Orijen Puppy Large Dog Food

November 26, 2008  
Filed under Dog Food Reviews, Orijen

Orijen Puppy Large 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 Puppy Large Dog Food Review

Orijen Puppy Large 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 Puppy Large Dog Food:

  1. Deboned Chicken
  2. Chicken Meal
  3. Turkey Meal
  4. Russet Potato
  5. Lake whitefish

The first and fifth ingredients, Deboned Chicken and 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.

Chicken Meal and Turkey Meal are you second and third 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 fourth ingredient Russet Potato is a decent quality ingredient and is going to add additional carbohydrates and protein to the recipe.

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Orijen Puppy Large Dog Food Full Ingredients List:

Deboned chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, russet potato, lake whitefish, chicken fat, sweet potato, whole eggs, turkey, salmon meal, salmon and anchovy oils, salmon, natural chicken flavour, sunflower oil, sun-cured alfalfa, dried brown kelp, carrots, spinach, peas, tomatoes, apples, psyllium, dulse, glucosamine Hcl, cranberries, black currants, rosemary extract, chondroitin sulfate, sea salt.

TONIC HERBS AND BOTANICALS

Chicory root, licorice root, tumeric root, funugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, zea mays, peppermint leaf, chamomile flowers, dandelion, summer savory, rosehips.

ORGANIC MINERALS

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

PROBIOTIC MICROORGANISMS

Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.

PREMIUM VITAMINS

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

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Orijen Puppy Large Dog Food Guaranteed Analysis:

Protein (min.) 42.0%
Fat 16.0%
Carbohydrate 18.0%
Moisture 10.0%
Fiber 2.0%
Calcium (min.) 1.4%
Calcium (max.) 1.6%
Phosphorus (min.) 1.1%
Phosphorus (max.) 1.3%
Omega-6 2.5%
Omega-3 1.0%
Glucosamine 500 mg/kg
Chondroitin 150 mg/kg
Microorganisms 80M cfu/kg
pH 5.0
Ash (min.) 6.5%
Botanical Analysis
Chicory root 600 mg/kg
Licorice root 500 mg/kg
Fenugreek 350 mg/kg
Marigold flowers 350 mg/kg
Sweet fennel 350 mg/kg
Peppermint leaf 250 mg/kg
Chamomile flowers 250 mg/kg
Dandelion 150 mg/kg
Summer savory 150 mg/kg
Rosehips 150 mg/kg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 34 kIU/kg
Vitamin D3 2.0 kIU/kg
Vitamin E 400 IU/kg
Vitamin K 2.5 IU/kg
Vitamin B12 465 IU/kg
Thiamine 65 mg/kg
Riboflavin 56 mg/kg
Niacin 250 mg/kg
Pan. acid 44 mg/kg
Pyridoxine 32 mg/kg
Biotin 0.6 mg/kg
Folic acid 3.4 mg/kg
Choline 3600 mg/kg
Ascorbic acid 70 mg/kg
Beta carotene 0.65 mg/kg

AMINO ACIDS

Taurine 0.22 mg/kg
T. Lysine 2.0%
T. Threonine 1.7%
T. Methionine 1.0%
T. Isoleucine 1.9%
T. Leucine 2.0%
T. Valine 2.0%
T. Arginine 3.2%
T. Phen. 1.7%
T. Histidine 1.2%
T. Cystine 0.6%

MINERALS

Sodium 0.25%
Chloride 0.5%
Potassium 0.6%
Magnesium 0.09%
Sulphur 0.4%
Iron 270 mg/kg
Zinc 225 mg/kg
Copper 25 mg/kg
Manganese 24 mg/kg
Cobalt 0.6 mg/kg
Iodine 4.0 mg/kg
Selenium 0.4 mg/kg

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44 Responses to “Orijen Puppy Large Dog Food”
  1. Jess says:

    High protein from a meat source is great for dogs, the salesman you talked to is 100% wrong!! All the protein in Orijen comes from all the meat they have in the product.

    http://www.dogfoodproject.com/index.php?page=protein

    Now with that said Acana is a great food and you have picked out a very fine dog food. I would recomend some good vitimins (not to much) and a little meat and an egg once in awhile. I am not a big one for raw chicken (or eggs) because of how they are rasied today, but some cooked chicken is great for dogs(no spices at all, nothing).
    The link I left you is a great site. Check out the left side and start reading.

