Tuesday, January 12, 2016

ZiwiPeak Daily-Cat Cuisine

My cats, picky beasts that they are, refuse to eat most raw foods.  Because of this, I am hyper-vigilant about ensuring they have adequate fluid intake/hydration, as cats have a poor natural thirst mechanism. I do this by feeding them high-quality canned food daily, in addition to high-quality kibble.

The lovely folks at chewy.com sent the girls some of the best canned cat food available to try out. 

ZiwiPeak Daily-Cat Cuisine is made from wild New Zealand rabbit and New Zealand lamb.  I often preach about variety in a dog's diet, and the same is true for cats.  Rabbit based canned foods and kibbles are few and far between, so I am thrilled to be able to offer this to my girls.




The ingredients are stellar.  Rabbit, lamb, lamb organs, New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussel (excellent for joints) and vitamins and minerals.  This is canned for carnivores, simplistically put.  And cats are obligate carnivores, meaning they require animal protein in order to survive.


The girls are LOVING this food.  Juice purrs while eating it, she seriously mows it down.  Noelle is a shy eater, so I have to ignore her for her to eat in my presence, thus no photos of that.


I had to shoo her away to go eat it, before chunky Juice devoured it all.  But Noelle enjoyed it as well.

They have had this for dinner the last few nights, and there is no change in litterbox contents, always a good thing.  Juice can be a puker with certain foods, but she is tolerating the ZiwiPeak just fine.

ZiwiPeak Daily-Cat Cuisine is also available in venison, lamb, beef, and venison & fish flavors on chewy.com.

I was provided with complimentary product.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions are my own.



10 comments:

  1. NOW our mom is going to read this, and the next Mr. Chewy item she picks WON'T be for us but for that cat that showed up at our house and won't leave, hers has even found a way to come in at night and visit us for awhile.....geeze. stella rose

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  2. That looks like an awesome food! I bet my kitties would like it!

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  3. I love this brand! It's doggie crack in this house.

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  4. Cats aren't being "picky" so much as are working against evolution. See, cats have a very narrow window of time when they learn which foods in their environment are foods. It is during that time when mom would go out and hunt for them and bring things back for them to eat. If a nursing mom doesn't think something is worth eating, then it probably isn't, and this keeps the kittens safe from eating things that could harm them as they get older.

    You can work with this knowledge by very slowly introducing them to new foods. Sometimes they need a lot of time to accept that new foods are foods, so putting a small portion of the raw next to their meal until they start to eat it will help them associate the smell of raw with food. once they start to eat the small bite you've given them, you can increase the amount of raw and decrease the amount of their current food.

    (and there is no reason for feeding kibble at all except human convenience)

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  5. I didn't know ZiwiPeaks makes cat food. That's so very cool. My cat, Cosmo, is a picky eater too and it's been fun trying to figure out what he'll eat and what he won't eat. I tried raw, but think I went too fast with him so he just wasn't interested.

    So I backed off and introduced a higher quality dry cat food and more canned food. Today, he eats a combination of freezed dried raw, canned cat food, and a small amount of Orijen dry cat food. I take a beating sometimes for feeding him dry food, but I know that I'll never please everyone with what I feed my dogs and cats.

    He loves the freeze dried. The canned food is hit and miss - he doesn't like sardines, but he loves shrimp and calamari. He doesn't like liver, but he does like chicken - as long as it's not shredded. LOL I'll get it eventually. Another blogger mentioned making a chart to figure out what a cat likes or doesn't like.

    And I'm rambling.

    Anyway, I love that ZiwiPeaks offers several protein options. It's a quality brand.

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  6. This sounds like a very high quality food. Samantha is beyond fussy, but we'll try anything at least once, because we never know when we might hit it right (and right now her favorite wet food is not up to the quality I'd like her to have)!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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Thanks for the howls!!