Zignature Dog Food Review | An Action Packed Guide

At WileyPup, we want you to have all of the information you need to make informed decisions about what you feed your beloved pet.

This review includes both summary and detailed information on the Zignature line of kibble and canned dog food. 

Did you know?

Zignature is best known for responsible sourcing of quality ingredients and specially formulated limited ingredient diets (although they also have a multi-protein formula). Limited ingredient diets are particularly helpful for dogs that have food sensitivities or allergies. 

The cherry on top!

The line is also completely grain free, and avoids cheap fillers like corn, soy and wheat. 

If it sounds like Zignature is a dog food that might be right for your canine companion, read on! 

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Nutritional Value


Zignature Dog Food in a Nutshell

The ​Zignature Dog Food

Nutritional Value

Ingredient S​​​​ourcing

Price

Palatability

Sensitive Stomachs
allergies

Variety of Flavors

Reputation

Zignature Dog Food

Zignature Dog Food in a Nutshell

The nutritional value of this food is very high.

Real meat is the first ingredient in all of the formulas. Lower glycemic complex carbohydrates are used as opposed to cheaper and less healthy ingredients used as fillers in many commercial dog foods.

Attention to nutritional value is a clear priority for this company. 

Coming in at about $2.70 per pound, this dog food is a little more expensive than some others, however, we feel it is probably worth it given the careful attention they give to responsible sourcing of the highest quality ingredients.

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In addition, the price point is comparable to most higher-end limited ingredient formulas. 

This dog food rates highly in palatability as well. Customer reviews consistently rave about the enthusiasm their doggies have for this kibble. The addition of canned food in each ingredient class is also a plus for palatability. 

With several limited ingredient formulas, you are sure to find a recipe that works for your dog, even if they have food sensitivities or allergies. 

We did take a little off reputation because this company is only about 10 years old. In that time they have not had any recalls or major customer issues, however.

Still, we want to see a little more track record before we can bump this to at 5/5 stars rating. 

Overall, we think this is a great dog food! Below we will get into a little more detail on why we think so.

The nutritional value of this food is very high. Real meat is the first ingredient in all of the formulas. Lower glycemic complex carbohydrates are used as opposed to cheaper and less healthy ingredients used as fillers in many commercial dog foods. Attention to nutritional value is a clear priority for this company. 


Coming in at about $2.70 per pound, this dog food is a little more expensive than some others, however, we feel it is probably worth it given the careful attention they give to responsible sourcing of the highest quality ingredients. In addition, the price point is comparable to most higher-end limited ingredient formulas. 


This dog food rates highly in palatability as well. Customer reviews consistently rave about the enthusiasm their doggies have for this kibble. The addition of canned food in each ingredient class is also a plus for palatability. 


With several limited ingredient formulas, you are sure to find a recipe that works for your dog, even if they have food sensitivities or allergies. 


We did take a little off reputation because this company is only about 10 years old. In that time they have not had any recalls or major customer issues, however. Still, we want to see a little more track record before we can bump this to at 5/5 stars rating. 


Overall, we think this is a great dog food! Below we will get into a little more detail on why we think so.

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Things to Consider Before Buying Zignature Dog Food

Things to Consider Before Buying Zignature Dog Food

In this section we take an in depth look at the upsides and downsides of this line, giving you the information you need to decide if this is the right choice for you and your furry friend!

n this section we take an in depth look at the upsides and downsides of this line, giving you the information you need to decide if this is the right choice for you and your furry friend!


UPSIDES:

UPSIDES:


Meat First
High quality meat is the first ingredient in every formula of feed that Zignature offers. High quality protein is critical for your canine’s health and one of the first indicators to look for in quality dog food. 

Chicken Free 
One of the most common protein allergens in commercial feed is chicken. This may be due to the fact that it is such a common ingredient that puppies are over-exposed. 

Although the cause is not totally understood, the fact remains that if your canine is experiencing unidentified food allergies or sensitivities, chicken is going to be one of the first ingredients you will need to make sure to avoid in an elimination trial designed to identify allergens.

