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Old 02-17-2013, 11:25 AM
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My puppies are currently on Acana. When I joined the forum everyone was talking about Ziwipeak, saying great things about it and loving it, so I decided to eventually change to ZP.
I have read every thread about it but lately a lot of you have been having problems with it and even change to something else.

Now I am super confuse and don't know what to do, I want a higher quality food for my puppies than Acana but I can't make raw.
I finally found a way to get ZP to Austria but now I am worrying about it. Also I should make a decision ASAP because the Acana bag is getting empty.

What do you think I should do? do you think is worth it? should I at least try it?
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:31 AM
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I love ZP. The problems that most seem to be having is the richness. This is an easy fix. Instead of feeding nothing but ZP, just substitute one meal with ZP. I do raw in the morning where I can oils & supplements & then ZP for supper which I know is a complete meal. If you are unsure about feeding, email ZP & ask for samples to see how you & your babies like it. If they don't like it, return the food. The problems mostly seem to be with the fish & lamb. I've used all 3 of these without incident. I am currently feeding the venison & very happy with it.
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I can't help much. I was super excited when I found out about ZP, and introduced it to the forum. It seemed to be the perfect answer. I tried it for a few months, and it turned out way to rich for my crew. I think it's an awesome food if your babies do well on it. Maybe try it as a topper to the Acana?
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I feed it along with the Fromm kibbles, I didn't take their kibbles away, but I am finding with the Ziwipeak that Ike is constipated, even when giving him less, I don't think I am going to order another bag and just stick to what I have them on.
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It does work great as an addition to kibble if you find it is too rich by itself. One of mine eats pretty much straight ZP and the other eats half ZP and half kibble.
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Acana is a great food. If you are having success with it I would continue it. ZP makes an excellent treat. For training, I can make 1 piece into 4 or 5 pieces. The consistency makes it nice for breaking up.

Once you are feeding a 5 start food, all is good. If you do choose to stay with Acana, I would feed it with plenty of water added.
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MY problem with Acana is that they poop so many times a day more than 5 times each and they are always big and super stinky.
I heard with ZP they are tiny and practically odorless.

Karen I do add water to the Acana but why are you mentioning it? because of the moisture?
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MY problem with Acana is that they poop so many times a day more than 5 times each and they are always big and super stinky.
I heard with ZP they are tiny and practically odorless.

Karen I do add water to the Acana but why are you mentioning it? because of the moisture?
Sounds like you may be over feeding. How much do they get per day?


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