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TheHunterman
07/16/2013

Orijen 5

I hunt for two months out of the year, and my lab Hunter wouldn't be as healthy as he is without his Orijen Dog Food! He likes Orijen Regional Red and sometimes Orijen Six Fish.

I buy my orijen at The Paw Depot (www.thepawdepot.com). they have the best prices in town, deliver for free, and have an amazing veterinary nutritionist on staff that is always more than willing to take our calls! This place is incredible!

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utsava
05/25/2012

Orijen 3

I put my dogs on Orijen for quite a while, and now their digestion is more poor. I read about Orijen having changed their formula; I'm so dissappointed! However, I still use Orijen as a snack, but I cannot give them too much, otherwise diarrhea! The ingredients appear to be pure, and I like the knibble sizes, as they are good for their teeth.
I switched to Fromm . These foods are human grade and never had any problem, never compromised quality and are not cheap with their ingredients for profits. My dogs love them and their furr look perfect; the digestion is perfect as well; Fromm also has their own plant and have been doing this for many years, they are a family business and not either an investment group, corporation, stock, etc. such as Purina, Wellness, Eagle pack and many others...I also add here and there Great life Salmon as the Green mussle is great for their joints.

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twansalem
12/13/2011

Orijen 1

A dog food without corn?

Support your local corn farmer, boycott Orijen and buy cheaper dog food with lots of grain.

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3mor
11/09/2011

Orijen 5

When my dogs were on Orijen they also gained weight so I cut them back and yes they were acting like they were starving for a while. One of my hounds is 65lbs and the other 55lbs – they chubbed up quickly. I went to to 1.5 cups for the larger and just over one cup for the other. I ended up going back to a kibble (loose stools for a year) with some healthy grain and ziwi peak canned. They get a bit more food and they have maintained a healthy body weight. Your dogs will adjust to less food over time. If you increase their exercise you can feed them a little more. I found it helpful to go to three meals per day on Orijen.
http://orijendogsfood.blogspot.com/

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mybuddy2
04/27/2011

Orijen 4

My Monte is a beagle-Bassett mix. The orijen was to rich for him. He is 5 years old and weighs 37 lbs. He should only be about 32lbs.He dose have grain allergies. However, I am very impressed with the ingredients so I am now trying Acana..Less protein but same great ingredients. I will keep you posted on his journey. I hope he dose better on the Acana. This food looks really good to me. And I want the best for my little guy.

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m757
04/09/2011

Orijen 5

I have a 4.5 month old beagle mix (she weighs about 10lbs) and have been feeding her Orijen Puppy for over a month now. Let me tell you, this food is wonderful. I switched her from the food she had been eating previously over the course of two weeks and fortunately she never had 'loose stools'. She loves the kibble, although to be honest, she will eat just about anything. Her coat has become thick, fluffy and soft, her breath still remains puppy-ish (one reviewer mentioned his puppy's breath got bad) and she is as healthy and playful as a 4.5 month old can be. She's does go poop a lot more often though (four times a day) but it's smaller and almost black in color. Our vet says this is because the food isn't full of 'extras' that her body doesn't need. Although sometimes she has stinky farts, we find it slightly funny and the vet says there is no harm in it. Also, I know Orijen is very expensive -- I am a university student and can completely relate with the comments that dismiss this brand because of the high price. HOWEVER, I only feed our puppy one cup of food per day (split up into two feedings). Sometimes she even leaves a little in her bowl. Most grocery store brands advise you to feed your dog a lot more, and to be honest, I would rather pay a little more now then a lot more (financially and emotionally) down the road when if my dog develops health problems from eating grains and other non-dog foods.

Over all, I am very happy with this food - but seriously, don't rely on a few reviews to make a decision like this. Check out their website, ask your vet, call a few pet stores, and find out for yourself what is right for you dog.

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Sweeeeepea
04/02/2011

Orijen 1

my dogs used to love Orijen Red until they change the formula. My Boxer would spit it out then eventually eat it after much reluctance. My White Bully/Boxer cross started getting weeping red eyes and red nails apparently indicating a PH imbalance. Within days they both started to get diarrhea, stupid me switched them to Orijen Fish which made the diarrhea even worse. Both of these flavors they had eaten up until the formula change, needless to say I am back to making their own food after spending a whole lot of cash per month on what I thought was an upstanding dog food company that actually took care in their food and their customers. Obviously I was wrong. I emailed them weeks ago and have not heard a word. So much for dog food of the year! I will be checking into reporting them to the BBB and encourage other to do the same.

