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Old 11-23-2014, 10:10 PM
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Default Do I need to wean onto ziwipeak for travel?

Koda and I will be going to Tennessee for thanksgiving and again for Christmas. Since he's been eating pre made, frozen raw for several months now, I don't want him to go back on kibble to travel. I bought him a small bag of ziwipeak to eat while we're out of town. The question is, do I need to wean him to the ziwipeak before we travel? He is a great traveler and never gets an upset tummy. But I worry about the change from frozen pre made to ziwipeak may be too much, especially with flying and whatnot. I am I right to switch him over to the ziwipeak a few days before we leave? How do those of you who travel switch your pups' diets?
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I would think it would be like switching any kind of food.....mix it together first to get them used to the new food. I will say though, my new puppy transioned very easily to Ziwipeak canned (and she loves it). No tummy troubles and much less stinky poo.
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I think it would be just fine to switch him over to the ZP a few days before travel just to make you feel comfortable with how he will handle it. We don't travel, but I switch Lulu back and forth between Primal freeze dried & frozen and ZP often. I have no particular reason why I switch her--I just really like them both. Lulu is a dog that has a cast iron stomach I suppose, but it never bothers her a bit. I have even been known to give Primal for one meal and ZP for the other in the same day.
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I use ziwipeak or S&C for travel food and I have to say I don't usually transition at all. We feed home made raw though, so every meal is different anyway- it is not like feeding a pre made. Even on vacation if it ends up convenient I will just give raw on vacation. For instance we went to Sedona recently and I brought ZP, I fed one meal of ZP then ended up at a restaurant with a raw dog food menu so they had raw beef for the next meal, then 2 zp meals the next day and then we went by a whole foods and everyone had a chicken foot for and an egg the next day. Mine are never bothered by one random meal of travel food here or there. It depends on the individuals though.

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Thank you everyone for the advice! I needed some reassurance as this is the first time we will be traveling since he's been on a completely raw diet.
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Unless the dog has proven to be sensitive to food changes I don't worry about it.
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I feed DIY raw and have no issues at all feeding the odd meal of ZiwiPeak. Like Annie I try and feed raw when out and about, I usually grab some chicken portions or minced beef at a supermarket. When camping I have always managed to find somewhere that will sell me some meat, a pub or cafe if there isn't a shop. Most people are really helpful, especially if you have the cute tiny dog with you
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