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.
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:
- ORIJEN leads its class in premium meat inclusions.
- All from animals deemed fit for human consumption, 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.
- Ranch-raised goat
- Ranch-raised venison
- Ranch-raised mutton
- Ranch-raised bison
- Ranch-raised rabbit
- Free-run duck
- Whole Arctic char
- Whole steelhead trout
- Whole pilchard
- Whole Alaskan cod
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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 %
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.
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.
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
- 100% of meat ingredients from animals deemed fit for human consumption, prior to inclusion in our foods
- NO plant proteins extracts or concentrates, like pea protein
- NO high-glycemic carbohydrates like potato
- NO glutens
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.
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.
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.
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.