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BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE FOOD FOR ALL LIFE STAGES

GOAT, VENISON, MUTTON, BISON, ARCTIC CHAR, RABBIT, DUCK, TROUT, PILCHARD AND COD

DOGS ARE ADAPTED TO THRIVE ON A VARIED DIET OF WHOLE GAME, FISH AND FOWL, WITH SMALLER AMOUNTS OF FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND GRASSES.

Packed with 10 unique meats from the Canadian Far North, that provide 38% richly nourishing protein, ORIJEN nurtures dogs according to their evolutionary and biological needs.
Low-glycemic fresh fruits and vegetables maintain good digestive health and limit carbohydrates, while botanicals act as tonics and builders to cleanse your dog’s body.
Top 10 are fresh or rawUnmatched by any other food, 2/3 of the meats are FRESH (refrigerated, without preservatives) or RAW (flash-frozen, without preservatives), including the top 10 meat ingredients.
No Water AddedNo water is added to our foods — our fresh meats, fruits and vegetables are gently steam cooked in their natural juices to provide all the flavor and goodness your dog deserves.
Freeze-dry infusionsInfusions of gently freeze-dried liver enhance flavor and palatability naturally, making ORIJEN deliciously tasty, even for fussy eaters.
WholePreyNutrient-dense WholePrey ratios of fresh meats, organs and cartilage provide a natural and concentrated source of virtually every nutrient your dog needs.

INGREDIENTS WE LOVE FROM PEOPLE WE TRUST.

Goat, venison, mutton, bison, whole arctic char, rabbit, duck, whole steelhead trout, whole pilchard, whole alaskan cod, goat meal, venison meal, alaskan cod meal, mutton meal, blue whiting meal, red lentils, green peas, duck fat, herring meal, pollock meal, whole garbanzo beans, whole yellow peas, alfalfa, dried kelp, whole pumpkin, whole butternut squash, cod liver, goat tripe, goat liver, mutton liver, mutton tripe, venison liver, venison tripe, whole carrots, spinach, apples, pears, cranberries, freeze-dried elk liver, freeze-dried venison liver, freeze-dried bison liver, freeze-dried goat liver, zinc proteinate, mixed tocopherols (preservative), juniper berries, rose fruit, dandelion root, elder flowers, marigold, dried chicory root, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.

NOURISH AS NATURE INTENDED

YOUR DOG SHARES HIS EATING ANATOMY WITH THE GRAY WOLF – WHICH MEANS HE’S EVOLVED AS A CARNIVORE, ADAPTED FOR A DIET RICH AND VARIED IN MEAT, PROTEIN AND FAT – NOT CARBOHYDRATES AND GRAINS.

  • Guaranteed Analysis
    DESIGNED TO MIRROR MOTHER NATURE

    Crude protein (min.) 38 %
    Crude fat (min.) 18 %
    Crude fibre (max.) 5 %
    Moisture (max.) 12 %
    Calcium (min.) 1.9 %
    Phosphorus (min.) 1.5 %
    Omega-6 fatty acids (min.) 1.8 %
    Omega-3 fatty acids (min.) 1.4 %
    DHA (min.) 0.5 %
    EPA (min.) 0.4 %
    Glucosamine (min.) 600 mg/kg
    Chondroitin sulfate (min.) 800 mg/kg

    MEAT AND PROTEIN RICH
    Made with 80% meat ORIJEN features a Biologically Appropriate protein level of 38% which closely replicates the natural diet.

    RICH IN ANIMAL FAT
    Animal fats are essential for peak health. That’s why ORIJEN features naturally occurring, non-rendered fats from fresh poultry, fish, and eggs.

    DHA AND EPA FROM FRESH FISH 
    Fresh fish (such as Arctic Char, Pilchard and Steelhead trout) are a perfect source of DHA and EPA, essential for your puppy’s immune and nervous systems and 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 TUNDRA features fresh and low-glycemic fruits and vegetables such as pumpkin and butternut squash. No potato or tapioca here, and at less than 20% carbohydrate, ORIJEN TUNDRA contains less than half the carbohydrates found in conventional dog foods.

    GLUCOSAMINE & CHONDROITIN
    ORIJEN’s fresh game, fish, and fowl provide a rich and natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin, so no synthetic sources are added to ORIJEN foods.