Because Zignature avoids chicken in all of their formulas, it is a great place to start for limited ingredient diets. 

Novel Protein Formulas
With the exception of their Zssential Formula, all of the recipes use novel animal proteins. This means they avoid the most common protein allergens and instead focus on proteins that are less likely to cause a food sensitivity issue with your pooch. 

Corn, Grain, Wheat, Soy and Dairy Free
After you rule out specific proteins that are potentially allergenic for your pup, the next biggest allergens are these ingredients.

Again, this may be because they are very common cheap fillers used abundantly in most commercial kibble. By avoiding these ingredients all together, another major category of problematic ingredients is eliminated. 

If your fur baby has been prescribed a grain free diet, this is a good choice for them. 

Potato Free
There are a lot of grain free dog foods out there these days. It makes sense because more and more informed pet owners are starting to realize the potential allergy problems with grains such as wheat and corn. 

However, most of these grain-free formulas use potatoes. While potatoes do avoid a large category of potential allergens, and they are cheap, they also have a high glycemic value.

This means that they quickly break down into simple carbohydrates that flood blood sugar levels.

Rich in Complex Carbohydrates from High Fiber Sources
Rather than using potatoes which are cheap but have a high glycemic value, Zignature uses only high-fiber, low-glycemic, complex carbohydrate sources like peas and chickpeas.

Not only does this add vital fiber to your canine’s diet (important for digestive health), it helps keep their blood sugar levels stable. 

No Artificial Flavors, Colors or Preservatives
This just brings peace of mind. It is a sign of high quality ingredients and a commitment to producing natural, whole food sources of nutrition for your pet. 

Responsibly Sourced Ingredients
One of the ways that some cheap commercial manufacturers cut corners is by using less expensive foreign sources of ingredients. Such ingredients are not tightly regulated and have been the subject of various pet food recalls and even toxic outbreaks that have tragically caused the death of many beloved pets. There is no reason to roll the dice with questionable ingredients. 

Zignature sources trout, salmon and whitefish from the Pacific Northwest. Their turkey comes from the midwestern U.S, the duck comes from France, the lamb from New Zealand, the kangaroo is from Australia. Fruits and veggies in their products come from North America as well. These are all tightly regulated agriculture industries that ensure the safety of their products. 

USA Manufacturing
All of the dog food made by Zignature is manufactured in one of two U.S. facilities: Perham, Minnesota and Mitchell, South Dakota. The main benefit of American manufacturing is that it is more tightly regulated and inspected for quality than feed manufactured in many other countries. It provides an extra level of trust that the product you are feeding your loved one will be consistently high quality. 

No Inhumane Animal Testing
Zignature has been given to dogs in a comfortable and stress-free environment to assess for nutritional balance and palatability.

However, it is not tested in laboratory settings with inhumane procedures. This makes Zignature a great choice for those concerned about the ethics of controversial animal testing. 

Highly Palatable
We have done the research to back up this claim – online reviews from customers consistently verify that their pets eat this kibble with gusto. Of course, it is always important to slowly transition with any dietary change, adding 25% of the new food every day until the transition is complete. 

Complimentary Wet and Dry Formulas
This is a very nice feature of this line of specialty feed. If you have identified a formula of grain-free, novel protein feed that works for your canine, then you have the option of wet or dry foods to choose from. 

Since wet food is sometimes great to add for the additional moisture content, this feature just makes things really easy. Our review includes both the dry and wet of each variety so that you can easily find and purchase them together. 

Full Guarantee
If you have any problems with any of the Zignature varieties, they will give a full refund for this product. It is a little added protection so that you can give this kibble a try with confidence. 

AAFCO Approved
It probably goes without saying since we here at WileyPup would never recommend a kibble that is not approved by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). It is worth noting, however, that the nutritional guidelines provided by AAFCO are all solidly met with all of the products in the Zignature line. 

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DOWNSIDES:

Meat First

High quality meat is the first ingredient in every formula of feed that Zignature offers. High quality protein is critical for your canine’s health and one of the first indicators to look for in quality dog food. 


