Normally when we see formula changes in dog food it is for the worst. However, in this case it looks like it is for the better. We believe that Orijen's new line, including the new formula for Regional Red is among the best dog food kibble mass produced today. We have never seen all the first 5 ingredients being a named meat. We have also never seen 11 meat ingredients before the first fat. We highly recommend this dog food.
Orijen Regional Red Ingredient Analysis

  1. Fresh deboned wild boar http://dogfoodchat.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/orijen-adult-dog-food.jpg
  2. Fresh deboned lamb
  3. Fresh beef liver
  4. Fresh deboned pork
  5. Lamb meal
These are all outstanding ingredients. We would like to point out that the whole meats will move down the list after processing. However, with 75% meat, it hardly matters.



Orijen Regional Red Ingredient List

Fresh deboned wild boar*, fresh deboned lamb*, fresh beef liver*, fresh deboned pork*, lamb meal, peas, salmon meal, russet potato, herring meal, fresh whole eggs*, fresh deboned bison*, potato starch, fresh deboned salmon*, pacific whitefish meal, fresh deboned walleye*, salmon oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), sun-cured alfalfa, pea fiber, dried organic kelp, pumpkin, chicory root, carrots, spinach, turnip greens, apples, cranberries, blueberries, licorice root, angelica root, fenugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, chamomile, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium yeast, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Enterococcus faecium.

Orijen Regional Red Guaranteed Analysis

Guaranteed Analysis describes the nutrient content required by AAFCO labeling standards to be identified on every product package. Since these are guarantees, pet food manufacturers work to formulate diets that meet or exceed the minimum requirements.
GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
Crude protein (min.)38.0 %
Crude fat (min.)18.0 %
Crude fiber (max.)3.0 %
Moisture (max.)10.0 %
Calcium (min./max.)1.6 % / 1.8 %
Phosphorus (min./max.)1.4 % / 1.6 %
Omega-6 (min.)2.5 %
Omega-3 (min.)0.8 %
DHA (min.)0.5 %
EPA (min.)0.3 %
AA (min.)0.16 %
Carbohydrate (max.)25%
Ash (max.)7.5%
Taurine (min.)0.35 %
Glucosamine (min.)400 mg/kg
Chondroitin (min.)250 mg/kg
Microorganisms (min.)120M cfu/kg
pH5.5
BOTANICAL INCLUSIONS
Chicory root700 mg/kg
Licorice root500 mg/kg
Angelica root350 mg/kg
Fenugreek350 mg/kg
Marigold flowers350 mg/kg
Sweet fennel350 mg/kg
Peppermint leaf300 mg/kg
Chamomile flowers300 mg/kg
Dandelion root150 mg/kg
Summer savory150 mg/kg
VITAMINS
Vitamin A16 kIU/kg
Vitamin D31 kIU/kg
Vitamin E400 IU/kg
Vitamin B10.9 mg/kg
Vitamin B120.5 mg/kg
Thiamine50mg/kg
Riboflavin45 mg/kg
Niacin450 mg/kg
Pan. Acid (B5)50 mg/kg
Pyridoxine (B6)38 mg/kg
Biotin1 mg/kg
Folic Acid5.2 mg/kg
Choline2700 mg/kg
Ascorbic Acid55 mg/kg
Beta Carotene0.44 mg/kg
AMINO ACIDS
Taurine0.3%
Lysine2.15%
Tryptophan0.38%
Threonine1.35%
Tyrosine1%
Methionine0.8%
Isoleucine1.3%
Leucine2.35%
Valine1.65%
Arginine2.2%
Phenylalanine1.3%
Histidine0.7%
Cystine0.3%
MINERALS
Sodium0.4%
Chloride0.64%
Potassium0.77%
Magnesium0.1%
Sulphur0.4%
Manganese27 mg/kg
Cobalt0.47 mg/kg
Selenium0.9 mg/kg
Iron240 mg/kg
Zinc200 mg/kg
Copper26 mg/kg
Iodine0.18 mg/kg

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Protein (minimum)……………….25.0 %
Fat (minimum)…………………….14.0 %
Moisture (maximum)…………….10.0 %
Fibre (maximum)…………………...4.0 %
Ash (maximum) …………………....7.0 %
Calcium ……………………………..1.7 %
Phosphorous ………………………1.0 %
Calcium / Phosphorous ratio ….1.7: 1.0
KCal As Fed....540 (155grams/8oz cup