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Old 09-14-2012, 01:31 PM
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wondering if anyone else had experianced problems whilst feeding ziwipeak?
Been using the venison dry.

warning, pretty disgusting


But yeah, Noah has been having trouble with his stools for a while now, they've been very soft, basically pudding and absolutely thick in mucus, a couple of times he has just that, mucus.

Other than that he has been totally fine, so I haven't overly concerned but it's been going on awhile now soI purchased Protexin Prokolin+ paste, can't say I've seen it do much.

I contacted Ziwipeak to check If I wasn't overfeeding and I haven't been, if I cut back anymore there will literally only be about 4 pieces left and I'm worried he won't keep condition, I haven't weighed him recently so I don't know if hes been losing anything or gained but atm he looks okay.

So I thought I'd try one last thing before taking him to the vets and that was Chappie dog food and literally overnight the mucus has gone and the stools have started to firm up.

So what does this mean? he can't tolerate Ziwipeak? allergic? I thought it was suitable for sensitive tums, but in Noah's case it seems to be the culprit of his troubles?

Just bought a 1k bag as well, unopened but I guess I'm going to have to return it and look for another "good food"? I don't believe Chappie is suitable for puppies? only adults - so I don't really want to keep him on that but looks as though he can only tolerate bland things?

Hmm!

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Old 09-14-2012, 02:09 PM
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It sounds like it may just be too rich for him right now, or the protein source may be wrong for him.
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I know my daughters cat had the same thing with cat Z/P and he has a weak stomach.My old sheltie has a weak stomach as well,he's ok on (Accana-)Fish for dogs is a good one but not the salmon one that upset him just the ordinary fish one it's ideal for dogs with sensitive tummies it says ! also they do a small kibble
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Tootsie gets very itchy when she eats the Venison Ziwipeak. she does alot better on the Lamb Ziwi . but her stools have always been very solid no matter what Ziwipeak she eats.

Are you feeding anything else like treats besides the Ziwipeak?
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I agree...maybe the protein source. I've had a lot of dogs on Ziwipeak (all formula's) w/o any issue but we did have a puppy recently that couldn't tolerate the lamb. Usually lamb is the more "rich" formula but your pup may just not be able to tolerate the venison. You could try the lamb...or maybe they'd do better with a raw food w/o so much protein? The Honest Kitchen is a dehydrated raw but is more fruits/veggies. Granted I know dogs don't *need* them but they're ground up so they do get nutrients from it (all but one formula is a complete food). You could also try Stella & Chewy's but in all honesty we have more digestive problems on that than with Ziwipeak. LOL But it's worth a try because nutritionally I'd say thats better than Ziwi or The Honest Kitchen.

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Old 09-14-2012, 02:35 PM
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I usually use his ziwipeak meals for training, he has had two chicken wings for meal replacements last week which he was demented for and has had some dehydrated rocco chicken treats in the past, but before and after not much change, still horrible stools.

Now you mention it he has been scratching alot lately yet he is clear of fleas, so I guess its an allergy.

Chappie is made out of chicken and whitefish I think, very bland and good for sensitive tummies but Its one of those foods which would be considered "crap" due to the fillers and I think its owned by pedigree? I don't think there is a puppy version, so would he be lacking vital vitamins if he had to stay on this? or is it actually okay for puppies to eat adult food.

He isn't picky so would probably eat any food which makes things a little easier
I first started him on Orijen puppy which he couldn't cope on either, so I'm a bit wary of trying Acana BUT I think.. if chappie is anything to go by white fish is probably the best for those with sensitive stomach? and hopefully him, so will look for out wfish based ones.

The honest kitchen has one but not for puppies and Stella&chewys has only salmon, what other good brands are there? any recommendations? ;__; thankyou ♥

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Old 09-14-2012, 02:57 PM
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I know my daughters cat had the same thing with cat Z/P and he has a weak stomach.My old sheltie has a weak stomach as well,he's ok on (Accana-)Fish for dogs is a good one but not the salmon one that upset him just the ordinary fish one it's ideal for dogs with sensitive tummies it says ! also they do a small kibble
Which one is the Fish one? I can only see Acana Pacifica which is Salmon based? Is that the one you meant was good or the one that upset?

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Did you change your pup gradually over five days to Ziwipeak? I just started feeding Lady the venison formula. She was gradually introduced and has been on Ziwipeak twice a day for about week now (so it is still new to her). Her stool remains firm but the volume is less and the color is much darker. Lady is 5.5 pounds and I have been feeding her 1 ounce per day. If you didn't change you pup gradually could that be related to the stool issue? Also, maybe you are feeding to much (although that does't seem to be the case).
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