Orijen 6 Fish Dog Food – New Formula

February 22, 2011  
Filed under Dog Food Reviews, Latest Dog Food Reviews, Orijen

Normally when we see formula changes in dog food it is for the worst. In Orijen’s case, it looks like it is clearly for the better – we believe this is the best dog food kibble mass produced today. We have never seen all first five ingredients of a dog food being a named meat. We highly recommend this dog food.

Orijen 6 Fish Ingredient Analysis

  1. Fresh boneless salmonorijen 6 fish dog food
  2. Salmon meal
  3. Herring meal
  4. Fresh boneless herring
  5. Fresh boneless walleye

All of these ingredients are outstanding. These ingredients all contain large amounts of Omega’s and this food would be very good for a dogs skin and coat.

Orijen 6 Fish Ingredient List

Fresh boneless salmon*, salmon meal, herring meal, fresh boneless herring*, fresh boneless walleye*, russet potato, sweet potato, peas, salmon oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), fresh boneless lake whitefish*, sun-cured alfalfa, fresh boneless flounder*, fresh boneless northern pike*, pea fiber, organic kelp, pumpkin, carrots, spinach, turnip greens, apples, cranberries, blueberries, licorice root, angelica root, fenugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, chamomile, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium yeast, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Enterococcus faecium.

Orijen 6 Fish Guaranteed Analysis

Guaranteed Analysis describes the nutrient content required by AAFCO labeling standards to be identified on every product package. Since these are guarantees, pet food manufacturers work to formulate diets that meet or exceed the minimum requirements.

Crude protein (min.) 38.0 %
Crude fat (min.) 18.0 %
Crude fiber (max.) 3.0 %
Moisture (max.) 10.0 %
Calcium (min./max.) 1.4 % / 1.6 %
Phosphorus (min./max.) 1.2 % / 1.4 %
Omega-6 (min.) 2.6 %
Omega-3 (min.) 1.8 %
DHA (min.) 1 %
EPA (min.) 0.6 %
Carbohydrate (max.) 25%
Ash (max.) 7%
Taurine (min.) 0.4 %
Glucosamine (min.) 1250 mg/kg
Chondroitin (min.) 1000 mg/kg
Chicory root 700 mg/kg
Licorice root 500 mg/kg
Angelica root 350 mg/kg
Fenugreek 350 mg/kg
Marigold flowers 350 mg/kg
Sweet fennel 350 mg/kg
Peppermint leaf 300 mg/kg
Chamomile flowers 300 mg/kg
Dandelion root 150 mg/kg
Summer savory 150 mg/kg
Vitamin A 15 kIU/kg
Vitamin D3 2 kIU/kg
Vitamin E 400 IU/kg
Vitamin B12 0.5 mg/kg
Thiamine 50mg/kg
Riboflavin 50 mg/kg
Niacin 450 mg/kg
Pan. Acid (B5) 50 mg/kg
Pyridoxine (B6) 35 mg/kg
Biotin 1 mg/kg
Folic Acid 5 mg/kg
Choline 2700 mg/kg
Ascorbic Acid 55 mg/kg
Beta Carotene 0.4 mg/kg
Taurine 0.4%
Lysine 2.9%
Threonine 1.65%
Methionine 0.9%
Isoleucine 1.55%
Leucine 3%
Valine 1.95%
Arginine 2.9%
Phenylalanine 1.7%
Histidine 0.9%
Cystine 0.4%
Sodium 0.4%
Chloride 0.6%
Potassium 0.7%
Magnesium 0.1%
Sulphur 0.4%
Manganese 20 mg/kg
Cobalt 0.47 mg/kg
Selenium 0.5 mg/kg
Iron 240 mg/kg
Zinc 200 mg/kg
Copper 20 mg/kg

Orijen 6 Fresh Fish Feeding Guide

Suggested Daily Rations

(g/cups per day)
(g/cups per day)
1-5 kg / 2-12 lb 75-100 g / 2/3 – ¾ c 40-75 g / 1/3 – 2/3 c
5-10 kg / 12-22 lb 100-150 g / ¾ – 1¼ c 75-115 g / 2/3 – 1 c
10-20 kg / 22-44 lb 150-275 g / 1¼ – 2¼ c 115-200 g / 1 – 1½ c
20-35 kg / 44-77 lb 275-375 g / 2¼ – 3¼ c 200-275 g / 1½ – 2¼ c
35-50 kg / 77-110 lb 375-500 g / 3¼ – 4¼ c 275-400 g / 2¼ – 3½ c
50-65 kg / 110-145 lb 500-575 g / 4¼ – 4¾ c 400-525 g / 3½ – 4½ c


PREGNANCY: Increase food by 10% in week 7, and 20% during weeks 8 and 9.

LACTATION: Increase food by 50% and feed 3 or 4 times daily.


Protein (minimum)……………….25.0 %
Fat (minimum)…………………….14.0 %
Moisture (maximum)…………….10.0 %
Fibre (maximum)……………………4.0 %
Ash (maximum) …………………….7.0 %
Calcium ……………………………..1.7 %
Phosphorous ………………………1.0 %
Calcium / Phosphorous ratio ….1.7: 1.0
KCal As Fed….540 (155grams/8oz cup

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3 Responses to “Orijen 6 Fish Dog Food – New Formula”
  1. Jess says:

    I really can not say enough about how good this dog food is. Tony has never been able to eat fish until this came out. Yes, it is spendy, but I mix it in with the regular Orijen and only feed the Orijen at night. I feed TOTW in the AM making it a little easier on the pocket book. Tony’s coat is just unbelievably soft for a German Shepherd. Now,it is very pungent food and when you open a bag you can really smell it. So be ready, because it comes out the same way, LOL !

  2. Steve Brainard says:

    Have to say I was skeptical after trying a few other gourmet dog foods, but this stuff is the real deal. Our puggle had terrible food allergies to everything (scratching) and we had went to making her people food (green beans, meat, sweet potatoes, etc.). This helped, but was hard to manage, especailly when traveling. After ~6 weeks on Orijen, the scratching and carpet rolling went away. Fortunately we have a small dog, as feeding this to a large breed would get expensive. I can’t claim a direct correlation here, but the yellow spots in our yard have also gone away / are much less distinct with this food as well.

  3. Sara says:

    Nothing better than Orijen, if your dog can handle it. Sometimes it’s a touch too rich. One of my 5 dogs couldn’t tolerate the high protein, but then, I think it was the old formula.

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