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BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE | ALL LIFE STAGES

FRESH GOAT, WILD BOAR, VENISON, ARCTIC CHAR, FREE-RUN DUCK & MUTTON

ALL DOGS ARE ADAPTED TO THRIVE ON A VARIED DIET OF WHOLE GAME, FISH AND FOWL, WITH SMALLER AMOUNTS OF FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND GRASSES.

Brimming with 38% richly nourishing protein and a limited 16% low-glycemic carbohydrates, ORIJEN nourishes all dogs according to their evolutionary and biological needs.

A full 2/3 of our meat is FRESH (refrigerated, without preservatives) or RAW (flash-frozen, without preservatives), including the top 10 meat ingredients.

1/3 of the meat and fish are specially prepared at 200°F from fresh meats and fish to create a concentrated source of richly nourishing protein that cannot be supplied by fresh meats alone.

Nutrient-dense WholePrey™ ratios of fresh meats (including muscle meat, organs, and cartilage) provide virtually every nutrient your dog needs to thrive – only zinc is added.

Infusions of freeze-dried liver enhance flavour and palatability 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 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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2/31/3

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.

  • Boer Goat

  • Wild Boar

  • Venison

  • Arctic char

  • Free-Run duck

  • Ranch-raised mutton

  • Steelhead trout

  • Wild Pacific pilchard

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

INGREDIENTS WE LOVE FROM PEOPLE WE TRUST

Goat, wild boar, venison, arctic char, duck, wild boar liver, duck liver, mutton, steelhead trout, wild boar kidney, mackerel meal, whole pilchard, lamb meal, mutton meal, alaskan cod meal, blue whiting meal, herring meal, whole red lentils, whole green lentils, whole green peas, whole chickpeas, whole yellow peas, whole pinto beans, lentil fiber, duck fat, mutton tripe, herring oil, goat heart, goat kidney, goat liver, venison liver, venison heart, mutton liver, wild boar heart, whole navy beans, freeze-dried goat liver, freeze-dried venison liver, whole pumpkin, whole butternut squash, whole zucchini, whole parsnips, carrots, whole apples, whole pears, kale, spinach greens, beet greens, turnip greens, dried brown kelp, whole cranberries, whole blueberries, zinc chelate, mixed tocopherols (preservative), chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rosehips, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product.

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NOURISH AS NATURE INTENDED

Your dog 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
DESIGNED TO MIRROR MOTHER NATURE

Crude protein (min.) 40 %
Fat content (min.) 18 %
Crude ash (max.) 9 %
Crude fibers (max.) 5 %
Moisture (max.) 12 %
Calcium (min.) 1.8 %
Phosphorus (min.) 1.3 %
Omega-6 fatty acids (min.) 2.5 %
Omega-3 fatty acids (min.) 1 %
DHA (min.) 0.35 %
EPA (min.) 0.2 %
Glucosamine (min.) 600 mg/kg
Chondroitin sulfate (min.) 800 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 3860 kcal/kg (460 kcal per 250ml/120g cup) with calories distributed to support peak conditioning; 41% from protein, 17% 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 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 (40%)

    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% meat and fish ingredients (2/3 fresh or raw and 1/3 gently dehydrated)
    • 40% richly nourishing meat protein
    • 100% of meat and fish ingredients from animals deemed fit for human consumption, prior to inclusion in our foods
    • Our dried meats and fish are prepared from fresh meats and whole fish, deemed fit for human consumption, and dried at 90°C to create a concentrated source of protein that cannot be supplied by fresh meats alone.
    • 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 and fish are the foundation of award-winning ORIJEN foods.

    • 2/3 of the meats and fish are fresh or raw, supplying your dog with essential nutrients in their most natural and nourishing form.
    • 1/3 of meats and fish are dehydrated at low temperature for a concentrated source of nourishing meat protein that cannot be supplied by fresh meats alone.
  • AN ABUNDANT VARIETY OF MEATS (8)

    In nature, dogs benefit from an assortment of meats. 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 red meats and whole fish in Biologically Appropriate WholePrey ratios to nourish for peak health:

    • Fresh Boer Goat from Alberta Ranches
    • Wild Boar from Alberta Ranches
    • Fresh Venison from Alberta Ranches
    • Whole Arctic Char from cold Yukon waters
    • Free-Run Duck from Ontario farms
    • Ranch-Raised Mutton from Alberta Ranches
    • Whole Steelhead Trout from Ontario Lakes
    • Whole Pacific Pilchard from North Vancouver Island
  • WHOLEPREY MEAT RATIOS

    Mother Nature matched the nutrients in whole animals and fish to perfectly meet your dog’s needs. ORIJEN WholePrey ratios of meat, organs, and cartilage mirror nature, and eliminate the need for long lists of synthetic ingredients, so only zinc is added.

    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 – 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 natural form your dog’s body can easily absorb.
  • CARBOHYDRATE-LIMITED (20%)

    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.

85% Meat Inclusions

ORIJEN leads its class in richly nourishing meat inclusions. All from animals deemed fit for human consumption.

2/3 Fresh or Raw
1/3 Dehydrated or Dried

2/3 of meats are fresh or raw and loaded with goodness.

1/3 is dried at low temperature for a concentrated source of nourishing protein.

6 Different Animals In WholePrey™ Ratios

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

Top 10 Ingredients Are Fresh or Raw

ORIJEN’s top 10 ingredients are all from fresh or raw meats.

No Rendered Poultry Meals

ORIJEN meats are fresh, raw or dried at low-temperature. No rendered chicken or turkey meals.

Rich In Meat Protein

ORIJEN is free of glutens and plant protein extracts or concentrates.

Carbohydrate-Limited

Carbohydrates are limited to 20% with no fast sugars such as potato, tapioca or pea starch.

Only 1 Added Supplement

ORIJEN’s rich meat, fresh meat and WholePrey™ inclusions supply nutrients naturally, limiting supplementation to zinc.

Freeze-Dried Infusions

Fresh liver and tripe, freeze-dried in our own kitchens, are infused into our foods for unmatched palatability.

Never Outsourced

We don’t make foods for other companies and we don’t allow ORIJEN foods to be made by anyone else.

BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE™
FRESH REGIONAL INGREDIENTS
NEVER OUTSOURCED