My American Pit Bull Terrier mix had major allergies. Incessant paw licking, red paws, bald spots. Per my vets suggestion, I switched her food to a sensitive skin salmon Purina pro plan. Her fur was a bit shinier, but her paw issues persisted. I also put booties on her when we were out in case the cause was environmental, but her paw issues persisted. After months of trying different dog foods, I finally found relief. I went with Orijen 6 fish Amazing Grains because a local pet supply shop suggested white fish, and I did not want a grain-free food. After only a couple weeks on Orijen, my pup’s paws were no longer red and fur was growing back. Now, she is 100% back to normal. While the food is expensive, it’s worth it for my pup’s comfort. The one con is her stools are now slightly softer.
Orijen is a fantastic brand that makes some of the highest quality dry dog food out there, and I was excited to try the Amazing Grains version of their Six Fish flavor. My golden/poodle mix, Gibson, has suffered from terrible hypersensitivity to yeast and allergies that we can't quite pin down (we've done food trials and fed pretty much everything, including raw, hypoallergenic, etc.)... he's been itchy his whole 9 (almost 10) years. The ingredients in this food are fantastic, and I love that Orijen includes the dietary starch and sugar percentages in their nutritional breakdown; when battling yeast, this information is very helpful. Orijen is one of the dry foods that has very low starch and sugar levels, which makes it a great option for my boy. He also tends to do best with fish protein, and I love that Orijen doesn't include other proteins or protein derivatives (for example, chicken fat, porcine plasma, eggs), as he's shown sensitivity to those, too. While he does very well on the regular grain-free Six Fish formula, sadly the Amazing Grains option doesn't work for him. He's never done well with grains, to be fair, but it was quite obvious how the food affected him. Loose stools and a lot of smelly and frequent gassiness were the biggest offenders. Looks like we'll be sticking with regular Six Fish, but I still give four stars because I applaud Orijen for responding to the demand for a grain-inclusive formula after the DCM controversy and for making such a great effort to keep the formula so high-protein and low-starch, unlike most other grain-inclusive recipes out there.
You can tell if a kibble is good by reading the first three ingredients on the label all of this brand's kibbles have three named meats as the first three ingredients, often many more named meats follow. This is not a kibble that uses a ton of crappy, cheap, fillers things like corn and wheat at the very beginning of the list that should be fed to cows and not dogs who need meat MEAT real meat and it shouldn't be meat by products or meat meal or something yucky like that. It is actually named meats and it's made in facilities that are clean and well run and that's why it cost a little bit more but wouldn't you want your pet to eat food that's at least half as good as the food you eat?
We have two 10lb bichon mixes that often get tear stains. Since starting this food we have noticed less facial staining & an improvement in their thick white hair. They absolutely love the food and i love that the kibbles are not oversized! We slowly transitioned them from blue buffalo to orijen after i read how orijen has such high quality standards & ingredients. So far so good! Expensive but worth it to keep our best friends in the best health possible.
Great high quality food for a Siberian husky who is picky. I rotate between the flavors.
We are not grain free, but it is a great mix in. Dogs live the smell and taste. It is a great food too.
Delivery was super quick; Chewy is always so reliable. My guys really like the food but they are not finicky eaters. They would probably eat pebbles if I put them in their dish!
This food is amazing, it’s free of dangerous or hidden ingredients like chicken, peas or legumes. However for the price it’s not very calorically dense enough to justify the price for my doberman. This means bigger portions, bigger poops and you run through the bag faster.
We tried this food and transitioned to it slowly. Unfortunately, both of my dogs have had mucous-y poos the entire time on this food as well as horrific farts. Orijin is known to be a good brand but this did not sit right with my dog’s GI tracks.
So pup love it but the poop is not right looks like body do not take this food best . I always buy Orijen and pup love Orijen and gis poop is always right ! But this one when I look his pup looks like the pieces are there , just not sure if that right