What about ORIJEN????

Hi There,

My dog is half basenji and half shiba inu. She has tried wellness and does not eat it. I have tried a new product called ORIJEN. It is considered high in protein equivalent to EVO which is 42% protein. I know that basenji's are at risk for falcones disease so i wonder if the high protein will be hard on my dog's kidneys. It is a grain free diet and it apparently one of the top products out for dry kibble. I was hoping to get some ideas on what others think of it. She loves it so much that when i mixed it with her wellness..she picked out all the Orijen and left the wellness behind.

Thanks so much for any help in this!!!

Orijen is a baked raw food. It's about as close you can get to raw without being raw. My boxer is on it and loves it. It is a good food.

@Faita:

Hi There,

My dog is half basenji and half shiba inu. She has tried wellness and does not eat it. I have tried a new product called ORIJEN. It is considered high in protein equivalent to EVO which is 42% protein. I know that basenji's are at risk for falcones disease so i wonder if the high protein will be hard on my dog's kidneys. It is a grain free diet and it apparently one of the top products out for dry kibble. I was hoping to get some ideas on what others think of it. She loves it so much that when i mixed it with her wellness..she picked out all the Orijen and left the wellness behind.

Thanks so much for any help in this!!!

Many of us feed meat based only… and the high protein would have no effect unless your B developes Fanconi... since it is a recessive gene, I would not think that you have to worry with a Shiba cross. There are lots of different opinions about high protein period and feeding dogs... from many different experts... we all just need to do our homework and decide what is best for our kids.

Would love to see pictures... many of us that show kid that a Shiba is a Basenji with hair and Shiba people say a Basenji is a Shiba without hair!

Orijen is fantastic, feed my dogs on it and they are in fab condition, highly recommend it!!

Hey Pat…i posted up a pic of my little "SHIBENJI"....click on my profile ..she has more wrinkles in her forehead since she is shedding right now..and she is less fluffy so she looks more basenji..it's funny though..when she is with the basenji's she looks like a shiba..when she is with a shiba..she looks like a basenji..i just think she looks like herself!!

Faita, are you the one that lives in Little Italy with the sweet Shibenji?

@Faita:

Hey Pat…i posted up a pic of my little "SHIBENJI"....click on my profile ..she has more wrinkles in her forehead since she is shedding right now..and she is less fluffy so she looks more basenji..it's funny though..when she is with the basenji's she looks like a shiba..when she is with a shiba..she looks like a basenji..i just think she looks like herself!!

How cute!!!! Thanks and I agree with you…. she looks like herself!!!

Orijen is great Myran thrives on it ,coat is so shiny and muscles ripple under his skin ;)Efia well there´s another story she does well on it apart from gaining too much weight it has taken some time to get it right and I had to cut down on her feed she needs much less with Orijen.

yup..catt..it's us…thanks for the email!! our dogs will have to meet up sometime!!

Thank you everyone for all of your wealth of expertise and experience. It was extremely helpful. We are going to try origen out and i'll keep you all posted. Thanks again!!

We switched from Blue Buffalo to EVO to Orijen last year trying to find something that worked for the dogs. Miles got a little fat on Orijen Red Bites - I think he liked it a little too much! 😉 We've since switched to the "senior" formula with reduced calories and both my dogs look great!!

I found Zina put on the weight quickly too and had to cut back, but it's still, IMO, an excellent food.

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