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BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE FOOD FOR ALL LIFE STAGES

ANGUS BEEF, WILD BOAR, BOER GOAT, ROMNEY LAMB, YORKSHIRE PORK & WILD MACKEREL

FEATURING A RICH DIVERSITY OF RED MEATS THAT MIRROR THE FRESHNESS AND VARIETY THAT YOUR DOG IS EVOLVED TO EAT.

Biologically AppropriateBrimming with 38% richly nourishing protein and limited to 20% low-glycemic carbohydrates to nourish all dogs according to their evolutionary and biological needs.
Render freeA full 2/3 of our meat is FRESH (refrigerated, without preservatives) or RAW (flash-frozen, without preservatives), including the top 10 meat ingredients.
Top 10 are fresh or rawNutrient-dense WholePrey™ ratios of fresh meats (including muscle meat, organs, and cartilage) provide virtually every nutrient your dog needs to thrive – only zinc is added.
WholePreyOur dried meats are specially prepared at 200°F from fresh meats to create a concentrated source of richly nourishing protein that cannot be supplied by fresh meats alone.
Freeze-dry infusionsInfusions of freeze-dried liver enhance flavor and palatability naturally, making ORIJEN deliciously tasty, even for fussy eaters.

IS YOUR FOOD BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE?

Dogs evolved as hunters – the structure of their teeth, jaws and digestive system scientifically classifies them as carnivores, evolved to eat a meat-based diet. They require high concentrations of meat, high inclusions of fresh meat, and a rich diversity of meat.

Biologically Appropriate foods mirror the natural diet and are able to answer 3 meat questions:

ONLY 1 SUPPLEMENT – ZINC

In nature there are no synthetic supplements, so dogs and wolves derive their complete nutritional needs naturally, by consuming whole prey animals.

Made with richly nourishing ratios of fresh meats, organs, cartilage and fresh whole fish, ORIJEN provides a concentrated source of virtually every nutrient your dog needs to thrive, naturally, without long lists of synthetic supplements, so only zinc is added.

INGREDIENTS WE LOVE FROM PEOPLE WE TRUST

Deboned beef, deboned wild boar, deboned goat, deboned lamb, lamb liver, beef liver, beef tripe, wild boar liver, deboned mutton, beef heart, whole atlantic mackerel, deboned pork, goat meal, wild boar meal, lamb meal, mackerel meal, whole green peas, whole red lentils, whole pinto beans, beef kidney, pork liver, herring meal, whole chickpeas, whole green lentils, whole navy beans, beef meal, whole yellow peas, lentil fiber, natural pork flavor, pork kidney, beef fat, herring oil, mutton meal, lamb tripe, wild boar heart, whole pumpkin, whole butternut squash, kale, spinach, mustard greens, collard greens, turnip greens, whole carrots, whole apples, whole pears, dried kelp, freeze-dried beef liver, freeze-dried beef tripe, freeze-dried lamb liver, freeze-dried lamb tripe, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, zinc proteinate, mixed tocopherols (preservative), chicory root, turmeric, sarsaparilla root, althea root, rosehips, juniper berries, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product.

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NOURISH AS NATURE INTENDED

Your dog shares his eating anatomy with the gray wolf – which means he’s evolved for a diet rich and varied in fresh meat, protein and fat – not highly processed carbohydrates and starches.

  • Guaranteed Analysis
    DESIGNED TO MIRROR MOTHER NATURE

    Crude protein (min.) 38 %
    Crude fat (min.) 18 %
    Crude fiber (max.) 4 %
    Moisture (max.) 12 %
    Calcium (min.) 1.9 %
    Phosphorus (min.) 1.4 %
    Omega-6 fatty acids (min.) 2 %
    Omega-3 fatty acids (min.) 1 %
    DHA (min.) 0.4 %
    EPA (min.) 0.2 %
    Glucosamine (min.) 900 mg/kg
    Chondroitin sulfate (min.) 400 mg/kg

    MEAT AND PROTEIN RICH
    Loaded with 85% meat ingredients, ORIJEN Regional Red features a richly nourishing and Biologically Appropriate protein level of 38% to replicate your dog’s natural diet.

    RICH IN ANIMAL FAT
    Animal fats are essential for peak health. For amazing skin and coat conditioning, ORIJEN’s unique WholePrey ratios of fresh meats are naturally rich in essential fatty acids.

    DHA AND EPA FROM FRESH FISH
    Fresh whole fish are a Biologically Appropriate source of DHA and EPA, which are essential for your dog’s immune and nervous systems. DHA and EPA are not available from plant sources, such as flax, coconut or sunflower.

    LOW GLYCEMIC
    Your dog’s natural diet contains few carbohydrates. That’s why ORIJEN is free of high-glycemic ingredients like potato, tapioca and starches, and contains half the carbohydrates of conventional dog foods.

    GLUCOSAMINE & CHONDROITIN
    ORIJEN’s high WholePrey ratios of fresh meats and fish provide a rich and natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin, derived naturally from our fresh ingredients, so no synthetic sources are added to ORIJEN foods.

  • Vitamins & Minerals
    COMPLETE, BALANCED, NATURAL

    ORIJEN foods mirror the natural diet, incorporating meat, organs, and cartilage in ratios that deliver nutrients naturally and limit supplementation to zinc.

    (Typical analysis coming soon)

  • Amino Acids
    100% NATURAL SOURCE

    In nature, dogs and wolves meet their nutritional needs naturally by consuming whole prey animals and whole fish. Similarly, ORIJEN Regional Red provides essential amino acids from natural and highly bio-available sources.