Chicken Free 

One of the most common protein allergens in commercial feed is chicken. This may be due to the fact that it is such a common ingredient that puppies are over-exposed. 


Although the cause is not totally understood, the fact remains that if your canine is experiencing unidentified food allergies or sensitivities, chicken is going to be one of the first ingredients you will need to make sure to avoid in an elimination trial designed to identify allergens. Because Zignature avoids chicken in all of their formulas, it is a great place to start for limited ingredient diets. 


Novel Protein Formulas

With the exception of their Zssential Formula, all of the recipes use novel animal proteins. This means they avoid the most common protein allergens and instead focus on proteins that are less likely to cause a food sensitivity issue with your pooch. 


Corn, Grain, Wheat, Soy and Dairy Free

After you rule out specific proteins that are potentially allergenic for your pup, the next biggest allergens are these ingredients. Again, this may be because they are very common cheap fillers used abundantly in most commercial kibble. By avoiding these ingredients all together, another major category of problematic ingredients is eliminated. 


If your fur baby has been prescribed a grain free diet, this is a good choice for them. 


Potato Free

There are a lot of grain free dog foods out there these days. It makes sense because more and more informed pet owners are starting to realize the potential allergy problems with grains such as wheat and corn. 


However, most of these grain-free formulas use potatoes. While potatoes do avoid a large category of potential allergens, and they are cheap, they also have a high glycemic value. This means that they quickly break down into simple carbohydrates that flood blood sugar levels.


Rich in Complex Carbohydrates from High Fiber Sources

Rather than using potatoes which are cheap but have a high glycemic value, Zignature uses only high-fiber, low-glycemic, complex carbohydrate sources like peas and chickpeas. Not only does this add vital fiber to your canine’s diet (important for digestive health), it helps keep their blood sugar levels stable. 


Responsibly Sourced Ingredients

One of the ways that some cheap commercial manufacturers cut corners is by using less expensive foreign sources of ingredients. Such ingredients are not tightly regulated and have been the subject of various pet food recalls and even toxic outbreaks that have tragically caused the death of many beloved pets. There is no reason to roll the dice with questionable ingredients. 


Zignature sources trout, salmon and whitefish from the Pacific Northwest. Their turkey comes from the midwestern U.S, the duck comes from France, the lamb from New Zealand, the kangaroo is from Australia. Fruits and veggies in their products come from North America as well. These are all tightly regulated agriculture industries that ensure the safety of their products. 


No Artificial Flavors, Colors or Preservatives

This just brings peace of mind. It is a sign of high quality ingredients and a commitment to producing natural, whole food sources of nutrition for your pet. 


USA Manufacturing

All of the dog food made by Zignature is manufactured in one of two U.S. facilities: Perham, Minnesota and Mitchell, South Dakota. The main benefit of American manufacturing is that it is more tightly regulated and inspected for quality than feed manufactured in many other countries. It provides an extra level of trust that the product you are feeding your loved one will be consistently high quality. 


No Inhumane Animal Testing

Zignature has been given to dogs in a comfortable and stress-free environment to assess for nutritional balance and palatability. However, it is not tested in laboratory settings with inhumane procedures. This makes Zignature a great choice for those concerned about the ethics of controversial animal testing. 


Highly Palatable

We have done the research to back up this claim – online reviews from customers consistently verify that their pets eat this kibble with gusto. Of course, it is always important to slowly transition with any dietary change, adding 25% of the new food every day until the transition is complete. 


Complimentary Wet and Dry Formulas

This is a very nice feature of this line of specialty feed. If you have identified a formula of grain-free, novel protein feed that works for your canine, then you have the option of wet or dry foods to choose from. 


Since wet food is sometimes great to add for the additional moisture content, this feature just makes things really easy. Our review includes both the dry and wet of each variety so that you can easily find and purchase them together. 


Full Guarantee

If you have any problems with any of the Zignature varieties, they will give a full refund for this product. It is a little added protection so that you can give this kibble a try with confidence. 


