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    Question Orijen Made in the US vs. Canada?

    Hello!
    So we've been feeding our first dog, Bella, Orijen since she was a puppy. She's 1.5 years now. We recently added another puppy to the family and we now have her on Orijen puppy, she'll be 4 months next week. Lately I've been hearing a lot about how Orijen that is now made in the US is not the same quality as the one made in Canada. I hadn't realized that our bags now say Made in USA. Have any of you experienced a difference? I could tell the size of the kibble and color is slightly different, only because we had a bag from Canada and compared both. Bella also won't eat the kibble alone, it has to be mixed with something else in order to entice her to eat it.
    If it's not as great as the Canada version then I want to consider other great options to feed my dogs. I feel that for the high price the quality should be the same. I appreciate the feedback!

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    Default Re: Orijen Made in the US vs. Canada?

    https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/forum...t-anyone-else/

    Old saying, what's not broken, don't touch! Tons of people sure dont like the new version what Kentucky Plant did. Orijen in US should be ok, mostly the Acana.

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    Default Re: Orijen Made in the US vs. Canada?

    Ellie had the Canada version till I could not get it anymore, the recipes are slightly different, if you compare them side by side. I was leary of US verison, however, Ellie has been doing fine with the new US Version, my feeling is the same if its not broke don't fix it. There is my two cents for the day!!


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    Melissa - Ellie's Mom

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    Default Re: Orijen Made in the US vs. Canada?

    One would think the CDN version is cheaper due to the $ versus the US $
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    The new six fish formula is dealt away with salmon, which was a huge mistake in my opinion. I just transitioned my pup to Orijen in December and he seemed to really like it. He doesn't care for the KY formula at all, and his stools have loosened up in the last two weeks he's been on it.

    Back to the drawing board...

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    Default Re: Orijen Made in the US vs. Canada?

    I've also noticed that firm poop is hit or miss. As of now I haven't came across anything worth switching to. I've noticed a lot of people here like Fromm but we were advised against it.

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    If you are having problems with your dog being allergic to some dry dog foods you might want to try a freeze dried or dehydrated raw like Honest Kitchen, Sojos,Grandma Lucy's (make sure you get grain free). They usually taste better if you rehydrate after one meal for the next meal and leave it in the fridge. Try getting free samples since your dog might not like taste, my dog wouldn't eat Honest Kitchen but I plan to try others if she doesn't tolerate any of the dry kibbles. There's a list of all the 6 star dog foods here on this forum, which include kibble and freeze dried:
    Artemis- Maximal Dog
    Blue- Wilderness
    Earthborn Holistic- Primative Natural
    Fromm Four Star Foods- All Dry Kibble Formulas
    Fromm Four Star Foods- All Grain Free Kibble Formulas
    Grandma Lucy's Freeze Dried Raw
    Go Natural Fit + Free Grain Free Adult, Puppy, & Senior
    Honest Kitchen Freeze Dried Raw
    Horizon Legacy- Adult Canine
    Horizon Legacy- Puppy
    Merrick-Grain Free Duck, Pork, Chicken, Buffalo
    Nature's Logic Natural- All Dry Kibble Formulas
    Nature's Variety- All Instinct & Grain Free Forumlas
    Orijen-Adult, Puppy, Regional Red, Six Fish & Senior
    Stella And Chewy's Freeze Dried Raw
    Wellness Core
    Wellness Core Ocean
    Wellness Core Reduced Fat

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    Quote Originally Posted by natski282 View Post
    One would think the CDN version is cheaper due to the $ versus the US $
    Want to hear something funny? When I started to buy orijen about 10yrs ago for my German Shepherd, now this was in Montreal and I was paying 69 $... 10yrs ago. I moved to Alberta 8 yrs ago where orijen is made I pay 80 $!!! You would think where it's made would be cheaper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dollys Owner View Post
    If you are having problems with your dog being allergic to some dry dog foods you might want to try a freeze dried or dehydrated raw like Honest Kitchen, Sojos,Grandma Lucy's (make sure you get grain free). They usually taste better if you rehydrate after one meal for the next meal and leave it in the fridge. Try getting free samples since your dog might not like taste, my dog wouldn't eat Honest Kitchen but I plan to try others if she doesn't tolerate any of the dry kibbles. There's a list of all the 6 star dog foods here on this forum, which include kibble and freeze dried:
    Artemis- Maximal Dog
    Blue- Wilderness
    Earthborn Holistic- Primative Natural
    Fromm Four Star Foods- All Dry Kibble Formulas
    Fromm Four Star Foods- All Grain Free Kibble Formulas
    Grandma Lucy's Freeze Dried Raw
    Go Natural Fit + Free Grain Free Adult, Puppy, & Senior
    Honest Kitchen Freeze Dried Raw
    Horizon Legacy- Adult Canine
    Horizon Legacy- Puppy
    Merrick-Grain Free Duck, Pork, Chicken, Buffalo
    Nature's Logic Natural- All Dry Kibble Formulas
    Nature's Variety- All Instinct & Grain Free Forumlas
    Orijen-Adult, Puppy, Regional Red, Six Fish & Senior
    Stella And Chewy's Freeze Dried Raw
    Wellness Core
    Wellness Core Ocean
    Wellness Core Reduced Fat
    Thank you! We have tried The Honest Kitchen and she would not touch it at all. I'll make sure to look into these other brands.

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