    (Typical analysis coming soon)

  • Botanical Inclusions
    MIRROR THE INSTINCT TO FORAGE FOR GRASSES AND WEEDS

    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 200 mg/kg
    Tumeric 200 mg/kg
    Sarsaparilla Root 150 mg/kg
    Althea (Marshmallow) Root 150 mg/kg
    Rosehips 150 mg/kg
    Juniper Berries 150 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 always to keep fresh, clean water available.

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ORIJEN Regional Red provides more calories from protein and fat and fewer from carbohydrates, providing a calorie distribution that mirrors the natural diet, reducing the risk of obesity and diabetes.

Calorie content (calculated): ME 3940 kcal/kg, 449 kcal per 8oz. cup. Calories distributed to support peak conditioning with 39% from protein, 19% from vegetables and fruits, and 42% from fat.

OUR BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE PHILOSOPHY

The gray wolf is the ancestor and closest relative of all domestic dogs.

While years of breeding have produced hundreds of ‘different looking wolves’, the internal workings of wolves and dogs remain unchanged so it’s no surprise that their food requirements remain the same too.

Our 5 Biologically Appropriate™ principles are simple and mirror the freshness and variety of meats that dogs are evolved to eat.

  • RICH IN MEAT (85%) AND PROTEIN (38%)

    All dogs have sharp teeth and a body designed to metabolize protein and fat from fish and meat. ORIJEN is designed to nourish your dog according to his biological needs.

    • 85% red meats and fish (2/3 fresh or raw and 1/3 gently dehydrated)
    • 38% richly nourishing meat protein
    • 100% of red meat and fish ingredients from animals deemed fit for human consumption, prior to inclusion in our foods
    • Our dried meats are prepared from fresh meats deemed fit for human consumption, and dried at 200 °F to create a concentrated source of nourishing meat protein that cannot be supplied by fresh meats alone.
    • NO plant proteins extracts or concentrates (potato or pea protein)
    • NO high-glycemic carbohydrates (tapioca, potato, rice)
    • NO glutens or grains
  • UNMATCHED FRESH MEAT INCLUSIONS (2/3)

    Fresh meats are the foundation of award-winning ORIJEN foods.

    • 2/3 of the meats are fresh or raw, supplying your dog with essential nutrients in their most natural and nourishing form.
    • 1/3 of meats are dehydrated at low temperature for a concentrated source of nourishing meat protein that cannot be supplied by fresh meats alone.
  • AN ABUNDANT VARIETY OF MEATS (6)

    In nature, dogs benefit from an assortment of meats. This variety is often lost in conventional dog foods which typically feature a single animal ingredient such as chicken or lamb that is highly processed and seldom fresh.

    That’s why award-winning ORIJEN Regional Red features a rich diversity of fresh red meats and fish in Biologically Appropriate™ WholePrey™ ratios to nourish for peak health:

    • Fresh Angus beef from Kentucky ranches
    • Fresh wild boar from Texas farms
    • Fresh Boer goat from local Kentucky farms
    • Fresh Romney lamb from local Kentucky farms
    • Fresh Yorkshire pork from local Kentucky farms
    • Fresh whole wild-caught mackerel from New England’s Atlantic waters
  • WHOLEPREY MEAT RATIOS

    Mother Nature matched the nutrients in whole animals to perfectly meet your dog’s needs. ORIJEN WholePrey ratios of meat, organs, and cartilage mirror nature, and eliminate the need for long lists of synthetic ingredients, so only zinc is added.

    The WholePrey diet is a nutritional treasure:

    • Meat – essential for protein and fat as well as Vitamins A, B, D and K, copper, chromium, folic acid, iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium and zinc.
    • Organs – densely packed with virtually every nutrient your dog’s needs to thrive including vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and amino acids.
    • Edible Bone – a rich source of minerals including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium in natural form your dog’s body can easily absorb.
  • CARBOHYDRATE-LIMITED (20%)

    While dogs have no nutritional requirement for carbohydrates, conventional dog foods still contain large amounts of high-glycemic carbohydrates such as potato and tapioca, which are often cited as a leading cause of obesity and diabetes.

    Biologically Appropriate ORIJEN Regional Red is a protein-rich and carbohydrate limited food featuring lentils, chickpeas, squash, greens and fruits which release sugar slowly, dramatically reducing the potential for fat storage.

85% Meat Inclusions

ORIJEN leads its class in richly nourishing meat inclusions. All from animals deemed fit for human consumption.

2/3 Fresh or Raw
1/3 Dehydrated or Dried

2/3 of meats are fresh or raw and loaded with goodness.

1/3 is dried at low temperature for a concentrated source of nourishing protein.

6 Different Animals In WholePrey™ Ratios

A variety of meats in WholePrey™ ratios supply nutrients naturally, dramatically reducing the need for synthetic supplements.

Top 10 Ingredients Are Fresh or Raw

ORIJEN’s top 10 ingredients are all from fresh or raw meats.

Premium Dried Meat Ingredients

Our dried meats and fish are prepared at 200ºF from fresh ingredients to create a concentrated source of nourishing protein.

Rich In Meat Protein

ORIJEN is free of glutens and plant protein extracts or concentrates.

Carbohydrate-Limited

Carbohydrates are limited to 20% with no fast sugars such as potato, tapioca or pea starch.

Only 1 Added Supplement

ORIJEN’s rich meat, fresh meat and WholePrey™ inclusions supply nutrients naturally, limiting supplementation to zinc.

Freeze-Dried Infusions

Fresh liver and tripe, freeze-dried in our own kitchens, are infused into our foods for unmatched palatability.

Never Outsourced

We don’t make foods for other companies and we don’t allow ORIJEN foods to be made by anyone else.

BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE™
FRESH REGIONAL INGREDIENTS
NEVER OUTSOURCED