Zignature Zssential Multi-Protein Formula Grain-Free Canned Dog Food, 13-oz, case of 12

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Fill your best friend’s bowl with wholesome nutrition when you feed them Zignature Zssential Multi-Protein Formula Grain-Free Canned Dog Food. Your pup will enjoy a delicious dinner made with real, sustainably-sourced Turkey and Salmon, wholesome peas, chickpeas, and cranberries. This meat-first recipe offers pups the protein they need to thrive, while Zignature’s limited ingredient recipe throws out troublesome ingredients like chicken, corn, wheat, soy, and potatoes, creating peak hypoallergenic, low-glycemic nutrition. Combine that with key antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and a complete spectrum of vitamins and minerals for a well-rounded meal that goes beyond nature to become your pet’s signature food for life.

Key Benefits

  • This grain-free, limited ingredient formula is made with several quality protein sources and only a handful of other ingredients, creating a rich recipe with ingredients you can count on.
  • • Made with sustainably sourced ingredients from around the world, like Turkey and Turkey Meal from the American Midwest, Salmon from the Northwest, Duck Meal from France, and Lamb Meal from New Zealand.
  • • Exceptionally high in protein, low in saturated fat, and is loaded with heart-friendly essential Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Vitamin B12 and Selenium, while being a good source of Riboflavin, Thiamin, Niacin and Phosphorus.
  • Wholesome fruits and vegetables round out the recipe with powerful antioxidants, and fiber-rich, low-glycemic carbohydrates.
  • Free of the most common potential canine allergens: corn, wheat, soy, dairy, and chicken, making this recipe ideal for pups with sensitivities and picky eaters.

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  • Item Number
  • Food Texture
  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
  • Food Form
    Wet Food
  • Lifestage
    All Stages, Adult
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Low Glycemic, Grain-Free, Gluten Free

Nutritional Info


Turkey, Turkey Liver, Turkey Broth, Salmon, Lamb, Chickpeas, Duck, Peas, Lamb Meal, Agar-Agar, Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Carrots, Dicalcium Phosphate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, Tricalcium Phosphate, Cranberries, Blueberries, Minerals (Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Manganese Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid).

Caloric Content

392 kcal/can

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 11.0% min
Crude Fat 5.0% min
Crude Fiber 1.0% max
Moisture 78.0% max

Feeding Instructions

Weight Daily Feeding (Cans) Combination Daily Feeding (Cans + )
10 lbs or less 1/4 - 3/4 1/2 + 1/4
Toy - 18 lbs 3/4 - 1 1/4 1/2 + 3/4
Small - 25 lbs 1 1/4 - 1 3/4 1 + 1 1/2
Medium - 50 lbs 1 3/4 - 3 1 + 2
Large - 80 lbs 3 - 4 1/4 1 + 2 1/3
Giant - 100 lbs 4 1/4 - 5 1 + 2 3/4

Transition Instructions

A gradual transition to Zignature for up to 2 weeks is recommended

About Zignature Dog Food

Learning From Nature

Learning From Nature

Zignature took all of nature's best ingredients and added key nutrients to create a dog food with complete nutrition. In these Physiologically Tuned formulas, meat always comes first, and they've eliminated common allergy-inducing proteins and fillers that are hard to digest. These grain- and gluten-free recipes feature premium proteins, low glycemic carb sources and a limited number of ingredients. It's exactly what your pup should be eating—nothing more, and nothing less.

Meat-First Philosophy

The first ingredient in any list is the most important, because it tells you what the majority of the food is made of. Some commercial pet foods take the easy way out with high-starch carbs near the top of the list. In each of Zignature's dry foods, meat not only comes first, but also second. A quality animal protein source starts off the recipe, followed by a meat or fish meal for an extra helping of the amino acids your pet needs and the flavor he craves.

Recipe for a Happy Tummy

Recipe for a Happy Tummy

All of Zignature's formulas are free of the most common canine allergen—chicken. And that includes chicken eggs, meal and by-products. As hypoallergenic foods, both wet and dry formulas also avoid the usual sources of stomach upset, including gluten, grains, corn, wheat, soy and dairy. Zignature never uses binding agents that are full of simple carbs and starches; instead, these recipes have low glycemic legumes that deliver extra protein and fiber.

Simple Is Best

Zignature isn't just the diet nature intended—it's even better. They've improved on nature's recipe to give your pup the right amount of each nutrient, and they've done it with the fewest possible ingredients. Just like meals in the wild, these recipes are limited in content for easy digestion and less chance of food sensitivities. These limited ingredient diets have single protein sources, so they're easy to rotate to give your dog a taste of something new.

Simple Is Best
Only the Best Ingredients

Only the Best Ingredients

To create these nourishing dishes, Zignature gathered the best possible ingredients from trusted sources around the world. Trout, salmon and whitefish all come from the Pacific waters of the Northwest; turkey is raised in the Midwest; duck comes from farms in Western France; kangaroo is brought over from Australia; and venison and lamb are delivered from New Zealand farmlands. Healthy fruits and veggies are harvested from several North American farms based on the season.


