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Old 11-08-2012, 11:55 PM
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Caitlin, I might just send a quick email to Acana and see what they have to say about the rosemary. You must be excited about them making a similar product to ziwi! Maybe Gemma will like it!

Even though I have no issues with the amount of Odie's poop, I still like to feed some raw meals every week to shake things up, and of course for the dental benefits of a raw bone. I know that dogs are totally fine with eating the same meal everyday, but I like to give a few unconventional meals a week for some enrichment. I wanted to do this with a dog ever since I gave educational talks at wolf feedings (as part of a job I had) and saw how excited they got about different meals. Chihuahuas aren't wolves, but I see a lot of the same with Odie. It's just fun! By the way, the wolves would sometimes eat Acana!
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All dogs shed salmonella in their faeces, the amount is only marginally higher in raw fed dogs. The reason why good hygiene is important, regardless of what is being fed.

I hope Gemma is feeling better soon. You could still try fish. Fish sold for human consumption is fine, to be extra safe I freeze for two weeks prior to feeding. I feed it frozen so it gives a bit of a dental workout too.
I do have some pollock in the freezer. Is that safe to feed?

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I might also suggest trying Ziwipeak again. To be honest, I am lazy and just am not willing to go raw. However, I like really like the ingredients of Ziwipeak (or limited ingredients). When I started Lady on this she went from a two a day to a once a day pooper! When Prince joined us on another food he would do two to three small poops a day. After switching him to Ziwipeak, he is also a once a day pooper now. I totally understand that you want to feed her in a way that limits her poop, especially of she eats it. Both Prince and Lady will get the cat poop if we don't get to it immediately. This totally grosses me out. We can't gate the cat boxes because one cat is 17 years old and can not jump. Did you try the different favors of Ziwipeak, maybe she didn't like the flavor??? Both mine love it. I use the venison flavor.
She still doesn't like ZP. She has tried the venison food but she has tried all treats flavors which is basically the same thing and she didn't like any of them either. She didn't even like the cat version. She is still really small and can't afford to lose any weight, so I don't want to chance her not eating again. Believe me, I wish she would just eat ZP! All my problems would be solved!
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Caitlin, I might just send a quick email to Acana and see what they have to say about the rosemary. You must be excited about them making a similar product to ziwi! Maybe Gemma will like it!

Even though I have no issues with the amount of Odie's poop, I still like to feed some raw meals every week to shake things up, and of course for the dental benefits of a raw bone. I know that dogs are totally fine with eating the same meal everyday, but I like to give a few unconventional meals a week for some enrichment. I wanted to do this with a dog ever since I gave educational talks at wolf feedings (as part of a job I had) and saw how excited they got about different meals. Chihuahuas aren't wolves, but I see a lot of the same with Odie. It's just fun! By the way, the wolves would sometimes eat Acana!
That would be very cool to see what they have to say. If you mail them, I would love to hear their response. Also yes, I am so excited for their premade raw to come out. I really hope it's available here in Sweden. If it's not at first, I'm definitely going to request it from every supplier here.

Gemma is totally fine with eating Acana every day too, lol. She loves it! But she loves raw anything as well. She gets dried duck breast fillets too as treats/dental chews during the afternoons. So, she gets a good amount of variety anyways in her diet.
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That would be very cool to see what they have to say. If you mail them, I would love to hear their response. Also yes, I am so excited for their premade raw to come out. I really hope it's available here in Sweden. If it's not at first, I'm definitely going to request it from every supplier here.

Gemma is totally fine with eating Acana every day too, lol. She loves it! But she loves raw anything as well. She gets dried duck breast fillets too as treats/dental chews during the afternoons. So, she gets a good amount of variety anyways in her diet.
Just sent them a message! I'll let you know if I get a reply. I asked why they include it and if there are any plans to remove it from their kibble.
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Pollock is fine. Can you get whole oily fish like sprats?
Have you tried other dried raw foods like K9 Naturals? I don't know if you can get it in Sweden, and I think it might be even more expensive than ZiwiPeak, but it is another option to try.
I still can't believe a creature as beautiful as Gemma would have such a filthy habit as poo munching lol. She is a little horror in disguise!
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Just sent them a message! I'll let you know if I get a reply. I asked why they include it and if there are any plans to remove it from their kibble.
Awesome.

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Pollock is fine. Can you get whole oily fish like sprats?
Have you tried other dried raw foods like K9 Naturals? I don't know if you can get it in Sweden, and I think it might be even more expensive than ZiwiPeak, but it is another option to try.
I still can't believe a creature as beautiful as Gemma would have such a filthy habit as poo munching lol. She is a little horror in disguise!
I'm not sure about the oily fish. I will look this week at the store. And no to the K9 Naturals. I have looked before. It seems we just get Acana, Orijen, and Ziwipeak.

LOL, I know. If you met her in real life, you would never imagine she did such a nasty thing. She's so sweet and adorable and innocent. It so does not match her personality, lol. It's really the only naughty thing she does. She is very well-behaved with everything else. My little turd monster.
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Lol, I could never be cross with that adorable face!
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HAHA oh no! Is that going to be her naughty november entry?
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