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BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE™ FOR LARGE-BREED PUPPIES

FRESH FREE-RUN CHICKEN AND TURKEY, NEST-LAID EGGS AND WILD-CAUGHT FISH

RICH IN PROTEIN FOR LARGE BREED MUSCLE MASS, AND CALORIE-LIMITED TO PROMOTE HEALTHY WEIGHT AND REDUCE STRESS ON DEVELOPING BONES AND JOINTS.

With 38% richly nourishing protein, and a limited 20% low-glycemic carbohydrates, ORIJEN nourishes large breed puppies according to their evolutionary and biological needs.

Unmatched by any other puppy food, 2/3 of ORIJEN meats are FRESH (refrigerated, no preservatives) or RAW (flash-frozen, no preservatives), including the top 10 ingredients.

1/3 of meats are air dried at 90°C from fresh chicken, turkey and fish to create a concentrated source of richly nourishing protein to support your growing puppy.

Nutrient-dense WholePrey™ ratios of fresh meats, organs, and cartilage plus fresh whole fish and fresh whole eggs provide a natural source of virtually every nutrient your big puppy needs.

Infusions of freeze-dried chicken and turkey liver enhance flavour naturally, making ORIJEN deliciously tasty for the fussiest of puppies.


IS YOUR PUPPY'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 meats and meat diversity. Biologically Appropriate™ foods mirror the natural diet and answer 3 meat questions:

HOW MUCH?

85%

HOW FRESH?

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HOW MANY?

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HOW MUCH?

  • ORIJEN leads its class in premium meat inclusions.

  • All from animals deemed fit for human consumption, prior to inclusion in our foods.

HOW MANY?

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

  • Free-run chicken

  • Free-run turkey

  • Whole nest-laid eggs

  • Wild Pacific herring

  • Wild Pacific flounder

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 poultry, organs and cartilage plus fresh whole fish and whole eggs, ORIJEN provides a natural source of virtually every nutrient your puppy needs to thrive.

85% MEAT | 15% FRUITS & VEGETABLES

Fresh chicken meat (14%), fresh turkey meat (7%), fresh whole eggs (7%), fresh chicken liver (6%), fresh whole flounder (5%), fresh whole herring (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 fiber, whole chickpeas, whole yellow peas, whole pinto beans, whole navy beans, herring oil (1%), chicken cartilage (1%), chicken fat (1%), sun-cured alfalfa, 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.

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NOURISH AS NATURE INTENDED

Your puppy 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

Crude protein (min.) 38 %
Fat content (min.) 16 %
Crude ash (max.) 7 %
Crude fibers (max.) 6 %
Moisture (max.) 12 %
Calcium (min.) 1.3 %
Phosphorus (min.) 1.1 %
Omega-6 fatty acids (min.) 2.8 %
Omega-3 fatty acids (min.) 0.9 %
DHA (min.) 0.3 %
EPA (min.) 0.2 %
Glucosamine (min.) 1400 mg/kg
Chondroitin sulfate (min.) 1200 mg/kg

YOUR PUPPY IS UNIQUE

Your large breed puppy 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 Puppy Large provides more calories from protein and fat and fewer from carbohydrates, providing a calorie distribution that mirrors the natural puppy diet, reducing the risk of obesity and diabetes.

Metabolizable Energy is 3720 kcal/kg (446 kcal per 250ml/120g cup) with calories distributed to support peak conditioning; 41% from protein, 39% from vegetables and fruits, and 20% 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 puppies have sharp teeth and a body designed to metabolize protein and fat from meat. ORIJEN is designed to nourish your puppy according to his evolutionary and biological needs.

    • 85% meat (2/3 FRESH or RAW and 1/3 gently dehydrated)
    • 38% richly nourishing meat protein
    • 100% of meat ingredients from animals deemed fit for human consumption, prior to inclusion in our foods
    • 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 puppy 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 protein that cannot be supplied by fresh meats alone.
  • AN ABUNDANT VARIETY OF MEATS (5)

    In nature, puppies benefit from an assortment of meats. This variety is often lost in conventional puppy 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 Puppy Large features a rich diversity of fresh meats in Biologically Appropriate™ WholePrey™ ratios to nourish your large breed puppy’s peak growth and development:

    • Fresh free-run Cobb chicken from Prairie farms
    • Fresh free-run turkey from Prairie farms
    • Fresh and whole nest-laid eggs from Prairie farms
    • Fresh, whole Pacific Herring and Flounder, wild-caught from North Vancouver Island
  • WHOLEPREY™ MEAT RATIOS

    Mother Nature matched the nutrients in whole prey animals to perfectly meet a carnivore’s dietary needs since predatory animals like wolves and wildcats, consume the whole animal. WholePrey™ represents the evolution of ORIJEN foods, incorporating fresh meats, organ meats and cartilage in ratios that mirror nature and eliminate the need for long lists of synthetic supplements.

    • 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 – packed with virtually every nutrient your puppy 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 puppy’s body can easily absorb.
  • CARBOHYDRATE-LIMITED (20%)

    While dogs (and puppies) have no nutritional requirement for carbohydrates, conventional puppy 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 Puppy Large 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

New ORIJEN features more meat than ever, all prepared from animals deemed fit for human consumption, prior to inclusion in our foods.

2/3 FRESH OR RAW
1/3 GENTLY DEHYDRATED

Unmatched by any other dry dog food, ORIJEN features 2/3 fresh meats supplemented with 1/3 dehydrated meats for a concentrated source of protein.

6+ FRESH MEATS IN WHOLEPREY™ RATIOS

ORIJEN’s unrivalled variety of fresh meats in WholePrey™ ratios provide a rich and natural supply of essential nutrients, limiting supplemention to zinc.

TOP 10 FRESH OR RAW

ORIJEN’s first 10 ingredients are from free-run poultry, wild-caught fish and nest-laid eggs

GENTLY DEHYDRATED MEATS

Specially prepared for ORIJEN at 90ºC, using fresh WholePrey™ ingredients from animals deemed fit for human consumption.

PROTEIN-RICH (38%)

Loaded with meat protein, ORIJEN is free of plant extracts such as pea and potato protein.

CARBOHYDRATE-LIMITED (19%)

ORIJEN is low-carbohydrate and low-glycemic. That means no fast sugars such as potato, tapioca or pea starch.

ONLY ZINC IS ADDED

An unmatched diversity of fresh meats in WholePrey™ ratios supply virtually every nutrient naturally, so only zinc is added.

FREEZE-DRIED INFUSIONS

Fresh local liver and tripe, freeze-dried in our own kitchens and infused for intense natural flavour into ORIJEN foods.

NEVER OUTSOURCED

We prepare ORIJEN foods exclusively in our award-winning kitchens and we don’t make foods for anyone else.

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