BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE FOR PUPPIES
FRESH FREE-RUN CHICKEN & TURKEY, CAGE-FREE EGGS, AND WILD-CAUGHT FISH
ALL PUPPIES REQUIRE A DIET RICH IN PROTEIN AND FAT FROM A VARIETY OF FRESH, WHOLE MEAT TO FULLY SUPPORT THEIR RAPID GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT.
With 38% richly nourishing protein, and 85% quality animal ingredients, ORIJEN nourishes puppies according to their evolutionary and biological needs.
2/3 of ORIJEN's meat is FRESH (refrigerated, without preservatives) or RAW (flash-frozen, without preservatives), including the top 10 ingredients.
1/3 of meat is air-dried at 90°C from free-run chicken & turkey, and wild-caught fish, to create a concentrated source of richly nourishing protein to support your growing puppy.
Nutrient-dense WholePrey ratios of fresh meat, organs, and cartilage or bone, plus fresh, whole fish and cage-free eggs provide a natural source of virtually every nutrient your 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 meat and meat diversity. Biologically Appropriate foods mirror the natural diet and answer three meat questions:
ORIJEN leads its class in premium meat inclusions.
All from animals from federally inspected facilities 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.
Wild-caught Pacific herring
Wild-caught Pacific flounder
85% QUALITY ANIMAL INGREDIENTS | 15% VEGETABLES & FRUIT
Fresh chicken meat (11%), fresh turkey meat (7%), fresh cage-free eggs (6%), fresh whole herring (6%), fresh chicken liver (5%), fresh whole flounder (5%), fresh turkey liver (5%), fresh chicken heart (4%), fresh turkey heart (4%), fresh chicken necks (4%), chicken (dehydrated, 4%), turkey (dehydrated, 4%), whole mackerel (dehydrated, 4%), whole sardine (dehydrated, 4%), whole herring (dehydrated, 4%), chicken fat (4%), herring oil (2%), whole red lentils, whole green peas, whole green lentils, whole chickpeas, whole yellow peas, lentil fibre, whole pinto beans, whole navy beans, chicken bone and cartilage (1%), 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.Meet Our Suppliers
NOURISH AS NATURE INTENDED
Your puppy shares his eating anatomy with the grey wolf, which means he’s evolved for a diet rich and varied in fresh meat, protein, and fat – not highly processed carbohydrates and starches.
Crude protein (min.) 38 % Fat content (min.) 20 % Crude ash (max.) 8 % Crude fibres (max.) 5 % Moisture (max.) 12 % Calcium (min.) 1.4 % Phosphorus (min.) 1.1 % Omega-6 fatty acids (min.) 3.0 % Omega-3 fatty acids (min.) 1.1 % DHA (min.) 0.35 % EPA (min.) 0.25 % Glucosamine (min.) 1500 mg/kg Chondroitin sulfate (min.) 1200 mg/kg Carbohydrate (NFE) 17 %
ORIJEN foods mirror the natural diet, incorporating meat, organs, and cartilage or bone in ratios that deliver nutrients naturally and limit supplementation to zinc and copper. Vitamins
Vitamin A 13.0 kIU/kg Vitamin D3 0.90 kIU/kg Vitamin E 255 IU/kg Thiamine (B1) 29.0 mg/kg Riboflavin (B2) 28.0 mg/kg Pan. Acid (B5) 38.0 mg/kg Niacin (B3) 283 mg/kg Pyridoxine (B6) 23.0 mg/kg Folic Acid 4.00 mg/kg Vitamin B12 0.29 mg/kg Choline 2,100 mg/kg
Potassium 0.84 % Sodium 0.50 % Chloride 1.06 % Iron 168 mg/kg Copper 15.0 mg/kg Manganese 13.0 mg/kg Magnesium 0.10 % Zinc 110 mg/kg Iodine 1.50 mg/kg Selenium 1.00 mg/kg
In nature, dogs and wolves meet their nutritional needs naturally by consuming whole prey animals and whole fish. Similarly, ORIJEN provides essential amino acids from natural and highly bio-available sources.
Arginine 2.39 % Histidine 0.82 % Isoleucine 1.45 % Leucine 2.58 % Lysine 2.49 % Methionine 0.77 % Phenylalanine 1.49 % Threonine 1.47 % Tryptophan 0.32 % Valine 1.71 % Cystiene 0.29 %
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 400 mg/kg Turmeric 100 mg/kg Milk Thistle 100 mg/kg Burdock Root 100 mg/kg Lavender 100 mg/kg Marshmallow Root 100 mg/kg Rosehips 100 mg/kg
YOUR PUPPY IS UNIQUE
Your 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 to always keep fresh, clean water available.
† Use a standard 250ml/120g measuring cup. Serve dry or lightly moistened. See your veterinarian regularly. To help maintain freshness, we recommend sealing the bag tightly and storing it in a cool, dry location. ORIJEN Puppy is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
ORIJEN Puppy 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 4000 kcal/kg (520 kcal per 250ml/120g cup) with calories distributed to support peak conditioning; 38% from protein, 17% from vegetables and fruits, and 45% from fat.
OUR BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE PHILOSOPHY
The grey 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 five Biologically Appropriate principles are simple and mirror the freshness and variety of meat that dogs have evolved to eat.
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
- 15% vegetables and fruit
- NO grains or gluten
Meat is the foundation of award-winning ORIJEN foods.
- 2/3 of the meat is FRESH or RAW, supplying your puppy with essential nutrients in their most natural and nourishing form.
- 1/3 of meat is dehydrated at a low temperature for a concentrated source of nourishing protein that cannot be supplied by fresh meat alone.
In nature, puppies benefit from an assortment of meat. 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 features a rich diversity of fresh meat in Biologically Appropriate WholePrey ratios to nourish your puppy’s peak growth and development:
- Fresh free-run chicken from prairie farms
- Fresh free-run turkey from prairie farms
- Fresh, whole Pacific herring and flounder, wild-caught from North Vancouver Island
WholePrey represents the evolution of ORIJEN foods, incorporating fresh meat, organs, and cartilage or bone 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.
- Cartilage and Edible Bone – a rich source of minerals including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium in a natural form that your puppy’s body can easily absorb.