Dynamic duo: Mr Chewy and Orijen


Mr. Chewy is a great way to get dog food, treats and more (cat food too). Easy to order, home delivery (no more carrying heavy bags), great prices and many brands Cici and I love (70+ brands is a lot to choose from).   They also offer FREE 1-2 day shipping with orders of $49+. Under $49+ shipping is a flat rate of $4.95.

We’ve ordered from other online vendors that took more time and did not offer discounts and all of the brands we love, so Mr. Chewy’s is your one stop shop for all  healthy dog/cat (pets) food. Just call 1-800-Mr Chewy.

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Since Cici is on a grain-free regimen and mostly raw dehydrated food, with a little bit of kibble when she gets bored of the soup, Mr. Chewy’s sent us a five pound bag of the Orijen Regional Red Grain-Free Dry Dog Food to try out. Yum ! Cici loved it. She was getting bored of slurping and this gave her some healthy dog food to chew on.

RAW means the ingredient has not been cooked before processing, but has been preserved either by freezing, chemical preservatives, or a combination of both.

FRESH means the meats are never frozen and contain no preservatives. Unlike most commercial pet foods, ORIJEN is made with FRESH REGIONAL MEATS that are delivered fresh each day, and are a key factor in the superior palatability and feeding performance of ORIJEN.

  • Carbohydrate-limited and grain-free
  • Includes sea vegetables, juniper berries and marigold flowers
  • Keeps your dog healthy, happy and strong
  • Made in Canada

Ingredients:  Fresh deboned wild boar, fresh deboned lamb, fresh beef liver, fresh deboned pork, lamb meal, peas, salmon meal, russet potato, herring meal, fresh whole eggs, fresh deboned bison, potato starch, fresh deboned salmon, pacific whitefish meal, fresh deboned walleye, salmon oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), sun-cured alfalfa, pea fiber, dried organic kelp, pumpkin, chicory root, carrots, spinach, turnip greens, apples, cranberries, blueberries, licorice root, angelica root, fenugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, chamomile, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium yeast, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Enterococcus faecium.

About Orijen dog food ingredients:

  • Food used in this product is fit for human consumption
  • No Outsourcing (100% China free)
  • Biologically appropriate (Orijen mimics the natural diet wild predecessors)
  • Fresh and Regional Ingredients only
  • NO Chemical preservatives (BHA, BHT, or Ethoxyquin )
REGIONAL RED features a Biologically Appropriate (75.25.0) ingredient ratio of 75% meat, 25% fruit and vegetables, and 0% grain — all slow-cooked at low temperatures to retain their natural goodness.

Fresh and Regional Ingredients

Use of fresh regional ingredients approved fit for human consumption, by the Government of Canada.

Orijen uses free range poultry, wild caught fresh fish delivered daily, and free range red meats.

Fresh means no processing, never frozen, and preservative free.

Meat and Protein Rich

Orijen uses a “Top Five” Ingredients philosophy, meaning the first 5 ingredients in every kibble is animal based.  REGIONAL RED Formula: Top Five = Boneless wild boar, deboned lamb, beef liver, deboned pork, lamb meal.

This is a high protein, No grain product.

Orijen is meat concentrated, and protein rich, as by all scientific standards, and evolutionary history, as dog is a domesticated wolf. Modern dogs of all breeds require a meat based diet mimicking their ancestors.

Carbohydrate Limited

Today’s conventional pet foods are lower in protein and high in carbohydrates (40-50%). As carbohydrates are not part of the natural diet, it should come as no surprise that carbohydrates are not required (in any amount) by dogs and cats.


ORIJEN is free of cereal grains, and the carbohydrates are derived from fruits and vegetables. Carbohydrates are limited to 20% of the overall product, to better match the natural diet.

Grain free for the specific reason that grains are not necessary and used in lower end pet foods as a cheap filler and ultimately causes long term illnesses and weight problems (diabetes, allergies )

Fruits and Vegetables

Wild canids including wolves, coyotes and fox eat fruit throughout the summer which provides vitamins, enzymes, antioxidants and phytochemicals. They also eat grass which cleans the digestive tract.

Orijen features 20-25% of fruit and veggies.


Animal fats and oils are essential for the peak health of all dogs — that’s why ORIJEN is free of plant oils and only features fats of premium animal source. Instead of the highly-processed rendered fats used by conventional pet food makers, over 80% of the fats in ORIJEN occur naturally from high inclusions of fresh red meats and fish.

DHA & EPA from FRESH FISH | 0.5% / 0.3%

Fresh fish is a perfect source of highly digestible and Biologically Appropriate DHA and EPA Omega-3 fatty acids. Essential for your dog’s immune and nervous systems, as well as a glowing skin and hair coat, these richly nourishing fatty acids are not available from plant oils such as flax, coconut or sunflower


Your dog’s natural diet contains very few, if any, grains or carbohydrates. That’s why Biologically Appropriate ORIJEN is grain-free and contains less than half the carbohydrates found in conventional dog foods.


The potential oversupply of calcium and phosphorus in high-protein dog foods is cause for concern. High inclusions of chicken meal, fish meal or turkey meal used to increase protein levels also provide a rich source of minerals and push calcium and phosphorus levels to the upper allowable limits of, respectively, 2.5% and 1.6%.


ORIJEN’s high ratios of fresh meats and fish provide a rich source of glucosamine and chondroitin, which is derived naturally from the fresh meat ingredients — without adding synthetic ingredients to the formula.


Providing the element of your dog’s natural diet that he craves when foraging for grasses and weeds, ORIJEN’s veterinarian-selected botanicals help support your dog’s metabolism, strengthen his organs, and serve as cleansers to rid his body of toxins.


ORIJEN REGIONAL RED is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for ALL LIFE STAGES.

No outsourcing of products, production or imported goods are used. (Absolutely 100% China free) Most companies still outsource vitamins from China.


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3 responses to “Dynamic duo: Mr Chewy and Orijen

  1. Thank you for this article! I was impressed with the ingredients and with summer coming and along with it, my dog’s allergies, I decided to give it a try and placed an order with Mr. Chewy.

  2. So glad I came to your blog. I didn’t know about Mr. Chewy. And this Orijen food sounds wonderful. Our dog loves the frozen raw food I feed her, but I bet she’d leap into the air for a fresh raw food with ingredients like these. I just published a post on dog allergies, and would like to talk to you about joining forces in some way to make a bigger difference for pets and their people. I invite you to visit our site and see what we’re up to, and maybe leave me a comment in return!

  3. Amado Mccreadie

    Acidophilus can really help balance the bacterial flora in the digestive system. They can also prevent the build up of polyps and cancer causing cells in the colon.

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