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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed 235-330g / 2 - 2¾ cups for weight maintenance, 190 - 270 g / ½ - 1 cups for weight loss.

Deboned chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, russet potato, lake whitefish, sweet potato, whole eggs, turkey, chicken fat, salmon meal, salmon and anchovy oils, salmon, natural chicken flavour, sunflower oil, sun-cured alfalfa, dried brown kelp, carrots, spinach, peas, tomatoes, apples, psyllium, dulse, glucosamine Hcl, cranberries, black currants, rosemary extract, chondroitin sulfate, sea salt.

Chicory root, licorice root, tumeric root, funugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, zea mays, peppermint leaf, chamomile flowers, dandelion, summer savory, rosehips.

Iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate.

Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.

Mixed tocopherols (source of vitamin E), choline chloride, vitamin A, vitamin D3, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin B12, folic acid, biotin.

Guaranteed analysis:
Protein 42.0% (min.)
Carbohydrate 18.0% (max.)
Fat 14.0% (min.)
Moisture 10.0% (max.)
Fiber 3.5% (max.)
Calcium 1.5% (min.)
Phosphorus 1.4% (min.)
Omega-6 1.5% (min.)
Omega-3 0.7% (min.)
Glucosamine 800 mg/kg (min.)
Chondroitin 150 mg/kg (min.)
Microorganisms 50 M cfu/kg

Botanical inclusions:
Marshmallow root 700 mg/kg
Chicory root 700 mg/kg
Stinging nettle 500 mg/kg
Burdock root 400 mg/kg
Fennel seed 350 mg/kg
Marigold flowers 350 mg/kg
Chamomile flowers 350 mg/kg
Milk thistle 250 mg/kg
Summer savory 250 mg/kg
Chickweed 250 mg/kg

ORIJEN Senior is formulated with a biologically correct (70/30/0) ingredient ratio of 70% meat and 30% fruit and vegetables (with 0% grain) - low temperature cooked at 90c to optimally retain their original nutrient value.


Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3953
Review Date: Thu August 17, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

Pros: High named meat product content, grainless, uses high quality ingredients throughout.
Cons: High protein may not be suitable for puppies.

The first three ingredients of this food are all named meat products, two of which are in meal form. There are further meat ingredients fifth and eighth on the ingredient list. We can thus have a high level of confidence in the meat content of this food, which the manufacturer states to be 70% of the total.

This is an entirely grainless dog food. The major carbohydrate source is potatoes, which are also a good source of B vitamins and other minerals. There is a good range of fruits/vegetables in the food, whole eggs and a good range of probiotics.

This food is outstanding in that it contains no grains whatsoever. Grains are not a natural part of a canine diet and it is pleasing to see dog foods on the market that exclude grains completely from the diet. This is a far more natural food concept and combined with a complete lack of any low quality or controversial ingredients is the reason this food is placed in a class above the more conventional form dry dog foods.

The only caution we would make on this food is that the high protein content makes it suitable for adult dogs only, particularly in the case of large breeds.

The manufacturer has provided the following statement in regards to the use of Ethoxyquin (a chemical preservative often found in fish ingredients): "All ingredients are purchased ethoxyquin free and we maintain written quality protocols and supplier agreements to this effect. All ORIJEN fish meals are preserved exclusively with NATUR-OX (a blend of rosemary and mixed tocopherals), and our fresh fish are truly FRESH -arriving without any preservatives what-so-ever."

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