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Odie can't handle all ziwi meals. We do about half Acana Ranchlands half ziwi lamb. Sometimes she'll get all ziwi one day or all Acana one day or sometime one meal of Acana and one meal of ziwi. She's doing really well this way and poops twice a day (which is what she does on all kibble).

When I had her on all ziwi venison, she was having diarrhea non-stop. The vet tech was talking to me about it and said that the proof is in the dog. If you know that the kibble you're feeding is of great quality and your dog has firm poops, healthy coat, healthy eyes, etc. that there's no reason to switch.


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Tina I just assume the poop quantity/size was because of kibble/Acana because I remember a thread about how much your chis poop and on average "the poopers" were the ones on kibble.
I don't know what's wrong that I can't type today. lol It's a liver cleanse diet. Lulu has been on nothing but ZP since last June and she poos 2 times a day almost everyday once in the morning and once at night, and it is the same size as it was when she was on Acana. Also, I fed Lulu their LID Acana food--the duck and pear formula. It is lower in protein, so I don't know if that makes any difference, and I would literally count how many kibbles I gave her--usually 30 to 33--instead of 1/4 cup or such. Do remember though that Lulu was 4 yrs old when I was feeding like that not 7 1/2 months. They probably require more for a while more.
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I have been actually wondering if ZP changed something lately. I sent them an e-mail asking and they said they didn't change but I have seen other people asking the same thing on FB.
Jaxx has started itching and chewing on his paws a lot lately. His vet said it was probably his food. Jaxx has been on ZP for a while now and I normally switch out the protein each time I order a bag. He has been on Venison this last bag and has been itchy the entire bag.
It is almost time to buy a new bag of food and I have been considering switching Jaxx back to Orijen or Fromm. If it is the Venison that is making him itchy then my only choice with ZP would be Lamb and I don't want him itching through another entire bag of ZP.
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I wish Gemma would eat ZP but she just hates the dry stuff. She only likes the wet and that is too expensive for me. So, since I wanted to feed her better than just Acana but I couldn't do full raw, she gets Acana in the morning for all the nutrients she needs, and then she gets fresh raw meat mixed with salmon oil in the evening. The Acana gives her the nutrients she would be needing from fresh organ and bone, and the raw meat still gives her the benefits of raw feeding. It works for me and it works for her. She's really thriving on her diet.
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Edie used to love ZP until the last couple of weeks, now she won't eat it at all. I can't tell if she's being fussy, I've been overfeeding it or the bag has gone bad. I've ordered a bag of lamb ZP, really hoping it'll make things better because she won't reliably eat any brand of kibble.

OP - The sample bags are pretty reasonable, so I'd definitely give ZP a try. There seems to be a lot of variation in what individual dogs thrive on so your own experience will be the best guide.
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I was feeding my babies with acana too.But in another dog forum I read that acana is too dangerous for dogs because it contains a lot of rosemary.
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I was feeding my babies with acana too.But in another dog forum I read that acana is too dangerous for dogs because it contains a lot of rosemary.
No. Rosemary is not good for dogs, but only in large amounts. The amount of rosemary in Acana is soooo minuscule and tiny that a dog would have to eat an entire bag of it at once for bad effects.


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I was feeding my babies with acana too.But in another dog forum I read that acana is too dangerous for dogs because it contains a lot of rosemary.
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No. Rosemary is not good for dogs, but only in large amounts. The amount of rosemary in Acana is soooo minuscule and tiny that a dog would have to eat an entire bag of it at once for bad effects.


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