ZiwiPeak Daily-Dog Lamb Cuisine Air-Dried Dog Food
My picky toy poodle starts out loving any new food. She quickly changes and I'm stuck with 5 lbs of food she won't eat. I was very skeptical about Ziwipeak at first. It is rated by Dog Food Advisor as the best. I afford it by feeding once a day (the first feeding is a best rated dry food with a little broth). Don't over feed Ziwipeak. It's complete and very rich. Follow the instructions. Do not wet this food--it doesn't have to be rehydrated. Always have plenty of fresh water available. This is my fourth bag, and my little dog acts like it's new. Amazing! I have fed the venison and the lamb, but she doesn't care. I don't have to try to make it new to her. She cleans every morsel out of her bowl in less than five minutes. Stools are firm.
April 24, 2013
First of all, VERY impressive and minimalist ingredient list.
Lamb Meat, Liver, Tripe, Heart and Kidney, Chicory Inulin, Green-lipped Mussel, Fish Oil, Lecithin, Kelp, Vitamins and Minerals.
These days even the higher end foods have like 20 ingredients, but the limited but excellent and highly nutrient ingredients in this food is hard to come by (although perhaps maybe a little *too* limited for long term feeding). It's too bad it has to be imported all the way from NZ, because that makes it more expensive. That's okay though because i don't feed this exclusively and it still ends up benefitting my dog.
When my dog first started eating it he couldn't get enough, he acted like it was a whole bowl of treats, but after his 2nd bag he grew a little tired of it, that was when i was feeding him ZP almost exclusively (oh, and my dog is about 8lbs, so at 2.2lb bag lasted him maybe 3 weeks-ish).
So now i just have a bag around and i feed him maybe 1 meal of ZP every 3 or 4 meals, or maybe a few meals in a week, so it's basically 25%-30% of his food intake. This makes feeding the ZP less expensive but he still benefits from this very well made, nutrient rich, healthy food.
To be honest, i feel that feeding nothing but Ziwipeak would not be the best thing to do. All their dehydrated foods share the same limited ingredients other than the meat source, and since that basically includes only Chicory and Kelp, it just doesn't seem like a healthy varied diet. Maybe for 2 or 3 months, okay, but at some point a little variety in a diet seems necessary.
Oh yeah, and Mr. Chewy's definitely has the best price on ZP.
June 13, 2012
Great as training treats
I use this as training treats. My treat bag is a mix of treats but primarily ZiwiPeak. My dog(s) love it, it's a perfect size and I'm not feeding them empty calories during class.
January 12, 2014
Great Natural Food
My 2 Goldens and a Jack Russell love ZiwiPeak so much that I take a handful as treats on our treks into the forest.
I am trying all the flavors and protein sources. So far it is the Venison and Fish that they like the best.
I have noticed a positive change in their coat and energy levels since adding and switching to ZiwiPeak.
Good stuff going in and a lot less coming out.
Highly recommend this food.
August 24, 2013
I have been reseaching and looking for an all natural product just like this for my dog, that contains so many of the organ meats. It is much too expensive to feed alone when your dog weighs 125#, so I just supplement a small amount to his regular food. I feel really good knowing that even a small amount of this high quality food will be so good for him.
February 16, 2012
Sammy loves it
Sammy was very sick when we first got him as a puppy had to feed a special homemade diet of course with human grade food. Once he was better we tried to go back to dog food and he would literally starve himself. We went through hundreds of kinds and he only ate blue dry dog food for a week and again went back to not eating. We have now been feeding ziwipeak venison for 2 years and he loves it still. We have never switched flavors. For a small dog like sammy 12lbs it seems like it is expensive up front but compared to cans the cost is comparable $2 / day The dry blue was definitely cheaper at around 1.30/ day. Considering I love my dog like my child hes family....so worth it!
August 17, 2014
Not a big hit...
My dogs ate it at first, but after a few meals, they're turning their noses up at it. I mix it with various types of dry food now. They seem to eat it better. May be too rich for dogs who've eaten mostly dry their entire lives, even high-protein/fat dry.
July 16, 2014
If I were independently wealthy I would only feed ZiwiPeak Daily-Dog to my dogs. It's that good... and the dogs love it. Plus so convenient. Alas, I am not rich, and so I alternate it with other, more affordable foods.
August 3, 2013