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I have been giving my 5 month old chihuahua/cocker spaniel mix puppy Taste of the Wild since I got her at 8 weeks of age. I found out about ZiwiPeak and received a sample in last week. Since then I have been giving her a mix of both 2x a day and was just wondering if I would be better giving one meal of the Taste of the Wild and 1 of ZiwiPeak or continue what I am doing.
I would just plain switch to ZiwiPeak but with a move coming up I stocked up on her normal Taste of the Wild so I wouldn't have to worry about food supply for her for a couple months. I do have a 2.2lb bag of ZiwiPeak set for delievery tomorrow giving me plenty of both to continue mixing the 2 or feed seperatly.
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I have been giving my 5 month old chihuahua/cocker spaniel mix puppy Taste of the Wild since I got her at 8 weeks of age. I found out about ZiwiPeak and received a sample in last week. Since then I have been giving her a mix of both 2x a day and was just wondering if I would be better giving one meal of the Taste of the Wild and 1 of ZiwiPeak or continue what I am doing.
I would just plain switch to ZiwiPeak but with a move coming up I stocked up on her normal Taste of the Wild so I wouldn't have to worry about food supply for her for a couple months. I do have a 2.2lb bag of ZiwiPeak set for delievery tomorrow giving me plenty of both to continue mixing the 2 or feed seperatly.
I think either mixing or separate meals would be fine. It may be easier to make sure you aren't overfeeding if you feed 2 separate meals of each food though, since it is so easy to overfeed ZiwiPeak. But there is nothing wrong with mixing it either
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She hunts through her food and devours all the ziwipeak then finishes off the kibble an hour or 2 later. I give a total of a 3/4 cup of Taste of the Wild and 1/3 scoop of ziwipeak a day combined. Does that sound like to much for an 8lb puppy or not enough? According to the Taste of the Wild recommendations she should be getting around 1 cup of food and Ziwipeak says a little over 1 scoop for her being a puppy at her weight. (.66 scoops doubled for the puppy as stated on the bag)
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She hunts through her food and devours all the ziwipeak then finishes off the kibble an hour or 2 later. I give a total of a 3/4 cup of Taste of the Wild and 1/3 scoop of ziwipeak a day combined. Does that sound like to much for an 8lb puppy or not enough? According to the Taste of the Wild recommendations she should be getting around 1 cup of food and Ziwipeak says a little over 1 scoop for her being a puppy at her weight. (.66 scoops doubled for the puppy as stated on the bag)
How old is she? It seems like a lot, but if she is still a puppy she may need more. I have an 8 lb chi that is 1.5 years old and she would eat about 2/3 scoop of ZiwiPeak total as a puppy. When I was feeding kibble she got about 1/2c a day. As long as she isn't getting chubby and isn't have loose stools/excessive pooping I would say she is getting the right amount.
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