Sweeeetpea

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MOLLY007
03/28/2011

Orijen 1

PEOPLE DO NOT FALL INTO THE INTERNET HYPE ON THIS FOOD!!
I think this food is terrible, it made my dog comepletly ill, she had to spend 48 at the vets .
She had such terrible diarrhea from this food.put her back onto wellness core shes doing GREAT!!!

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Marie Riviere
03/18/2011

Orijen 4

I like that Orijen is grainfree and of a higher quality than what I was feeding my ACD puppy before (Royal Canin) and the prices are alright....I pay almost $50 for the 15lb bag which will last for a month--maybe a bit longer. Unfortunately, while my ACD was devouring Royal Canin....he hates eating Orijen. I am determined to keep him on it because Royal Canin keeps his skin very dry. After a walk, he is usually hungry enough to eat it. I hope it grows on him!
But since I have an active working dog, the high protein is not an issue. He does not have watery stools and gas like other dog owners, but he is a very high-energy dog so he needs that protein!! It's supposedly the best dog food out there so you can't really go wrong!

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rhcmkc1
03/11/2011

Orijen 1

I just finished reading the latest review of the Orijen Dog Food and that the new formula caused diarrhea. For the past 2 years we have been using Orijen, with no problems, at the recommendation of the vet that took care of our rescued white German Shepherd. The past couple of weeks we have been using the 80-20 brand since the 70-30 was discontinued and our dog has had continual diarrhea. Our vet has tried adding probiotics, antibiotics, cultures (neg), stopping treats, but to no avail. Now, it may all be due to the new formulation of the 80-20 Orijen---it certainly began with the new formulation.

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nanjvp5
03/08/2011

Orijen 3

I use to feed my dogs Orijen 75%. Now the new 80% came out and for the last few months my dogs have had really bad diarrhea. We thought one would need IV fluids because he was getting dehydrated. I also looked at the new bag and saw they added sodium selenite which I would never buy a food with this ingredient. Yet on their website it shows the more expensive selenium yeast. Too bad because in my opinion this is the best food out there but something in the new formula is making my guys sick. I also tried adding old with new and still they are getting sick.

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SerendipitySta ff
03/06/2011

Orijen 5

I feed my dogs (American Staffordshire Terriers) with Orijen 6Fish and Orijen Adult formula. This is the one of the best pet food what I ever meet. I trust this company and I believe their feeding philosophy.
My dogs are healthy and full of energy. They have beautiful coats.
That's all...

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GDog
02/25/2011

Orijen 5

Fresh never frozen ingredients. this is the best next to raw food.

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Trina Fowl
02/04/2011

Orijen 3

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clearlyme
01/18/2011

Orijen 5

This could quiet possibly be the best kibble out there. They do not use hormones, antibiotics, preservatives, chemicals. No ethoxyquin, no BHT, no BHA. Excellent food for kibble. If you want something better... you have to switch to RAW.

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NatalieP
01/11/2011

Orijen 5

I love Orijen for the quality and that's grain free. Unfortunately I had to switch my dog to a different food due to constant loose stool and gas. For those who's dogs can't handle high proteins in Orijen I recommened Acana (also made by Diamond just less proteins).

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brrman
01/11/2011

Orijen 4

I would just like to mention that Orijen food contains a fair amount of probiotic additives. For those of you very surprised when your dog begins passing a lot of gas, and it's stool turns soft and smells terrible, keep in mind the body has to go through a period of adjustment to probiotics like lactobacillus and enterococcus. The digestive system will show the exact symptoms some people have seen, but after a period of several weeks it will taper off and the dog will be back to normal.

And Orijen is made by Champion Food Products. Not Menu Foods.

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akamine2525
12/20/2010

Orijen 5

Like many dog owners I try to feed the best that I can find for my dog.My dog just absolutely loves this food more than Halo's to say the least.She just gobbles it up whenever she gets hungry.She loves to eat her meals with can food and top it off with a bit of people food.At first we had a difficult time adjusting the amount she needed to eat til we added can food.On other Orijen formulas she does well on 1/4 cup of dry food.Best of all,among other dry foods(grain free)she's been on weight's always been steady but since starting Orijen/Acana I'm thoroughly pleased that while she eats the same and walks the same she has lost couple ounces.Vet Techs are surprised that she's lost a couple ounces as well.

