I make no apologies for being a big fan of Orijen dog food and that certainly includes Orijen Senior Dog Food
When you see the ingredient list of this product you will easily see why - it is just chock full of great healthy stuff!
This comment is from ORIJEN:
"As dogs age, their bodies become less efficient at metabolizing the proteins that are vital to maintaining muscle mass and overall wellness. In additional to increased dietary protein, senior dogs typically require fewer calories than younger dogs, and fewer carbohydrates help improve insulin resistance. Studies show that it is more harmful than it is good to restrict protein in senior dogs, and the high quality proteins are needed for our older pets. Without enough high quality protein present in the diet, senior dogs lose lean body mass, become lethargic and develop a lowered immune system."
This comment is a "customer feedback" on Orijen Senior Dog Food.
I checked with my holistic vet on the info regarding this product. I wanted to know if he concurred with the statements regarding senior dogs and continuing to give high quality protein, rather than restricting it. I was always under the impression that a high protein diet is hard on the liver and kidneys and as dogs age, this becomes more of a concern. Apparently this is true, but if your dogs have no kidney or liver problems, then the statement regarding maintaining high quality protein and less carbohydrates are true. My vet gave me the green light on this product, and my dogs love it."
Ingredients before Fat
If you have visited my ingredients section, of this website, you will know why I consider this "before fat" criteria.
Part of listed ingredients table of Orijen senior dog food is: - Fresh deboned chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, russet potato, fresh deboned salmon (a natural source of DHA and EPA), herring meal, sweet potato, peas, fresh deboned lake whitefish, salmon meal, fresh deboned walleye, chicken liver, fresh deboned turkey, chicken fat (naturally preserved with vitamin E and citric acid)
It is impressive isn't it! There are many great dog food products out there to select from but Orijen dog food, in my view, set the standard in dry dog food, and it is in a class of it's own - I just wish they would expand their range into other food style options!