Orijen Regional Red Dog Food

January 4, 2010  
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Orijen Regional Red

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

Orijen Regional Red Dog Food Review

Orijen Regional Red Dog Food is Orijen’s “top of the line” dog food for those dog owners who are looking for a high quality, grain-free food. This is a high quality  product that contains premium ingredients, and because of this you will be paying a premium.

Benefits of Orijen Regional Red Dog Food:

  • 70% meat
  • Grain-freeorijen-regional-red
  • Uses high quality “free range” meat ingredients

This is the right food for you if:

  • You own an active, medium to large breed dog
  • You are looking for a high quality food with no fillers
  • Price & convenience are not a consideration
  • Your dog is allergic to Chicken or Turkey

This is not the right food for you if:

  • Your dog is small and/or inactive
  • You are looking for a food that contains grains
  • You are on a budget

Have you used Orijen’s Regional Red Dog Food for your dog? Please let us know and post a comment below!

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First five ingredients of Orijen Regional Red Dog Food:

  1. Deboned Wild Boar
  2. Deboned Lamb
  3. Lamb Meal
  4. Russet Potato
  5. Deboned Pork

Deboned Wild Boar is the first ingredient in this food and contains a high amount of protein.  Wild game meat generally contains more protein and less fat than domesticated animals.  It also contains more vitamins and minerals, and more “healthy fats” due to the animals diet in the wild.

Deboned Lamb & Lamb Meal are the second and third ingredients in this formula, and help make up the majority of the protein content of this food after Wild Boar.

Russet Potato is the third ingredient in this food, and are the main source of carbohydrates in this food. They help provide your dog with energy.

Deboned Pork is the fifth ingredient in Orijen’s Regional Red formula. Although not as nutritious as Boar, pork offers a decent source of protein for your dog.

Further down the list of ingredients there are more sources of protein (fish and eggs), 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 deboned wild boar, fresh deboned lamb, lamb meal, russet potato, fresh deboned pork, peas, salmon meal, whitefish meal*, herring meal, fresh deboned bison, fresh whole eggs, potato starch, fresh deboned salmon (a natural source of DHA and EPA), alfalfa, sweet potato, fresh deboned walleye, salmon oil (naturally preserved with vitamin E), pea fiber, psyllium, pumpkin, tomatoes, carrots, apples, cranberries, Saskatoon berries, black currants, chicory root, licorice root, angelica root, fenugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, chamomile flowers, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, organic kelp, vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin, zinc proteinate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, vitamin B5, iron proteinate, vitamin B6, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12, selenium, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.

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Orijen Adult Dog Food Guaranteed Analysis

Crude Protein (min.) 38.0%
Crude Fat (min.) 18.0%
Crude Fiber (max.) 3.0%
Moisture (max.) 10.0%
Calcium (min.) 1.7%
Calcium (max.) 1.9%
Phosphorus (min.) 1.2%
Phosphorus (max.) 1.4%
*Omega-6 (min.) 3.0%
*Omega-3 (min.)
*Carbohydrate (max.) 22.0%
*Glucosamine (min.) 250 mg/kg
*Chondroitin (min.) 100 mg/kg
*Microorganisms (min.) 120M cfu/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 1500 UI/kg
Vitamin D3 2000 UI/kg
Vitamin E 400 UI/kg
Vitamin B12 0.5 mg/kg
Thiamine 50 mg/kg
Riboflavin 50 mg/kg
Niacin 250 mg/kg
Pan. Acid (B5) 40 mg/kg
Pyridoxine (B6) 26 mg/kg
Biotin 1 mg/kg
Folic Acid 3 mg/kg
Choline 2700 mg/kg
Ascorbic Acid 55 mg/kg
Beta carotene 0.40 mg/kg
Taurine 0.3 mg/kg
T. Lysine 2.7%
T. Threonine 1.65%
T. Methionine 0.87%
T. Isoleucine 1.60%
T. Leucine 2.9%
T. Valine 1.9%
T. Arginine 2.9%
T. Phen. 1.6%
T. Histidine 0.85%
T. Cystine 0.5%
Sodium 0.4%
Chloride 0.6%
Potassium 0.65%
Magnesium 0.10%
Sulphur 0.4%
Manganese 14 mg/kg
Cobalt 0.47 mg/kg
Iodine 3.5 mg/kg
Selenium 0.5 mg/kg
Iron 200 mg/kg
Zinc 150 mg/kg
Copper 13 mg/kg