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dandi9899
12/20/2010

Orijen 5

My dog has grain allergy so I always look for grain-free food.
This is the best grain-free dog food my dog tried. Her eyes are clean, her poo is in best condition, and she actually eats it. (She's a very picky eater.)

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hairtape1
12/18/2010

Orijen 3

3 stars (***)

It was good but then my 3 year old golden developed a pancreatitis attack. Fat too high. Beware

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aude
12/10/2010

Orijen 5

to sheltiegirl I fed this food to my dog before the citric acid and she never looked better she was the picture of health in a dog, lean, muscled, beautiful coat, high energy and did I mention extremely intelligent. The majority of high protein no grain foods use citric acid now(for the time being anyways)But I have a feeling they will be changing. When feeding a food with citric acid you are not I repeat not supposed to mix it with water and do'nt let them drink for an hour after eating so I have been told. If your dog is just a house pet who does not get alot of exercise or is not training at anything he probably does not need this food anyways. Also when I originally started feeding it there was absolutely no problems with her stool it was firm from the start. But then again dogs are different just like people. What works for one might not work for another.

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Jennie0225
12/01/2010

Orijen 5

What a wonderful Canada based company! Their dog food is really top quality; they fill their dog food with things like Butcher quality meat, fresh veggies and fruits! There are no by products or any products from China in any of their products. Overall most pets seem to enjoy the taste and keep coming back for more.

Their Red Line which is their new high protein dog food is top notch! Here is a little summary from the new 1800 Petmeds comparison chart for the Red line Orijen dog food.

The #1 and #2 ingredients are real meat (wild boar and lamb) which are excellent sources of meat protein for dogs. Multiple meat meals are included (lamb meal, salmon meal, whitefish meal, and herring meal) which are rendered parts of the animal they are sourced from. Although there are whole fruits, vegetables and herbs which help provide natural sources of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, there are also additional vitamin supplements which help to replace certain elements that are lost during the processing of dry pet food through the extrusion process. Probiotics are also added after processing. This pet food is grain-free, although potato is featured prominently in the ingredients (so not carbohydrate-free).

This comparison chart lays everything out for you! I would definitely go check it out.
http://www.1800petmeds.com/pet_food_compare.jsp

Orijen themselves is such a great company to deal with when you need to get a hold of them with a question or a comment.

A little expensive but we want the best for our four legged family member! Also keep in mind the better the food the less you have to feed your furry friend. They will be happier with a smaller amount of the good stuff then tons of the bad stuff that just makes them feel full but does not give them the real nutrition they need!

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ramswold
11/30/2010

Orijen 3

The three stars is because I am not sure about this product yet. I bought it for my puppy, because it sounds like a great, nutritious product, which it probably is. However – and this is a big stinky, stinky, stinky however, the food not only gives him atrocious smelling stool, it also gives him farts to match and the breath of a dog that is five months from the grave, not the womb. I am about to abandon this product and I am not even half-way through the bag. Who knew healthy could smell so rancid?

Anyway, if anyone else has had similar experiences, please let me know. I am switching back to nutro puppy food and will post again to tell whether my pup has regained his youthful scent.

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simer
11/27/2010

Orijen 5

A legjobb!!

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cappee
11/12/2010

Orijen 4

Switched my 9 week lab over to Orijen puppy large breed...he loves it. No issues with loose stools, and full of energy. He gets raw (buffalo this week, trying chicken next week) for breakfast and Orijen for lunch and dinner.

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Orange04
11/12/2010

Orijen 5

My dog has been on Orijin for the last year and a half. She absolutely loves it and has a lot of energy! I have been reading all the reviews and I think that it is not for every dog. You have to try different food at first to see what is best for your dog personally. Some dogs thrive on Atta Boy others on Blue Buffalo, just like people they are very diverse and not one thing works best for every dog. However, for my pup Orijin is wonderful!

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Jack1234
11/07/2010

Orijen 1

This is one of the great rip-offs sucking in consumers. I have never met one person that used it that continued using it.