Zignature makes nutritious formulas with no artificial flavors, preservatives or colors.

CHICKPEAS: Low-glycemic legumes that promote stable blood sugar and provide an excellent source of dietary fiber, extra protein and copper.

FLAXSEED: Derived from whole, ground seeds of the Flax plant for an outstanding offering of omega-3 fatty acids for coat health, plus soluble fiber for digestion.

ALFALFA MEAL: A natural grass that's rich in vitamins A and C, niacin and calcium, and it also makes a great source of protein and fiber.

SUNFLOWER OIL: Pressed from sunflower oil, it supplies the omega-6 essential fatty acids that your pet needs to maintain skin and coat health.

Pick Your Pup's New Zignature Meal

Fish Crude Protein (Dry)

Poultry Crude Protein (Dry)

Meat Crude Protein (Dry)

Zssential Multiple
Crude Protein (Dry)

Trout & Salmon: 30% Turkey: 27% Lamb: 28% Turkey,
Salmon, Lamb
and Duck: 32%
Salmon: 29% Duck: 31% Kangaroo: 26%  
Whitefish: 29%   Venison: 27%
(dry only)

About Zignature

Zignature pet food takes its cue from nature, and then fills in the nutritional gaps for meals that are Physiologically Tuned to help your pup thrive. It's made in kitchens in Minnesota and South Dakota with the help of nutritionists and food scientists to ensure complete and balanced nutrition. Ingredients are responsibly sourced and selected not just for their health benefits and nutritional value, but also because they have the smallest environmental impact. All of this adds up to formulas that are great for dogs and good for the planet, too.

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  • Great Food!

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    My senior beagle loves this food! I had been feeding her Zignature kibble already, but she recently had surgery and wasn't feeling up to eating as much. She devours this stuff! And honestly, it doesn't smell that horrible. I mix 1/2 can with some of the kibble, and she finishes her food now. Gracie is eating high on the hog, for sure! I would recommend any canned Zignature food.

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    I've noticed the last few cases of Zssential food are a lot drier. I liked this variety best because it was wetter compared to their other varieties and easier for my dogs to eat. This is now just as dry and sticky as the others. I'll buy this for a while longer until I can find a replacement with the desired consistency.

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    This zignature zssential canned dog food was rated number one on line and got a five star from Dog Food Advisor. My dog jumps up and down as I am getting the food out of the can. He eats the food up less then 2 minutes It is made in the midwest and has excellent ingredients.

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  • My puppy is crazy for this!

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    Usually, whenever puppies are fed wet food in general sometimes they have liquid poop but this wet food sets the bar for all wet food. After working at SPCA, I have seen the difference wet food can do when added to dry food for a pup or adult dog, Zignature you are awesome! Not once did my puppy have liquid poop, he has been eating this with Earthborn dry food. The two in combination is amazing and my pup is looking healthy and well. He is active, coat is shiner and soft, and most importantly he cannot resist the amora of this.

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    Just recently switched dog food and I am pleased with the quality of this product. And most importantly, my dogs love it!

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  • My Dogs Approve

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    I'm very pleased with Zignature canned foods. This was my first purchase of the Zssential multi protein formula (previously used the duck formula) and I was very pleased with the consistency for mixing with their dry food as well as their approval of the Zssential taste. I believe they liked it even better than the duck. I will definitely purchase the Zssential formula again.

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  • Not for my puppy

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    My 7 months Golden Retriever really didn't like this food! I tried to mix turkey, yogurt or treats in his food but NOTHING! I know that Zignature is a very healthy food, but not for my dog. After 7 days forcing my dog to eat Zignature (cat fish dry + Zssential canned) I called Chewy and they returned all my money to my credit card! Not recommend this food for picky dogs, but 100% recommend Chewy! Best customer service! Thank you Chewy!

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  • Great Quality + Pup LOVES it

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    I was looking for a high quality food to feed to my vizsla puppy after I phased him off his puppy food. I feed him the Zignature Limited Ingredient Turkey Formula and this Zssential canned food. He loves it...basically prances over to his bowl when I set it out for him. I love that he's getting multiple proteins from one food source. Will be purchasing again!

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  • My DOGS love it!!!

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    Both my dogs love this food and my peke who has allergies has been so much better in such a small amount of time and my other dog (min pin) is very picky absolutely loved this food and has lost the weight he needed too... I would recommend this food to any dog owner

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  • Great food, good customer service!

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    Great product, and Rudy loves it. German Shepherds sometimes have "sensitive" digestive systems. Rudy has had no issues with this brand. Our vet recommended it, and I've been pleased. I have never had any problems with Chewy..we have his food delivered every 4-5 weeks.

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