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KrystalLeigh 09-26-2012 03:37 PM

Stopping Ziwipeak?
 
Odie has been on Ziwipeak for probably a couple of weeks now. At first I was concerned that she was eating too much of it, but she seemed to settle down now and she's now eating the recommended amount (I think she was just excited that she had a new food).

For the past three or four days now, she has had runny stools, sometimes verging on full blown diarrhea. I've tried giving her pure yam, which helped a little, but without it, it seems to not be improving.

She's eating the venison kind. This morning, I have given her Acana kibble instead of Ziwipeak, to see if we can stop the diarrhea. I would love her to continue on the Ziwipeak, and she seems to really like it, but I don't want to continue if it's not agreeing with her body. Has anyone else had to stop feeding it?

heartagram 09-26-2012 05:37 PM

Yep I had too.
I posted a thread recently about it, I also thought it may be overfeeding but whatever I did Noah would continue to have stools coated heavily in mucus, sometimes they were loose but don't recall any bad diarrhea such as you describe.
The minute I switched him off it the mucus cleared up so I figured something in Ziwipeak was causing bowel irritation, so I stopped.

He still has bits of ziwipeak as treats at the moment since I have a few pieces left from a trial bag but I don't feed it as a meal anymore, it's a shame as so many people here seem to rave about it and Noah also loved it and the little stools were great lol.

Still trying to find a food that 100% suits him :(

How many pieces do you currently feed?

michele 09-26-2012 05:53 PM

I have 2 with weak stomachs,i feed Venison & Fish and they are both fine on that.Maybe email them and tell them and ask for a sample of the venison and fish.Worth a try

Rico's Mom 09-26-2012 07:15 PM

I would call the number on the website. Kimberly answers herself, she is the co founder. She is really nice and knowledgeable. She would be able to help you.
If you do call, please post what he has to say :)

AussieLass 09-26-2012 10:25 PM

Have you guys with weak tummies tried giving chicken wing tips at all, the bone should firm things up & it's great for their dental health?

KrystalLeigh 09-26-2012 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by heartagram (Post 980545)
Yep I had too.
I posted a thread recently about it, I also thought it may be overfeeding but whatever I did Noah would continue to have stools coated heavily in mucus, sometimes they were loose but don't recall any bad diarrhea such as you describe.
The minute I switched him off it the mucus cleared up so I figured something in Ziwipeak was causing bowel irritation, so I stopped.

He still has bits of ziwipeak as treats at the moment since I have a few pieces left from a trial bag but I don't feed it as a meal anymore, it's a shame as so many people here seem to rave about it and Noah also loved it and the little stools were great lol.

Still trying to find a food that 100% suits him :(

How many pieces do you currently feed?

Hmmm... interesting. No mucous here, just diarrhea. She hasn't gone at all today now. I'm a little worried about her.

Quote:

Originally Posted by michele (Post 980547)
I have 2 with weak stomachs,i feed Venison & Fish and they are both fine on that.Maybe email them and tell them and ask for a sample of the venison and fish.Worth a try

She wouldn't eat the Mussel treat, but it might be worth trying the venison & fish.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rico's Mom (Post 980560)
I would call the number on the website. Kimberly answers herself, she is the co founder. She is really nice and knowledgeable. She would be able to help you.
If you do call, please post what he has to say :)

I might do this if I can find the time!

Quote:

Originally Posted by AussieLass (Post 980623)
Have you guys with weak tummies tried giving chicken wing tips at all, the bone should firm things up & it's great for their dental health?

Odie gets a chicken neck roughly around 3 times a week, and sometimes a duck or chicken foot. We've continued this since she started ZP too.

teetee 09-26-2012 10:40 PM

have you considered possibly feeding a raw bone now and then to firm stools? Can also be beneficial for teeth :)

KrystalLeigh 09-26-2012 10:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by teetee (Post 980638)
have you considered possibly feeding a raw bone now and then to firm stools? Can also be beneficial for teeth :)

She eats a chicken neck around 3 times a week, which we've continued to do. I just emailed Ziwipeak and I'll see what they say. The only other time she's had diarrhea is after dewormer and her spay. I kind of feel like a jerk now, because she was really thriving on Acana and her raw meals and now I've turned her world upside down. :( I may just return to feeding Acana until I hear back from them.


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