Zignature Turkey Limited Ingredient Formula Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

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  • Zignature Turkey Limited Ingredient Formula Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
  • Published on: January 26, 2018
  • Last modified: January 26, 2018
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Review Summary:

The protein is relatively high in this recipe and significant contributors are from the Turkey and Turkey meal, which are the top two ingredients. These meat proteins offer the essential amino acids a dog need. Following up are Chickpeas, Peas and Pea Protein, which bolster the protein level but do not have a balanced amino acid profile compared to meat sources. Beyond the variety of peas, it lacks a variety of vegetables or fruits near the top of the ingredient list. At the bottom of the list there are some listed, but too low to be significant. The added minerals are “Proteinate” for easier body absorption. It is good to see the Omega 3 and 6 fatty levels are relatively high and main contributors are from the Sunflower oil and Flaxseed. The fiber level is relatively high too, which is good for the digestive system and other health benefits Overall, this recipe is rated above average. The biggest factor holding it back is it lacks more vegetables / fruits near the top of the ingredient list.


  • Chelated / proteinate minerals for better body absorption
  • Relatively higher in protein
  • Relatively higher in dietary-fiber
  • Provides both Omega-3 and 6 fatty acid content
  • Relatively higher in Omege-6 fatty acid
  • Relatively higher in Omega-3 fatty acid
  • Cons

  • No information on vitamins content levels
  • AAFCO Profile

    Growth and Reproduction Adult Maintenance No AAFCO Profile achieved
    For All Life Stages  –

    AAFCO Profile info

    Quick Nutritional Breakdown:

    Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
    31% (min) 18% (min) 6% (max) 10% (max) 26% (Est.)

    *Values by Guaranteed Analysis.
    **Estimated carbs do not include fiber.

    Detailed Nutritional Facts:


    Calories 457 (per cup)
    Vitamin A NA
    Vitamin C NA
    Vitamin E NA
    Calcium  1.2%
    Phosphorus 1%
    Selenium NA
    Zinc NA
    Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid) NA
    Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid) NA
    Omega-3-acid 1.0%
    Omega-6 fatty acid 4.0%

    Ingredients Analysis

    First 5 Ingredients:

    Turkey is a good start and source of protein that effectively covers each of the essential amino acids a dog needs, but keep in mind on this ingredient rank list, it factors in the water content, which is roughly about 70% or more water.

    Turkey meal is rendered parts from grinding carcasses and/or remains after the main meat is removed. There are pros and cons to meal. Its advantage is it provides lots of protein with an effective profile of the essential amino acids that a dog needs for a relatively lower cost and contains low moisture content relative to straight forward named meat ingredients. However, it goes through an extensive heating and processing to ensure it is safe to eat. Not much flavor is preserved and other nutrients are wiped out.

    Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans) offers protein (not balanced amino acid profile for dogs) and a variety of nutrients. They are also high in carbohydrates and this includes significant dietary fiber.

    Peas are a good source of fiber, protein, and other nutrients too, but note that it does contribute carbohydrates from its starch.

    Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans) offers protein (not balanced amino acid profile for dogs) and a variety of nutrients. They are also high in carbohydrates and this includes significant dietary fiber.

    Pea protein is from processed peas with most of the starch removed. It is a good source of protein, with almost no carbohydrates. Also, there isn’t any dietary fiber either.

    Other Ingredients to be Aware of


    All Ingredients

    Turkey, Turkey Meal, Chickpeas, Peas, Pea Protein, Sunflower Oil (preserved with Citric Acid), Flaxseed, Natural Flavors, Dicalcium Phosphate, Dried Beet Pulp, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Cobalt Proteinate, Selenium Yeast), Choline Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12), Lactic Acid, Blueberries, Carrots, Cranberries, Calcium Iodate, Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols.

    Manufacture and Location

    Manufactured by:  Unknown
    Location(s): USA


    Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture or parent from 2013.

    • None

    *Recall information from FDA website.


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