There is absolutely no reason to spend this kind of money on pet food. The bag alone costs about $5.

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Sandi111
10/31/2010

Orijen 4

Made in Alberta, Canada - High Protein - no grain.

Orijen - Puppy Formula - is one of the Brands I choose to feed my Precious Havanese puppies because of the intense focus on the health value of the product. Higher protein and 0% grain appeals to me and high-inclusion of Never-Frozen products sounds good.

What is NOT in the product also appeals to me for the health of my pets; No glutens, pea or potato protein isolates, no flaxseed, no canola, no ethoxyquin, no GMO ........

My only concerns might include the high level of protein - while they claim it is safe and good - I'm not so sure I want to trust these studies just yet so I do alternate with other Quality Premium brands like HALO and NOW!

Another concern I have is the "Meal" .... meal can include parts of the chicken/turkey/salmon that may not be the top-quality I am hoping to feed my Puppies. When I wrote the company to inquire they assured me that the meal is necessary in providing high protein and that the meal is of a quality source - but I would like to see that verified on the package before I can trust it.

"Wild-caught" fish? Sounds good - but is it really safe? I believe it is tested prior to packaging. (?)

Overall I am pleased with Orijen - I appreciate their ongoing efforts to provide the consumer with healthy alternatives for our pets!!

BRAVO!

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neanea1223
10/27/2010

Orijen 5

I have my dog on Orijen regional red dog food that i buy in the middle sized bag.. i think 13 lbs or a little more. She is a pitbull (yess i know some of you will scoff) but she is my baby and I wouldnt have anything else. Anyways... she just had a litter of pups. 12 to be exact (yes she is registered and so is the dad and she has had all the necessary tests and is a wonderful example of breed standard) I was unaware of the things that are actually in the grocery store and feed store brands and i was feeding her that crap for almost 2 years. I recently saw a documentary on it, she was about 4 weeks pregnant and immediately went to searching for a good quality food. I bought a sample box from lukes all natural that contained various different kinds of evo, innova, canidae, wellness, california natural, orijen, akana, and every kind of other super premium pet food out there. Out of all of them she seemed to like the orijen regional red the best. So i switched her to it. shes been on it now about 5 or 6 weeks, and well... of course she eats ALOT because shes lactating, but i have read that they should have less stools, firmer stools, and no foul smell... Let me tell you i have had the EXACT opposite. she has HUGE soft, but not runny poops and it has to be the WORST smell i have ever smelled in my life. and her gas is just as bad. She seems to love the food, and she has a shiny coat and i know its great for the pups that are drinking her milk... anyone have any idea why her poop is like that???

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jennymartinGSD
10/10/2010

Orijen 2

My puppy couldn t get firm stool on it,actually on both puppy varieties,we were struggling with it for almost 6 weeks,and the price is too high,there are better foods for less money.
If you look for high protien kibble,try Innova Evo,you can find it for less money,and dogs love it

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lumpyspaceprin cess
10/04/2010

Orijen 5

I think more people need to read up on dog foods and buy products like this. The high protein is good for most dogs, honestly. It's high amounts of unsuitable carbs or proteins derived from sources other than high quality meat that do the damage, and most brands, even "premium" brands like royal canin, eukanuba and science diet, are packed with them.

Science Diet I am familiar with as I worked in a vets, and the vets are pretty much told to sell it, have deals with the companies, and they know nothing of proper nutrition. I brought up Orijen with one of the vets and they said the protein was too high(with no real explanation), but they're used to peddling corn-filled crap! And don't even mention a raw diet, most vets know NOTHING about it and will tell you it's "dangerous" *scoff*. We can't afford a BARF diet, but Orijen offers everything we wanted in a kibble.

A high protein diet is what naturally suits most dogs as they're made to digest such a diet. More protein = more of the food is digested, with less waste, leading to firmer stool at a reduced rate. They're getting so much more from this diet, and you don't need to feed a lot at all(for those who complained that their dogs gained weight "because of the protein", you were feeding far too much! That's just how efficient the food is) . Remember to slowly transition food when changing diets, or you will see upset stomachs, like with -any- abrupt food change.

