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Description: Feeding guideline:
A 50lb dog should be fed about 2.25 - 3 cups


Metabolizable Energy (ME)
3990 kcal/kg or 475 kcal per 250ml cup (120g).


INGREDIENTS
Fresh deboned wild boar, fresh deboned lamb, lamb meal, russet potato, fresh deboned pork, peas, salmon meal, whitefish meal*, herring meal, fresh deboned bison, fresh whole eggs, potato starch, fresh deboned salmon (a natural source of DHA and EPA), alfalfa, sweet potato, fresh deboned walleye, salmon oil (naturally preserved with vitamin E and citric acid), pea fiber, psyllium, pumpkin, tomatoes, carrots, apples, cranberries, Saskatoon berries, black currants, chicory root, licorice root, angelica root, fenugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, chamomile flowers, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, organic kelp, vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin, zinc proteinate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, vitamin B5, iron proteinate, vitamin B6, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12, selenium, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.


GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
Crude Protein (min.) 38.0%
Crude Fat (min.) 18.0%
Crude Fiber (max.) 3.0%
Moisture (max.) 10.0%
Calcium (min.) 1.7%
Calcium (max.) 1.9%
Phosphorus (min.) 1.2%
Phosphorus (max.) 1.4%
*Omega-6 (min.) 3.0%
*Omega-3 (min.) 0.8%
*DHA 0.5%
*EPA 0.2%
*Carbohydrate (max.) 22.0%
*Glucosamine (min.) 250 mg/kg
*Chondroitin (min.) 100 mg/kg
*Microorganisms (min.) 120M cfu/kg


BOTANICAL INCLUSIONS
Chicory root 700 mg/kg
Licorice root 500 mg/kg
Angelica root 350 mg/kg
Fenugreek 350 mg/kg
Marigold flowers 350 mg/kg
Sweet Fennel 350 mg/kg
Peppermint leaf 300 mg/kg
Chamomile flowers 300 mg/kg
Dandelion root 150 mg/kg
Summer savory 150 mg/kg

VITAMINS
Vitamin A 15 kIU/kg
Vitamin D3 2000 kIU/kg
Vitamin E 200 IU/kg
Vitamin B12 0.22 mg/kg
Thiamine 50 mg/kg
Riboflavin 40 mg/kg
Niacin 200 mg/kg
Pan. Acid 32 mg/kg
Pyridoxine 26 mg/kg
Biotin 0.83 mg/kg
Folic Acid 3 mg/kg
Choline 2700 mg/kg
Ascorbic Acid 55 mg/kg
Beta carotene 0.40 mg/kg

AMINO ACIDS
Taurine 0.3 mg/kg
T. Lysine 2.7%
T. Threonine 1.65%
T. Methionine 0.87%
T. Isoleucine 1.60%
T. Leucine 2.9%
T. Valine 1.9%
T. Arginine 2.9%
T. Phen. 1.6%
T. Histidine 0.85%
T. Cystine 0.5%


MINERALS
Sodium 0.4%
Chloride 0.6%
Potassium 0.65%
Magnesium 0.10%
Sulphur 0.4%
Manganese 27 mg/kg
Cobalt 0.47 mg/kg
Iodine 3.5 mg/kg
Selenium 0.35 mg/kg
Iron 300 mg/kg
Zinc 204 mg/kg
Copper 21 mg/kg



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Registered: October 2005
Posts: 3957
Review Date: Sun July 12, 2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: Not Indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros: Four of first five ingredients are named meat products, good quality ingredients and good overall meat content, grain free
Cons:

The first three ingredients in this food are all named meat products, as is the fifth and there are ten meat ingredients overall. We note that the first two of these meat products are meat inclusive of water content. Once that is removed, as it must be to create a dehydrated product, the ingredients will weigh around 20% of their wet weight and may not be the true first ingredients in the food but rather more accurately placed further down the ingredient list. Since the third (and several subsequent) ingredients are meat in meal form, the inclusion of 'wet' meat products does not give us any concern about the overall meat content of the food - which appears to be amongst the highest currently available in a dry dog food.


The starch content of this food comes from potatoes, which is a good quality source of carbohydrate. We appreciate the inclusion of a range of fruits and vegetables in the food and the use of whole eggs. There is a good range of probiotics.


Like other products in this range, Orijen Regional Red is a completely grain free formula. Grains are not a natural foodstuff for canines, and it is good to see manufacturers producing products of a more species-appropriate nature. Overall, this looks to be amongst the best dry dog foods currently on the market.


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