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...
Mother Nature matched the nutrient make-up of whole fish or fowl to perfectly meet the dietary needs of dogs. That’s why ORIJEN Whole Prey foods incorporate all three elements of meat, organs and edible bones — 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.
- 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.