Orijen pet foods has begun a transition to new formulas which include more fresh regional meats. Most new formulas now contain 80% meat and 20% fruit, vegetables and botanicals. The original formulas contained 70%/ 30%. The new Senior and regional Red formulas will contain 75% meat and 25% fruit, vegetables and botanicals. All formulas remain grain- free.
Why the change? Here is the official response from the company: “Our core values of leadership and authenticity along with our nutritional philosophy of ‘biologically appropriate foods from fresh regional ingredients’ lead us to constant innovation and endless improvement.”
Well. I’m not sure what that means, but more meat, particularly from carefully selected, human grade, regional sources should be a good thing. The company claims improved palatability and digestibility, which is also a good thing. The proof will be in the eating, so we invite you to let us know how your dog does on the new formulas.
The new formulas also have a slightly different look to them. The food is made in small batches, using some ingredients which are never frozen. Some differences in kibble size and shape due to natural variations in ingredients will be evident.
We are currently delivering the new formula of Adult dog Orijen. We expect other new formulas to become available within the next few weeks.