As an innovator and global leader of air-dried nutrition, ZIWI is proudly crafted at their 100% owned kitchens located in beautiful New Zealand in the small coastal town of Mount Maunganui on the North Island and the rolling hills of Christchurch on the South Island. Ziwi's mission is to deliver pet food and treats that are carefully crafted to mirror the whole-prey, meat-rich diet that dogs and cats need for a long, happy, healthy life.
If I could afford to, I would use this as dog food as well. But since I can’t, I use Ziwis as high value training treats and our pup LOVES them. There are so many crappy treats on the market with sugars and fillers, so it’s nice to know that I can count on Ziwi to make a really high quality dog food. They were recently bought by a Chinese private equity firm, so we’ll see if they start altering the ingredients. They have already raised the price per bag significantly.
I have a 4 yr old rescue pure bred AmStaff. For a 1 1/2 we struggled with food issues. I have tried so many different things. I found the Lamb recipe to be the best for her. We went from bathing 2 x a wk to forgetting the last time she got a bath. Unfortunately, she got very thin and I couldn’t afford $800 a month to feed her any longer. She seemed like she was starving all the time so she def needed more fiber food.
I’ve spent hundred of dollars on Ziwi food for my 2 puppies. I have a yorkie and an Australian cobberdog. I bought Ziwi because of its quality and I like the fact that it is raw. However, my puppies has always had stomach problems when they are on Ziwi, including the good dog reward treats. Like REALLY BAD diarrhea….. the kind that requires you getting up in the middle of night multiple times because my puppie was having liquid diarrhea. Thought this would never end lol I thought of a million reasons that could be causing this and never thought it would be food from Ziwi. I finally switched both puppies to hills science diet and they’ve both been having perfectos. I still have a lot of Ziwi food left so I would give these as treats or add a tiny tiny bit to their kibbles. THIS STILL CAUSED STOMACH ISSUES EVERY TIME. I thought the food is good for all stages, maybe it’s no good for puppies? Especially I have two very different breeds? Has this happened to anyone else?
We have fed numerous bags, various flavors, of Ziwi's and our standard poodles have scomphed up every one. Brick and Skye do not discriminate between great and great flavors. We are now buying the biggest bags available to keep up with the demand!
The food itself is good, but the massive price hike has made it impossible to purchase anymore. It used to be $103, then slowly exploded into an absurd price that's just not possible to get anymore. Extremely shameful. I used to buy multiple bags a month. Won't be buying Ziwi anymore.
Air dried is a great alternative to raw and a wonderful way to boost kibble! I know it's expensive.. it's my only downside. But I do love it! I wish I could afford to get ziwi more but for now it's just a treat for us.
It smells oxidized. I bought it when it was on discount. I was sent something with an oxidized smell. Never buy when the price is discounted. too rude.
I use the Ziwi air dried food as training treats (too expensive as kibble). Also hopefully the sustainability claims are accurate, which I'd appreciate (have not independently verified). Dog loves anything Ziwi.
This high quality freeze dried food is an expensive splurge but I now routinely buy it. I sprinkle a handful on top of my dogs regular food and he eats all of it right up.
Love this stuff! However feeding it as a food would cost me over $1000. a month. Call it a healthy treat that’s what it is!