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Orijen Original Grain Free Dog Food

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Orijen Original Grain Free Dog Food

Updated: Jul. 25, 2018

Ranked 8th of 10 dog food with a Quid Score of 87.

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Orijen Original Grain Free Dog Food

Ranked 8th of 10 dog food with a Quid Score of 87.

Product Details

Product Details

Ranks 8th overall.

Key Information
  • Bag Sizes: 12oz, 4.5lb, 13lb, 25lb
  • Available Dog Sizes: Large, Regular
  • First 5 Ingredients: Deboned chicken, deboned turkey, yellowtail flounder, whole eggs, whole atlantic mackerel
  • Available Life Stages: Puppy, Adult, Senior
Product Specifications
  • Recall History: None
  • Calories Per Cup: 449 Kcal per 8 oz. cup
  • Flavors Available: 8
  • Guaranteed Analysis: Crude protein min. 38%, crude fat min. 18%, crude fiber max. 4%, moisture max. 12%, DHA min. 0.2%, EPA min. 0.2%, calcium min. 1.2%, phosphorus min. 0.9%, Omega-6 fatty acids min. 3.3%, Omega-3 fatty acids min. 0.8%, glucosamine min. 700 mg/kg, chondroitin sulfate min. 600 mg/kg, total microorganisms min.(lactobacillus acidophilus, bifidobacterium animalis, lactobacillus casei) 100MM CFU/lb
  • Protein By-Products: None
  • Full Ingredients List: Deboned chicken, deboned turkey, yellowtail flounder, whole eggs, whole atlantic mackerel, chicken liver, turkey liver, chicken heart, turkey heart, whole atlantic herring, dehydrated chicken, dehydrated turkey, dehydrated mackerel, dehydrated chicken liver, dehydrated turkey liver, whole green peas, whole navy beans, red lentils, chicken necks, chicken kidney, pinto beans, chickpeas, green lentils, lentil fiber, chicken fat, natural chicken flavor, herring oil, ground chicken bone, chicken cartilage, turkey cartilage, dried kelp, freeze-dried chicken liver, freeze-dried turkey liver, whole pumpkin, whole butternut squash, kale, spinach, mustard greens, collard greens, turnip greens, whole carrots, apples, pears, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, zinc proteinate, mixed tocopherols (preservative), chicory root, turmeric, sarsaparilla root, althea root, rosehips, juniper berries, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product

Expert Rating: 100%

Ranks 1st among competitors.

Expert Rating: 100%

Ranks 1st among competitors.

Experts say that the food makes dog coats and skin healthier. The high protein can be good for dogs, but might cause digestive issues for animals that aren’t used to eating lots of protein.

Full Expert Breakdown
  • Price - Above average
  • Flavor Variety - Above average
  • Healthiness - Above average
  • Life Stage/Size Variety - Average
Notable Positives
  • Visibly healthier coat and skin
  • Reduced flatulence
  • Firmer stool
  • Freshly-sourced Ingredients
  • High in protein
Notable Negatives
  • Expensive
  • Not great for dogs with sensitive stomachs
  • Fishy odor
Full Expert Breakdown
  • Price - Above average
  • Flavor Variety - Above average
  • Healthiness - Above average
  • Life Stage/Size Variety - Average

Customer Rating: 92%

Ranks 4th among competitors.

Customer Rating: 92%

Ranks 4th among competitors.

Customers like this product because it is low in carbs and high in protein. They appreciate that the meat is ethically sourced and that they know exactly what their dog is eating. The odor can be strong, and there’s too much protein for some dogs.

Ideal for people:

Owners who are looking to improve their dogs' health and coats, and want to know exactly what their dogs are eating.

Not ideal for people:

Those who aren't looking to spend so much on dog food, or those whose dogs have sensitive stomachs that can't handle a high amount of protein.

Notable Pros:
  • High in protein
  • Reduces hair loss and improves health of coat
  • Ethically sourced meat
  • Low in carbs
Notable Cons:
  • Expensive
  • Can make dogs with sensitive stomachs sick
  • Strong odor
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Brand Score: 86%

Ranks 4th among competitors.

Brand Score: 86%

Ranks 4th among competitors.

Orijen Pet Food wants to develop natural and healthy products that mimic what a dog’s ancestor, the grey wolf, ate. The company sells food and treats for dogs and cats.

Heritage - 4/5

Orijen's parent company, Champion Petfoods, is located in Edmonton, Alberta. The company first released Orijen and its other line, Acana, in 1985. Orijen is dedicated to finding the healthiest and most natural ingredients for pets.

Innovation - 4/5

Champion Petfoods has two kitchens dedicated to using products that are "Biologically Appropriate, Fresh Regional Ingredients and Never Outsourced.”

Reliability - 5/5

Orijen has an FAQ page on its website that answers questions about its ingredients, production practices, food safety precautions, transitioning pets to new food, and packaging and storage. For more information, Orijen provides an online contact page with an email, phone number, and a messenger program to chat with an employee.

Social Good - 4/5

Champion Petfoods supports Courageous Champions, an organization that connects veterans and first responders with service dogs.

Relevance - 4/5

Orijen shares products and pet photos on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Orijen's Youtube channel provides a look inside its kitchen and office and interviews its suppliers, providing an inside look at how dedicated they are to using natural ingredients.

Retail: Best Price $82.99

Ranks 10th in value among competitors.

Retail: Best Price $82.99

Ranks 10th in value among competitors.

Orijen Grain Free dog food is available online at Amazon and PetFlow, and at most pet stores.

Best Purchase Options
PetFlow - $82.99
Other Purchase Options
Amazon - $88.99
Best Purchase Option
PetFlow - $82.99
Other Purchase Options
Amazon - $88.99

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