Our fairly active 32kg GSD bitch gets around 300g per day, split into two feedings, sometimes supplemented with the odd chicken wings or minced raw rabbit carcass. She's 7 and has been on the diet for about a year now. Her age doesn't show, if anything she's aged backwards. She's lean and muscular, beautiful coat, shedding has lessened and she never has loose stools. We have to make sure we get to picking up the poop in the back garden quickly as it starts breaking down almost immediately (the wonders of no artificial preservatives). She used to be picky with her food when she was on James Wellbeloved (the meat and veggie variety) and half the bowl would often go uneaten. We're probably paying about the same or less, since we don't need to feed as much and she actually eats it all, and enthusiastically! Orijen is well worth the price for us, definitely. I can't even imagine feeding arse like Pedigree, that's verging on animal cruelty, or like feeding your kids only mcdonalds cheeseburgers lol

So to summarise: Naturally appropriate diet; dog adores it; ethical sourcing; less poop/no rank smell; value for money; dog in gorgeous condition, need I say more? Cx

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YvesG
09/30/2010

Orijen 5

Adult Fish Formula.
This is a great food that I feed my Great Danes with. The protein level are high so I will recommend to supplement this food with another holistic brand.

Very happy with results, expensive but worth it…

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lovemydoggie
09/27/2010

Orijen 5

from all the extensive research i have done on dog food, canine nutrition, and on the pet food industry, I have come to the conclusion that Orijen is the best food for my dog (a 6mo old Yorkshire terrier). when i got him he was just shy of eight weeks old, and was very sick, with Coccidia ( an intestinal parasite). the food the breeder was feeding was terrible ( we knew that easily). however after being so sick we consulted the ER vet on foods. she recommended Science Diet, Eukanuba, and Royal Canin. we went to the store thinking that we should trust the ER vet and looked at the three she recommended. this was before i had done a lot of research, but it seamed obvious to me-I don't want to feed my dog something i would not eat myself (animal by-products). so we started looking at different foods, we settled on a brand we liked -By Nature Puppy. He did well, much better than when he was sick. He still often had runny thin stool. i thought it was just because he was sensitive. it is true however that over feeding a puppy can cause this, we reduced his food amount and it helped but he still was not having ideal stool. thats when i started doing even more research. some sites i found really helpful - http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/dog_food_reviews/ and http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/ Orijen received the highest possible rating on both. Their site also provides a lot of good information about the company, their practices and the food. it also has what they call their white sheet, which provided a lot of great information on dogs needs. while i know every site will be biased to their own food (obviously). everything i learned aligned with not only the ingredients in their foods, but how they make their food, obtain their ingredients, etc...
after completing the switch to Orijen puppy (about 4 months ago) there is a great change in my puppy. his stool is perfect now, and he is very regular he goes 3 times a day around the same time everyday. he has not had diarrhea since . the more you know- the more capable you are about making an informed decision on what to feed your pet. there are a lot of misconceptions and myths out there about dog food and what your dog truly needs- dogs are carnivores- yes they have adapted to be able to consume many other foods- but inherently they are carnivores- grains are not meant to be in a dogs diet, they can not process them they way we can they have very short intestinal tracts - meaning they need a diet of mostly meat and no grains- some grains are better than others but NO grains is the best.

People also need to keep in mind its not only about what food you are feeding your dog, but what treats-

Orijen may be slightly more expensive that other brands but for me- I love my dog like he is my family, my best friend, and i refuse to feed him anything i would not eat myself (or that is "not fit for human consumption) He deserves the best! I'm not saying that Orijen is the only good food out there, there are other brands that I would find acceptable for my dog, as a personal choice however I find it to be the Very best!



a 2nd note- i have seen many people are talking about the high amount of protein- i recommend reading this it is long but has a lot of good info (at the bottom of the pages it gives sources for the info) http://www.orijen.ca/orijen/ORIJEN_White_Paper.pdf

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WeimLvr
09/11/2010

Orijen 3

I have a 2 year old Weimaraner and bought Orijen after finding out she had grain allergies. The food has made her coat very nice and shiny, but the food gave her excessive gas. Also, she has gained quite a bit of weight on the food due to the high protein content. I think it's a good food but was not suited for my dog.

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lovinbailey
09/07/2010

Orijen 5

I have an 11 month old golden retriever mix puppy. When I brought her home from the pound she was 6 months old underweight and very sick. I had her on a food that was recommended to me by a pet smart employee. Although the employee meant well in his advice, the food he recommended didn't work for my puppy. After a long period of research I decided on Orijen.

