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NO DRY DOG OR CAT FOOD ON EARTH CAN MATCH THE VARIETY AND FRESHNESS OF ORIJEN’s MEAT INGREDIENTS.

FRI-LOGOWestern Canada’s foothill farms, fertile prairies and cold clear waters are our source of both inspiration and fresh regional ingredients. Unmatched by any pet food maker, our unmatched variety of authentically fresh regional ingredients mirrors the natural diet, supplying nutrients in their freshest, most natural form.

From cage-free poultry, nest-laid eggs, ranch-raised meats and wild-caught fish to sun-ripened fruits & vegetables, our fresh ingredients are raised locally, passed fit for human consumption, and then delivered to our kitchens fresh, preservative-free and loaded with goodness.

PRODUCERS WE KNOW AND TRUST

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IN TODAY’S WORLD OF MARKETERS, KNOWING WHO’S MAKING YOUR FOOD AND WHERE THE INGREDIENTS ARE FROM HAS TAKEN ON NEW IMPORTANCE.

That’s why we never buy commodity ingredients of unknown origin.

Instead, we focus on local ingredients raised by people we know and trust in a sustainable and responsible fashion, like Aaron of Sunfresh Farms in Edmonton Alberta — supplier of fresh, whole and locally grown vegetables.

 

WHAT DOES FRESH REALLY MEAN?


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WHAT MANY PET FOOD MAKERS CALL ‘FRESH’ ARE ACTUALLY ‘PET-GRADE’ MEATS OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN, FROZEN IN 25KG BLOCKS AND STORED IN BROKERS’ FREEZER WAREHOUSES FOR MONTHS BEFORE BECOMING FOOD FOR PETS.

Other pet foods define fresh as ‘just arrived’. In other words, they’ll tell you their fish oil, potato powder or pea protein is fresh because it just arrived yesterday! No wonder there’s so much confusion! When we say fresh we mean it. Our fresh ingredients are:

  • NEVER FROZEN – refrigeration is the only means of preservation
  • PRESERVATIVE FREE – no chemicals or synthetics added whatsoever
  • AUTHENTIC – our fresh ingredients arrive at our kitchen within a day or two of harvest

We think pet lovers want to know where the ingredients in their pet’s food originate. That’s why we focus on ingredients that are sustainably raised within our region by people we know and trust, passed fit for human consumption, and then delivered to our kitchens FRESH EACH DAY.

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ORIJEN WHOLE PREY is the evolution of our Biologically Appropriate™ mandate; incorporating richly nourishing fresh meats, organs, cartilage and marrow — all in ratios that truly mimic the natural diet.

  • FREE-RUN COBB CHICKEN
    RAISED ON ALBERTA

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    RAISED ON LOCAL PRAIRIE FARMS BY PEOPLE WE KNOW AND TRUST, OUR FREE-RUN CHICKENS ARE RAISED IN OPEN-CONCEPT, WEATHER-SHELTERED BARNS WHERE THEY ARE FREE TO ROAM, ROOST AND NEST.

    Free of antibiotics and hormone enhanced feed, our chickens are passed ‘fit for human consumption’ by the Government of Canada before arriving at our kitchens FRESH and bursting with nourishing goodness.

    To preserve the natural goodness and flavor, we use special low-temperature (90c) processing to steam-cook our chicken in its own juices, with no water added for processing.

  • FREE-RUN TURKEY
    RAISED LOCALLY ON ALBERTA

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    RAISED ON LOCAL PRAIRIE FARMS BY PEOPLE WE KNOW AND TRUST, OUR TURKEYS ARE RAISED IN OPEN CONCEPT BARNS THAT PROVIDE AMPLE ROOM TO ROAM AND ROOST, WITH ACCESS TO AMPLE WATER AND FOOD.

    Free of antibiotics and hormone enhanced feed, our fresh local turkey is passed ‘fit for human consumption’ by the Government of Canada before arriving at our kitchens FRESH and bursting with proteins and fats to nourish completely.

