Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Frozen Bites Chicken vs. ZiwiPeak Wet Mackerel & Lamb Recipe

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Instinct Raw Frozen Bites Chicken

Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Frozen Bites Chicken

Frozen Raw

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Wet Mackerel & Lamb Recipe

ZiwiPeak Wet Mackerel & Lamb Recipe

Canned

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Score
A+
Score
A
Summary

Summary

Nature's Variety has a better protein to fat ratio. ZiwiPeak's ratio of 2.63 to 1 is too high. (The ideal ratio is 2 to 1.) ZiwiPeak has slightly fewer ingredients, which is usually a good thing. Both foods are mostly free of fruits, veggies, and grains. Both foods are pea-free.

Protein Content

Protein Content

12%
10.5%
Fat Content

Fat Content

9%
4%
Fiber Content

Fiber Content

3%
2%
Protein to Fat Ratio

Protein to Fat Ratio

1.33 to 1
2.63 to 1
Total Ingredients

Total Ingredients

13
11
Meat Content

Meat Content

3 total
high concentration, high quality
9 total
high concentration, high quality
Fruits, Veggies, and Grains

Fruits, Veggies, and Grains

6 total
low concentration
2 total
low concentration
Pea-free

Pea-free

Yes
Yes
Sugar-free

Sugar-free

Yes
Yes
Controversial ingredient-free

Controversial ingredient-free

Yes
Yes
Remarks
Single Protein Source Recommend mixing with another protein source for variety.
High Meat Percentage 93% meat, organs, and bone.
High Quality Meat the meat ingredients are mostly pure (meat, organs, fats, & oils).
Low Protein-to-Fat Ratio 1.33 to 1. Ideal ratio is 2 to 1.
Grain-Free Grains are linked to insulinoma.
Pea-Free Peas are linked to kidney and bladder stones.
No Sugars or Carcinogens
Chicken-Free Good for ferrets that are sensitive to chicken. See all
3 Protein Sources Fish, lamb, and seafood.
High Meat Percentage 92% meat, organs, and bone.
High Quality Meat the meat ingredients are mostly pure (meat, organs, fats, & oils).
High Protein-to-Fat Ratio 2.63 to 1. Ideal ratio is 2 to 1.
Grain-Free Grains are linked to insulinoma.
Pea-Free Peas are linked to kidney and bladder stones.
No Sugars or Carcinogens

Ingredients

Legend

Ingredients

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