Orijen 6 Fish Grain-Free Formula Dry Dog Food

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  • Orijen 6 Fish Grain-Free Formula Dry Dog Food
  • Published on: January 13, 2015
  • Last modified: June 13, 2015
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Review Summary:

This dog food recipe is composed of many straightforward wholesome ingredients. By doing so there is a diverse amount of nutrients from natural sources. It offers multiple good fish meat sources at the top of the ingredients list that provides protein with all the essential amino acids necessary for a dog, and affluent amounts of Omega-3 fatty acid. Overall, this recipe is excellent.

Quick Nutritional Breakdown:

Protein Fat Fiber Moisture Carbs
38% (min) 18% (min) 5% (max) 10% (max) 21% (Est.)

*Values by Guaranteed Analysis.
**Estimated carbs do not include fiber.

Detailed Nutritional Facts:

Calories 478 (per cup)
Vitamin A 50 IU/kg
Vitamin C NA
Vitamin E 760 IU/kg
Calcium 1.4%
Phosphorus 1.1%
Selenium 1.6 mg/kg
Zinc 220 mg/kg
Docosahexaenoic Acid (An Omega-3 fatty acid) 1%
Linoleic Acid (An Omega-6 fatty acid) NA
Omega-3-acid 1.8%
Omega-6 fatty acid 2.6%

Ingredients Analysis

First 5 Ingredients:

  1. Whole salmon
  2. whole herring
  3. salmon meal
  4. herring meal
  5. pollock meal

The top five is dominated by fish meat and meal, which are an excellent meat protein source and for heathy essential fatty acid.

Other Ingredients to be Aware of.

Chickpeas offers protein (not balanced amino acid profile for dogs) and a variety of nutrients. They are also high in carbohydrates and this includes significant dietary fiber.

Lentils offers protein, but the amino acid profile is not balanced for dogs. Also, it is high in carbohydrates, but this includes dietary fiber too.

Peas are a good source of fiber and protein, but note that it does contribute carbohydrates.

Rosemary oil or Rosemary extract has a few health benefits and can be found in various dog food brands. One of them is an antioxidant. However, some say it is associated with epileptic seizure for some dogs. There is no concrete evidence of this, thus we suggest be caution about it and avoid it if your dog had any past seizures or instability.

All Ingredients

Whole salmon*, whole herring*, salmon meal, herring meal, pollock meal, whole flounder*, boneless walleye*, boneless northern pike*, boneless lake whitefish*, salmon oil, herring oil, chickpeas, red lentils, green lentils, green peas, pea fibre, canola oil, sun-cured alfalfa, yams*, pumpkin*, butternut squash*, spinach greens*, carrots*, Red Delicious apples*, Bartlett pears*, cranberries*, blueberries*, kelp*, licorice root, angelica root, fenugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, chamomile, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, Enterococcus faecium, Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, niacin, riboflavin, folic acid, biotin, Vitamin B12, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium yeast

Manufacture and Location

Manufactured by: Orijen
Location(s): Morinville, Alberta, Canada


Any known recalls for any dog food products from this manufacture from 2013.

  • None

*Recall information from FDA website.


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0 thoughts on “Orijen 6 Fish Grain-Free Formula Dry Dog Food

  1. I have been using Orijen for eight years with my Siberian Husky…I have a doctorate in Biochemistry so not too dumb…anything Orijen makes is “top shelp” this company is from Canada..and will not make the 6 Fish food if they do not like the quality of one of the fish…I switch back and forth between the Orijen Red & the Six Fish…only caveat..a little expensive but you will pay in vet. bills later down the line so don’t skimp on quality!!

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