Orijen Dog Food new Formula - Making my dog sick
I stood by Orijen until they suddenly changed their recipe and both my dogs got sick. I returned the food to the pet store, got a refund and information that many people had experienced the same problem. I then notified Orijen and never received any explanation or any responsibility so needless to say my dogs now eat homemade and Orijen lost a $200/month customer.
Hi Shelly - I am so sorry it took so long to get back to you and to hear about your experience with Orijen. I hope your dogs didn't get to sick! I do not personally use Orijens products but have done some research and found that you are not the only one that has experienced issues, here is why Orijen's new formula could be making your dog's sick. I know this might sound strange but they actually improved the food, with this said, any change to your dogs diet can bring on stomach upset, diarrhea and even vomiting.
Here is what they did. First they increased the amount of meat from 70 to 80 percent also more of that meat is now fresh, this new formula is about 40 percent fresh raw meat. Another change to this formula is you'll find fresh liver and chicken liver, from all appearances it would seem this food is even more expensive to produce.
I've heard if your already feeding this product you should not have any issues with the new formula, but they were wrong and in your case and it made your dogs sick. I wish they would have been proactive about introducing a new formula and not warning their consumers. Maybe they should have transitioned into the new style of food or at least given their customers recommendations for transition.
Thanks so much for your input Shelly! If you would like to reply with any updates or even add a photo of your dogs to this page. Please feel free to respond.