AAFCO Approved

It probably goes without saying since we here at WileyPup would never recommend a kibble that is not approved by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). It is worth noting, however, that the nutritional guidelines provided by AAFCO are all solidly met with all of the products in the Zignature line. 


H3: DOWNSIDES:


New Company – Pets Global

The only real downside we can note about Zignature is that it’s parent company, Pets Global, is relatively new on the scene. Founded in 2010, we have less than a decade of track record to evaluate. However, it is worth noting that no major recalls of this pet feed have occurred since this brand has been in operation. 


No Life-Stage Formulas


One of the downsides of the Zignature line is that they do not have life stage or size specific formulas. There is no specific puppy formula for young dogs or a senior formula for older dogs. Both of these life stages have special nutritional needs. Likewise, toy and giant breeds have specific nutritional needs. 


We hope as Zignature grows they will include special formulas for life stages and sizes of dogs. However, until they do, this food is most appropriate for adult dogs that are not toy or giant breeds. We have provided a list of alternative products that do cater to life stages and sizes which you can jump to here.

New Company – Pets Global
The only real downside we can note about Zignature is that it’s parent company, Pets Global, is relatively new on the scene. Founded in 2010, we have less than a decade of track record to evaluate. However, it is worth noting that no major recalls of this pet feed have occurred since this brand has been in operation. 

No Life-Stage Formulas
One of the downsides of the Zignature line is that they do not have life stage or size specific formulas. There is no specific puppy formula for young dogs or a senior formula for older dogs. Both of these life stages have special nutritional needs. Likewise, toy and giant breeds have specific nutritional needs. 

We hope as Zignature grows they will include special formulas for life stages and sizes of dogs. However, until they do, this food is most appropriate for adult dogs that are not toy or giant breeds. We have provided a list of alternative products that do cater to life stages and sizes which you can jump to here.

"I"m still a puppy, I neeeeeeed puppy food!"


Zignature Dog Food Review

Zignature Dog Food Review

With so many upsides, we think this is an excellent dog food whether or not your dog has food sensitivities or allergies.

It is chock full of quality sourced ingredients that are nutrient dense. The formulas are all balanced and avoid cheap fillers. 

Strong palatability, good variety, and a clear commitment to avoiding the most troublesome ingredients in commercial dog food gives this kibble a strong presence in a dog food market increasingly dominated by informed and conscientious dog owners. 

Below you can find the full line of products, with both dry and canned food in each formula class listed together so you can purchase them together easily.

We have also included the complete nutritional profile of each variety so that you can compare them “at a glance” to decide which one to try first.


With so many upsides, we think this is an excellent dog food whether or not your dog has food sensitivities or allergies. It is chock full of quality sourced ingredients that are nutrient dense. The formulas are all balanced and avoid cheap fillers. 


Strong palatability, good variety, and a clear commitment to avoiding the most troublesome ingredients in commercial dog food gives this kibble a strong presence in a dog food market increasingly dominated by informed and conscientious dog owners. 


Below you can find the full line of products, with both dry and canned food in each formula class listed together so you can purchase them together easily. We have also included the complete nutritional profile of each variety so that you can compare them “at a glance” to decide which one to try first.

The Zignature Dog Food Range

With the exception of the Zssential formula, which uses several animal proteins, all of the Zignature formulas use an isolated novel animal protein in the recipe.

This is great news, particularly for those trying to isolate allergens with an elimination diet. 

Even if your dog does not have food sensitivities, all 11 of these formulas are all completely balanced for the nutrition you would expect from a quality dog food. 

In addition, because Zignature has a variety of isolated novel protein formulas, it is likely that your dog can eat more than one line without being tripped up by an ingredient they are sensitive to, giving you plenty of options for rotation to keep their diet interesting. 

We have kept the wet and dry foods together by formula to make it easy for you to purchase both at the same time if you like.

This gives you options for both wet and dry in the same formula so that you can add wet as a treat without worrying about a drastic change to your pet’s diet and while avoiding potential triggers for food sensitivities. 

We have also included the nutritional analysis for each and every formula so that you can have this vital information at a glance.

