By nature, dogs of all breeds and sizes are evolved as carnivores – biologically adapted for a diet rich and varied in fresh meats, with smaller amounts for fruits, vegetables and grasses. Yet as dogs age, they also become less efficient at metabolizing the very proteins vital to their well being – so appropriately high levels of dietary protein is essential for enabling your senior dog’s peak conditioning. That’s why Orijen puppy food is loaded with the protein-packed animal ingredients (75%) that Mother Nature evolved all dogs to eat, with high ratios of free-run chicken and turkey, whole eggs and wild-caught fish – farmed or fished locally and delivered fresh each day so they’re preservative-free and brimming with proteins and fats to nourish your older dog completely. Carbohydrate-limited and grain-free to replicate your senior dog’s natural diet, Orijen Senior supplies healthful regional fruits, vegetables and botanicals – including sea vegetables, juniper berries and marigold flowers – naturally rich in phytonutrients, B-vitamins and essential trace minerals.
I decided to switch my ten-year-old chihuahua to this food after reading horrible dog food reviews about what was her current food at the time(Purina ONE). I reviewed many different dog foods and finally decided to give Orijen dog food a try, since the idea of a dog food being grain-free really made sense to me.
I was impressed with the way the food is packaged; it arrives in a completely air-tight bag. Orijen has a little bit of a fishy smell to it but it is not overpowering. My chia can be a picky eater but she REALLY loves this food! In fact, when I was switching her over from her old food, she would just pick out all of the Orijen and leave the Purina ONE behind.
The size of the food is just a little too big for her though. She really prefers smaller pieces of food. However, I don’t think it looks too big (each piece is a little smaller than a dime) she is just picky and not big on crunching since getting older. Her teeth are healthy she is just lazy! Since switching to Orijen I can see her coat already becoming much shinier. Her eyes are brighter and she has more energy. I just can’t say enough good things about this food….I am very happy I switched my chihuahua to Orijen and I enthusiastically recommend it.
My dog loves her new food, she will eat any food right away that I put in her bowl. We are new so long term I cannot say as yet, but as a new customer my dog is thrilled!!