What makes Zignature® dog food unique from other pet foods?

    Zignature® dog foods contain only the best natural ingredients available with no cheap fillers. Meat or Fish is the first ingredient and backed by Meat or Fish Meal as the second ingredient. This means your dog/s will receive the proteins needed to build a soft silky coat, healthy muscles and strong bones. Zignature® never put large amounts of simple carbohydrates as the first or second ingredient. The Zignature® formula of limited ingredients blends nutrients and antioxidants to provide superior nutrition while still being sensitive to our four pawed family members with allergies.


    How long is the transition period?

    While it’s perfectly safe to stop feeding your dog’s food one day and introduce Zignature® the next day; a gradual introduction from your dog’s previous food is recommended. Especially if your dog has previously been fed a high grain, corn, wheat or soy diet for years. A gradual introduction, while continuing to feed some of your dog's previous diet makes it easier for your companion’s digestive system to acclimate and not cause stomach upsets. The full transition period should take no longer than 14 days.


    Are Zignature® products manufactured in the U.S.?

    Yes, all Zignature® products are manufactured in the United States.


    Where do we source our ingredients?

    We get our fresh ingredients from the best sources around the globe. Trout, Salmon and Turkey from the United States, Lamb from New Zealand, Duck from France, Kangaroo from Australia and Whitefish from North America. In addition, our Fruits and Vegetables are from North America, with our Vitamins and Minerals from North America and France.


    Why is real meat backed by meat meal as the first two ingredients so important?

    Zignature® foods starts with real meat first because dogs are carnivores and require animal protein. The first ingredient in any pet food is important because there is more of that ingredient than any other. Zignature® is backed up with meat meal as the second ingredient to insure that your carnivore gets the animal protein they crave and deserve. Unlike many well-known pet foods, we don’t use high starch carbohydrates as our first or second ingredient.


    Why are Zignature® products great for pets with food sensitivities & allergies?

    Because Zignature® is free of the most common allergens (corn, wheat, soy, dairy, chicken and eggs) to canines. Our limited-ingredient nutritionally complete meat diets are made with Turkey & Turkey meal, Lamb & Lamb meal, Trout & Salmon meal, Whitefish & Whitefish meal or Kangaroo & Kangaroo meal as the first and second ingredients.


    My dog is allergic to chicken; does Zignature® contain any chicken, chicken fat, chicken meals or chicken by-product?

    Zignature® pet food contains no chicken, chicken fat, chicken meals or chicken by-products. What's more, we do not use chicken eggs to boost up the protein in any of our recipes. Problems your dog may have faced may simply disappear once on a steady chicken free diet. Very few pet food companies can claim that their product is free from the chicken egg to the chicken.


    Why is it so important that there is no corn, grain, wheat or soy in Zignature® products?

    Corn, wheat and soy have all been identified as potential allergens for some dogs.


    Does Zignature® pet food contain artificial flavors, preservatives or colors?

    No, Zignature® uses only natural ingredients, fortified with vitamins and minerals.


    Why is it so important there be no potatoes or potato starch in Zignature® products?

    Potatoes have been identified as a high glycemic binder for dog food and may cause potential problems with diabetic dogs. A food’s glycemic index refers to how quickly a food is turn into glucose and released into the blood stream after being consumed. We use only low glycemic binders such as whole chickpeas and garden peas. For more details on the Glycemic index and how it relates to your pet, visit the Glycemic Research Institute at www.gripetfoods.com


    What makes Zignature® a low Glycemic food?

    Zignature® dog foods are free from binding agents that are high in simple carbohydrates and starches that cause sharp spikes in blood glucose levels. Instead Zignature® uses low glycemic ingredients, such as whole chickpeas & green peas to bind our food.  Zignature® diets are not intended to treat or address the diet needs of any particular medical condition. Please contact your vet for any information regarding your pet’s medical conditions.


    Do you do any animal testing?

    No!  Zignature® does not do any invasive animal testing. This company was founded on the basis of providing the best possible nutrition for dogs and cats, and we treat our pets like family members.  Zignature® does conduct trials in which their products are fed to pets, but only under conditions that are healthy and comfortable for the animals.


    Where is your food manufactured?

    Zignature® creates and develops their own recipes with nutritionists. They make their products in small batches; quality is their #1 priority.  Zignatures all American partners are USDA-approved and are in USDA-inspected facilities. All products are manufactured according to their recipes and specifications.  Zignature® has strict controls in place to make sure that the ingredients meet the highest quality standards.


    What is AAFCO and is Zignature® AAFCO approved?

    AAFCO stands for Association of American Feed Control Officials. Zignature® is a nutritionally complete product that can be fed to a dog as its sole ration without adding any other substance… except water. Zignature® is formulated to meet all the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles. For more information visit www.aafco.org