We want you to have all the resources you need to make an informed decision about your next dog food purchase!

Zssential

This is the only formula in the Zignature line that includes multiple animal protein sources. This is probably the go to formula to start if you have a dog that does not have food sensitivities or known allergies.

Like all of the recipes, this formula includes the addition of low-glycemic carbohydrate sources as well as whole food ingredients that boost the nutritional content using super-foods like peas, flaxseed, chickpeas, kelp, blueberries and cranberries. 

Zssential Formula Dry Dog Food

Crude Protein (min)

 32.0%

Crude Fat (min)

16.0%

Crude Fiber (max)

 5.0% 

Moisture (max)

10.0%

Calcium (min)

1.2%

Phosphorous (min)

1.0%

Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min)

3.5%

Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min)

1.0%

Grain Free Zssentials Canned Dog Food

Grain Free Zssentials Canned Dog Food

Crude Protein (min)

 11.0%

Crude Fat (min)

5.0%

Crude Fiber (max)

1.0%

Moisture (max)

78.0%

With the exception of the Zssential formula, which uses several animal proteins, all of the Zignature formulas use an isolated novel animal protein in the recipe. This is great news, particularly for those trying to isolate allergens with an elimination diet. 


Even if your dog does not have food sensitivities, all 11 of these formulas are all completely balanced for the nutrition you would expect from a quality dog food. 


In addition, because Zignature has a variety of isolated novel protein formulas, it is likely that your dog can eat more than one line without being tripped up by an ingredient they are sensitive to, giving you plenty of options for rotation to keep their diet interesting. 


We have kept the wet and dry foods together by formula to make it easy for you to purchase both at the same time if you like. This gives you options for both wet and dry in the same formula so that you can add wet as a treat without worrying about a drastic change to your pet’s diet and while avoiding potential triggers for food sensitivities. 


We have also included the nutritional analysis for each and every formula so that you can have this vital information at a glance. We want you to have all the resources you need to make an informed decision about your next dog food purchase!


Zssential


This is the only formula in the Zignature line that includes multiple animal protein sources. This is probably the go to formula to start if you have a dog that does not have food sensitivities or known allergies. 


Like all of the recipes, this formula includes the addition of low-glycemic carbohydrate sources as well as whole food ingredients that boost the nutritional content using super-foods like peas, flaxseed, chickpeas, kelp, blueberries and cranberries. 



Salmon

The salmon is sourced from the waters of the Pacific Northwest off of the coast of America. It is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamin B 12, Niacin, Zinc and Phosphorus.

Salmon Dry Dog Food

Salmon Dry Dog Food

Crude Protein (min)

 29%

Crude Fat (min)

16.0%

Crude Fiber (max)

 5.0% 

Moisture (max)

10.0%

Calcium (min)

1.0%

Phosphorous (min)

0.8%

Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min)

2.4%

Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min)

0.4%


Trout and Salmon

The trout and salmon for this formula is sourced from the Pacific Northwest. It is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids which support heart health. It also provides Vitamin B12, Niacin, B6, phosphorous and Selenium from natural sources.

Trout and Salmon Dry Dog Food

Trout and Salmon Dry Dog Food

Crude Protein (min)

 30.0%

Crude Fat (min)

14.0%

Crude Fiber (max)

 6.0% 

Moisture (max)

10.0%

Calcium (min)

1.2%

Phosphorous (min)

1.0%

Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min)

1.8%

Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min)

0.5%

Trout and Salmon Canned Dog Food

Crude Protein (min)

9.0%

Crude Fat (min)

5.5%

Crude Fiber (max)

 1.0% 

Moisture (max)

78.0%


Whitefish

The whitefish is sourced from the Pacific waters near Oregon, Washington and Alaska. One of the advantages of whitefish is that it is naturally low in sodium, and high in Omega 3 fatty acids, niacin, phosphorous, selenium and vitamins B6 and B12. 

Whitefish


The whitefish is sourced from the Pacific waters near Oregon, Washington and Alaska. One of the advantages of whitefish is that it is naturally low in sodium, and high in Omega 3 fatty acids, niacin, phosphorous, selenium and vitamins B6 and B12. 