    To preserve our turkey’s natural goodness and flavor, we use special low-temperature (90c) processing to steam-cook our fresh turkey in its own juices, with no water added for processing.

  • WHOLE NEST-LAID EGGS
    PRODUCED ON LOCAL HUTTERITE FARMS

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    PRODUCED ON LOCAL HUTTERITE FARMS OUR NEST-LAID EGGS ARE LITERALLY BURSTING WITH A COMPLETE COMPLEMENT OF ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS AND ARE TRULY ONE OF NATURE’S MOST NUTRITIOUS FOODS.

    All of our eggs are passed fit for human consumption by the Government of Canada before arriving at our kitchens fresh and whole (not dried or powdered), so they’re loaded with goodness and taste.

    To capture the natural goodness and flavor of our whole eggs, we use special low-temperature (90c) processing to steam-cook them without adding any water for processing.

  • HERITAGE PORK
    RAISED ON SOUTHERN ALBERTA

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    RAISED ON SOUTHERN ALBERTA’S FOOT HILL FARMS BY PEOPLE WE KNOW AND TRUST OUR FRESH HERITAGE PORK IS RAISED WITHOUT HORMONES OR ANTIBIOTICS.

    With a higher digestibility than beef, chicken or lamb, our fresh local pork provides a deeply nourishing Biologically Appropriate protein choice, featuring all ten amino acids essential to dogs.

    Passed ‘fit for human consumption’ by the Government of Canada, our local pork arrives at our kitchens fresh each day and is slow-cooked in its own juices to preserve its natural goodness and flavor.

  • ALBERTA LAMB
    RAISED ON LOCAL RANCHES BY PEOPLE WE KNOW AND TRUST

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    RAISED ON LOCAL RANCHES BY PEOPLE WE KNOW AND TRUST, OUR RANCH-RAISED LAMB IS RAISED WITHOUT HORMONES OR ANTIBIOTICS ON PRISTINE GRASSLANDS UNIQUE TO OUR REGION.

    As a prime source of premium red meat protein, fresh lamb, liver and tripe provides a nutritionally complete food source for dogs and cats, with all essential amino acids in the proper ratio.

    Passed ‘fit for human consumption’ by the Government of Canada before arriving at our door FRESH, our Alberta lamb is loaded with nourishing red meat goodness.

    To preserve its natural goodness and flavor, we slow-cook our Alberta lamb in its own savory juices, with no water added for processing.

  • FREE-RANGE WILD BOAR
    RAISED FREE-RANGE BY PEOPLE WE TRUST ON LOCAL FOOTHILL FARMS

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    RAISED FREE-RANGE BY PEOPLE WE TRUST ON LOCAL FOOTHILL FARMS, OUR WILD BOAR IS RAISED ON A NATURAL DIET THAT INCLUDES ROOTS AND GRASSES IN A FREE-CHOICE LIFE STYLE.

    Structured of 70% red fiber to 30% white fiber (which explains its deep red color), wild boar is an incredibly lean meat that’s higher in protein and lower in fat than beef or chicken, and contains all of the amino acids essential to dogs and cats, plus iron, zinc, selenium and vitamin B6.

    Passed as ‘fit for human consumption’ by the Government of Canada, our wild boar is raised specifically for Champion Petfoods and arrives FRESH (never frozen) and completely free of growth promoting hormones commonly found in many red meats.

  • FREE-RANGE BISON
    INDIGENOUS TO ALBERTA

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    INDIGENOUS TO OUR SOUTHERN GRASSLANDS, OUR RANCH-RAISED BISON IS RAISED NATURALLY, BY PEOPLE WE KNOW AND TRUST, WITHOUT THE USE OF GROWTH HORMONES, STIMULANTS OR ANTIBIOTICS.

    As a nutrient dense and richly nourishing red meat, our fresh Alberta bison is a perfect natural choice for our Biologically Appropriate and Fresh Regional Ingredient mandate.

    Passed ‘fit for human consumption’ and then delivered fresh, our bison is loaded with richly nourishing proteins and healthy fats — all cooked in their own juices at low-temperature (90c) to preserve their natural goodness.

