Many people ask if Orijen is the best dog food for their dog breed. If not, what is the best dog food? While many of us are here for our pit bulls. In most cases the best dog food doesn’t necessarily vary from breed to breed, but more on the age and size of the dog.
If you want the best for your dog and you can afford to do so, stay away from the cheaper processed stuff made with artificial ingredients and fillers. Your dog will live a much happier and healthier life if you feed them properly. What may cost a little more in food, may save you in trips to the vet and a longer life for your pup.
We like Orijen among other organic dog food. So grab organic if you can. Of course the best way would be to make the dog food yourself so you know exactly what is in it. Check out this free guide on Best Homemade Dog Food Recipes.
Depending on where you are reading and the bias, many articles will state organic is the best, or raw is the best etc. It’s really is unique to each dog. Maybe your dog won’t like a raw diet. Organic dog food is great, but if your dog doesn’t like it, there will have to be some compromise.
What we like to do is to search through the most popular websites and sift through the reviews. Amazon is usually a great resource for that.
Some of the highest rated dog foods by Amazon users were:
So check those out and see which if any are best for your pit bull or other dog breed. Do a search of your own and sort accordingly.
After that we chose to dig a little deeper into what specific pit bull owners were feeding their dogs, we found that many owners swore by Orijen.
Orijen is a great company who’s mission is to make “biologically appropriate” dog and cat foods from fresh regional ingredients. By biologically appropriate they mean that dogs are classified as carnivores. Orijen’s dog food is harvested to meet the freshness and variety of meats that dogs would naturally hunt for in the wild.
Their food features exceptionally high inclusions of fresh whole meats, plus richly nourishing liver, tripe, cartilage and marrow — all in ratios that mirror the natural diet, while excluding high-glycemic carbohydrates and plant proteins that simply don’t belong in the diets of dogs.
Orijen states on the their website where the food is derived from, the freshness and quality it possesses and how it is fit for human consumption. They also have a page dedicated to their farmers.
This one clip of many regarding the chicken in Orijen’s dog food.
Pretty impressive. We want to try it 😉
If that’s not enough, check this out. Their food is never frozen but rather freeze-dried.
Orijen freeze-dried foods are prepared without cooking, so they fully retain the natural properties of their authentic fresh ingredients.
They start by flash-freezing their ingredients to lock in the freshness. Then, using extremely low temperatures (-50°C) and special pressurized chambers, their 18 hour freeze-drying process converts the frozen water in their ingredients directly into vapor, without creating any liquid.
That means water and ONLY water is removed, leaving all of the goodness in the food — exactly where it should be!
Well, it sounds a lot better than the local slop at the supermarket.
So where do you get it?
They are a Canadian company so if you aren’t local you will have to purchase online. Amazon sells it but it’s mostly from 3rd party sellers you can go to directly. If you feel more comfortable buying on Amazon then you should do so.
Entirely Pets is another online retailer which is reputable and widely known to pet owners.
A great way to get started to see if your dog likes Orijen is to pick up a trial size. You can find them for under $5 like this one on Amazon.
So shop around on both sites. Compare prices and pick the best option for you and your pup.