Rated 5 out of 5 by IMHO10X Exceeded Expectations
While no expert, I conducted extensive research to ensure our 7 mo rescue pup was getting a proper diet, especially as he is still developing & who knows what he has been fed before. I initially fed him Blue Buffalo Pup Wilderness Chicken but grew very concerned that BB does not manufacturer their food in their own factory/kitchen & therefore, outsourced it's packing & supply chain. My research unveiled there are numerous pet food brands, but only a few manufacturers who actually produce. So, multiple brands ranging from low to high quality can be made in a factory leaving room for cross contamination. I really wanted so much to support "Made IN USA," but Orijen & co-brand Acana are all made in-house with local suppliers. In addition, Orijen contains no controversial ingredients such as garlic, tomato pomade etc.. whereas BB & surprisingly, other top brands do. In 1 week I transitioned our pup from BB to Orijen Puppy. While both are grain-free, I noticed our pup has less eye discharge & a shinier coat. I also fed a tspn of 100% pure canned pumpkin daily to help with the transition. Like another review suggested, loose stools did occur, but we just exercised patience & stuck to it. Realize switching to Orijen which is full of protein & richer ingredients may require more time for some dog's systems to process it. Cost per bag is higher than most, however, he consumes less overall because Orijen contains less fillers, so the price averages out. I am very happy I did my research & feel fortunate this brand exists!
April 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LiebeHundeDachshunds Puppies and Adults LOVE This!!
I am a small breeder of Miniature Dachshunds and I have multiple rescue dogs all of which eat this food. (I try and keep the older guys away but they just love this food!) My Dachshund puppies are always in the best of health and my vet says the healthiest puppies that he has ever seen. I just love this food for puppies and highly recommend this to my new puppy owners and anyone. I am super picky about my dog food so if I use it, it has to be amazing!
January 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MalteseLover Helps tear stains!
I used the puppy formula for my maltese and Bichon Maltese & their tear stains disappeared completely within 2-3 weeks. It did cause a lot of gas & loose stools at first. My dogs love it! I do wish the puppy formula came in smaller bites for smaller breeds.
Well worth the money since pets fill up on less.
August 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chewit Puppy is doing great!
The breeder recommended Life's Abundance and gave me some when we picked up Cooper, a Bichon. I spent a lot of time searching for the best food available and Orijen kept coming up. I ordered it and have not been disappointed with the results. He is now five months old and in perfect health. The only problem I have is that not many dealers in a fifty mile radius of me stock it. Thanks to the Mr. Chewy site I can get it here quickly with low shipping charges.
June 8, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DJORDA04 chihuahua
My eight week old Chihuahua LOVES this food!!!!! I wanted to start him out right with a high grade, quality food.
July 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Adam12 Quality!!!!
I tried other big name foods and my dog didn't seem to care about them. Then I decided to go grain free and kept hearing about Orijen dog foods. I tried to transition her over to Orijen slowly but she would pick out the Orijen and leave the other. This is a quality product. Yes it's a little higher than some of the best foods out there but their reputation and quality mean alot. Your dog will eat less too because there's no fillers or by products, just high quality ingredients. The first impression of this product was great because it actually comes vacuum sealed in the bag. The kibble is nice and small for any puppy breed as well. I plan on continuing Orijen and later on rotating their other flavors as well. Their freeze dried treats are great as well and they have a nice variety of flavors too! Ordered from chewy on a Tuesday afternoon and the box was sitting on my doorstep thursday!! I will be ordering from chewy from now on.
April 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 High quality human grade meats and fish with no grains
This is the best dog food on the market. Period. I supplement with probiotics. My Vet agrees. Do your own research and you will come to understand that your dog is what it eats. Many health issues can be traced to the diet. Your dog deserves the very best so quit being a cheapskate and
May 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bella104 Best puppy food out there
My puppy is doing great on Orijen. Beautiful shiny coat. Stopped her scratching. Energetic, bright eyed and she loves it.
April 13, 2012