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Old 09-10-2008, 08:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have just found out about this food - and am really quite tempted although my wallet is in tears at the cost 8O

What I would like to know is - does anyone feed this and if so what do you think???

For those that have never heard of it - it is made by a family firm in Alberta Canada.

They say that they have excluded grains because dogs are not biologically engineered to process grain (now bearing in mind all Neos allergies this is of some major interest to me anyway ) and they say that vets are blaming cereals for a number of health issues like digestive issues.....

It is apparently made up of 70% fresh meat - Chicken Fish and Eggs

Then you have vegetables which include Apples Cranberries Spinach Steamed Potatoes Tomatoes Kelp and Carrots

And then herbs Marshmallow Root Chicory and Psyillium amonst loads of others

This is the list of ingredients:

Composition Featuring Fresh Canadian Ingredients:
DDe-boned chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, russet potato, lake whitefish, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherals, a natural source of vitamin E), sweet potato, whole eggs, turkey, salmon meal, salmon and anchovy oils, salmon, natural chicken flavor, sunflower oil, sun-cured alfalfa, dried brown kelp, carrots, spinach, peas, tomatoes, apples, psyllium, dulse, chicory root, licorice root, tumeric root, fenugreek, glucosamine HCl, cranberries, black currants, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, zea mays, peppermint leaf, chamomile flowers, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary extract, chondroitin sulfate, rosehips, vitamin supplements (vitamin E, choline chloride, vitamin A, vitamin D3, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin B12, folic acid, biotin), sea salt, minerals (iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate), direct fed microbials (dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product).
ORIJEN Dog Food does not contain artificial preservatives.


Botanical Inclusions per kg:
Marshmallow root (Althea officinalis) 500 mg, Chicory root (Cichorium intybus) 500 mg, Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) 400 mg, Burdock root (Arctium lappa) 350 mg, Fennel seed (Foeniculum vulgare) 300 mg, Marigold flowers (Calendula officinalis) 300 mg, Chamomile flowers (Matricaria recutita L.) 300 mg, Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) 200 mg, Summer savory (Satureja hortensis) 150 mg, Chickweed (Stellaria media) 150 mg


If you don;t know it what do you think of the list of ingredients?

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Old 09-10-2008, 08:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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eve, thats a mind blowing list of ingredients, are they all in the one bag?

and what is the amount of protien ??


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I've not fed it but have heard good things from a couple of people who do, they think it's great.

I'm assuming the "mixed tocopherals" don't include any nasties as they say no artificial preservatives.

I think it sounds good, in my non-dog-food-expert opinion. I gather the protein level is pretty high.
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Is this the food that is 44% protein, or something like that?

I would say the only problem is, there are soooo many ingredients in there....How would you know if it were one of the vegetables, herbs, flowers ( 8O ), etc, if he was to have a problem with it. I mean he can't have been allergy tested against all that lot, can he?

I'm sure you've mentioned it before <failing braincells here> but is there a reason why you can't switch him to BARF....at least that way you would know exactly what causes him problems and you could just eliminate it?
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i just googled orijen and it comes up with a site full of reviews here it is if anyone wants to have a read http://www.rateitall.com/i-949636-orijen.aspx


personally from what i have briefly read it is too fussy in ingredients and way too much protien in for my liking but thats just my oppinion i am looking forward to reading what others think

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JUles its actually for Bramble rather than Neo...

I decided ages ago its either both on Barf or both on kibble. In terms of meat Neo could only have Chicken or Turkey - could have egg for protein as well... and no cereals at all


Also at the moment I don;t want to have them on anything that may cause problems if they had suddenly to go into kennels - I'm thinking if anything happened to Dad -

I debate Barf but think its going to need more time and organisation than I have currently....


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I have just become a stockist for Orijen and am feeding Bailey on it as a trial. His adult coat is taking forever to come in on the AG, so I thought I would try the Orijen. It guarantees to improve stool quality in a week, coat condition in two weeks and peak body condition in 8 weeks, so we will see. I have looked at it before but it wasn't available over here then. It is high in protein but its good meat protein for muscles and body condition. The ingredients look very good and it is oven baked so it doesn't swell up when wet. It also smells b****y lovely, like a roast beef dinner! It looks too good to be true but I will see how Bailey does on it.

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William was on Orijen since he was 12 weeks old. I have no complains whatsoever. He is in the great shape! We recently change to an adult 6fish Orijen.
It is on expensive site, but its works out cheeper, as there is no bulk in it, so less needed to feed!
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Trace - where are you and can you PM me with costs???



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