Orijen 6 Fresh Fish Dog Food

November 26, 2008  
Filed under Dog Food Reviews, Orijen

Orijen 6 Fresh Fish Dog Food

Orijen Dog Food is made and manufactured by, Champion Pet Food. If you prefer a high protein, grain free dog food, Orijen should be considered. This type of food is good for very active working breed dogs.

Orijen 6 Fresh Fish Dog Food Review

Orijen 6 Fresh Fish Dog Food is considered a premium food for those dog owners who are looking for a grain free diet for their dogs. If you are looking for a brand of dog food that isn’t high in protein and contains grains, this will not be a good brand for you. As with any dog food we are going to take a look at the first five ingredients and break down each.

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First five ingredients of Orijen 6 Fresh Fish Dog Food:

  1. Fresh salmon
  2. Salmon meal
  3. Russet potato
  4. Herring meal
  5. Fresh lake whitefish

The first and fifth ingredients, Fresh Salmon and Fresh lake whitefish are inclusive of their water content. Meaning once these ingredients are cooked and they lose their water weight they will fall further down in the ingredients list.

Salmon Meal and Herring Meal are you second and fourth ingredients. These ingredients are going closely resemble a dogs diet in the natural. A dogs diet should be based off the fact that dogs are carnivores and need a diet based off of meat protein.

The third ingredient Russet Potato is a decent quality ingredient and is going to add additional carbohydrates and protein to the recipe.


Orijen 6 Fresh Fish Dog Food Full Ingredients List:

Fresh salmon (includes chinook. coho and sockeye species), salmon meal, russet potato, herring meal, fresh lake whitefish, sweet potato, fresh lake trout, fresh Northern walleye, freshwater cod, fresh herring, sunflower oil, salmon oil (preserved with mixed tocopherals, a natural source of vitamin E), sun-cured alfalfa, dried sea vegetables (brown kelp, Irish moss, dulse and bladder wrack), leeks, psyllium, crab shell, rosemary, lecithin, apples, black currants..


Chicory root (FOS), licorice root, fennel seed, zea mays, peppermint leaf, marigold flowers, chamomile flowers, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, rosehips.


Iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate.


Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Enterococcus faecium fermentation product..


Mixed tocopherols (source of vitamin E), choline chloride, vitamin A, vitamin D3, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin B12, folic acid, biotin, pyridoxine (source of vitamin B6).

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Orijen 6 Fresh Fish Dog Food Guaranteed Analysis:

Protein 44.0%
Fat 18.0%
Carbohydrate 18.0%
Moisture 10.0%
Fiber 2.5%
Calcium (min.) 1.4%
Calcium (max.) 1.6%
Phosphorus (min.) 1.1%
Phosphorus (max.) 1.4%
Omega-6 2.4%
Omega-3 1.3%
Glucosamine 700 mg/kg
Chondroitin 250 mg/kg
Microorganisms 80M cfu/kg
pH 5.0
Ash (min.) 6.5%
Ash (max.) 7.0%
Botanical Analysis
Chicory root 500 mg/kg
Licorice root 400 mg/kg
Fenugreek 350 mg/kg
Marigold flowers 300 mg/kg
Sweet fennel 300 mg/kg
Peppermint leaf 300 mg/kg
Chamomile flowers 300 mg/kg
Dandelion 150 mg/kg
Summer savory 150 mg/kg
Rosehips 150 mg/kg
Vitamin A 34 kIU/kg
Vitamin D3 1.9 kIU/kg
Vitamin E 450 IU/kg
Vitamin K 2.5 IU/kg
Vitamin B12 443 IU/kg
Thiamine 50 mg/kg
Riboflavin 46 mg/kg
Niacin 240 mg/kg
Pan. acid 40 mg/kg
Pyridoxine 32 mg/kg
Biotin 0.6 mg/kg
Folic acid 2.8 mg/kg
Choline 4400 mg/kg
Ascorbic acid 65 mg/kg
Beta carotene 0.66 mg/kg


Taurine 0.22 mg/kg
T. Lysine 1.8%
T. Threonine 1.7%
T. Methionine 1.3%
T. Isoleucine 2.1%
T. Leucine 2.1%
T. Valine 2.2%
T. Arginine 3.3%
T. Phen. 1.4%
T. Histidine 1.1%
T. Cystine 0.5%


Sodium 0.25%
Chloride 0.6%
Potassium 0.7%
Magnesium 0.09%
Sulphur 0.4%
Iron 270 mg/kg
Zinc 270 mg/kg
Copper 20 mg/kg
Manganese 20 mg/kg
Cobalt 0.5 mg/kg
Iodine 6 mg/kg
Selenium 0.4 mg/kg

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46 Responses to “Orijen 6 Fresh Fish Dog Food”
  1. Anna says:

    Really the best dog food is picked by which of them all has the shortest shelf life, but we won’t go there.

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