Orijen Dry Dog Food Review

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Orijen Dry Dog Food Original

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Review of Orijen Dry Dog Food
Original

This product is manufactured by Champion Petfoods.

According to our data, this Orijen recipe provides complete & balanced nutrition for all life stages. In other words, this formula is AAFCO approved.

Orijen Dry Dog Food Original is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.

Ingredient Review

We'll begin this review of Orijen Dry Dog Food Original with a detailed discussion of the ingredients.

The first ingredient is chicken. Chicken is the most common meat ingredient used in dog food. It provides high-quality protein and fat. However, more than 60% of chicken is water.

The second ingredient is turkey. Although turkey is an excellent protein source, raw turkey contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of turkey is dramatically reduced. Therefore, it's important to ensure that other meat sources are included within the first few ingredients to ensure the product derives most of its protein from meat.

The third ingredient is whole egg. Whole eggs are easy to digest and contain high quality protein. Egg protein is often given the highest biological value (BV). The BV metric measures the usability of the ingredient's protein.

The fourth ingredient is chicken liver. Organ meats like chicken liver are an excellent source of protein, fat, and essential vitamins and minerals. Although organs may not sound appealing, organs are an important component of a carnivorous animal's diet.

The fifth ingredient is whole herring. Although herring is an excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source, raw herring contains more than 60% moisture. After cooking, the relative meat contribution of herring is dramatically reduced. Therefore, it's important to ensure that other meat sources are included within the first few ingredients to ensure the product derives most of its protein from meat.

Because ingredients are listed in order of pre-cooked weight, the remaining ingredients in Orijen Dry Dog Food Original are not as important as the first five ingredients.

However, collectively they still have a significant impact on the overall quality of the product. Therefore, we'll continue discussing the remaining ingredients in this Orijen recipe.

Next we have whole flounder. Whole flounder is another excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source. As with other raw meats, flounder contains a substantial amount of moisture and therefore the relative meat contribution of flounder is dramatically reduced after cooking.

The next ingredient is turkey liver. Turkey liver is an excellent organ meat which provides high quality protein and fat. In addition, turkey liver provides many essential vitamins and minerals.

Then we have chicken neck. In addition to the muscle meat, chicken necks include bones which are an excellent source of calcium and phosphorus.

Moving on, we have chicken heart. Chicken hearts are full of high quality protein and fat. Chicken hearts also provide a notable amount of vitamins and minerals.

Moving on with this review, we have turkey heart. Turkey hearts are full of high quality protein and fat. Turkey hearts also supply a modest amount of vitamins and minerals.

The next ingredient in this review is dehydrated chicken. Dehydrated chicken is an excellent protein source, naturally rich in all of the essential amino acids required by dogs.

Our next ingredient is dehydrated turkey. Dehydrated turkey is an excellent protein source, naturally rich in all of the essential amino acids required by dogs.

dehydrated whole mackerel is the next ingredient in this recipe. Dehydrated whole mackerel is an excellent protein source, naturally rich in all of the essential amino acids required by dogs.

Next on the list is dehydrated whole sardine. Whole sardines are an excellent protein and omega-3 fatty acid source.

The remaining ingredients in this Orijen Dry Dog Food recipe are unlikely to affect the overall rating of the product.

Our analysis of the ingredients show that this product derives most of its protein from animal based sources. This is an excellent property because meat based protein contains all of the necessary amino acids required by dogs. In our option, this is one of the most important properties to judge when reviewing pet food, therefore we believe this is an exceptional product in this regard.

Final Thoughts

In summary, we recognize that this product does not contain any artificial colors, artificial preservatives, or anonymous meat ingredients.

The official PawDiet rating for Orijen Dry Dog Food Original is 5.0 out of 5.