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I am thinking of starting my pup on this when I get him in a week - while of course slowly weaning him off the breeders food. Anyone had any problems with the Orijen puppy?

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I fed Halle the Orijen puppy food - she did great on it

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I would keep that baby on breeders food for al least one month. He will go through a lot od change and lot of stress and he is still a small baby. I would let him adjust to his new home and people around him, get a bit potty trained... and then start changing his food.
My vet dida some research with Orijen and she thinks that it is good food for large dogs, but sometimas too strong for small breeds. she did some blood and urine testing befor Orijen and month after complete switch to Orijen. Sjhe told me that couple of small dogs bloodwork showed that kidneys are under pressure because of too much concentrated protein. Month after switching to lower protein diet, bloodwork results were to normal again. Maybe you should try something else. You have such good choice in US.

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I fed Orijen to Lizzie before I started cooking for her. She always had loose stools. I think it was too rich.

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My danes have had problems with loose stools on the Orijen adult - but not on any of the Acana formulas. Halle has never had a loose stool; she ate Orijen puppy and then I later converted her to Acana. Her poops were MUCH smellier tho on the Orijen than they are on the Acana.

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I am thinking of starting my pup on this when I get him in a week - while of course slowly weaning him off the breeders food. Anyone had any problems with the Orijen puppy?

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I agree, you need to keep everything the same until the puppy is adjusted. If you have any doubts about the foods, you might consult a dog nutritionist, Sabine is reasonable for just a food consultation..Tammy, Dave, do you agree?

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I answered your other thread, please read it. Orijen is a very rich food if your breeder started your dog on this it is one thing, richer is not better if your dog is not active, yes I know puppies are all active and growing, they need different things as puppys and have developing systems. Orijen is a good food I use it but, I also feed canned (I am one of those people that switch the canned on a regular basis, but not the kibble) the reason is the canned has a lot of water so mixing makes my guys think they are eating more as a small amount of Orijen goes a long way. Also my 15 yr old Lhasa with many health issues, can not have it at all, it is too rich and puts a load on his kidneys, he is not very active and has been doing very well on KD renal...it works for him.

I can tell you want to do the best for your new puppy, its just a suggestion; take it slow and ease your puppy in, what works for one, may not work for another. Remember what looks good on paper sometimes when put in to use does not work at all.

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I fed Brody Orijen puppy and he loved it. His system tolerated it well. His breeder fed him Purina Pro Plan puppy which isn't available where I live without special ordering it in. I got one bag of that from the breeder and then switched Brody over to Orijen Puppy when the Pro Plan began to get low.

I was actually unsure of what brand I was going to switch him to, but when I got him (I was visiting at my parents) he kept stealing their Maltese's Orijen (Senior) food and wanting that over his own puppy food. So, I figured he obviously liked the Orijen so I just went with that brand for the switch.

He did poop a lot on it and they were smelly (not sure if that is just him or from the food), but his poops were firm.

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Both my dogs are on orijen and I really like the ingredients. It is grain free so can be too rich for some dogs. Acana which is made by the same company has some with oatmeal or other digestable grains in it that are good if the orijen is too rich. Acana also makes a puppy formula specifically for small breeds. I would have used that had i seen it before I bought the Orijen puppy but i already bought a big bag and she's doing great on it. The puppy formula comes in a "large dog breed" and the regular puppy. Make sure you don't get the large dog one.
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I agree, you need to keep everything the same until the puppy is adjusted. If you have any doubts about the foods, you might consult a dog nutritionist, Sabine is reasonable for just a food consultation..Tammy, Dave, do you agree?
Yup! when in doubt ask Sabine!! Hopefully Dave chimes in with her link...

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