  2. derek says:

    everyone please beware of high protein under one or both of the following conditions: (based on the old studies that cause so much internet misinformation)

    1) your dog IS ACTUALLY A RAT that just looks like a dog (chihuahua owners, please look carefully, LOL)

    and

    2) all the protein your dog gets is from corn gluten, not meat

    otherwise, more modern research has proven high protein from quality meat sources is not detrimental to a dogs growth (though high Calcium absolutely is is large breed pups) or kidney function

  3. Darlene says:

    I Love Orijen for my Little Pomeranian Bailey. I use to feed her Cesar, thinking I was giving her the best. I switched to Orijen around November 2009. The grocery store brand that I was feeding her, I thought was the best, was about %15.00 a bag, it usually lasted about a month. Bailey’s fur was already soft, but with Orijen it’s made her fur Super Soft. She had dark stools at first but now it’s pretty normal. The Orijen is about $5.00 more for a small bag and it lasts Bailey 2 months. I have reccommended this food to my daughter who will be getting a Lab/Shepard mix puppy very soon. I give Orijen 100*****************

  4. Anya says:

    There are NO studies proving that high-protein diet leads to overdevelopment of large breed pups.
    What has been proven that too much of ANY food could lead to issues.

  5. Jessica says:

    Hi,
    I just wanted to mention something about a few posts above that suggested adding water to Origen Large Breed Puppy. I’ve read on several websites (Whole Dog Journal and DogFoodAnalysis.com and the German Shepherd Dog Forums mostly in the forums) that many people have had real problems with adding water to Orijen. I love this dog food and it has done wonders for my Aussie, but there is something about the way it is made that makes it hard for dog to digest when it is soaked in water. Just a thought.

  6. Amanda says:

    I have a 9 month old female Akita– and she has been on Orijens Large breed since she came home to me. Before I got here I had done all my research as to what to feed her- her breeder (surprisingly) had her and the rest of her litter on a food that was grain based (it has been documented that Akitas have sensitivities/allergies to certain grains- especially corn) There was only a brief period where she experienced loose stool- and this happened when I was switching her foods in the beginning.
    I was pleasantly surprised to find out that my vet (i moved to a new area after getting her) actually recommends Orijens and even supplies it to her clients in the area.
    My akita- Kira- has been doing great on her Orijens Large breed kibble- she has loads of energy,and a beautiful coat. My vet is pleased with her growth and weight.

    The only thing that had me thinking of changing from Orijens was the cost of the food- since Kira is a large puppy, the large bag of this food lasts only 3 and a half weeks. But I cant bring myself to deprive my pup of a great start to her life. In the end it is worth it! Anyway In short my puppy loves Orijens and I recommend it to anyone who is able to afford this great food!

  7. CNB says:

    I have always fed Orijen to all my pets (5) since the day I acquired them. I love the company, I love the food and rest easy at night knowing I feed the best commercial dog food to my babies. I must say I am disappointed in the lack of product knowledge and support local retailers have. My boyfriend is always kicking me for my Orijen spiels. I work at a local veterinary clinic and got into a very heated debated with our Hills (Yuck!!!) regarding food at a staff meeting. I passionately feel this is an amazing food.
    Recently I acquired a male DDB, and he just isn’t thriving on the food (dull, flaky, dry coat, loose stool, etc.). He is 4 months old. Does anyone have any idea of another orijen product that may help wit his coat but is appropriate? Any suggestions?

  8. Jess says:

    Here is part of the New Large breed puppy.

    Fresh boneless chicken*, chicken meal, fresh boneless salmon*, turkey meal, herring meal, russet potato, sweet potato, peas, fresh boneless turkey*, chicken fat, (preserved with mixed tocopherols), fresh whole eggs*, fresh chicken liver*, fresh boneless lake whitefish* fresh boneless walleye*, sun-cured alfalfa, pea fiber, fresh boneless herring*, organic kelp, pumpkin, chicory root, carrots, spinach, turnip greens, apples,

    And part of the old Large breed puppy..

    Deboned chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, russet potato, lake whitefish, chicken fat, sweet potato, whole eggs, turkey, salmon meal, salmon and anchovy oils, salmon, natural chicken flavour, sunflower oil, sun-cured alfalfa, dried brown kelp, carrots, spinach, peas, tomatoes, apples, psyllium, dulse, glucosamine Hcl, cranberries, black currants, rosemary extract, chondroitin sulfate, sea salt.

  9. Joseph Reilly says:

    My German Shepherd 1o week old puppy LOVE Orijen puppy food i had her on raw she stoped eating so when i give her Orijen Palin went nuts for it!!!!!!!!! So i think is a Great dog food. Some dogs and puppys will take to it and some will not. My Palin loves it!!!!! So thank you so much Orijen THANK YOU!!!!! Joe Reilly from the west Village New York City Dog Walker and am the Best Dog Walker!!!!!!!! : )

  10. James says:

    I had my puppy (Mastador – a Black Lab/Mastiff cross) on this food for 4 months (from 10 weeks to roughly 6 months – he’s just over 60 pounds @ 6 mos). It ended up giving him brutal diarrhea, and he ended up with a bowel infection so bad that he was crying when he went to the bathroom, and was refusing to eat this food. For reference, I had just had my dog in at the vet for his 6 month shots 2 weeks earlier, and the vet said he was in excellent health.

