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Old 01-22-2013, 04:22 PM
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ok thank you for the input. I will take a look at acana and fromms. Do they make cat food as well? My fur babies are on science diet right now. I had no idea it was such poor quality. Trust vets? I guess not...
Lulu was on Science Diet for the first 3 1/2 years of her life with me very ignorantly (and I use that by the very definition of the word-not as a cutdown) feeling "just a little bit superior" as I bought my baby the very best food I could be buying her *sarcasm* wondering why everybody didn't buy Science Diet for their dogs and cats--I had a cat on it also--after all, vets said it was best! Trust me, vets can be bought and most are with trips and kickbacks. A vet is great with a medical need, and I take mine to the vet the minute there is a problem, but most vets truly know very little about nutrition. I did not know this until I joined this forum and started learning about dog food. I have a cat that is also on Ziwi Peak. All our food is delivered to our door. It looks expensive when you just look at the price and the size of the bag, but a 2.2lb bag of dog food last us 4-6 weeks depending on how much I feed (I also have a Maltese, and I tend to feed more than I should). Most people that 2.2lb bag will last them 2 months with one chi. I don't know if Acana has cat food I haven't looked at it in so long, but you can google it. They have a website that tells all about their foods.
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Acana does have a cat food. Jaxx was on Acana for a while and he did really well on it.
I saw the price of Ziwipeak and thought wow I could never afford to that since it was $30 for a 2.2 pound bag. Then I found out how little of it you have to feed because it is such a high quality food and we switched Jaxx over.
Just remember when you are switching from a low quality food to a high quality food there will be a difference in what you feed. I can't remember what Jaxx got when I was feeding him Acana but it wasn't a lot. I would use Dog Food Calculator as a starting point for figuring out the amount of food needed and then adjust by if weight is being lost or gained. The first time my hubby saw how much food Jaxx was getting on high quality food he kept trying to sneak him more because he thought it wasn't enough until I explained about the quality of the food.
Acana is a great kibble and I am sure your chi and your cat will do great on it!
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The Ziwipeak looks awfully hard to chew for a 7 week old pup...
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I don't think it would be. It is like beef jerky, but not hard to chew at all. We add water to our, but the water doesn't change the consistency like it does with kibble. Although my dogs never leave it in the bowl long enough for me to see if it would change in time. lol
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The ziwipeak would be easier to chew than kibble. It's really soft.

Both of our cats and Odie eat Acana. We're lucky here because it's made in the next province. I feel more comfortable feeding something that is made in Canada, plus it's found EVERYWHERE. I don't think there is a pet store in the city that doesn't carry it.


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Wanted to let everyone know I went with fromms puppy food which I will switch to adult food when she is big enough. I was afraid I would over feed the ziwipeak. Thanks for all the input!
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Good choice and good luck! Keep us posted on how she likes it. I think you will see a difference in her coat although with her only being 7 weeks you might not be able to fully appreciate how great the difference a good dog food will make in her physically, but I'm so thrilled for you that she has started on such a good food practically at the beginning of her life.
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