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I placed an online order right before Christmas for my sister and I. She wanted a bag of the dehydrated ZP. I ordered her an 11lb bag of Venison as she feeds Raw and wanted a back up for her pups. She said it didnt seem right. It was like it was "too" dehydrated. It was kind of too crumbly...if that make sense. Not like normal. She thought maybe it was old. But was giving it as treats. I talked to her today and she mentioned that her pups gas was really bad! The only change in their diet was the ZP.

Anyone ever get ZP that was maybe a bad bag? Im going to call the company that I ordered it from tomorrow :confused:
 

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I'm not sure about that brand, but I have purchased dehydrated liver alot and its normally very dry. Call the company to make sure its right.
 

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The lamb ziwi seems a bit more "moist" and there are crumbs in the bag. Especially towards the end of the bag. I definitely couldn't take a square and crumble it up though.
The venison ziwi is "drier" and I've never noticed any crums in a venison bag of ziwi. I can't crumble it up either.
If she is concerned she should give them a call. I'm sure they will be happy to answer any questions. :)
 

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Gosh...I would give them a call. My girls use the Venison and it is always like jerky, never crumbly. Was there a date on the bag by chance?

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i got the lamb zp for the first time today and mine crumble no problem if i want to break it up i can easily but it is moist not dry maybe the bag had a small hole in it which caused it to become stale?
 

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The lamb is definitely more moist...or "oily" I noticed. If the bag was punctured...it could have dried out a bit maybe? I've never noticed any gas from my pups eating ZP though. :confused:
 

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My sister says somethings just not right with it. She said their gas is so bad...you cant stand to be in the same room with them.

I called Pet Food Direct today and they want me to send them the UPC from the bag with LOT and expiration date. Once they get that back...I will be credited for the bag.

I just placed another order yesterday and thankfully...I ordered the Lamb for our new pup. Hopefully I wont have any problems with it.
 

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Kristi, where I get our ZP--they said all of their suppliers were OUT of the ZiwiPeak for a couple weeks. They only had trial sized bags a few weeks ago when I went in. Then they got the Venison/Fish and no other formula's. They're in now but a couple weeks ago the suppliers just couldn't find it anywhere. Then Sherri said the Venison/Fish was on back order or something (right Sherri??). I wonder if something was going on? I've not heard about a recall or anything? How odd to have it go missing for a couple weeks & now you said your sis got a bad batch? Keep us posted if you hear anything about it. That's pretty much all Mari has been eating for the last month and thankfully she hasn't had any troubles. But yikes!! Strange indeed!
 

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Heather....that is a strange coincidence :confused: See...thats why I posted this here. I wanted to know if anyone knew of something going on. My sister is bringing the bag to me tonite so I will see first hand what it looks like. I dont want her to feed anymore of it especially if they are having an unusual reaction to it. As far as I know....the bag of lamb I ordered yesterday (2.2lb) showed it was in stock.
 

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Where did you order your sisters from? Amazon? I wonder if there was a bad batch & they stopped making/selling it until they figured it out? I'll have to look into it a bit. I feel OK feeding the stuff they just got in...but yeah, it would make me leary to buy any on Amazon in case it was a bad batch thing.

Let us know what you find when you check the bag out...
 

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Kristy, we live near Orlando and order our ZP from Orlandopets. They deliver right to your door if you are in certain radius. Everyone was out of ZP for the last 2 weeks in December. Couldn't get it anywhere. We only eat the Venison/Fish flavor here but have never had it crumbly, only near the end of the bag. This is how I keep mine moist: I fill a small Tupperware container and place a damp papertowel over the top and cover it. It stay really moist and they seem to like it better. It does seem to dry out in the bag over time.
 

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Where did you order your sisters from? Amazon? I wonder if there was a bad batch & they stopped making/selling it until they figured it out? I'll have to look into it a bit. I feel OK feeding the stuff they just got in...but yeah, it would make me leary to buy any on Amazon in case it was a bad batch thing.

Let us know what you find when you check the bag out...
I ordered it from Pet Food Direct. Its usually who I order from. They have the most competitive prices that I know of.

Kristy, we live near Orlando and order our ZP from Orlandopets. They deliver right to your door if you are in certain radius. Everyone was out of ZP for the last 2 weeks in December. Couldn't get it anywhere. We only eat the Venison/Fish flavor here but have never had it crumbly, only near the end of the bag. This is how I keep mine moist: I fill a small Tupperware container and place a damp papertowel over the top and cover it. It stay really moist and they seem to like it better. It does seem to dry out in the bag over time.
The bag in question was ordered Dec 20th and arrived 3 days later. So I did get it during the time you and Heather both say everyone was out of it :confused:
 

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Hmmm, I've been watching this thread, and I find it all very odd! This was my first time ordering ZiwiPeak, so I don't have anything to compare it to and I REALLLLLY wish I did! :(
I ordered the 11lb bag of Venison&Fish dehydrated from Amazon and received it on December 20th. Was that during the time everyone says it was "unavailable" to them?...
Like I said, I have nothing to compare it to, but I have to say, there is quite a bit of crumblies in this bag! I separated it into smaller ziplock bags to freeze, and each ziplock has probably half whole peices, some half pieces, and lots of crumbles that I'm going to have to measure out with their scoop, instead of just hand feed individual pieces. Does that ratio of pieces : crumbles sound normal?...

On the other hand, the pups are diggin' it! It is still soft and chewy. And I also haven't noticed any gas (which is not uncommon for my chi's).
 

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When I get the bag from my sister.....I will post a picture of it along with the Lot and expiration date.
 

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Hmmm, I've been watching this thread, and I find it all very odd! This was my first time ordering ZiwiPeak, so I don't have anything to compare it to and I REALLLLLY wish I did! :(
I ordered the 11lb bag of Venison&Fish dehydrated from Amazon and received it on December 20th. Was that during the time everyone says it was "unavailable" to them?...
Like I said, I have nothing to compare it to, but I have to say, there is quite a bit of crumblies in this bag! I separated it into smaller ziplock bags to freeze, and each ziplock has probably half whole peices, some half pieces, and lots of crumbles that I'm going to have to measure out with their scoop, instead of just hand feed individual pieces. Does that ratio of pieces : crumbles sound normal?...

On the other hand, the pups are diggin' it! It is still soft and chewy. And I also haven't noticed any gas (which is not uncommon for my chi's).

Yes, I always find quite a bit broken or half pieces but it always arrives soft and chewy. I think this is just the "settling" of the food from shipping, etc.
 

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When I get the bag from my sister.....I will post a picture of it along with the Lot and expiration date.
Thanks! I'll keep checking back. :)

Yes, I always find quite a bit broken or half pieces but it always arrives soft and chewy. I think this is just the "settling" of the food from shipping, etc.
Thank you! I'm glad to hear that. :)
 

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Well...she only brought me the label so I didnt get to see the actual food :foxes15:....but here is the info on the bag

Batch...6253
Expir Jul 2012
 

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Kristy, I know this is an old thread but the bag of Venison/Fish I picked up the other day is VERY dry. I didn't bother taking it back. I've been feeding it & everyone has been fine. It's like the seal maybe was broken or something? But I've not noticed any gas or anything. Strange how all of a sudden some is too dry now? It's more like a kibble & I don't like it!! Hopefully it was just weird batch....
 
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