ORIJEN Original High-Protein & Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

Last updated: July 28, 2020


We looked at the top Orijen Dog Food and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Orijen Dog Food you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 34 expert reviews, the ORIJEN Original High-Protein & Grain-Free Dry Dog Food placed 5th when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Give your dog a nutrient-dense, Biologically Appropriate diet with ORIJEN Original. Designed to nourish dogs at any stage of life, this grain-free dog food is brimming with fresh and raw whole-animal ingredients, including free-run chicken and turkey, cage-free eggs, and wild-caught herring and flounder. Together, these ingredients provide a varied, meat-rich diet that nourishes dogs according to their evolutionary and biological needs, just as nature intended. Biologically Appropriate, grain-free dog food for all life stages. Fresh and raw animal ingredients from 5 different sources. 85% quality animal ingredients; 15% vegetables, fruit, and botanicals; 0% grain. Features WholePrey ingredients in ratios that mirror wild prey.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Orijen is a grain-free dry dog food using an abundance of named species as its main source of animal protein, thus earning the brand 5 stars.
Ingredients are so fresh that it is actually rated for human consumption
Made in the United States and Canada, biologically appropriate diets, high-protein formulas, carbohydrate-limited and low-glycemic, formulated for different life stages, minimum 38% crude protein, traditional kibble and freeze-dried options, all grain-free recipes
Orijen Original is a good choice if your dog is already suffering from joint conditions, such as hip dysplasia or arthritis, as there are high levels of glucosamine (1400mg/kg) and chondroitin (1200mg/kg) in this recipe.
Definitely one of the best dry dog foods on the market, especially for diabetic dogs considering the unusually low carbohydrate count.
⅔ of the meat in this option is fresh or raw, and the other ⅓ is dehydrated or dried. There are no preservatives added to these meats since they are kept as fresh as possible.
- K9Deb
Orijen Original Dry Dog Food is grain-free and made with single-source protein and limited ingredients.

What reviewers didn't like

No wet food products currently available, some recipes may contain plant proteins like peas and dried alfalfa, many recipes contain common proteins and other ingredients that may trigger allergies in some dogs (like chicken, beef, and fish)
May not be suitable for less active dogs
As with many of these ultra low-carb, high-protein foods, it’s quite expensive.
No wet food available
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