It has been great for my dog. Since she's a mix I feed her the puppy formula because she won't be any bigger than 35 lbs. I have been so pleased with the results. I must admit that I was very careful in the transition. I personally took about 4 weeks to transition her over, since she didn’t react well to her previous food I wasn’t sure how she would do. I bought a 1 lb bag first as a test bag when I noticed the changes and that she liked it I put her on a large bag.

I don’t feed her the recommended amount because it will give her loose stools. I cut back on the food just a little and now go by how much food is left over in the bowel. She has a wonderful coat, clear eyes, tons of energy, no illnesses, and no more itching. With the amount of food I feed her she has firm stools as well. I doubled checked with our vet to make sure Orijen was a good pick for my little girl and the vet agreed that it was an exceptional food and as long as her kidney’s are healthy than she saw no problems with the food and encouraged me to put her on the adult formula when the time comes.

This has been my experience and I just wanted to share it with you. However, I would encourage folks to get a free sample bag or a 1 lb bag first to see how your dog does on it. It is expensive and I would hate to see folks waste their money on something Fido doesn’t like or doesn’t agree with him. Good Luck!

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Dax2010
08/27/2010

Orijen 4

I specifically chose this brand after extensive research prompted by the the loss of my last boxer to cancer and becoming more educated on commercial dog foods. I fed my last boxer a different high end commercial food and although there was nothing to indicate his cancer was perpetuated by his food, I wanted to do what I could to reduce the risks the next time. I ended up wanting to steer away from the grains and focus on the best whole food product I could find.
So now I have been feeding my new 16 week old boxer the small kibble puppy formula for several weeks now with really no complaints except for this phantom "itch". I came back to this site to read more reviews to see if it could possibly come from the food. I read over 75 of these reviews and really appreciate the time others have put into sharing their experiences.
I too, have noticed an increase in hyper behavior, almost as if my poor little guy wants to jump out of his skin as well as the excessive eliminations.
Because every dog is unique, I dismissed it as teething, very outgoing personality, I'm getting older and have forgotten the energy of puppy, and I can go on. But the reviews that included the behaviors, the itching and even increased appetite caught my eye.
I love what this food is made with but it may not be for my little guy.
Would love to here from any other boxer owners especially if they have an experience to share.
Thanks

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Vanteal
08/16/2010

Orijen 5

I recently adopted a 2 year old "american staffordshire terrier" Or what most people would recognize as a "Pitt Bull" Even though there's technically no such breed as a "Pit Bull"..Anyway, He is a 2 year old bundle of energy, And when I obtained him he was on Iams lamb and rice formula..And was having terrible skin conditions. "rashes and such" So I decided to change his food from the Iams to a brand titled "Chicken soup for the pet lovers soul"..Which Bang for your buck is a very good food, Good quality ingredients, lots of meat and plenty of protein, But still contained a bit of grains..Which I believe is why my dog was still having loose stool's...So I decided to up the ante and go all out with "Orijen" And "WOW" just one day after the transition and his stool's were as healthy as they have ever been! And hasn't had the runs since!..His coat, energy, eyes, breath have all improved tremendously!...Sadly, It's not the easiest food to find, And expect to pay nearly 70 dollars at most pet food stores when you do find it "For a 29 pound bag".....If I could afford it, I would keep him on this food for the rest of his life!...If money is no matter I would defiantly recommend this food!..."WARNING: NOT FOR PUPPIES!!!!!!! Strictly adult dogs only, As the protein content is extremely high!!!!!

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Selkea
08/03/2010

Orijen 5

I bought Orijen for the quality in content and manufacturing and have not been disappointed. My German Shepherd has, as most GSD's do, a sensitive digestive system, so it's an immediate response when something does not agree - bad breath, runny poo, etc. I started her young on high protein content foods like Taste of the Wild. When I try to switch down to less protein content (trying to be easy on my wallet) - never worked out. Always got diarrhea that never quit. As she got older, she would simply refuse to eat a poor choice (she actually did that with Acana - turned her nose up at that). What a waste of money then! However, Orijen did not upset her digestive system at all - and I switched immediately without pre-mixing. Her stools were firm from day one. She loves it and seems quite satisfied with just the recommended 2-3 cups a day (I go by how much kibble is left over in her bowl, if any). She's four years old and has never had any issues (she visits the vet every year). I'm getting a new GSD pup whose breeder is a raw food feeder - as I hardly have time to cook for myself let alone my beloved pets, I don't dare switch over to anything of lesser quality than Orijen.

