I don't think it spoils that quickly? I use it in rotation, and use it for my 2 fosters right now so it lasts longer and seems fine. Hoping I am right - you can go to Natural Pet Foods on S. Clinton in Rochester - they are great there. Lots of foods to look at and chose from.I need to switch my 10 week old puppy from Canidae to something as she's having diarrhea most likely due to the food (worm checked, etc). I read a lot about Orijen and Wellness and I would welcome opinion from folks who have used both. I'm going to switch her to a large breed puppy formula and they both seems since. I realize that what works for one may not work for another, but needless to say, I would like to make up my mind by hearing about experiences with both brands.
My concern with Orijen would be how difficult (or how easy would be) for the food to get spoiled. I will be looking at expiration dates/keeping in a dark cool room but also I don't want "the (bad) food because i didn't keep it the way it should" upset her stomach. Is the food that "sensitive" to the environment? :help:
With the Orijen puppy - it is very easy to overfeed. VERY. And depending on what kind of belly a pup has - it can make it harder. I like starting puppies on a single ingredient, easy to digest food. I learned that after a foster litter that had a big problem with the Orijen - their bellies were very stressed and it was too much. Mario at Natural Pet Foods pointed out with babies, we don't feed them Thanksgiving meals, but squash only (my form of his better example!). Then slowly introduce other foods.
Ask Roxy - he is the best at the ca/ph ratio information but some foods might be Pinnacle or California Natural. Then start looking at more complicated foods. That's just thought and you don't need to follow it.
That said, of that sensitive tummy litter - my dog can eat anything now and he gets the full rotation of Nature's Logic, Acana, Orijen, whatever else catches my eye and always nice firm bouncy stool.