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First taste of ZP!

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So, tonight Toby is skipping a meal in preparation of starting ZP full time tomorrow. I got the ZP this afternoon and I decided tonight to give him a piece and see how he liked it. When I gave it to him, I also gave Lilly and Rocky pieces as a treat.


Rocky ate it whole. Scarfed it down. The little Chihuahua piggy loved it, as he loves all food.

Lilly ate hers right away and loved it.

Toby held it in his mouth and then spit it out. He repeated that about four times. Then, my sister suggested he didn't like the size of it, so I broke a piece in three. He chowed down on them! The pieces were just too big! So I decided to take a hammer to the bag to break up the pieces a tiny bit. BUT HE LOVED IT!!!!!! Toby has never enjoyed eating anything (treats, kibble, canned, raw meats, anything!) other than bully sticks before. It was nice to see him like a food.

Then they all proceeded to hunt around the dining room for more for over an hour. LOL.

I am going to Disney World this weekend with my mom, but my dad and sister have agreed to feed Toby separately so he can start his ZP tomorrow morning. And I actually have my mom considering putting Rocky on it too, so that's an improvement!
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Just reading about you breaking pieces of ZP up ? I ordered a sample pack as I'm thinking of changing Bella's food and the pieces are really small already, smaller than a bran flake. Are they bigger in a non sample pack ? Have mine just got a bit squashed in the post. Also are you just going to feed straight away ? Or introduce it slowly or I have I misread thread ? x
I'm so glad Toby loves his ZP, makes life so much easier when they love a food that is good for them. Did he try and roll in it? Mine did that they were so excited when they first got it. Both Chloe and Winston didn't like to eat the squares whole originally but they got used to it in a week or so, I gradually added some whole ones in until they were eating all whole squares.

Have a great time at Disney World- im jealous!
ZP is what I'm going to be buying come pay day so it's good to hear some reviews of it first hand. I'm so glad Toby has found something he can enjoy. Mylo often doesn't like big pieces of food so I'll have to look into breaking them up too. I got some treats from natures:menu which are made with 95% meat (they are a BARF company) and Mylo LOVES them. Normally I give him a treat when potty training and he goes back to what he was doing but with these he looks at me as if to say 'and where's the rest?'

On Fridays my sister looks after Mylo as I do a double shift in work and I'm gone all day. It's my form of doggy day care as he ends up exhausted after a day of playing with the kids and her husband who professed to hate dogs, especially puppies before he met Mylo. The other half went to pick Mylo up after work and ended up staying until I got out of work at 10pm. So when we were leaving I said thanks for looking after my boys, to which he husband replied 'it's no problem, one sat dribbling all night and the other just peed under the table.'
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It is short for Ziwipeak. It is air dried raw food from New Zealand. It comes in three flavors- liver, venison, and venison and fish. It is a completely balanced raw diet with the convenience of kibble, because you feed it just like kibble. It kind of looks like a jerky... It has meat, organ, bones, vitamins, fish oil, and minerals.

It is not cheap, for sure. A 2.2 pound bag cost be about $30. But they eat very little of it and a 2.2 lb bag will last my 5.5 pound Toby about a month, maybe a little more. It is second best only to fresh raw.

You can buy it on Amazon, directly from ZP,,, and more.

Here is there website for more research. Welcome to ZiwiPeak - The ultimate raw dog food and cat food, for the healthiest of pets and all 100% pure natural, raw, meat » ZiwiPeak

I just decided to switch Toby after being here and learning a lot about dog foods and researching it extensively.
Thanks! I'm going to look into this!
I wish I wasn't a poor college student and could afford ZP for London :(. One day I am going to spoil her so nasty though, haha.
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