BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE | ALL LIFE STAGES
RANCH-RAISED BEEF, WILD BOAR, PLAINS BISON, GRASS-FED LAMB & YORKSHIRE PORK
FROM DACHSHUNDS TO GREAT DANES, ALL DOGS POSSESS A BIOLOGICAL NEED FOR A DIET RICH AND VARIED IN WHOLE, QUALITY ANIMAL INGREDIENTS.
With 38% richly nourishing protein and 85% quality animal ingredients, ORIJEN Regional Red nourishes all breeds and life stages according to their evolutionary and biological needs.
2/3 of ORIJEN’s meat is FRESH (refrigerated, no preservatives) or RAW (flash-frozen, no preservatives), including the top 10 meat ingredients.
1/3 of meat is gently dried at 90°C from fresh meat and fish, to create a concentrated source of richly nourishing protein that cannot be supplied by fresh meat alone.
Nutrient-dense WholePrey ratios of fresh meat, organs, and cartilage or bone provide virtually every nutrient your dog needs.
Infusions of freeze-dried liver enhance flavour naturally, making ORIJEN deliciously tasty, even for fussy eaters.
IS YOUR DOG'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.
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 richly nourishing ratios of fresh meat, organs, and cartilage or bone, plus fresh whole fish and cage-free eggs, ORIJEN provides a natural source of virtually every nutrient your dog needs to thrive.
85% QUALITY ANIMAL INGREDIENTS | 15% VEGETABLES & FRUIT
Fresh ranch-raised beef meat (11%), fresh wild boar meat (4%), fresh plains bison meat (4%), fresh grass-fed lamb meat (4%), fresh Yorkshire pork meat (4%), fresh beef liver (4%), fresh beef tripe (4%), fresh whole pilchard (4%), fresh cage-free eggs (4%), fresh wild boar liver (4%), lamb (dehydrated, 4%), beef (dehydrated, 4%), whole herring (dehydrated, 4%), mutton (dehydrated, 4%), pork (dehydrated, 4%), fresh lamb liver (3.5%), fresh lamb tripe (3.5%), whole sardine (dehydrated, 3%), fresh pork liver (3%), whole red lentils, whole green lentils, fresh whole green peas, lentil fibre, fresh whole chickpeas, fresh whole yellow peas, fresh whole pinto beans, beef fat (1%), pork fat (1%), herring oil (1%), beef cartilage (dehydrated, 1%), beef liver (freeze-dried), beef tripe (freeze-dried), lamb liver (freeze-dried), lamb tripe (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 dog shares his eating anatomy with the grey wolf – which means he’s evolved for a diet rich and varied in meat, protein, and fat – not highly processed carbohydrates and starches.
Crude protein (min.) 38 % Fat content (min.) 18 % Crude ash (max.) 9 % Crude fibres (max.) 5 % Moisture (max.) 12 % Calcium (min.) 2.0 % Phosphorus (min.) 1.4 % Omega-6 fatty acids (min.) 2.3 % Omega-3 fatty acids (min.) 1.0 % DHA (min.) 0.20 % EPA (min.) 0.15 % Glucosamine (min.) 400 mg/kg Chondroitin sulfate (min.) 250 mg/kg Carbohydrate (NFE) 18 %
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 28.0 kIU/kg Vitamin D3 1.50 kIU/kg Vitamin E 250 IU/kg Thiamine (B1) 23.0 mg/kg Riboflavin (B2) 35.0 mg/kg Pan. Acid (B5) 43.0 mg/kg Niacin (B3) 250 mg/kg Pyridoxine (B6) 25.0 mg/kg Folic Acid 2.50 mg/kg Vitamin B12 0.36 mg/kg Choline 2,200 mg/kg
Potassium 0.90 % Sodium 0.40 % Chloride 1.00 % Iron 215 mg/kg Copper 20.0 mg/kg Manganese 18.0 mg/kg Magnesium 0.13 % Zinc 220 mg/kg Iodine 2.25 mg/kg Selenium 0.90 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 2.21 % Histidine 0.74 % Isoleucine 1.17 % Leucine 2.50 % Lysine 2.20 % Methionine 0.68 % Phenylalanine 1.45 % Threonine 1.40 % Tryptophan 0.40 % Valine 1.60 % Cystiene 0.35 %
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 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, 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 Regional Red is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
ORIJEN Regional Red provides more calories from protein and fat and fewer from carbohydrates, providing a calorie distribution that mirrors the natural diet, helping to reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes. Metabolizable Energy is 3860 kcal/kg (465 kcal per 250ml/120g cup) with calories distributed to support peak conditioning; 38% from protein, 15% from vegetables and fruits, and 42% 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 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 evolutionary and biological needs.
- 85% quality animal ingredients (2/3 fresh or raw and 1/3 gently dehydrated)
- 38% richly nourishing meat protein
- Our dried ingredients are prepared from fresh meat and whole fish, dried at 90°C to create a concentrated source of protein that cannot be supplied by fresh meat alone.
- No grains or gluten
Meat is the foundation of award-winning ORIJEN foods.
- 2/3 of the meat and fish are fresh or raw, supplying your dog with essential nutrients in their most natural and nourishing form.
- 1/3 of meat and fish are dehydrated at a low temperature for a concentrated source of nourishing meat protein that cannot be supplied by fresh meat alone.
In nature, dogs benefit from an assortment of meat. This variety is often lost in conventional dog 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 Regional Red features a rich diversity of fresh meat and fish in Biologically Appropriate WholePrey ratios to nourish for peak health:
- Fresh ranch-raised beef from regional ranches
- Fresh wild boar from regional ranches
- Fresh plains bison regional ranches
- Fresh grass-fed lamb from regional ranches
- Fresh Yorkshire pork from prairie farms
- Whole wild-caught pilchard from North Vancouver Island
Mother Nature matched the nutrients in whole animals to perfectly meet your dog’s needs. ORIJEN WholePrey ratios of meat, organs, and cartilage or bone mirror nature, and eliminate the need for long lists of synthetic ingredients, so only zinc is added.
- 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 dog’s 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 a natural form that your dog’s body can easily absorb.