The reason for small batches is short shelf life. As of Aug. 15, 2019, Weaver v.Champion Petfoods USA Inc. et al. . Various Mutts – starvation & neglect I have been feeding my 4 year old Shepard mix (Smokey bear) Beneful for 4 years. Orijen had a limited recall of dog food in the U.S. 2003, in Australia in 2008 and In 2011, Champion Pet Foods had a recall for some of their Acana foods. Hi, I have a dachshund that is about a year and a half. Well, not everyone agrees that dogs need so much protein in their diet. Big expense for nothing, By GigiBraun Feed the best! Feed your dog lean meats, chicken, etc. Keep in mind that the old recipe was in a 5 lb bag and the new recipes are in 4.4 lb bags with little difference in price. Orijen Dog Food Reviews (2020) March 23, 2020 If you are an owner of a pet and a dog to be specific, you will no doubt want to keep the canine well-nourished, satisfied and happy. At least we know they are using real meat, poultry and fish. I chose Orijen BECAUSE it was made in Canada and HAD to meet those standards. We had some sealed bags of Orijen, and Acana donated to us that was just expired (Aug & Sep), smells fine, & started feeding one of our feral colonies. When did Bedford Capital purchase Champion Pet Foods? Stay away from soy & corn, etc. Horses: performance & show & personal Pricey yes, but I didn’t have to worry about the quality of ingredients. The rotty has a beautiful, silky, shiny coat who always gets praise and comments. She loves this brand. . You are so right. I called the Kentucky manufacture and they said they did change the recipe and they now use goat and mackerel instead of salmon. Since she’s been eating Orijen, she’s a nice healthy weight, active and alert. This Canadian company (and I’m proudly Canadian) is out right price gouging its customers year after year and there is no legitimate reason for it. SO SAD Champion FOODS you are a sell too…………. He also received fresh meat & vegetables. The guaranteed analysis only lists the minimum and maximum values and as a consequence, these can sometimes be an inaccurate representation. You can also go to the Orijen website and look at their “Where To Buy” page. That is just a rumour about Kentucky, just to give Orijen an untruth. Very disappointed in Champion lowering the standards. My 20 lb. Our yellow Lab is 10 & 1/2 years old and is slowing down a bit and her coat is dull, despite the salmon oil that we add to her meals. We think you’ll love ORIJEN. I have used Orijen and Acana both made by Champion. Please Read First: If this statement is still here we are actively watching for new recalls. NV also uses fish as the main ingredient namely salmon but do not guarantee it sources only Pacific Salmon. Latest Dog Food Recalls. After taking him to the emergency room from blue buffalo and seeing the skin condition he got from natural balance i decided to try orijen. Thank you for your input. There are 450 calories per 1 U.S. cup of this dog food. I am not trying to be alarmist, or activist, or a tree hugger, for God’s sake I grew up and have lived on a working ranch/farm, can you say branding and castrating, I can honestly say I am a realist that is very down to earth. I switched her to Orijen Original in hopes that her seizures were food related. I have her blood work done every 6 mos by a special lab in CA (which, is fantastic, Dr.. Jean Dodds) who’s trying to get Rabies vaccines challenged, since titers prove 7 yrs or life humoral immunity), Her last labs again the liver enzymes are THRU the ROOF. Something went wrong. Try Timberwolf Organics or Horizon Legacy. Below you will find a list of the pros and cons for Orijen products so you can make an educated decision for yourself: Given the information in this article, you should have no doubt that Orijen produces high-quality, healthy products for dogs and cats. Once (given time) they improved I switched them to Orijen senior, then around 4 months later to Orijen adult. As with anything, every dog is different so if you find your dog isn’t taking to a particular blend you may need to shop around a little until you find the perfect match. Champion makes six Orijen dry dog foods, eight kinds of freeze-dried treats, and three kinds of freeze-dried dog foods. The reason the vets push science diet is because Hills science diet trains them on nutrition. . I fed this food to my two Labrador Retrievers for the last three years. I was spending much more than this on every other diet (including a home-prepared one that I tried as a last resort), especially when you factor in the constant vet bills for skin rashes, yeast infections, staph infections, ear infections, etc. early 2014 i did research and was appalled to read about science diet and its crap. My new white puppy now 5 months old on puppy yellow bag is getting staining on her mouth and I was told it is her food. Calorie Content (calculated): 445 kcal/cup, First five ingredients: Deboned Beef, Deboned Wild Boar, Deboned Goat, Deboned Lamb, Lamb Liver, Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein: 38 percent, Crude Fat: 18 percent, Crude Fiber: 4 percent Imagine that, a dog liking his daily kibble better than his training treats! They make food with the belief that dogs should eat a diet similar to that of their wolf ancestors. One of my Springers is a real picky eater, not this stuff, she went right after it. Let me know what you switch to. I ordered the adult which he has had in the past before I switched to senior he ate right away!! 2,4-D is one of the major parts of Agent Orange……both chemicals are linked to HSA in dogs. Wow ! Did they change the formula? I have a 14 year old Malamute that is still going strong. According to the company, they use cage-free poultry, nest-laid eggs, ranch-raised meats, and wild-caught fish. They are at good weights and are very active at play & can walk a mile or more. I haven’t met a vet yet that knows anything about nutrition and preventative healthy living.