  • Vitamins & Minerals
    COMPLETE, BALANCED, NATURAL

    Vitamins

    Vitamin A 50 kIU/kg
    Vitamin D3 2.6 kIU/kg
    Vitamin E 95 IU/kg
    Thiamine (B1) 12 mg/kg
    Riboflavin (B2) 13 mg/kg
    Pan. Acid (B5) 13 mg/kg
    Niacin 90 mg/kg
    Pyridoxine (B6) 6.5 mg/kg
    Folic Acid 1.6 mg/kg
    Vitamin B12 0.18 mg/kg
    Choline 1800 mg/kg

    Minerals

    Sodium 0.65 %
    Chloride 0.70 %
    Potassium 0.75 %
    Magnesium 0.14 %
    Manganese 15 mg/kg
    Selenium 0.85 mg/kg
    Iron 200 mg/kg
    Zinc 175 mg/kg
    Copper 10 mg/kg
    Iodine 4.5 mg/kg
  • Amino Acids
    100% NATURAL SOURCE

    Lysine 2.8 %
    Tryptophan 0.38 %
    Threonine 1.7 %
    Tyrosine 1.0 %
    Methionine 0.8 %
    Leucine 2.8 %
    Valine 1.9 %
    Isoleucine 1.5 %
    Arginine 2.55 %
    Phenylalanine 1.6 %
    Histidine 0.8 %
    Cystiene 0.35 %
  • Botanical Inclusions
    MIRROR THE INSTINCT TO FORAGE FOR GRASSES AND WEEDS

    Juniper Berries 300 mg/kg
    Rose Fruit 300 mg/kg
    Dandelion Root 300 mg/kg
    Elder Flowers 300 mg/kg
    Marigold 300 mg/kg
    Dried Chicory Root 300 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 Tundra provides more calories from protein and fat and fewer from carbohydrates, providing a calorie distribution that mirror the natural diet, reducing the risk of obesity and diabetes.

Metabolizable energy is 3840 kcal/kg 461 kcal per 250 ml cup or 120 g) with 40% from protein, 18% 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 (80%) AND PROTEIN (38%)

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

    • 80% meat ingredients – that’s 3 x more than most conventional dog foods
    • 20% low-glycemic vegetables and fruits
    • 38% protein
    • NO plant proteins extracts or concentrates, like pea protein
    • NO high-glycemic carbohydrates like potato
    • NO glutens
  • UNMATCHED FRESH MEAT INCLUSIONS (2/3)

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

    • 2/3 of the poultry and eggs, and fish are fresh or raw, supplying essential nutrients in their most nourishing form
    • 1/3 of meat ingredients are dehydrated (air-dried at low temperatures) or oils, for a concentrated source of nourishing protein
    • Lamb and beef meal is prepared from fresh meat with limited bone and additional liver and tripe – not the industry standard of bones and offal
    • Fish meal is prepared from fresh, whole, wild-caught Atlantic Mackerel and Herring – not the industry standard of mixed bones and trimmings

    We cook ORIJEN at low temperature (200°F) to ensure our foods provide the nourishing goodness that your dog instinctively craves.

  • AN ABUNDANT VARIETY OF MEATS (10)

    In nature, dogs benefit from an assortment of meats. That’s why we use a nutrient-rich diversity of fresh meats in WholePrey ratios in our Biologically Appropriate ORIJEN Original food to nourish for peak health:

    • Goat, venison, mutton and bison from Canadian prairie farms
    • Rabbit and duck from the Canadian Shield
    • Arctic char from pristine Yukon waters
    • Steelhead trout from Ontario’s cold waters
    • Pilchard from the Pacific Ocean off Vancouver Island
    • Alaskan cod from the cold Bering Sea

    Variety is often lost in many conventional dog foods which typically feature a single animal ingredient such as chicken or lamb that is highly processed and seldom fresh.

  • WHOLEPREY MEAT RATIOS

    In nature, carnivores consume the whole animal. Mother Nature matched the nutrients in whole prey animals to perfectly meet a carnivore’s dietary needs.

    WholePrey represents the evolution of ORIJEN foods, incorporating meats, organs and cartilage in ratios that mirror nature and eliminate the need for long lists of synthetic ingredients.

    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 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%)

    Dogs have no biological requirement for carbohydrates, which is why ORIJEN Tundra limits carbohydrates to 20%, all of which are low-glycemic or slow-release.

    The more protein in a food, the less room there is for carbohydrates. ORIJEN Tundra is a high-protein, low-carbohydrate food featuring lentils, chickpeas, squash, greens and fruits which digest slowly and reduce the potential for fat storage.

    Most conventional pet foods contain high-glycemic or fast carbohydrates such as potato and tapioca, which are recognized as a leading cause of obesity and diabetes.

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.

That’s why ORIJEN Tundra features richly nourishing ratios of meat, organs and cartilage provide a concentrated source of virtually every nutrient your dog needs to thrive, naturally. So you won’t find long lists of synthetic supplements in any of our foods – only zinc is added.

How Much Meat?
85% Meat Inclusions

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

How Much Fresh Meat?
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 premium protein source.

How Many Meats?
10 Different Animals In WholePrey™ Ratios

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

Top 10 Are
Fresh or Raw

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

No Rendered Poultry Meals

ORIJEN meats are fresh, raw or dried at low-temperature. No rendered chicken or turkey meals.

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