Canada’s marine harvest is perfectly suited to the ORIJEN nutritional philosophy of high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets made with maximum inclusions of fresh regional ingredients. High-protein, low-carbohydrate and grain-free ORIJEN 6 FISH replicates the same rich balance of meats, fruits, vegetables and grasses that dogs would encounter in a wilderness setting, but with single-source protein from fish and single-source carbohydrate from potato.
I have two adult male beagles and have tried quite a few “boutique” level dog foods from Orijen and instinct dog food over the past couple of years since they seem to be perennial favorites. I monitored my dogs closely from their stools to their coat and immediate response after eating. I found the instinct lines to make them lick their chops for about 10 minutes after each meal (likely due to the very high protein levels). They also gained a little bit of weight so I had to cut down their intake (to what seemed like almost nothing). This food, as I understand, is better suited for high-energy/activity dogs.
The original Orijen puppy food was better, but the fish-based proteins and Omega 3s ranked high for me, so I ended up switching to the 6 Fish. They’ve been enjoying it for a little over a year and the popularity has grown so much that at one point this year, it was almost impossible to find. It has also received a few awards this past year. The 29.7 lb bag lasts the two about 2 months.
In short, Orijen 6 Fish has drastically improved the coat, stool, energy level, and overall health of my two beagles compared to any store bought brands.
Our almost 6 year old golden retriever has been plagued with itchy dry skin and loose stools all his life and we have tried many high quality dog foods to no avail. Finally we found Orijen fish formula and he is doing great!!!! Looks beautiful, not licking and biting his paws and skin any more and his stools are perfect. And he loves the food!!! Just wish it were easier to find in the larger size bags.