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Old 01-13-2013, 10:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is Purizon the poor man's Orijen? Opinions please.

I just wanna get your opinion on this new grain free kibble that's become available over our side of the world. They seem to be trying to model themselves after Orijen, but it isn't as expensive. It's made in the UK.

Both my GSDs (one adult, one pup) get Raw for their morning and afternoon meals and a small cup of this kibble in the evening. I opted giving this to the pup because the calcium is lower than other grain-frees. They love it and seem to be doing well on it (aside from the occasional toxic SBDs afterward. haha.)

Here's a link to the product and it's nutritional information. For all those grain-free advocates out there: Have a look and tell me what you think.

Purizon Adult Chicken & Fish. Great deals at zooplus!

Purizon Adult Chicken & Fish. Great deals at zooplus!
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I've never seen or heard of this food before. Their bag is almost identical to Orijen's bag! Looks like a pretty decent food to me.
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No vendor site. Not sure about ingredient quality which is the claim Champion makes with Orijen. I do see sodium selenite vs selenium yeast though.........The labeling is enough of a knock off to be a copyright thing I would think...but being in a completely different country......
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Is it possible it's made by the same company, just a different name in a different country? Can you email the company and find out?
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No vendor site. Not sure about ingredient quality which is the claim Champion makes with Orijen. I do see sodium selenite vs selenium yeast though.........The labeling is enough of a knock off to be a copyright thing I would think...but being in a completely different country......
Sorry if this is a dumb question...but what is the difference between the two?
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Is it possible it's made by the same company, just a different name in a different country? Can you email the company and find out?
I might try that. If I can find an email address. This food only seems to be available through the zooplus website though. So I wonder if they are the ones making it as well.
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If that is the case, I would be leery of it. We had several knock offs in our dollar stores several years ago, all made in China, from animal food to toothpaste. Definitely get more info on it. What foods are available to you in Ireland?
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Very very few.

Royal Canin seems to have bought up the entire market here, which is a bit annoying as I really hate that food. Then we have the usual Pedigree, Bakers, etc which I may as well be giving my dog rubbish to eat.

We do get the odd "grain free" in the pet stores here. But they are kinda dodgy. "45% potato flakes, 25% meat meal, sodium chloride" type grain frees, which I have avoided.

So I buy most of my kibble from the zooplus website. I've gotten Taste of the Wild and Acana through them in the past. But since they are being shipped over from Canada and the US, the cost can be quite high for me. Orijen is out of the question, unfortunately. It's just too expensive. So when I saw this "Purizon - Made in the UK" food, initially I was like, "YAAY!" because it was a bit better cost wise and seemed similar to the other big name grain-frees.

Yous all have more experience with grain-frees over in the US than we do over here, so that's why I asked about it on here. I don't know enough about some of the other ingredients to know for sure if it would be good in the long term.
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I know both forms of selenium are in quality foods. Origen uses the selenium yeast though. And makes claims about the grass fed nature of the beef, pasture fed nature of the chicken. There is no info on the source of the meat etc. I did look and this food is made by another company but no info about them other than they started the brand in 2011.

He is a quick google on selenium
WHICH SELENIUM?
Sodium Selenite in Dog Food... Vital Nutrient or Dangerous Toxin?
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