Dogs - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know dog food: Orijen, Regional Red

Name of poster: flaflwrgrl posting on 11/27/2010 revised - update 2/2/2012

dog food brand name: Orijen

dog food variety name: Regional Red

date of posting as spelled Month, date, year: Feb. 2, 2012 revised notes

web address of company:

brief comments: Grain free, gluten free, China free, no BHA, no BHT, no Ethoxyquin, no chemical preservatives

extended comments
75% animal ingredients, 25% regional fruits & vegs. Animal protein is wild boar, free range lamb, free range beef, heritage pork, salmon, whitefish, walleye. All fresh meats are of table quality & passed fit for human consumption by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. All fresh meats & they only use fresh meats (not frozen) are shipped daily to Champions own pet food processing facilities in Alberta Canada. All ingredients are grown or harvested in Canada. Named Pet Food of the Year 2009/2010 & again 2010/2011 certified by the Glycemic Research Institute Washington, D.C.
This is a family owned company who has been making pet food for 25 years. They own & operate their own processing facility.
The Regional Red is fairly new to the Orijen line & I'm quite happy they've added it as my dog has chicken sensitivity & the Regional Red allows me to be able to switch her off of the Acana Grasslands (also made by Champion) once in a while. She is currently on the Regional Red in order to take a break from the Acana Grasslands & she's doing as great on this as she does on the Grasslands. Both Acana & Orijen have fish formulations but I have found that with my particular breed; the all fish formulas cause her coat to be a little too oily. If your dog's skin & coat tends to the dry side, the fish formulations might be just the thing for your dog.
I cannot say enough good things about this food & all the foods made by Champion Pet Foods.
Check out their website & make your own decision.
My dog was doing great on this food until spring/summer of 2011 when she began to show signs of food allergy & loose stools all the time. Having eliminated all other sources of possible cause I started looking for a new food. As I was researching; I happened to run across a YouTube video where Orijen Grain free is tested for gluten & it comes up positive. See for yourself at the link below.

I switched my dog to ZiwiPeak air dried raw Venison & she began doing fabulous very quickly. She has now been eating it for 5 or 6 months & is still doing excellent.

not recommended

Posted by flaflwrgrl on Nov 27, 2010 9:11 AM CST:
Oh, and I forgot to add that all of the animal products in this food are raised hormone free.

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