Friday, August 30, 2013

Orijen Tundra Freeze-Dried Dog Food

Chewy.com sent me a new food to try out! This time, it was Orijen Tundra Freeze-Dried Dog Food!

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I was really excited when I heard about this food.  I've always loved Orijen as a brand and this food is supposed to be as healthy as feeding your dog a raw diet!  How cool is that!  All the health benefits, but a lot less work/mess.  I was beyond intrigued...

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Sounds awesome, right??  And I thought the ingredients in the Tundra variety (there is also Adult Dog and Regional varieties) sounded so exotic and different for a dog food! Venison? Steelhead Trout? Elk?  Sounds delish ;)  Gibson (and Hadley) loved the freeze dried bison treats that I reviewed a few months ago, so I knew he'd like this food.

So I figured the food would be similar to the treats.. just some little kibble shaped freeze dried food.   So imagine my surprise when I opened the bag to find this:

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I was all like, "whaaaa?"  I grabbed the bag and searched for some directions on these things.  So apparently you put the medallion in a bowl..

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And then some warm (not hot) water to it to rehydrate the food so your dog can enjoy it's flavor to the fullest.  You stir for 3-5 minutes and then it looks like this:

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I probably could have stirred it for a bit longer, but I was lazy and Gibson was dying of hunger ;)  So, I gave it to him..

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And it was gone in 2 seconds ;)

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He loves it and I think it's a great food if you have the money and are patient!  The 6oz bag that I received sells for $14.99 and contained about 12 medallions.  It says a dog that is 24lbs (Gibson is 28ish) needs 5 3/4 'medallions' a day.  So, that's about $7 a day to feed your dog.  I'm sure the price goes down the larger the bag that you buy though.  I am not sure how it compares with feeding actual raw meat to your dog either.. Could be a bargain!

Also, I'm not sure I'd want to spend 3-5 minutes 'preparing' Gibson's food.  He can barely handle it when I stop to add his enzyme powder!  Although, again, I'm sure that seems like a piece of cake compared to preparing raw meat for your dog on a daily basis.

So, overall, I think this is a really great dog food option. Especially for those who feed or are interested in feeding a raw diet!

1 comments:

Peter Thomos said...

Great suggestions! My dogs love eating real food now! There's not too much that we juice that the dogs can't have, but of course double check before you add it in.
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