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ORIJEN dog Food of the Year’ YET AGAIN!
The Glycemic Research Institute in Washington, DC announced in December 2010 that it had selected ORIJEN from Champion dogfoods, for the third year running, as the dog Food of the Year for 2011-2012 (See News & Events for further details). Consequently ORIJEN’s high protein low carbohydrate formulation would make an ideal diet for diabetic dogs who are suffering from diabetes.
ORIJEN the world’s best dry dog is available throughout the UK & Ireland.
Unlike the marketing companies and multinationals that sell, but don’t actually make, today’s dog foods; Champion dogfoods is a family-owned and operated dog food producer with a clear mission: WORLD-CLASS DOG FOODS FROM FRESH REGIONAL INGREDIENTS.
(1) After many fits and starts, I ‘ve totally switched my two Flat coated Retrievers to Orijen. Fantastic quality food and although price per pound is higher in reality w/o the cereal and other fillers of so many other dog foods, its actually only nominally more expensive. I weaned my K-9s (ages 2 and 6) off other commercial foods and have found their stools now on 100% Orijen puppyfood are normal, not odorous (during the transition there is some how do we say “stink” as this food contains beneficial probiotics that initially are dealing with the grain based old foods in the K-9s digestive tract). Also my k-9s sleep inside at night and travel quite bit with me to training and searches – nothing worse than a dog flatulance and there is none and I mean none of that with this food Yeah! My K-9s are my Search and Rescue partners and this has given them excellent stamina, better coats and they both relish it. I’m using New Zealand dried lamb bits for training and reward treats but occasionnally use just a few Orijen kibbles instead and you would think I was serving them prime rib. Wish I could find a local vendor in RI – shipping is a little steep but many of the vendors will offer you a significant discount on the second order so I order two bags at a time and change-up the flavors from time to time so the K-9s don’t get jaded. Can’t say enough how pleased I am with food.
(2) I have a 8.5 month old Aussie mix. She’s about 42 lbs now. This food is magic!! I love it! She’s never been “food motivated” and so she’s always been a little reluctant to eat her kibble, but she honestly LIKES this stuff. She’ll do tricks for it like it is a treat. More importantly, her poop is GREAT on this kibble. Finally, it’s easy to pick up! This food is a godsend.
We’ve previously tried Innova EVO, California natural dogfood Lamb and Rice Puppy and Adult, and Canidae All Life Stages. Innova EVO gave her the runs, but she was a new puppy. (The pet food store said EVO was rich enough for puppies. My vet disagreed.) California Natural seemed better, but her poop was always so soft that it was messy to pick up, and she never really liked it. She liked the taste of Canidae better – so much so that she would pick it out when I mixed it with the Lamb and Rice. However, her poop didn’t really improve until we shifted to Orijen.
Magic. This stuff is magic, I say. Besides being the magic food for my dog, it’s also made in Canada with almost all Canadian ingredients. From what I’ve read, they get rice from California and Lamb from New Zealand, but otherwise — everything comes from farms in and around Alberta. No food recalls on this brand!
One word of advice: like with all good dog foods, it’s best to keep the bag tightly closed. It goes stale.