  • FREE-RANGE BLACK ANGUS BEEF
    RAISED LOCALLY ON NEIGHBORING RANCHES BY PEOPLE WE KNOW AND TRUST

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    RAISED LOCALLY ON NEIGHBORING RANCHES BY PEOPLE WE KNOW AND TRUST, OUR FRESH, BLACK ANGUS BEEF IS RAISED NATURALLY, IN THE HEART OF PRISTINE CANADIAN FARMING COUNTRY, WITHOUT HORMONES OR ANTIBIOTICS.

    Using Nature’s simple recipe of fresh air, clean water, and natural prairie grains, our fresh, lean beef offers a unique blend of savory flavor and superior health benefits.

    Passed ‘fit for human consumption’ by the Government of Canada, our ranch-raised Angus beef arrives FRESH and free of the growth promoting hormones commonly found in commercial animals.

  • FRESHWATER FISH
    CAUGHT WILD BY LOCAL INDEPENDENT CANADIAN FISHERMEN FROM OUR COLD NORTHERN LAKES

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    CAUGHT WILD FROM OUR COLD NORTHERN LAKES, OUR WALLEYE, LAKE WHITEFISH, YELLOW PERCH AND NORTHERN PIKE ARE NATIVE TO THE MYRIAD FRESHWATER LAKES ACROSS NORTHERN CANADA.

    Wild-caught year round using sustainable practices, our world-class freshwater fish are whisked from cold northern lakes, passed ‘fit for human consumption’ and then delivered FRESH so they’re bursting with deeply nourishing proteins and health-promoting omega-3 fatty acids.

    To preserve their natural goodness and amazing flavor, we use special low-temperature (90c) processing to steam-cook our fish, without any water added for processing.

  • SALTWATER FISH
    Salmon, Herring and Flounder are caught off North Vancouver Island’s Pacific waters

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    SALMON, HERRING AND FLOUNDER ARE CAUGHT OFF NORTH VANCOUVER ISLAND’S PACIFIC WATERS BY LOCAL FISHERS, AND THEN WHISKED TO OUR KITCHENS AS FRESH AND COLD AS THE WATERS THEY CAME FROM.

    Caught year round using sustainable practices, our fish are passed ‘fit for human consumption’ and then delivered FRESH so they’re bursting with deeply nourishing proteins and health-promoting omega-3 fatty acids.

    To preserve their natural goodness and amazing flavor, we use special low-temperature (90c) processing to steam-cook our fish, without any water added for processing.

  • FRESH WHOLE FRUITS & VEGETABLES
    delivered fresh and whole from Okanagan valley orchards and Alberta’s black prairie soils

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    ORIJEN FEATURES REGIONAL FRUITS, BERRIES AND VEGETABLES — DELIVERED FRESH AND WHOLE FROM OKANAGAN AND FRASER VALLEY ORCHARDS AND ALBERTA’S BLACK PRAIRIE SOILS.

    • RED DELICIOUS APPLES AND BARTLETT PEARS (Okanagan Valley, British Columbia) Fresh from British Columbia’s sun-kissed Okanagan Valley, our apples and pears provide a rich source of phytonutrients and healthy fiber.
    • CRANBERRIES AND BLUEBERRIES (Fraser Valley, British Columbia) Native to Canada, cranberries and blueberries are highly valued for urinary health and provide a rich source of antioxidants beneficial in promoting immunity.
    • BUTTERNUT SQUASH (Fraser Valley, British Columbia). Our Butternut Squash is delivered fresh, so it’s loaded with healthy fiber and broad range of phytonutrients and vitamin B6 for immune support.
    • IMPERATOR CARROTS (Prairie farms, Alberta). Plucked from the black soils of local prairie farms and delivered fresh, our Imperator carrots are a rich source of potassium, B and C vitamins to protect against free radicals.
    • SPINACH GREENS (Prairie farms, Alberta) Loaded with folic acid, vitamin K and iron, lutein and bioflavonoids, fresh spinach greens are a nutritional powerhouse.