Our Zssential Formula provides a combination of protein sources across the board to maximize the nutritional benefits that each type of protein has to offer. It brings together red meat, poultry, and fish to create a complete food for your dog. In addition to a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, Zssential also provides a nutritionally correct ratio of fruits and vegetables that rounds out the recipe with powerful antioxidants and fiber-rich low-glycemic carbohydrates. Zignature Zssential® Formula – Learned from Nature, Crafted to Perfection.
WHAT IS AAFCO AND IS ZIGNATURE®
AAFCO stands for the Association of American Feed Control Officials. Zignature® recipes are formulated to meet all the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles. This certifies that Zignature® is a nutritionally complete product that can be fed to your pet as its sole ration without adding any other substance except water.
Zignature® Zssential Formula for dogs is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages, including growth of large size dogs (70 lbs or more as an adult).
ANIMAL PROTEIN FIRST
We use a limited ingredient formula because when it comes to canine nutrition, simple is best. Zignature® is formulated to serve your canine companions’ needs by delivering the highest quality, well balanced diet. Our limited ingredient formula uses No Potatoes, No Grain, No Chicken, No Eggs, No Glutens, No Tapioca, No Corn, and No Soy. Our Single Animal Protein Formulas provide the highest quality proteins and nutrients for strong muscles and healthy bodies.
Turkey, Turkey Meal, Salmon, Lamb Meal, Duck Meal, Chickpeas, Peas, Chickpeas Flour, Pea Flour, Sunflower Oil (Preserved With Citric Acid), Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Flaxseed, Natural Flavors, Salmon Oil, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, 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), Taurine, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Cobalt Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Carnitine.
Daily FEEDING GUIDELINES
DOG WEIGHT FEED AMOUNT
10LBS OR LESS
10 – 20 LBS
20 – 30 LBS
30 – 40 LBS
40 – 60 LBS
60 – 80 LBS
80 – 100 LBS
1/4 – 1/2 CUP
1/2 – 1 1/4 CUP
1 1/4 – 1 1/2 CUPS
1 1/2 – 2 CUPS
2 – 2 1/2 CUPS
2 1/2 – 3 CUPS
3 – 3 1/4 CUPS
4,047 kcal per kg
415 kcal per cup
PUPPIES Feed up to two times per pound of body weight over adult levels.
PREGNANT FEMALES Minimal increase needed during the first six weeks. Weeks 7, 8, and 9 increase up to 25%.
LACTATING FEMALES Immediately after whelping, nutritional demand increases by 50% compared to maintenance levels. During peak lactation (around 4-5 weeks), increase feeding up to 300% of regular intake. Feed in three equal meals per day.
When switching your dog’s diet, we recommend that it should be done gradually over 5-7 days, increasing the amount each day with the present diet as a sudden change in diet may result in digestive disturbances.
See your veterinarian regularly. Keep fresh water available.
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.