Orijen Dog Food

September 21, 2008  
Filed under Dog Food Reviews, Orijen

Orijen Dog Food Review

If you prefer a grain free dog food, Orijen should be at the top of your list of dog foods to research. Orijen is amongst the best grain free brands of dog food out there. Orijen produces food for your puppy, adult dog and even cats.

The reformulated Orijen Dog Food products have hit the shelves towards the end of 2010.  Compared to their old dog food recipes, the reformulated products have been noted to contain positive changes in terms of the amount and type of ingredients, particularly meat, which have been incorporated in each Orijen dog food formula. All Orijen products also possess a low glycemic index to help prevent or control Diabetes mellitus in dogs.

Orijen products are now formulated with up to 80% more meat and no grains. Quality is maintained by ensuring that the meat used in their products has not been previously frozen or raised in a farm. Rather, meat which is incorporated in each kibble Orijen product comes from the meat of game birds or free-ranged.

To add variety, fresh liver has also been added to most Orijen products except Orijen Regional Red which contains beef liver and Orijen Six Fish which does not contain any liver.

Although more than 80% of the ingredients are now completely animal-based, much of these are boneless in an effort to lower the mineral or ash content.

Orijen dog food products are grain-free. Instead, its carbohydrate component is obtained from sweet potato which is a good source of complex carbohydrates.

Orijen states that the fish meal which has been incorporated in their dog foods are preserved with NATUR-OX, which is a natural blend of Rosemary and tocopherols.

Since there is less meat meal concentrates which have been added, there is lower protein content in Orijen products. In the old formulation, the high protein content was linked to several deaths particularly those dogs which were not big enough to metabolize the high amounts of protein in the diet.

Many dog owners have positively rated Orijen dog food. High ratings were given to the dog food’s palatability as well as the different ingredients that make up each formula. This is one of the most highly rated and most recommended dog food brands that we have reviewed. We can confidently say that we believe that Orijen is one of the best dog food brands available.

There were also a few negative feedbacks from owners whose dogs throw up when their food was switched to Orijen. A few dog owners also reported of digestive upsets and skin problems after switching.

Although more expensive compared to most brands, many dog owners have commented how their dogs’ health improved and how pets suffering from skin allergies and digestive upsets bade goodbye to these problems upon shifting to Orijen.  Many also reported that their dogs now possess healthy shiny hair and do not suffer from any dental or digestive problems.

Please visit the links listed below for Orijen dog food reviews by formula.

Have a comment or question about this dog food review? Want to share your experiences with others? We welcome your comments!

Orijen Dog Food Reviews:

Orijen Dog Food Formulas:

  1. Orijen Puppy Dog Food
  2. Orijen Puppy Large Dog Food
  3. Orijen Adult Dog Food New Formula
  4. Orijen Adult Dog Food
  5. Orijen 6 Fresh Fish Dog Food New Formula
  6. Orijen 6 Fresh Fish Dog Food
  7. Orijen Regional Red Dog Food New Formula
  8. Orijen Regional Red Dog Food
  9. Orijen Senior Dog Food
  10. Orijen Tundra dog food

Orijen Dog Food Consumer Rating

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289 Responses to “Orijen Dog Food”
  1. Anne says:

    I have a 2 year old long haired shepherd who weighs between 70 and 80 pounds and is very fit and healthy….have fed Orijen large puppy until about two months ago and gradually changed to Orijen adult large dog…….have had no gas, diarrhea, etc. issues, poops are normal…always get compliments on her coat and over all health….I have been adding a small bag of Now to each large bag of Orijen…..she eats about four cups a day, I just keep food available and never issues with over eating, she also gets raw marrow bones….I find dogs eat less with good quality food…will continue with this food until I am aware that they use poor ingredients and preservatives…would recommend this food, but of-course, as in people, not everyone can always eat the same thing, allergies are more prevalent because of our environment…

  2. Krusty says:

    Been feeding my dogs Orijen for over a year now and we’re very happy. No gas or diarrhea and poops are normal. Everybody compliments us on the rich color and texture of their poops. It used to be so embarrasing when they would do runny stinky poops which I’m sure plenty of you can relate to. You get what you pay for. Great food at the right price.

  3. In the know, says:

    This statement is totally incorrect “Orijen is amongst the best grain free brands of dog food out there” BECAUSE IT IS BY FAR, THEE BEST DOG FOOD PRODUCED TODAY. All the others are over loaded with “a meat meal” and meat meal is between 70-90% bone. Chicken meal, turkey meal and others… Sure some bone is very good for dogs, but not the majority of the product. But no matter what you feed, add as much fresh meat as you can afford.

  4. Chris Perry says:

    Orijen is the only dog food my 17 month old German Shepard has eaten. We get compliments all the time about his coat. The breeder we bought him from highly suggested this great food!
    This is my second GSD and I have tried all different brands and found out the hard way that inexpensive usually means very low quality.

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