient in any Zignature® product will always be quality meat or fish, backed by meat or fish meal as the second ingredient. This isn’t just what your pet craves, it’s what they need to build a soft, silky coat, healthy muscles, and strong bones.
Our recipes mirror the true diet your pet’s ancestors thrived on. In the wild, while prey may vary from day to day, meals are limited in content. We follow this natural blueprint, and limit the number of ingredients in our recipes. This helps ensure proper digestion for your pet, while minimizing possible allergens and food sensitivities.
Every recipe crafted in our kitchens is free of the most common potential canine allergens: 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. While very few pet food companies can make this claim, your pet will appreciate that we can.
You should be counting carbs, at least when it comes to your canine. While dogs thrive on a diet rich in animal protein, carbohydrates do provide healthy benefits, as long as they’re the right kind of carbs. Our limited ingredient recipes omit commonly used industry staples such as Corn, Wheat and Potatoes as they have a high glycemic carbohydrates. Instead, we use low glycemic legumes such as whole Chickpeas which promote stable blood sugar and provide valuable dietary fiber.
There is nothing mass made about the way we develop our recipes. Our meals are made in trusted kitchens with partners including Tuffy’s in Perham, Minnesota and Performance Pet in Mitchell, South Dakota.
There’s a reason our recipes contain foods from around the world. Because the best ingredients aren’t always in our backyard. Take Kangaroo, which is only indigenous to Australia. Not only is it extremely rich in nutrients, it has one of the lowest environmental impacts of any animal protein in the world. So not only is it good for your pet’s health, it’s good for our planet’s health.
We take the same care when selecting all of our ingredients from trusted Farmers and Fishermen. Our Trout, Salmon and Whitefish are sourced from the waters of the American Northwest, our Turkey is raised in the Midwest, and our Duck is farm-raised in Western France.
In addition, everything we make is free from commonly used binding agents that are high in simple carbohydrates and starches. Instead we only use low glycemic carbohydrates such as Chickpeas, which also provide extra protein and valuable fiber.