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undecided (Orijen vs. Wellness)

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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:
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Both foods are great. Advantage to Orijen for being grainfree and having a LBP formula. Wellness has the CORE line which is grainfree but not suitable for puppies. Both foods are dry kibble and have the same risk of spoiling as any other kibble. I keep mine in the bag in an air tight container. One bag lasts about a month. No issues with it going bad. Do check the date when you purchase, Orijen is harder to find and may sit on the shelf longer.

I was switching from Royal Canin to Wellness but my pup didn't care for it so I went with Orijen. Had to transition very slow, just a few bites of the new stuff to keep stools solid and be very careful of overfeeding as that can cause loose stools as well.
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