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Old 12-18-2012, 10:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Orijen came out with a freezedried food and treat line!

I just got really, really excited. Like, ridiculously excited.

Orijen just announced their new freeze-dried products! They're making four formulas in a food, and 8 formulas in a freeze-dried treat!

Why am I so excited? As a nutritionist I am really happy to have a high quality freeze-dried whole food alternative to kibble to recommend. Some people refuse to feed raw, so this gives them "the next best thing" in a sense.

I'll need to get some experience with the product via friends and family, will definitely try the treats, but I am hoping this food turns out as amazing as it seems. Only time will tell! Good for Champion, though, for coming out with this. Now we just have to wait and find out about the prices.

Their new "Tundra" formula...



Ingredients:
Mother Nature matched the nutrient make-up of whole fish or fowl to perfectly meet the dietary needs of dogs. Thatís why ORIJEN Whole Prey foods incorporate all three elements of meat, organs and edible bones ó all fresh and in specific ratios to dramatically reduce the need for synthetic supplements in our foods.

Venison (ground with bone)*, duck (ground with bone) *, Steelhead trout*, bison (ground with bone) *, elk (ground with bone) *, quail (ground with bone) *, duck liver*, duck heart*, spinach, pea fiber, bison tripe*, elk liver*, elk heart*, elk kidney*, ground sunflower seeds, Red Delicious apples*, Bartlett pears*, Red Heart plums*, Tilton apricots*, whole pumpkin*, Butternut squash*, Imperator carrots*, kelp*, mixed tocopherols, cranberries*, blueberries*, blackberries*, chicory root*, dandelion root*, summer savory, peppermint leaf*, ginger root*, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate.
* delivered fresh or raw




And their Free Range Bison treats...



Ingredients: Bison liver, boneless bison, bison tripe.


Guaranteed analysis
  • Crude Protein (min.) 40%
  • Crude Fat (min.) 50%
  • Crude Fiber (max.) 1%
  • Moisture (max.) 2%

Calorie content: ME (calculated metabolizable energy) is 7 kcal/treat

APPROXIMATELY 47 (2oz)/ 82 (3.5oz) treats per bag

So, what do you guys think? Anyone plan on trying it? I definitely want to get some reviews from people. I feed raw, so I won't get a chance to personally experience it, but would love to see how this food plays out in nutritional quality.

I get excited over things like this... feels like pet food is finally starting to move in the right direction.
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I'm curious to see how much it costs.
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I'm curious to see how much it costs.
I don't want to know.. lol. I am going to close my eyes and pretend it's affordable. Can't find pricing anywhere yet.
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I'm curious to see how much it costs.
Probably an arm and a leg.
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Their regular kibble here is between $75-$80 for a 29lb bag..I can't imagine the prices on this being very reasonable either.
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The thing that excited me the most was the treats, to be honest. I only feed single ingredient or all meat stuff, so this is great. Plus, I think they will make fantastic tracking treats!
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I'm waiting to see if my pet shop brings it in. Most definitely will try the treats if they bring them in. Wouldn't mind trying the food if they come out with small bags.
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If they are using ranch raised stock, it must be costing them big time...if they are using wild game then that will also be pricey. Can't imagine that they can keep themselves in the market cost wise either way. But people will pay, I'm sure.
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If they are using ranch raised stock, it must be costing them big time...if they are using wild game then that will also be pricey. Can't imagine that they can keep themselves in the market cost wise either way. But people will pay, I'm sure.
The whole production problem is a big time issue in my area as well. Most people are switching foods because they can't get it in store anymore.
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The thing that excited me the most was the treats, to be honest. I only feed single ingredient or all meat stuff, so this is great. Plus, I think they will make fantastic tracking treats!
I use the worst stuff nutrition-wise for tracking, but my dog loves it! BilJac frozen... but it may be a step above hot dogs. I can't buy it locally, which makes it even more 'high value' Bil-Jac Raw Frozen Dog Food | Review and Rating
I feed raw, and this is yummy crack for my dog(though the bags I've had recently have green tripe as the first ingredient listed).
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