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02-18-2014 06:09 PM
Mocha
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No, it wouldn't be the protein. Many of the meat based, high protein foods are unacceptably high in calcium. Too much calcium can promote rapid growth which can lead to poor structural development, ie rapidly growing bones that are relatively weak rather than strong. Slower growth is generally healthier. I believe most of the Orijen products are safe for large & giant breed pups which is an important consideration when choosing kibble for a pup, especially the high protein kibbles.
Yeah I think I'll just stick with Orijen if I don't go raw. Thanks for clarifying !


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02-17-2014 06:31 PM
RubyTuesday
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I was going to do the Wilderness but I read on another forum that it isn't good for puppies ... I haven't verified this on my own however.

I believe their argument was the protein content was too high?
No, it wouldn't be the protein. Many of the meat based, high protein foods are unacceptably high in calcium. Too much calcium can promote rapid growth which can lead to poor structural development, ie rapidly growing bones that are relatively weak rather than strong. Slower growth is generally healthier. I believe most of the Orijen products are safe for large & giant breed pups which is an important consideration when choosing kibble for a pup, especially the high protein kibbles.
02-16-2014 05:51 PM
Mocha
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i've never fed puppy food to my dogs. i switch brands
often. when one bag is finished i switch to another brand.
Orijen is part of my rotation. i also have a variety of can
food that i use mainly as a topping.
Reagan's stomach goes into shambles whenever I switch or add something new. My other has a stomach of steel but his is SO sensitive. Perhaps when he's older I can do that


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02-16-2014 09:58 AM
doggiedad i've never fed puppy food to my dogs. i switch brands
often. when one bag is finished i switch to another brand.
Orijen is part of my rotation. i also have a variety of can
food that i use mainly as a topping.
02-16-2014 09:45 AM
Stosh I tried Orijen red and Stosh had loose stools, never seemed to like it much- he's never been a big eater. I tired a taste test of Nature's Variety, Orijen and Taste of the Wild and he picked TOTW. He's still on it, loves it and is doing really well. All depends on the dog. As much as I wanted him to do well on Orijen it just wasn't for him
02-16-2014 04:40 AM
JanaeUlva My two GSD have been on Orijen since puppyhood and are doing wonderfully (OK one is still a puppy). Great skin, coat, poops, health. Old Lab is doing great on Orijen for Seniors.
02-15-2014 06:06 PM
Mocha
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Prior to feeding RAW Orijen was among my favorite foods but my tribe honestly did every bit as good on Purina ONE or Blue Wilderness as Orijen. Feed the best you can afford that works for your dog but don't expect miracles.
I was going to do the Wilderness but I read on another forum that it isn't good for puppies ... I haven't verified this on my own however.

I believe their argument was the protein content was too high?

But again, I never looked into it.


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02-15-2014 01:07 PM
RubyTuesday Prior to feeding RAW Orijen was among my favorite foods but my tribe honestly did every bit as good on Purina ONE or Blue Wilderness as Orijen. Feed the best you can afford that works for your dog but don't expect miracles.
02-15-2014 12:43 PM
Mocha Thank you !


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02-15-2014 12:30 PM
Ken Clean-Air System Six Fish, Regional Red, and the Adult Dog formulas are all All Life Stages foods. Any of them would be perfectly fine to feed to a puppy of any age... Well, once they are old enough to be on kibble food anyway.

The next pup I bring home will be transitioned right away from what the breeder fed to a rotation of Orijen ALS formulas (Six Fish, Regional Red and Adult Dog).
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