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97 Responses to “Orijen Regional Red Dog Food”
  1. Ken Daniels says:

    I have two ACDs who are much less active in the winter, so what I do is mix 1/2 of the higher-calorie Evo/Core with 1/2 Wellness Healthy Weight. That way they’re still getting more protein and less grain than with a “normal” food, but not too much. This will be the first time I’ve tried Orijen, but I like what I’ve read so far.

  2. Jess says:

    You well like it and it won’t take you long to notice a difference in your dogs coat. You do realize they are changing the formula? They are adding more meat….Which means the price well most likely go up.


  3. Nancy says:

    Why do I see selenium on your list of ingredients and on the bag it has the nasty sodium selenite and on their website it shows the healthier, expensive and organic selenium yeast???? Even the pet stores I get it from don’t understand what is going on. My dogs were doing well on the 75% until they changed their formula to 80%. Now all 3 of my dogs have really bad diarrhea. I did mix old with new. I even tried 1 cup of new to 6 cups of old and still they are extremely sick. I might go back to Party Animal. BTW, there are a lot of dog owners who are saying the same thing so I am wondering if it’s too rich for some dogs.

  4. David says:

    Outstanding food! I suggest all dog owners swithc to Orijen and use to rotational diet:a bag of Orijen Adult dry then switch to Orijen 6 Fish then switch to Regional Red. Great rotation that gives your dog many sources of protein.

  5. Jacob says:

    Orijen Regional Red is the best commercial dog food available. I feed an updated version from when this review was made I guess, because my ratios are

    75% Premium Animal Ingredients
    25% Fruits, Vegetables, and Botanicals

    and my ingredients are different as well:

    Fresh deboned wild boar*, fresh deboned lamb*, fresh beef liver*, fresh deboned pork*, lamb meal, peas, salmon meal, russet potato, herring meal, fresh whole eggs*, fresh deboned bison*, potato starch, fresh deboned salmon*, pacific whitefish meal, fresh deboned walleye*, salmon oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), sun-cured alfalfa, pea fiber, dried 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.

    * DELIVERED FRESH, preservative-free and never frozen.

    On any note, this food is even better than it was then, and it was already hard to beat. My dog is doing so well on this, has a ton of energy, beautiful coat, and she LOVES eating it. 5 stars from me, and I’m an dog nutrition expert.

  6. Mitchell says:

    Please forgive us, Augie. We thought Beneful was good for you. So glad we found Orijen Regional Red in time..

  7. Lucy says:

    I have an extremely active almost 7 year old Lab mix and a handicapped senior Lab rescue. Most of the time both dogs are fed raw meat/chicken/heart, etc., mixed with Sojos. However, I feed Orijin Adult and Orijin Regional Red two or three times a week, more often if I’m using a pet sitter, and usually add half a small can of Evanger’s Sweet Potato. Both dogs eat twice a day and get 1 cup of Orijin in the morning and 1 cup in the evening. I adopted Abbey, my elderly Lab, a year ago in August. She shed so much I could have re-furred every small dog in the state of California. Plus, her coat was a disaster; coarse, dry, and flaky. Putting her on Orijin and the Sojo + Raw has made a huge difference not only in her coat but in her activity level. My Lab mix, Shadow, has gone from loose stools and tummy upsets to one small daily stool, no stomach problems, an incredibly shiny coat, and non-stop run, jump, play, swim mode. Highly recommend Oijin products.

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