IS YOUR DOG’S FOOD BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE?
Dogs evolved as hunters and, just like their wild cousins, their teeth, jaws, and digestive system are all adapted for meat-concentrated diets that are rich in fresh meat and meat diversity. Biologically Appropriate foods mirror the natural diet and answer three meat questions:
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- ORIJEN leads its class in premium meat inclusions.
- All from animals from federally inspected facilities prior to inclusion in our foods.
- 2/3 of meats are FRESH or RAW and loaded with goodness.
- 1/3 is dried at low temperature for a premium protein source.
A variety of meats in WholePrey ratios supply nutrients naturally, dramatically reducing the need for synthetic supplements.
ONLY 1 SUPPLEMENT — ZINC
In nature there are no synthetic supplements, so dogs and wolves derive their complete nutritional needs naturally by consuming whole animals which contain all of the nutrients they need to thrive. That’s why you won’t find long lists of synthetics in ORIJEN dog foods. Loaded with nourishing ratios of fresh meat, organs, and cartilage or bone, plus fresh, whole fish and cage-free eggs, ORIJEN provides a natural source of virtually every nutrient your puppy needs to thrive.
85% QUALITY ANIMAL INGREDIENTS | 15% VEGETABLES & FRUIT
Fresh chicken meat (13%), fresh turkey meat (7%), fresh cage-free eggs (7%), fresh chicken liver (6%), fresh whole herring (6%), fresh whole flounder (5%), fresh turkey liver (5%), fresh chicken necks (4%), fresh chicken heart (4%), fresh turkey heart (4%), chicken (dehydrated, 4%), turkey (dehydrated, 4%), whole mackerel (dehydrated, 4%), whole sardine (dehydrated, 4%), whole herring (dehydrated, 4%), whole red lentils, whole green lentils, whole green peas, lentil fibre, whole chickpeas, whole yellow peas, whole pinto beans, whole navy beans, herring oil (1%), chicken fat (1%), chicken cartilage (1%), chicken liver (freeze-dried), turkey liver (freeze-dried), fresh whole pumpkin, fresh whole butternut squash, fresh whole zucchini, fresh whole parsnips, fresh carrots, fresh whole Red Delicious apples, fresh whole Bartlett pears, fresh kale, fresh spinach, fresh beet greens, fresh turnip greens, brown kelp, whole cranberries, whole blueberries, whole Saskatoon berries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rosehips, enterococcus faecium. ADDITIVES (per kg): Nutritional additives: Zinc chelate: 100 mg.
In nature, dogs and wolves meet their nutritional needs naturally by consuming whole prey animals and whole fish. Similarly, ORIJEN provides essential amino acids from natural and highly bio-available sources.
Botanicals mimic the natural diet, acting as tonics and builders to strengthen organs, aid digestion, and eliminate toxins by stimulating physiological processes, like cleansing the liver.
|Chicory Root||400 mg/kg|
|Milk Thistle||100 mg/kg|
|Burdock Root||100 mg/kg|
|Marshmallow Root||100 mg/kg|
DESIGNED TO MIRROR MOTHER NATURE
Your puppy shares his eating anatomy with the grey wolf, which means he’s evolved for a diet rich and varied in fresh meat, protein, and fat – not highly processed carbohydrates and starches.
VITAMINS & MINARELS
COMPLETE, BALANCED, NATURAL
ORIJEN foods mirror the natural diet, incorporating meat, organs, and cartilage or bone in ratios that deliver nutrients naturally and limit supplementation to zinc and copper.
|Crude Protein (min.)||38 %|
|Fat Content (min.)||18 %|
|Crude Ash (max.)||8 %|
|Crude Fibers (max.)||5 %|
|Moisture (max.)||12 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1.4 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||1.1 %|
|Omega-6 Fatty Acids (min.)||3.0 %|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids (min.)||1.0 %|
|DHA (min.)||0.30 %|
|EPA (min.)||0.20 %|
|Glucosamine (min.)||1400 mg/kg|
|Chondroitin Sulfate (min.)||
|Vitamin A||13.0 kIU/kg|
|Vitamin D3||1.40 kIU/kg|
|Vitamin E||275 IU/kg|
|Thiamine (B1)||26.3 mg/kg|
|Riboflavin (B2)||26.0 mg/kg|
|Pan. Acid (B5)||40.0 mg/kg|
|Niacin (B3)||280 mg/kg|
|Pyridoxine (B6)||24.0 mg/kg|
|Folic Acid||3.60 mg/kg|
|Vitamin B12||0.30 mg/kg|
YOUR DOG IS UNIQUE
Your dog is unique and his feeding requirements will vary with his environment, age, and activity. That’s why we suggest starting with the guides below and then monitoring his weight and adjusting portions as needed. Feed twice daily and remember to always keep fresh, clean water available.
|Weight of Dog (kg)||Active (1 hour or more daily exercise)||Less Active (1 hour or less daily exercise)|
|90 gm/day||60 gm/day|
|10 kg||150 gm/day||120 gm/day|
|240 gm/day||160 gm/day|
|330 gm/day||240 gm/day|
|420 gm/day||280 gm/day|
|480 gm/day||330 gm/day|
|570 gm/day||390 gm/day|
Use a standard 250ml/120g measuring cup. Serve dry or lightly moistened. See your veterinarian regularly. To help maintain freshness, we recommend sealing the bag tightly and storing it in a cool, dry location.
ORIJEN Original provides more calories from protein and fat and fewer from carbohydrates, providing a calorie distribution that mirrors the natural diet, helping reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes. Metabolisable Energy is 3900 kcal/kg (470 kcal per 250ml/120g cup) with calories distributed to support peak conditioning; 39% from protein, 19% from vegetables and fruit, and 42% from fat.