Orijen Dog Food in India Honest Review
According to Orijen, they make “Biologically Appropriate” diet.
The foods that dogs are evolve to eat and are suitable for their diet.
With that Orijen use up to 90% animal product to make their product.
Dogs are carnivores animal, and they thrive well on meat.
What brings them on that conclusion? Well these points,
- Teeth & Jaw (to rip flesh)
- Saliva & Enzymes (lack digestive enzymes to break down plant’s carbohydrates)
- Short Digestive Tract (Just like wolf)
- They have the best available manufacturing facility in the world.
- Follows AAFCO standards which is well known.
- Multiple awards from global standards.
Orijen dog food is a composition of 85% Fresh Meat & 15% Vegetables & Fruits
That been said, after carefully assessing all Orijen products we found,
- Original contains 81% meat
- Puppy contains 83% meat
- Puppy large contains 81% meat
- Senior contains 80% meat
- Six fish contains 85% meat
Lets quickly see whats these meat products are,
Fresh Chicken Meat
All dry food (except Six Fish) contains 11-14% of chicken.
Chicken is an excellent source of protein with no carbs and little fats.
A must need ingredient in every dog food.
Cage Free Eggs
Eggs, as we all know, are excellent source of protein. [source]
It has higher biological value.
This means the dog’s body could absorb a large amount of nutrient from it.
Most of the dog foods out there include eggs for a quick boost in their macros.
with Orijen its different as they provide cage free eggs.
As per The Poultry Site these eggs are low in saturated fats & cholesterol and high levels of protein.
And being cage-free also saves them from various rodents and bacteria.
Fresh Turkey Meat
This bird meat is not that common in India.
That because it provides same amount of nutrient as that of chicken.
And same taste…
Just for the sake of variety, Orijen uses turkey in their product.
(Which you won’t find in many Indian dog food)
And yes, it taste like Chicken!
Herrings are the small fishes that swim around in the ocean in group.
Just like this,
These types of fishes have soft edible bones, and are rich source of fish oil.
Omega-6 in the fish oil helps the dogs with maintaining healthy coat.
It also prevents flaky & itchy skin.
Organs are very important part in the whole prey nutrition.
Animal in the wild tends to eat the organ of the prey.
And the chicken liver is a good & dense source of vitamins & minerals.
It helps to fight off many deficiency & weakness in dogs.
For more info, checkout this article of Medical News Today
The product contains chicken heart & liver, turkey heart & liver.
Others in meat
Including the above 5 ingredients, Orijen also contains,
- dehydrated chicken
- dehydrated egg
- dehydrated turkey
- dehydrated fish.
These, as the name suggest are the meat without moisture.
That simply means, less water and more nutrients.
Veggies & Fruits
As promised, Orijen contains 15% of these veggies & fruits.
These includes pumpkins, apples, spinach, carrots, etc.
Veggies are good source of fibre for good digestions.
While fruits are rich in anti-oxidants.
Plus, power punch of various needed vitamins & minerals.
- Orijen majorly contains meats from different animals.
- Organ meat is also included
- Fishes in the ingredients are good for healthy skin & coat.
- Veggies adds fibers for good excretion.
To be simple, the Orijen provide your dog with,
- 38% Crude Protein
- 21% Carbohydrates
- 16% Fats
- 7% Ash (minerals)
- 6% Fibres
- Calcium 1.3%
- Phosphorus 1.1 %
- Omega-6 2.8 %
- Omega-3 0.90 %
- DHA 0.30 %
- EPA 0.20 %
A high protein content is good for maintaining muscle health and reducing fats.
Carbohydrates is a good energy source for day to day requirement.
Fats are source of energy & support cell’s growth.
Overall Orijen Dog Food is the best quality product you can find.
However, in India, there is a low presence of the product as compare to Drools, Pedigree, etc.
So if you are ready to raise your budget, you should definitely go for this product.