    Had to take him back to the vet ($400) for antibiotics and something to kill all the bad bacteria in his stomach, and he was put on special food from the vet to re-balance the proper enzymes in his digestive system. Vet said the food was bad, and too much protein (I did notice on one bag it listed the protein as 70%, and a later bag @ 80%). After we finished the treatment and vet food (a huge bag of Royal Canin Veterinary Diet canine Intestinal HE28), his stool was back to normal (solid and soft) and now he’s on Innova puppy food and very healthy.

    I think my dog just doesn’t take this food well, or perhaps I got a bag that was bad – my best friend has 2 dogs about 6 months-1 year older than my own on the exact same stuff (1 golden retriever @ 1 yr, one yellow lab @ 1.5 yrs) and they have been fine.

  11. Alex says:

    We are soon getting our bullmastiff puppy and are very much considering Orijen due to its super reviews.

    A vendor who doesn’t carry Orijen though told us that it’s the worst food we could give our dog since we live on a warm Mediterranean island with a very comfortable winter and steaming hot summer.

    Does anyone know whether there is any truth in that, or is he just discouraging us to buy his Eukanuba? Could it be that Orijen is really made for the cold North American climate and that we should look elsewhere for dogfood?

  12. Malissa says:

    I have a 10 wk old Great Pyr and have done my research well before even adopting her. I was really impressed with the Orijen and even more impressed that it is Canadian based and no CHINA parts there of. I started Andorra on Orijen at 8wks when i got her….she was on purina puppy chow so I did a slow transition and found that she just loved the food but had extreme gas and very loose stools. I didn’t go over the set quanity listed for her weight. Sadly i had to give up Orijen and now she is on NOW! grain free large puppy and she loves it and everything is on schedule! She is even more energetic! I wanted the best i could provide for her and sometimes the Best isn’t always the most expensive. At her last vet check she was 9wks and 26.8 lbs the Vet was very happy with her progress.

  13. Suzanne hallett says:

    OH PLEASE HELP I ADOPTED MY BEAUTIFUL AKITA WHEN SHE WAS 3 YEARS OLD SHE IS NOW 4 & A HALF YEARS OLD & I AM JUST FINDING OUT ABOUT BLOAT! WHEN SHE CAME TO ME SHE WAS ON OL’ROY (YES DISGUSTING)I DID ALOT OF RESEARCH & STARTED HER ON TOTW WITH NATURAL GREEN TRIPE MIXED IN,IT TOOK AT LEAST 10 DYS FOR HER BODY TO GET USE TO THE FOOD & SHE LOVED IT,THEN THE RECALL I STILL GIVE HER SOME TOTW TOPPED WITH TRIPE BUT I AM GIVING HER MORE ORIJEN DRY FOR ALL STAGES WITH NATURAL GREEN TRIPE MIXED IN & SHE REALLY LOVES IT BUT WILL THIS HELP HER WITH BLOAT??????? I AM TERRIFIED THAT SHE IS GOING TO DIE FROM BLOAT,ONE TIME HER WHEN SHE WAS JUST STARTING TOTW (I THINK) SHE LOOKED LIKE SHE WAS PREGNANT!! & ME THE ONE WHO RESEARCHES ALL DID NOT KNOW WHY HER TUMMY WAS SO BIG!! SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME IF SHE IS ON THE RIGHT FOODS NOW PLEASEEE!MY SON & I WOULD DIE WITHOUT HER & SHE HAD SUCH A HARD LIFE BEFORE US THAT I WANT HER TO LIVE TO A RIPE OLD AGE A HEALTHY ONE OF COURSE!SHE SEEMS SO HAPPY & HEALTHY ON HER ORIJEN WITH NATURAL GREEN TRIPE MIXED IN BUT IS THIS WHAT SHE NEEDS TO STOP BLOAT?PLEASE E-MAIL ME OR I WILL CHECK BACK THANK-YOU AKITA LOVER FROM CAPE BRETON N.S.

  14. Forrest Litke says:

    To suzanne Hallet I took my 4 month old golden retriever to our vet today and learned about the bloat issues wt large breeds. There is a surgical proceeded to attached the stomach to the interior wall which prevents bloat because the stomach can no longer twist. I plan to have the procedure done when we neuter our golden. Our vet has developed a technique which he pumps air into the stomach thus expanding the stomach which also results in a smaller incision and easier method to attach the stomach to the dogs inner wall which will prevent bloat from ever happening.

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