Whitefish Formula Dry Dog Food

Whitefish Formula Dry Dog Food

Crude Protein (min)

 29.0%

Crude Fat (min)

14.0%

Crude Fiber (max)

 5.0% 

Moisture (max)

10.0%

Calcium (min)

1.2%

Phosphorous (min)

1.0%

Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min)

2.9%

Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min)

0.8%

Whitefish Formula Canned Dog Food

Whitefish Formula Dry Dog Food

Crude Protein (min)

9.0%

Crude Fat (min)

5.0%

Crude Fiber (max)

 1.0% 

Moisture (max)

78.0%


Catfish

The catfish is sourced in the United States. It is naturally rich in amino acids which are critical for muscle building and the maintenance of ligaments, hair, skin, nails and cartilage. It is also rich in heart healthy Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids which help with inflammation and arthritis.

Catfish


The catfish is sourced in the United States. It is naturally rich in amino acids which are critical for muscle building and the maintenance of ligaments, hair, skin, nails and cartilage. It is also rich in heart healthy Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids which help with inflammation and arthritis.

Catfish Formula Dry Dog Food

Catfish Formula Dry Dog Food

Crude Protein (min)

 32.0%

Crude Fat (min)

14.5%

Crude Fiber (max)

 3.0% 

Moisture (max)

10.0%

Calcium (min)

1.6%

Phosphorous (min)

1.4%

Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min)

2.7%

Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min)

0.7%

Catfish Canned Dog Food

Crude Protein (min)

9.0%

Crude Fat (min)

4.5%

Crude Fiber (max)

 2.0% 

Moisture (max)

78.0%


Kangaroo

All of the Kangaroo meat for this formula is sourced from Australia. Kangaroo is both a source of complete protein as well as having almost no saturated fat. It is also rich in iron, B12, Omega-3 fatty acids and Conjugated Linoleic Acid. 

Kangaroo


All of the Kangaroo meat for this formula is sourced from Australia. Kangaroo is both a source of complete protein as well as having almost no saturated fat. It is also rich in iron, B12, Omega-3 fatty acids and Conjugated Linoleic Acid. 


​Kangaroo Dry Dog Food

Crude Protein (min)

 26.0%

Crude Fat (min)

14.0%

Crude Fiber (max)

 4.5% 

Moisture (max)

10.0%

Calcium (min)

1.2%

Phosphorous (min)

1.0%

Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min)

3.0%

Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min)

0.6%

​Kangaroo Canned Dog Food

Crude Protein (min)

9.0%

Crude Fat (min)

4.0%

Crude Fiber (max)

 1.0% 

Moisture (max)

78.0%


Duck

The duck for this formula is sourced from farms in Western France. It is one of the go to novel proteins for elimination diets because it rarely causes food sensitivities and is extremely palatable. It is naturally high in iron, phosphorous, zinc, selenium and Omega 3 fatty acids.

Duck


The duck for this formula is sourced from farms in Western France. It is one of the go to novel proteins for elimination diets because it rarely causes food sensitivities and is extremely palatable. It is naturally high in iron, phosphorous, zinc, selenium and Omega 3 fatty acids.

Duck Formula Dry Dog Food

Crude Protein (min)

 27.0%

Crude Fat (min)

15.0%

Crude Fiber (max)

 6.0% 

Moisture (max)

10.0%

Calcium (min)

1.2%

Phosphorous (min)

1.0%

Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min)

3.2%

Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min)

0.9%

Duck Canned Dog Food

Crude Protein (min)

8.0%

Crude Fat (min)

4.5%

Crude Fiber (max)

 1.2% 

Moisture (max)

78.0%


Venison

The venison used in this dog food is sourced from New Zealand farms for a sustainable source of this high protein, lean meat. It is rich in iron, B vitamins and Conjugated Linoleic Acid.

Venison


The venison used in this dog food is sourced from New Zealand farms for a sustainable source of this high protein, lean meat. It is rich in iron, B vitamins and Conjugated Linoleic Acid.

