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Old 01-29-2013, 10:37 PM
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Wow it has been a while since I've been able to get on here.

Anyway, I just want some opinions on which premade is better. Usually I feed DIY prey model raw but the place I got organs from hardly has them anymore so now I'm worried about Onyx not getting her liver and kidney.

My plan is to feed a good sized boneless raw meal in the morning like she gets now, and a small amount of a premade at night so she can get everything she's missing.

I've mainly narrowed it down to Stella & Chewys frozen or Ziwipeak air dried. I'm kinda of leaning more towards S&T because it is less processed (I think?) She has been on both in the past and does good on either so it's just a matter of picking the best food for my baby. What is everyone's opinions on these foods and which would you choose and why?
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I like them both. Frankly I'd just get a bag of Ziwipeak and a bag of Stella and Chewys and then just alternate them. No need to be brand loyal. Try them both and see what she thinks!

Brody likes the lamb ZiwiPeak. It seems to be a softer jerky than the venison. I do rotate the venison in occasionally. He likes the lamb S&C's but I just bought a bag of the beef so will have him eat through that next. I don't do the venison and fish ZP because Brody doesn't like fish so I don't think he'd enjoy it. I don't do the poultry flavors of the S&C (chicken and duck) because that's such an easy thing for me to give raw. I like to use the premades for novel proteins that are harder for me to source such as venison and lamb.
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Thank you for the advice! I'm more interested in the rarer proteins with the premades as well. Stella and Chewys now has a Venison formula and a Rabbit one so I'm definitely looking into getting those.

I'd say the ONLY thing I worry about with Ziwipeak is if it will go bad since it will take Onyx a while to get through a bag since it won't be the main part of her diet. She LOVES lamb Ziwi though.
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I also like them both and so do my girls which is even more important!

They get Venison ZP and Hope can tolerate (this is a miracle!) S&C Duck, Duck, Goose. I mix them. My other two could easily eat the S&C alone but I am too afraid to try it that way with Hope.

I will try ZP beef as soon as it comes out. Their rabbit formula is in trials and if all goes well will be out later this year.

A small bag of the S&C freeze dried Rabbit is on a truck on the way to us. I ordered it the second they could sell! Hoping to have Thursday or Friday.
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Ziwipeak may be releasing a rabbit formula?? Where did you hear that? Oh man, it would be hard for me not to buy that, my house is going to look like a pet food store with all of the brands and flavors of food and treats I want to try.

I REALLY want to get the new Orijen treats but I don't know when I'll be able to find them around here :/
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I posted about it here:
https://www.chihuahua-people.com/chih...-ziwipeak.html
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Karen, let us know how those new flavors go over!!! Variety is so great. I love giving novel proteins.
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I use a prey model diet but I have used Stella and Chevys before and I really liked it. I found my dogs teeth stayed cleaner on a prey model diet.
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