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thebigpetstore
07/30/2010

Orijen 5

We own a pet store in the Uk, we have stocked orijen for on ly 2 months,

i would just like to point out, it is a very high protein food, especially compared to the usual supermarket rubbish, if your changing your dog over onto orijen (which is 1 of the closest foods to a dogs natural diet) then do it slowwwly! over a period of two weeks maybe three! any dog changing food will be loose, they only have a percentage of the digestion of us humans. and this is no ordinary food!

it doesnt suite all dogs. but the other food from champion pet foods will, its called ACANA and is a 60/40/0 food.

the results so far from our customers are fantastic, and the amount the dogs eat is minimal, so you dont have to buy it as much as your average joe food, and you will save on vets bills!

smashing

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sdadawn
07/22/2010

Orijen 5

Since my Siberian Husky was having seizures, I switched to this food from Royal Canin, and he's been seizure free now with this food! :D

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PetHealthStore
07/08/2010

Orijen 5

Top of the line, excellent product by a Canadian privately owned Champion Pet Foods. I own a pet food store and 80% of the customers that come to me are looking for miracles for their sick animals with allergies, arthritis, diabetes, obesity, kidney diseases, pancreatitus, neurological and behavior issues, you name it. These people usually have been "around the block" and tried all sorts of foods, followed advice of veterinarians, but nothing worked.

We put them on Orijen and I have seen MANY cases of complete recovery! Allergies disappear in 99% cases. Arthritic dogs have tremendous improvement both in reduced pain and increased activity level. Diabetic dogs require lower insulin to balance their sugar levels. Animals eat 2-3 less of Orijen compared to foods they were fed before, they look healthy , become more active, loose weigh if that was needed, or gain muscle if they needed to gain it. Dogs become calmer and easier to train, and there are more things that got improved. Excellent product, and Australian recall is not the manufacturer's fault - please do your homework on the issue if you want to know the facts.

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milkmama
07/01/2010

Orijen 5

This food is way too rich for my little girl (doxiepoo) but the shelties love it! It's too expensive for me to use all the time but the results are always awesome when we do! I have used the kibble as treats for my little girl occasionally but she's not crazy about them or much else for that matter.

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caninecare
06/28/2010

Orijen 5

Orijen is NOT tolorated for longs periods by small dogs. It's too high in protein. For dogs over 25-30lbs it's fabulous. For my smaller dog I use the sister product ACANA.

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maltese2babies
06/24/2010

Orijen 5

This might be a little descriptive. Sorry in advance. I have two little maltese girls. One is 2 years old and the other is just 5 months. I had them both on blue buffalo and they were doing very well on that.

My little one got spayed and when we brought her home, the vet recomended that we get her on a precription wet food made by Royal Canin. I really was not too thrilled for 2 reasons. One, I don't like Royal Canin, the ingredients in their food is horrible, second, i did not want to get my little girl used to wet food because I dont want to feed her that. But the vet said just for the first day so she wont get constipated. I agreed.

Bad mistake. She had diahrea so bad. She was going in her kennel and it was just everywhere. Because of her spay we could not bathe her so washing her was a challenge. Anyways her diahrea continued for the next week. I brought her back to the vet and they said to continue that food because she just may need more time to adjust. They had also put her on Albon a dog antibiotic. Ok so another few days I was back to the vet. This time they said it might be a parasite. So they precribed Panacur. I continued that but then decided to stop the wet food and go back to BB.

The next day after stopping her wet food her stool started to get harder. Not 100% but much better than before. So, through this whole ordeal I started researching foods for dogs. That is when I came across Orijen. At first I was skeptical because of the high protein in it, but after alot of research I found that high protein low carb diets are ok for small dogs. They are actually preferred because they need that extra energy to do regular tasks a big dog can do with no problems. Also on Orijen's website they have a study done by the University of Pennsylvania that talks about the protein myth.