Venison Formula Dry Dog Food

Crude Protein (min)

 30.0%

Crude Fat (min)

14.0%

Crude Fiber (max)

 6.0% 

Moisture (max)

10.0%

Calcium (min)

1.2%

Phosphorous (min)

1.0%

Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min)

1.8%

Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min)

0.5%

Venison Canned Dog Food

Crude Protein (min)

9.0%

Crude Fat (min)

5.5%

Crude Fiber (max)

 1.0% 

Moisture (max)

78.0%


Lamb

The lamb is sourced from New Zealand farms. It is rich in Pantothenic Acid, iron, zinc, copper, selenium, riboflavin and vitamins A and B12. Because lamb is somewhat common in commercial dog food, this may not be the best place to start for those dogs on an elimination diet. However, it does provide another novel protein option to try as you try to locate potential allergens.

Lamb


The lamb is sourced from New Zealand farms. It is rich in Pantothenic Acid, iron, zinc, copper, selenium, riboflavin and vitamins A and B12. Because lamb is somewhat common in commercial dog food, this may not be the best place to start for those dogs on an elimination diet. However, it does provide another novel protein option to try as you try to locate potential allergens.

Lamb Formula Dry Dog Food

Crude Protein (min)

 28.0%

Crude Fat (min)

16.0%

Crude Fiber (max)

 6.0% 

Moisture (max)

10.0%

Calcium (min)

1.2%

Phosphorous (min)

1.0%

Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min)

3.4%

Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min)

0.9%

​Lamb Canned Dog Food

Crude Protein (min)

9.5%

Crude Fat (min)

5.5%

Crude Fiber (max)

 1.2% 

Moisture (max)

78.0%


Pork

The pork is sourced only from farms in the United States. One of the advantages of pork based diets is that it is one of the most complete sources of dietary protein. It is also rich in thiamine, selenium, zinc, niacin, iron, phosphorus and vitamins B12 and B6.

Pork

The pork is sourced only from farms in the United States. One of the advantages of pork based diets is that it is one of the most complete sources of dietary protein. It is also rich in thiamine, selenium, zinc, niacin, iron, phosphorus and vitamins B12 and B6.

Pork Formula Dry Dog Food

Crude Protein (min)

 31.0%

Crude Fat (min)

18.0%

Crude Fiber (max)

 4.0% 

Moisture (max)

10.0%

Calcium (min)

1.5%

Phosphorous (min)

1.0%

Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min)

3.0%

Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min)

0.45%

P​ork Canned Dog Food

Crude Protein (min)

9.5%

Crude Fat (min)

5.5%

Crude Fiber (max)

 2.0% 

Moisture (max)

78.0%


Turkey

The Turkey for this formula is sourced from farms in the American Midwest. It is rich in riboflavin, selenium and phosphorous and low in saturated fat.

Turkey


The Turkey for this formula is sourced from farms in the American Midwest. It is rich in riboflavin, selenium and phosphorous and low in saturated fat.

Turkey Formula Dry Dog Food

Crude Protein (min)

 31.0%

Crude Fat (min)

18.0%

Crude Fiber (max)

 6.0% 

Moisture (max)

10.0%

Calcium (min)

1.2%

Phosphorous (min)

1.0%

Omega 6 Fatty Acids (min)

4.0%

Omega 3 Fatty Acids (min)

1.0%

Turkey Canned Dog Food

Crude Protein (min)

11.5%

Crude Fat (min)

5.0%

Crude Fiber (max)

 1.2% 

Moisture (max)

78.0%


Alternatives to Zignature 

Because Zignature is primarily targeted to limited ingredient diets used for dogs with food sensitivities, we want to offer some alternative products in this line. In particular, since they do not offer a line for seniors or puppies, we wanted to give you some options that would work for those special populations of dogs. In addition, we have a limited ingredient formula for toy breeds as well as one for giant breeds. 

Zignature Dog Food: The Final Verdict

BLUE Basics Limited-Ingredient Formula Senior Dry Dog Food

If you have a senior dog that has food sensitivities, we recommend this as an alternative to the Zignature line.

