Which dog food is better – Orijen, innova or taste of the wild?

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Anja: Which dog food is better for a dog – Orijen, innova or taste of the wild?
I asked a question before and everyone said it was bad to mix lol. So I want to stick to one now but which one? Orijen, innova or taste of the wild?

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Answer by Anita
innova for sure
it is a little expensive but the quality is great
it contains no artifical colours or flavours as well as no by-products
really good food for dogs

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  1. Poor_Man says

    I have researched this in depth since my poor dog died of kidney failure due to poor quality dog food!!
    Fromm Dog Food is Great for dogs and cats &hellip http://www.frommfamily.com/ $ 42- $ 45 per 30 lb bag
    NO fillers….some good quality grains….NO corn….gluten or by-products or wheat
    ALL human grade food….fruits…veggies and probiotics!!
    check it out you wont regret it !
    http://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/TOTW/ has a high protein content (not recommeded for non athletic dogs)
    Taste of the Wild contains Ethoxyquin which is a toxic fish preservative. (TOTW says that the cooking process kills all of it but it scared me away from their product)
    around $ 42 for a 30 lb bag …. its the cheapest 6 star food ..
    http://www.dogfoodanalysis.com/ lots of great dog food choices on this site !!

    Orijen is great but it is $ 60 – $ 80 for a 30 lb bag…high protein as well ..not good for non athletic dogs
    Fromm Is what my puppy gets it has a lower protein % and great ingredients! 5 outta 6 stars due to lower protein (but most dogs should not have high protein levels …. It makes their kidneys work overtime for no reason)
    You can get it online and if you go to the website you can find stores near you .. they wont be at walmarts and the like… they are in feed stores .. Agway..tractor supply stores etc

    IF your dog is not going to be a hard working/agility dog all this high protein can do more harm than good in the long run,,, you wont notice it now but it can take its toll on a dogs kidneys as it ages.

  2. RB ~ Canine Gladiato says

    All of them are pretty good. I like grain free foods the best because the dogs get fuller faster and they don't really need grains.

    Not sure about Orijen, but i know TOTW is 100% grain free and innova makes a grain free food called EVO. I personally feed TOTW because its a little cheaper in price, but any 3 of those foods are great choices and will be a great choice!

    I think EVO has the highest protein level, but you should check to be sure. Good luck!

  3. Andie says

    Taste of the Wild is the least expensive. It has good ingredients on paper, but they make no claims that the ingredients are human quality. This food, for being grain-less, doesn't have a very high protein percentage. This food is also produced by Diamond foods which has had several recalls in recent years.

    Innova is not a high protein food, but their EVO type is. The Natura company that makes this food is outstanding. No ingredients are imported from China, and the dry food is made in their company's own plant. The meats are human grade. The only thing I don't care for is that they put some form of dairy in all the Innova and EVO lines in the form of cottage cheese. A dog has no need for dairy products, and this can cause gas.

    Orijen is the best dry dog food money can by. The food is made in Canada in the companies own plant. They only make dry food because canned must be outsourced, and they don't trust other producers. The ingredients all all fresh, never frozen, human grade and harvested/ raised locally. This is also one of the most expensive foods on the market.

    I have fed Innova, EVO, and Orijen and have been happy with all of them. I choose not to feed Taste of the Wild.

    Almost all dogs can be fed a high protein diet. There are very few exceptions such as known kidney disease, and even that is somewhat controversial. Whether a dog tolerates a particular food is on a dog by dog basis. Saying a small dog can not have a high protein diet is silly. Like any food you feed based on your animals weight, and with a high protein food you often have to feed less to get the same number of calories.

  4. Hazel86 says

    my dog is on taste of the wild wetlands formula, however innova and origin are both fantastic foods too….see what works out for your dog the most! All dogs, like people will prefer some foods over the other, and/or have allergic reaction (itchy skin/diarrhea) due to a mild allergy to something in a food–even if it is high quality. I had my dog on FROMM four star whitefish and potato formula which is very high quality, but he had mild diarrhea and some dry skin from the food so I switched to Taste of the Wild and all is well. Just pick one of the 3 and see what works!

  5. :D says

    Orijen has the MOST protein, so it may have too much for your dog. Orijen is probably the best, but I heard that the high protein may not be good for small or medium breed dogs. I think Innova and Taste of the Wild are tied second, so the one that fits your price range and the one that you want. If you have small or large breed dog, I don't think you should get Orijen because it has too much protein. In my opinion, I'd pick Taste of the Wild over Innova. But there is no BEST dog food. Some dogs will like Innova better than Taste of the Wild, and for some dogs, it's the other way around. Other dogs will favor Orijen. Just pick one and see if your dog likes it. If he does, don't bother switching. If he doesn't go ahead and slowly mix the two dog foods.

    It's nice to know someone who has done research on dog food! :) Hope I helped.

  6. Adopting Saves Lives says

    I love Taste of the Wild, it is great quality for a low price.

    Orijen is very, very good, too…it's just more expensive.

    Any one of these foods is great.

  7. Ski B says

    I like Orijen.. I don't know much about innova and taste of the wild is made by Diamond the same people who were part of the dog food recall.

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