Orijen vs Taste of the Wild

Choosing the right food for our pet is important, since the food will affect their overall health and growth. There are so many pet food available out there and we have to be careful, since not all of them provide the right amounts of nutrition. To help you choosing the right food for your pet, please read our article below because we are going to compare two famous brands of pet food. They are Orijen and Taste of the Wild.

In this article we are going to give you information about:
– What is Orijen and Taste of the Wild
– What is Orijen and Taste of the Wild ingredients
– Orijen vs Taste of the Wild

About Orijen
Orijen is a dog food and cat food brand manufactured by Champion Petfoods in Alberta, Canada, and Kentucky. The company has been around since 1985 and was founded by the founder Reinhard Muhlenfeld, Orijen is distributed in 70 countries. Orijen has five products, including dry dog food, freeze-dried treats, freeze-dried dog food, dry cat food, and freeze-dried cat treats. Orijen differs their product mainly based on the dog/cat characteristics or the ingredients of the food/treat.

Orijen claims all of their pet food are biologically appropriate, it means that they provide the quantity, freshness, and the variety of meats dogs and cats are evolved to eat. Each of Orijen food are rich in meat and protein. In average Orijen dog and cat food contains 85% meat, which is unmatched and about three times more than the average dog and cat food. Orijen also contains 38-44% protein from premium animal ingredients. The combination of fresh and dried ingredients is 2/3 and 1/3 respectively. Fresh ingredients like meats, fish, poultry and eggs are used fresh and raw, so they are richer in proteins. If you are interested, you can also read our article on Fromm vs Orijen here.

Orijen Ingredients
Orijen used variety of meats in their ingredients, such as angus beef, wild boar, plains bison, Romney lamb, Yorkshire pork, Boer goat, venison, free-run chicken, free-run turkey, free-run duck, whole nest-laid eggs, pacific pilchard, pacific hake, pacific flounder, pacific herring, pacific rock sole, and pacific rockfish. Orijen also stated that they limit their carbohydrate contents to 20% from low-glycemic carbohydrates such as, lentils, fresh whole pumpkin, butternut squash and other variety of fresh greens and fruit.

About Tate of the Wild
Taste of the Wild is a brand of dog and cat food manufactured by Schell & Kampeter, Inc.,( Diamond Pet Foods, Inc.,). The company has been around for quite some time, since 1970 and is based in Meta Missouri. Aside from the regular dog and cat food, they also produce an exclusive food with the name Prey. Taste of the wild have fourteen varieties of regular dog food, including three canned food and eleven dried food. While the Prey have three variants.

Taste of the Wild Ingredients
Taste of the Wild claims to use unique protein resource, such as lean and highly digestible proteins, including real salmon, lamb, wild boar, venison, and roasted fowl or bison. These protein source are rich in amino acid and fatty acid profiles to support muscles, organ function, immune system, healthy skin and beautiful fur. Taste of the Wild food made with real vegetables, legume and fruits, such as sweet potato, peas, tomatoes, raspberries, blueberries, etc to overall improve the well-being of your pet.

Taste of the Wild food that is intended for puppy or puppy specific formula are made with salmon oil, which is an excellent source of DHA. DHA is important to support the development of the brain and vision in puppy, so it will be very beneficial to pregnant or nursing mothers.

Orijen vs Taste of the Wild

OrijenTaste of the Wild
- Only produce dry and freeze-dried pet food- Produce both dry and wet food
- Offer a wide range of dog and cat treats- Does not offer any treats product
- The company reputation is better than Taste of the Wild, since they only have one recall issue in 2008- The company reputation is not as good, since they already have two recall issues in 2005 and 2012

Conclusion
Both of Orijen and Taste of the Wild offer a wide range of varieties in their line. Taste of the wild, aside from making dried food, they also making wet food but has no freeze-dried food variant. At the other hand, Orijen offer dried and freeze-dried food but has no wet food variant. Orijen also has a wide range of treats, while Taste of the wild currently doesn’t offer any treats product. From the cost Orijen is more expensive than taste of the wild. Another thing you might want to consider is their company reputation, Diamond Pet Foods has recalls many of their product in 2005 because it was contaminated. In our opinion if you don’t mind about spending more, Orijen is the safer and better option than Taste of the wild.