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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-05-2010, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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Switching Max over to Orijen today

Broke down and took him on a shopping trip to one of the better local pet shops and bought him a bag of large breed puppy. When we loaded up in the car, I opened the bag and handed him a couple pieces as a treat and he gobbled them up right away. I'm going to add about 25% Orijen to his RC every 3 or so days till we're 100%. Can't wait to see if there is any noticeable difference in his coat, poops, etc. The ingredients sure seem better. Thanks everybody who recommended it.
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Please PM along the way....I am very interested in the outcome you have, are you feeding the LBP? What made you chose it over BB? Going grainfree because of allergies???
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Please PM along the way....I am very interested in the outcome you have, are you feeding the LBP? What made you chose it over BB? Going grainfree because of allergies???
Yes, the LBP version. I guess I chose orijen over BB because it seems to get even more "thumbs up" reviews than BB. Also, I have to admit that I was a sucker for their marketing of the ingredients, etc.

As for the why, well I was sort of chastised for (oh, no!!!) feeding him RC LBP, even though he seems to be doing extremely well on it. So, I'm going to give it a try and see what the result is. Happy to keep you informed. No allergies or poop probs here.
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i havent heard much great things about RC. I fed Rambo BB and just changed him last week to Solid Gold Wolfcub (Orijen isnt very available here, only online). Good Luck. Remember to easily add more and more for about 1.5-2 weeks. Rambo had soft poops for about 2-3 days but has now got use to the new kibble.

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I have not been impressed with RC products in recent years.

I fed Orijen LB puppy to my guy. He just turned a year. He looks and feels great. Prelimn on hips good. I like it because it is a meat based food and is the only one with this protein level that was formulated for large breed pups.

I found, due to the calorie and nutrient denseness of Orijen, it is important to transition slowly and be careful not to overfeed.
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I feed Elvis Orijen LBP too. The breeder was feeding him crappy stuff so I started introducing Orijen to Elvis soon after coming home and his poops immediately went from runny to nice and firm. He is doing very well on it so far.
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keep in mind that many of the benefits of a higher quality food are in more than just coat appearance, stools, etc...i think the long term health over the life of the dog is just as important. after all, even the lower grade foods have items in their food to promote coat health and cause firmer stools.

hope the transition goes well.

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He loves the orijen and because he seems to have such a "flexible" tummy, I gave him a bowl of pure orijen for lunch yesterday to see what would happen. What happened was (yeah!!) nothing!! Looks like he's found his new fav food.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-06-2010, 12:18 PM
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Thats great!!!!! The Judge loves Orijen. He has been eating less but I think its the heat.
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