I learned of ZiwiPeak, a New Zealand Pet Products company, from an acquaintance a few months ago.
When I went to their website - http://www.ziwipeak.com/ - I was very impressed with quality of the products. ZiwiPeak uses only natural products, no by-products, no fillers, nothing with hormones or antibiotics, no artificial flavors, preservatives or colors and only human grade ingredients. The products also have no grains, which is great for an allergy prone pet.
The products were new to the US so I emailed them and a US representative sent me generous samples of both the treats and the food. She sent me the treat that I specifically requested, Venison and Green-Lipped Mussel. I requested this one in particular because of the health benefits that Green-Lipped Mussel provides to the joints.
My dog, Chance, was thrilled with these high quality treats!
While I was unable to find the ZiwiPeak products locally, I was able to find then at http://www.petfooddirect.com. The treats I was interested in were available in a 3 oz package for $4.49, more expensive than what I would like (especially since I do not own a miniature dog, not even close!), however considering the quality of the product I feel that it is a fare amount.
I purchase two 3 oz bags every other month or so when I put in a pet food order so as not to pay too much in shipping charges. I also signed up for the specials emails at PetFoodDirect.com so that I can get between 13% - 22% off my entire order.
This is a high quality product and your pet is worth it!
Update On Apr 24, 2008: Photos have been added with a DVD and US quarter for comparison.
Venison (min. 60%), Green-lipped and Blue Mussel (min. 25%), Chicory Syrup, Hoki Fish Oil, Lecithin, Mixed Tocopherols, Parsley.
Assists To Promote: Digestion + Energy and Vitality + Healthy Coat and Skin + General Well-being + Weight Control + Reduced Flatulence and Bad Breath. Fed in conjunction with Zwieback ‘Cuisine’, Zwieback ‘Treats” may help to alleviate the build-up of allergens caused by feeding diets containing grains, colours, preservatived or fillers.