Orijen Adult Dog Food

January 6, 2011  
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Orijen Adult Dog Food – Updated Formula Review 01-06-2011

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 Adult Dog Food Review

We believe this is the best dog food kibble mass produced today.  With 80% meat and no grains, it is very hard to argue that it isn’t. We are unaware of any other dog food that starts out with the first 5 ingredients being meat. We also don’t know of any other dog food that has so much Glucosamine in it, which makes it great for large breed dogs. Glucosamine (min.) 1400 mg/kg. It is also great for small breeds

Orijen Adult Dog Food – Ingredient analysis

  1. Fresh Boneless Chickenorijen adult dog food
  2. Chicken Meal
  3. Fresh Boneless Salmon
  4. Turkey Meal
  5. Herring Meal

These are all outstanding ingredients. Fresh boneless chicken would move down the ingredient list, but it still could be in the top 5 ingredients. Further down the list of ingredients there are more sources of protein, and plenty of vegetables and fruits that provide your dog with the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants essential for optimal health.

Orijen Adult Dog Food Full Ingredients List:

Fresh boneless chicken, chicken meal, fresh boneless salmon, turkey meal, herring meal, russet potato, peas, sweet potato, fresh boneless turkey, fresh whole eggs, fresh chicken liver, fresh boneless lake whitefish, fresh boneless walleye, sun-cured alfalfa, pea fiber, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), organic kelp, pumpkin, chicory root, 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, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium yeast, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Enterococcus faecium.

Orijen Adult Dog Food Guaranteed Analysis

Crude protein (min.) 38.0 %
Crude fat (min.) 17.0 %
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.) 3.0 %
Omega-3 (min.) 1.1 %
DHA (min.) 0.6 %
EPA (min.) 0.3 %
AA (min.) 0.16 %
Carbohydrate (max.) 25%
Ash (max.) 7.5%
Taurine (min.) 0.35 %
Glucosamine (min.) 1400 mg/kg
Chondroitin (min.) 1000 mg/kg
Microorganisms (min.) 120M cfu/kg
pH 5.5
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 B1 0.9 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 0.5 mg/kg
Thiamine 50mg/kg
Riboflavin 45 mg/kg
Niacin 450 mg/kg
Pan. Acid (B5) 50 mg/kg
Pyridoxine (B6) 38 mg/kg
Biotin 1 mg/kg
Folic Acid 5.2 mg/kg
Choline 2700 mg/kg
Ascorbic Acid 55 mg/kg
Beta Carotene 0.44 mg/kg
Taurine 0.3%
Lysine 2.45%
Tryptophan 0.38%
Threonine 1.5%
Tyrosine 0.98%
Methionine 0.8%
Isoleucine 1.5%
Leucine 2.9%
Valine 1.85%
Arginine 2.2%
Phenylalanine 1.6%
Histidine 0.8%
Cystine 0.35%
Glutamic Acid
Sodium 0.4%
Chloride 0.64%
Potassium 0.77%
Magnesium 0.1%
Sulphur 0.4%
Manganese 27 mg/kg
Cobalt 0.47 mg/kg
Selenium 0.9 mg/kg
Iron 240 mg/kg
Zinc 200 mg/kg
Copper 26 mg/kg
Iodine 0.18 mg/kg
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92 Responses to “Orijen Adult Dog Food”
  1. Alicia says:

    My 6lb Chorkie was on orijen for three weeks and had to be rushed to the ER vet with profuse vomiting. His liver enzyme count came back through the roof. He almost died, had to stay over night. Three weeks later after switching him back to his TOTW that he’d been on for two years his blood counts are normal again. This food almost killed my dog! Look up amazon reviews if you’re skeptical. I have found post after post after post about this. I wish we would have researched this better. Thankgoodness our dog is alive.

  2. Stef says:

    I have been feeding Orijen to my 2 rough collies (17 mos & 6 yrs) twice a day for about 2 months now. I also add green beans, Prozyme, Ultra EFA oil & once a day a children’s probiotic. They both love the food & have healthy stools. My older collie suffered from colitis when he was younger but this food has not given him diarrhea. They both have beautiful, shiny, soft coats, lots of energy & no problems whatsoever. They seem to be thriving.

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