Friday, August 23, 2013

Orijen Regional Freeze Dried Dog Food

23th August 2013
Today thanks to  we are  reviewing Orijen's Regional Freeze Dried Dog Food. Note - this is a dog food and not a treat and what is shown is a sample bag.

The test began  with Mom trying to read the instructions - trying being the operative word as the print was so tiny that even with her glasses on it was hard to read. Mom eventually got the magnifying glass out. Hopefully on the larger bags it is easier to read.

Okay - break the pattie (which looks and smells remarkably like poop) into quarters and add 1/4 cup of warm water. Wait 3-5 minutures until softened. We waited - and waited and waited - after 20 minutes it still hadn't softened. Mom decided to try boiling water instead of warm water and we waited again and waited and waited. Another 20 minutes and only the very outside was soft - the inside was still hard.

Now in all fairness - I loved the smell - my nose was twitchin and sniffin but Mom had to take the bowls outside as the smell was making her feel queasy. It is pretty stinky but as you know we doggies love anything that is stinky.

Here's the basics

Orijen Regional Red Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
Formulated to match your dog's natural diet, Orijen Grain-Free Regional Red food is loaded with the protein-packed meat ingredients that Mother Nature intended all dogs to eat — including free-range red meats, wild boar, beef, lamb, heritage pork and bison, plus wild-caught fish from Canada's northern lakes and cool Pacific Ocean, as well as regional fruits and vegetables. These world-class ingredients, all sustainably farmed or fished within Canada, arrive FRESH each day — so they're preservative-free, never frozen, and loaded with the animal proteins and fats that nourish your dog completely. Orijen benefits dogs of every breed, size, and life stage.
  • 75% premium animal ingredients
  • 25% fresh fruits, vegetables and botanicals
  • Grain-free & carbohydrate-limited
  • Infused with marine-source DHA & EPA Omega-3 Fatty Acids to support peak skin and coat conditioning
  • Veterinarian-selected botanicals help support metabolism, strengthen organs, and cleanse the body of toxins
  • B12 supports gastrointestinal function
Boneless Angus beef*, boneless wild boar*, boneless lamb*, beef liver*, boneless pork*, pork liver*, whole herring*, lamb liver*, beef meal, lamb meal, herring meal, salmon meal, Pollock meal, beef tripe*, bison*, lamb fat, whole egg*, red lentils, chickpeas, green peas, yellow peas, green lentils, herring oil, pea fibre, yams*, sun-cured alfalfa, pumpkin, butternut squash*, spinach greens*, carrots*, Red Delicious apples*, Bartlett pears*, cranberries*, blueberries*, kelp, licorice root, angelica root, fenugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, chamomile, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, Enterococcus faecium, Vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin, riboflavin, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate

Available in 5 lbs, 5.5 lbs, 15 lbs and 26.6 lbs bags
    Taste test
    • It was okay for me ...I can't say I loved it ......but the Dweeb...he  didn't like it at all in fact he wouldn't even go near the bowl!
    • Made in Canada
    • Gluten Free
    • Excellent for us doggies with allergies
    • is an online store that offers quick and speedy delivery right to your door 
    Negatives - Kind of - Sort of - Maybe - Not Really
    • Didn't re-constitute like we thought it would - didn't even really go soft
    • The smell for people is pretty bad - for us doggies - it is wonderful!
    • The instructions on our bag was very hard to read
    • We are giving this a 3 paws rating because it didn't re-constitute well, it smelt bad to the Mom and the Dweeb wouldn't even go near it!

    Disclaimer : sent us a packet of the Orijen Regional Freeze Dried Dog Food  in return for an honest review.  We were not paid or compensated for our review in any other way and our opinion is  purely our own.


    1. Huh. Seems like a cool concept, but they just need to work out the quirks. Orijen is supposed to be the best dogfood out there, and I keep meaning to try it, but you just never know how your dogs will react.

    2. Those freeze dried treats are so tasty. Good review
      Benny & Lily

    3. Well you know that PEEPS have very STRANGE ideas about what smells GOOOOOOD and what smells GRRRRREAT and what "THEY" think Stinks.
      We have had Orijen and WE thought it smelled FANGTASTIC... Mom... not so much.
      It is very much GOOD that you are honest about the pawduct. No sense in having somethingy on the market.. if our PEEPS won't buy it fur us.
      Everybuddy KNOWS that THEY won't let US do our OWN ordering from Wish we COULD though... Ernie would buy NOTHING butt SNACKS and TOYS. OKAY... neither would I (Frankie Furter), since we are being HONEST about stuffs today.

    4. Hehehe, good and honest review guys! Well at least Reilly looked like he thought it was pretty nummy! Personally, if it smells weird or bad, I won't go near the food either (totally with the Dweeb on this one)! :-D I'm going to check your friend out now, btw, thanks for her info!!

    5. Oh dear that was not an epic win. Nevermind. Have a fabulous Friday.
      Best wishes Molly

    6. Could you just crunch it? We think Sarge got the same thing...or something like it.

      We'd like to see a Boneless Angus moving around in a field..BOL!

      XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

    7. It sure looks good to us and stinky is always better! We eat tripe at each meal and nothing is more stinky than that.

      Love ya lots♥
      Mitch and Molly

    8. Hummmm, so not the best. OK guys I gotta yell at you, I AM ON A DIET, everybody is testin food, send me some I am wasting away!


    9. Thank you for your review. I love watching you eat, you are so tidy and polite. It made Mommy smile real big. I like the freeze dried treats but I am kind of a wet dog food supper girl. I know what you mean about the smell, Mommies don't get it.

      Loveys Sasha

    10. Sounds like it should have been a negative 2 paws!

    11. Not sure I could have handled the smell either!

    12. We want to know why if the food is made in Canada we can't order it in Canada from Chewy - hahahahaha. Stinky food is great! Lee and Phod


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