So after a long deliberation, I decided to get both of my girls started on Orijen. I stopped the Blue Buffalo because I noticed both of my babies were chewing and licking their paws and chewing their fur. This happens in dogs because of allergies most likely due to grains. So I went on the mission of finding a grain-free kibble. That is when I found orijen and it was a Godsend. My oldest is on orijen Regional Red and she loves it. She is very picky and I have had such a hard time with her eating. There were times she would not eat for days on end. Now when I put her bowl down she just eats it all up. I can't be happier. My puppy is on orijen puppy formula. She loves it. The minute I get her bowl out and start putting her food she is jumping up and down and cant wait to dig in.

I am a very happy pet parent. Their stools are back to normal. They have alot of energy and are so healthy. I cant begin to express how happy I am with orijen food. I love that all of the ingredients are human grade and I can actually prenounce them. Thank you Orijen for making such a great food for my little girls. I would recommend this food to every dog owner. I do realize that not one food is good for every dog so just test them out and see which one your dog will like.

Some other great dog foods along with orijen are(grain free):
-Evo
-Taste of the Wild
-Wellness Core
-Stella and Chewy (freeze dried)

Hope this is helpful. Any questions feel free to ask.

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douglashm
05/31/2010

Orijen 1

I bought this dog food based on the recommendations of my supplier. Bad mistake - this dog food gave my Border Collie cronic loose stool - horrible gas and my vet had me immediately remove this food from my dogs diet. I do not recommend this type of dog food to anybody

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terousa
05/30/2010

Orijen 4

I really like the ingredients in Orijen. When I fed it my dog, I was sure that he gets everything he needs. But recently he started to have runny pooh, so we had to switch to other pet food.

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AndreaJane
05/28/2010

Orijen 3

This food is not appropriate for most household dogs. This is a GREAT food for working dogs of a larger size, who can pathologically use this food in a complete and healthy manner. However, for just normal pet dogs, this food is very inappropriate. The protein levels are excessive, and like everyone else I am concerned about the citric acid. What dog owners need to consider are the NEEDS of their pets, not whatever is the "trend"...which right now happens to be these very, very high protein foods. Dogs are omnivores, NOT carnivores. I have fed Orijen, and both my dogs did not respond well to it. Very stinky stools, and lots of weight gain. I was feeding appropriately, by the way...my dogs are just not working dogs are therefore cannot eat this food without risks. I now feed a more balanced food that is more appropriate...though I do agree this food is excellent for CERTAIN dogs...just be careful.

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diver1278
05/22/2010

Orijen 5

We have lots of dogs and we feed Orijen foods aong with others. We like to switch foods every bag because we feel that not every dog food has all the nutirients that another dog food has. so sometimes we feed Evo or Natures Variety. Always Grain Free Low Carb diets. Our dogs have been doing just great on these diets for years!.

I do recomend that if your dog is switching from the grocery store foods or even a low protein or lower protein food that you should do it slowly. And there is a reason there are so many dog foods on the market.. because not one dog food is right for every dog or dog owner.

I just want to mention that there are several places on the web to buy these foods and we purchace all our dogs and cat food through www.thepetmasters.com

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bvinta
05/21/2010

Orijen 5

Dude! This stuff is AWESOME! I can't compliment it a lot. I think Orijen and Acana are the only pet foods left that people can trust. It has no preservatives, no fillers just decent ingredients that are fresh and the meat content is HIGH! It's not even a bad price. It's nice that it's all made from north american ingredients (Canada). This made my dog lose weight and my other dog increase the much needed lean muscle-mass. My dogs are strong and healthy! Shiny eyes, coat everything.

Get your dog off the imported ingredients food, off pedigree, purina, hills/science diet, royal canin, all those.. get them on some real meat!

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milomyluv
04/27/2010

Orijen 5

I have a 1 year old Sheltie . I could not get him to eat hard food he would try it then a day or to later he would not eat it ,I tried Orijen (fish flavor) and he has been eating it for 2 months now. But his stool is somewhat hard not runny and he has a lot of problems with itchy and sneezing alot . Can it be the food or is it just somethings Shelties have? I love the food.Also I have tred so many can foods because I give him a 1/2 can in the morning and a 1/2 can at night but so far I found that he likes Pedigree the best. I know it's not the best food but I have tried all kinds that is suppose to be very good for them. I hope by giving him Orijen the pedigree can would be balance (it won't hurt him ).But all in all Orijen is GREAT

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