Ziwipeak dried daily cuisine has been a TOTAL life saver when it comes to dog shows for us. I detest how it smells, but it is the ONLY thing that keeps Bryco from getting loose poos aside from bone-in-chicken and THK/raw meats/cooked sweet potato. I do prefer the fresh, raw alternatives to Ziwi, but its convenience can't be beat when we are staying at hotels and feeding the dogs on the go.
I always add a bit of water to the food, I figure they need it for processing, or I add pedialyte to Bryco's to make sure he's at his best.
The thing is I really am struggling with amount to feed.
I guess using Trigger as an example, I feed for a 6.5 lb adult dog, which is his ideal weight...he's kinda fat right now at just over 7 lbs and very rotund LOL. The ziwi website (Natural Range Of Premium Pet-food Products - Ziwipeak - Natural New Zealand Pet Nutrition
) says he gets 1/2 a scoop a day, meaning 1/4 a scoop 2x a day b'c that is how I feed him. That is NOT very much food at all, which I know we have all pointed out and discussed here before...but I just want to be sure I am not confusing this.
But the part I struggle w/ more is Oakley and Bryco, Oakley is 3.5 lbs and Bryco is close to 4 lbs. So they'd get more than 1/3 of a scoop but less than 1/2 a scoop...that's like LOL...a few squares difference? I just don't get how you are supposed to gauge that, the scoop is tiny...
I know others have asked too, and showed what they fed...and compared to what I feed, others seem to feed a LOT? so maybe I'm getting it wrong...