Specially formulated with extra glucosamine and chondroitin for joint support and a boost of antioxidants for immune system support, this is a formula that your senior dog will thrive on! 

Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets Dry Puppy Food - Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Formula

If you have a puppy that is already showing signs of having food sensitivities, your vet may recommend a limited ingredient diet to try to isolate the offending ingredients.

This is a trusted brand and a formula designed for the special dietary needs of puppies. 

Wellness Simple Natural Limited Ingredient Dry Small Breed Dog Food

Small breeds like Dachshunds, Pomeranians, and French Bulldogs have special dietary needs. They need recipes developed specifically with their nutritional requirements in mind. Since Zignature does not (yet) have special formulas for the small breeds, we wanted to offer this alternative if you happen to have a toy breed that needs a limited ingredient diet. 

NUTRO Limited Ingredient Diet Adult Dry Dog Food for Large Breeds

We round out our section on alternatives with this limited ingredient formula specifically designed for large breeds like Great Danes and Mastiffs, which have very specific nutritional needs.

NUTRO is a trusted brand with a long track record of providing high quality food.

Because Zignature is primarily targeted to limited ingredient diets used for dogs with food sensitivities, we want to offer some alternative products in this line. In particular, since they do not offer a line for seniors or puppies, we wanted to give you some options that would work for those special populations of dogs. In addition, we have a limited ingredient formula for toy breeds as well as one for giant breeds. 


BLUE Basics Limited-Ingredient Formula Senior Dry Dog Food


If you have a senior dog that has food sensitivities, we recommend this as an alternative to the Zignature line. Specially formulated with extra glucosamine and chondroitin for joint support and a boost of antioxidants for immune system support, this is a formula that your senior dog will thrive on! 


Natural Balance Limited Ingredient Diets Dry Puppy Food - Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Formula


If you have a puppy that is already showing signs of having food sensitivities, your vet may recommend a limited ingredient diet to try to isolate the offending ingredients. This is a trusted brand and a formula designed for the special dietary needs of puppies. 


Wellness Simple Natural Limited Ingredient Dry Small Breed Dog Food 


Small breeds like Dachshunds, Pomeranians, and French Bulldogs have special dietary needs. They need recipes developed specifically with their nutritional requirements in mind. Since Zignature does not (yet) have special formulas for the small breeds, we wanted to offer this alternative if you happen to have a toy breed that needs a limited ingredient diet. 


NUTRO Limited Ingredient Diet Adult Dry Dog Food for Large Breeds


We round out our section on alternatives with this limited ingredient formula specifically designed for large breeds like Great Danes and Mastiffs, which have very specific nutritional needs. NUTRO is a trusted brand with a long track record of providing high quality food.


Zignature Dog Food: The Final Verdict

Zignature Dog Food: The Final Verdict

Here at WileyPup we do the research on products to help you make informed decisions. The Zignature line is an excellent choice for a high-quality kibble or canned food that you can count on to be nutritious, balanced and palatable. 

Not only are the ingredients well balanced, they are responsibly sourced from highly regulated industries, giving you peace of mind. Manufactured in the USA, you can rely on responsible processing that delivers a consistent product. 

While this line is a bit pricey, it is not unreasonable, particularly for a limited ingredient diet designed for dogs with sensitive stomachs or food allergies. 

Overall, we proudly recommend this line of dog food to our readers and hope our Zignature Dog Food Review helped them make an informed decision! 

Here at WileyPup we do the research on products to help you make informed decisions. The Zignature line is an excellent choice for a high-quality kibble or canned food that you can count on to be nutritious, balanced and palatable. 


Not only are the ingredients well balanced, they are responsibly sourced from highly regulated industries, giving you peace of mind. Manufactured in the USA, you can rely on responsible processing that delivers a consistent product. 


While this line is a bit pricey, it is not unreasonable, particularly for a limited ingredient diet designed for dogs with sensitive stomachs or food allergies. 


Overall, we proudly recommend this line of dog food to our readers! 


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