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Taste of the Wild or Orijen?

Discuss ways to improve the quality of your dog's life and longevity through proper nutrition; a place for all of your questions and answers about feeding your pooch!

Please keep discussions fun, friendly, and helpful at all times. Non-informative posts criticizing a particular brand or another poster’s choice of food are not allowed in this Forum. References to any brand of food as "junk," "garbage," or other harsh names will be removed.

  
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Dahlia

Gone, But Not- Forgotten.
 
 
Barked: Sat Mar 23, '13 6:58pm PST 
Lol! I am the only TOTW fan here!

The only thing I would have concern over is the high level of protein for a small dog. I remember a pet food store warning me off Orijen for that reason for Dahlia.
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Tessie

Which way did- they go?
 
 
Barked: Sun Mar 24, '13 8:09am PST 
I don't think there is such a thing as too much protein for dogs unless they are in severe kidney failure.

"But too much protein is bad, right?" you ask. Do your own research and poll half a dozen nutrition specialists (not the guy who runs the local pet shop) and here is what you will find: There is no general agreement among expert nutritionists regarding what constitutes “too much” protein in the dog’s diet. Research shows that dogs have a high capacity for digesting and utilizing diets containing more than thirty percent protein on a dry weight basis. (Dry weight basis means the food with no moisture present. Dry dog food in a bag usually has 10 percent moisture and canned food has about 74 percent moisture.) If left to catch and consume prey to survive, as wild canines do every day, dogs’ diets would be even higher in protein than what is generally available commercially." By T. J. Dunn, Jr., DVM
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Skipper- a.k.a Skip

Terror terrier
 
 
Barked: Sun Mar 24, '13 11:54am PST 
Thanks Tessie puppy

Origen's website had a lot of information on the amount of protein in their food and they said pretty much the same... There is no scientific research that says dogs should have a certain amount of protein or shouldn't eat more than a certain amount puppy

That's good enough for me! I think it's definitely going to be Origen puppy
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Conker

OBEY ME!
 
 
Barked: Sun Mar 24, '13 2:31pm PST 
I like Taste of the Wild. Had good results with it. Easy to find, quite affordable., lots to chose from. Orijen... Not so much. Won't feed that stuff. Not only is it way out of my price range, but my dog just did not do good on it. He can handle high-protein fine, but not Orijen.
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Skipper- a.k.a Skip

Terror terrier
 
 
Barked: Wed Mar 27, '13 1:53am PST 
Hi guys,

A little update...

Unfortunately Orijen had a fire in their kitchen so it's quite hard to get your hands on it in the UK at the moment... But the people at the pet store were amazing and managed to source me a 15kg bag from their other store which someone personally drove to my house to deliver the same day puppy

I started integrating Orijen into both dogs food yesterday and try love it! Dexter has never been a big eater and Skip would only eat when he was really hungry... With Orijen, they both wolf down their food puppy

Thanks for all your help deciding... Orijen was obviously a great choice. It's early days yet but both dogs eat their food at such a speed you'd think I'd starved them lol...

So far so good puppy
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