Goodbye Wellness....

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  1. oc_spirit

    oc_spirit Snow Girl

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    ...Hello Orijen and Innova Evo!!!!! Yup I talked about doing the switch for a while now and finally today my dad was able to swing by the pet shop that sells it (next town over) and pick up one of each bag for me!!! It smells GOOD compared to what Wellness is nowadays and I''m excited to start the transition! LOL ya, i''m a dork! Dont get me wrong, Wellness used to be a great food that I would recommend...until they switched owners. Now to me, its crap! Though still a lot better than some other stuff thats out there...Now the dogs' diets are either Orijen or Innova Evo (I''ll be switching on and off between the two) mixed with fresh raw meat (usually chicken or beef, but sometimes other stuff like venison, lamb, rabbit, etc), olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and loose green tea leaves. A few times a week they''ll get a raw egg some veggies and of course they get their raw meaty bones! My next step to improving their diet even further is adding some Missing Link (the joint formula with glucosomine).

    For anyone that is interested here are the ingredient lists:

    ORIJEN

    Protein 40.0% (min.)
    Fat 16.0% (max.)
    Carbohydrate 16.0% (min.)
    Moisture 10.0% (max.)
    Fiber 3.0% (max.)
    Calcium 1.6% (min.)
    Phosphorus 1.4% (min.)
    Omega-6 2.0% (min.)
    Omega-3 0.7% (min.)
    Glucosamine 500 mg/kg (min.)
    Chondroitin 150 mg/kg (min.)
    Microorganisms 40M cfu/kg
    Botanical Inclusions
    Marshmallow root 500 mg/kg
    Chicory root 500 mg/kg
    Stinging nettle 400 mg/kg
    Burdock root 350 mg/kg
    Fennel seed 300 mg/kg
    Marigold flowers 300 mg/kg
    Chamomile flowers 300 mg/kg
    Milk thistle 200 mg/kg
    Summer savory 150 mg/kg
    Chickweed 150 mg/kg

    Fresh chicken meat, chicken meal (low ash), turkey meal, steamed russet potato, fresh-caught Northern Whitefish, chicken fat, fresh whole eggs, salmon meal, salmon and anchovy oils, tapioca, chicken broth, sunflower oil, flaxseed, Atlantic kelp, steamed carrots, spinach, peas and tomatoes, sun-cured alfalfa, apple fiber, psyllium seed, rosemary extract, yeast extract (MOS), glucosamine HCl, cranberries, black currants, chondroitin sulfate.

    TONIC HERBS AND BOTANICALS

    Chicory, burdock and marshmallow root (FOS), rosehips, stinging nettle, marigold flowers, L-carnitine, fennel seed, chamomile flowers, milk thistle, chickweed, summer savory.

    ORGANIC MINERALS

    Iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate.

    PROBIOTIC MICROORGANISMS

    Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei, Bifidobacterium (B. bifidus), Saccharomyces (S. boulardii).

    PREMIUM VITAMINS

    Mixed tocopherols (source of vitamin E), choline chloride, vitamin A, vitamin D3, niacin, riboflavin, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin B12, folic acid, biotin, pyridoxine (source of vitamin B6).

    http://www.championpetfoods.com/orijen/products/adultingredients.aspx

    INNOVA EVO

    Moisture........10.0 %
    Protein........42.0 %
    Fat........22.0 %
    Linoleic Acid........4.2 %
    Omega 3........0.50 %
    Carbohydrates........12.0 %
    Fiber........2.5 %
    Ash........12.38 %
    Calcium........2.85 %
    Phosphorous........1.50 %
    Magnesium........0.14 %
    Sodium........0.37 %
    Potassium........0.70 %
    Chloride........0.58 %
    Iron........330 mg/Kg
    Zinc........305 mg/Kg
    Copper........20 mg/Kg
    Iodine........4.0 mg/Kg
    Manganese........25 mg/Kg
    Selenium........1.00 mg/kg
    Arginine........3.10 %
    Histidine........0.98 %
    Isoleucine........1.70 %
    Leucine........2.55 %
    Lysine........2.98 %
    Methionine........1.06 %
    Met-Cysteine........1.61 %
    Phenylalanine........1.79 %
    Phe-Tyrosine........2.61 %
    Threonine........1.87 %
    Tryptophan........0.33 %
    Valine........2.12 %
    Taurine........0.10 %
    Choline........4011 mg/Kg
    Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)........4.88 mg/Kg
    Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)........4.98 mg/Kg
    Vitamin B3 (Niacin)........33.89 mg/Kg
    Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)........4.84 mg/Kg
    Folic Acid........0.71 mg/kg
    Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)........20.82 mg/Kg
    Biotin........0.48 mg/Kg
    Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)........90 ug/Kg
    Vitamin A........22807 Iu/Kg
    Vitamin C........500 mg/Kg
    Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol)........2262 Iu/Kg
    Vitamin E........300 Iu/Kg
    Vitamin K1........330 ug/Kg
    Glucosamine........0 mg/cup
    Chondroitin Sulfate........0 mg/cup
    Calories........1929 Kcal/lb
    Calories........4243 Kcal/Kg
    Calories........557 KCals/Cup

    Turkey, Chicken, Turkey Meal, Chicken Meal, Potatoes, Herring Meal, Chicken Fat, Natural Flavors, Egg, Garlic, Apples, Carrots, Tomatoes, Cottage Cheese, Alfalfa Sprouts, Dried Chicory Root, Taurine, Lecithin, Rosemary Extract, Vitamins/Minerals, Viable Naturally Occurring Microorganisms
     
  2. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    I feed my chis Orijen, and they love it! They were on TWO, but since switching to Orijen their coats have gotten even softer and shinier :D
     
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    Hmmm,I have been to a lot of feed stores, but have never heard of Orijen.
    It looks like a really good food I might check out.
     
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    It's made by a Canadian company and only currently available in about 4 U.S. states. The ingredient list is the best I've EVER seen in any kibble. If you have it available to you I highly recommend trying it!
     
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    I am switching to Orijen soon. It's sold 3 miles away from me and I am thrilled!
     

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