At Tout Pour Le Toutou, we also love cats! Recently, we had the opportunity to test the products of a young brand that has made a name for itself in just a few years in the competitive world of catfood: Ziggy!
Faced with an ultra-processed food and the development of health problems in cats, Ziggy's ambition is to offer cat food and kibbles that are as close as possible to their needs, without artifice and in full transparency. And knowing the demands of our feline friends, this is no easy task... To succeed in this challenge, the founders have surrounded themselves with an expert in feline nutrition, formerly an associate professor of clinical nutrition at the École Nationale Vétérinaire d'Alfort. Cat owners, the following might interest you 👀
🐆 A diet in phase with the feline instinct
🥩 Based on the principle that cats are "hypercarnivores" (more than dogs), Ziggy offers wetfood and kibbles composed of more than 60% meat, but beware, not just any meat: here, there is no question of reconstituted meat, nor mechanically separated meat (MSM) or slaughterhouse leftovers, Ziggy selects muscles and noble offal rich in proteins and nutrients (heart, liver and lobe) and which cats LOVE.
😽 When it comes to carbohydrates, Ziggy limits them to a maximum of 2% in their pates (naturally present in the meat) and contains neither cereals (rice, wheat, corn, oats...) nor tubers (potato, sweet potato, tapioca...) nor legumes (peas, lentils, chickpeas...).
What about the rest? You will find:
- 🥕Vegetables to fill up on fiber and minerals,
- Rapeseed oil🌼 with its ideal Omega-3 / Omega-6 balance and its very interesting rate of vitamin E...
- And the darling of our felines, salmon oil🐟 which contains long-chain Omega-3s beneficial for cardiovascular and brain health.
👉To make each meal a wealth of benefits, Ziggy has also added easily assimilated calcium as well as a set of vitamins (A, D, E, Bs), trace elements (zinc, copper, selenium, iodine, manganese) and taurine, which is essential for cats, to optimize the absorption of fatty acids.
✅ What is appreciable is that the list of ingredients of Ziggy products is fully transparent and particularly detailed, so we know precisely what we are giving our cat.
🧁 And the icing on the cake...
The love of animals also goes through the love of our planet, at the origin of the ingredients to the packaging (cardboard and aluminum) infinitely recyclable! ♻️
95% of their meat and fish are sourced in France, for a reduced carbon footprint and more quality!
🕵️♀️ Let's go to the verdict...
My cat Jascha is a 9 year Siberian cat, neutered and like many apartment cats is slightly overweight. He is a very demanding cat and having already done many tests, I was afraid that he would still sulk at his food bowl...
👌🏼 First of all, a special mention for the packaging, both aesthetic and useful: he spends hours on the Catmobile!
🧡 Jascha tested spayed cat food, one chicken and pork and the other chicken and salmon (which contains pork) that are specifically designed for slowed metabolisms with a carbohydrate level of 0.1% (0.6% on dry matter) and a protein level of 10% (55.6% on dry matter).
Hard to stick to the transition amounts, since Jascha quickly moved on from his old food😼! And to my great surprise, 0 digestion problems, on the contrary, as the days go by his transit improves, knowing that I had already tried a transition to more proteinous kibbles that had caused him diarrhea.
Another effect of the improvement of his transit, which is explained by the absence of cereals and the amount of fiber provided by the vegetables, Jascha is more awake during the day, he is more playful and lively, and as a result, we spend more peaceful nights 😴
Finally, in terms of storage, while most wet food oxidize after a few hours even when packed in the fridge and quickly turn grayish, Ziggy's pates keep their pinkish color for up to 2 days in the same storage conditions. This is a point to be emphasized because it avoids throwing away half a box knowing in advance that our cat won't want it!
📝 In every way, this test exceeded my expectations and I am truly amazed at the effects of this change in just one week! Ziggy products are well deserving of their success, not only for their rather exceptional quality on the market but also for the transparency they show on the ingredients used and the nutritional compositions!
Take advantage of our offer to discover them, go here: https://ziggyfamily.com/ !