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The Ziwi Peak is different than a raw diet. And I have heard varying reports on it. It is dehydrated and therefore higher in protein and fat than the frozen raw diets that you store in the freezer. We tried the Ziwi peak too and giving the amount I was supposed too, both my boys were starving and then I read your posts and few others and got scared myself...also Cash developed a bacterial rash so I thought the Ziwi was causing it.
It wasn't until Cash began to have real weight problems that I tried the raw seriously. Kibble, any kibble, even those with high protein made Cash ravenous, and gain weight. I too was worried about auto-immune with raw as he has had some odd medical things for such a young dog... but 24 lbs on Hav wasn't healthy so the vet and a canine nutritionist convinced me to try the not cooking the NV medallions and that I could add 25% lean ground meat raw, turkey or beef (which I also freeze into portions) to save some money and also lower the calcium level in the NV. I have been truly amazed with the difference in my boys. they are acting like Havanese now.
But i wouldn't be worried about changing to California Naturals canned if Django will eat it. It is a very good food and NOT raw and it is balanced with good carbs.
Missy, Jasper & Cash
Last edited by Missy; 06-19-2009 at 12:34 PM.