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OUR OWN FOODS. OUR OWN KITCHENS.

WE BELIEVE THAT THE FOOD YOU CHOOSE FOR YOUR DOG OR CAT IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISIONS YOU CAN MAKE. WE’RE PROUD OF OUR REPUTATION, PASSIONATE ABOUT OUR FOODS, AND DEDICATED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF AUTHENTICITY, NUTRITIONAL INTEGRITY AND FOOD SAFETY.

That’s why we prepare ORIJEN in our own kitchens, where we oversee and handle every detail from food development to ingredient sourcing, from food preparation to ensuring that our stringent quality and food safety processes are upheld and documented. Our kitchens meet the strictest standards across the world, including the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the Government of Canada, and the European Union (EU).

Our DogStar® kitchens prepare ORIJEN and ACANA exclusively. We don’t make foods for other companies and we don’t allow our foods to be made by anyone else. We wouldn’t have it any other way and believe you wouldn’t either.

STEAM COOKED IN NATURAL JUICES

2/3 of meat ingredients are fresh or raw

A full 2/3 of ORIJEN’s meat ingredient are fresh or raw and bursting with goodness and flavor. To retain their life-giving goodness, including proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals, we steam-cook our fresh ingredients at low temperature (200°F) in their own natural juices, without adding any water.

Compare to conventional pet foods, which utilize highly-processed commodity ingredients such as powdered meats, fruits, vegetables and cereal grains. Dried ingredients cost a fraction of fresh ingredients, and are easily sourced, transported, and stored for months on end.

Unlike steam-cooking fresh ingredients, dried and powdered ingredients require large amounts of water to be added before cooking.

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STEAM COOKED IN NATURAL JUICES

2/3 of meat ingredients are fresh or raw

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PET FOODS MAKER OR PET FOOD MARKETER?

Who makes your food?

Most pet lovers don’t realize how many of today’s top pet food brands are owned by marketing companies who don’t make their own foods and don’t own or operate a kitchen. Instead, they outsource their food to third-party factories who make many different foods for different marketing companies – usually from the very same ingredients.

  • Pet Food Marketer (owns the brand but doesn’t make the food): the package says “made for”, “produced for”, distributed by”, “distributed under licence by”, or “private label”.
  • Pet Food Maker (owns the brand and makes the food): the package says “made by” or “produced by”.

At Champion Petfoods, we develop and make ORIJEN and ACANA foods in our own kitchens, so you can have peace-of-mind knowing where your dog and cat’s food comes from.

EXPLORE OUR KITCHENS

PET FOODS MAKER OR PET FOOD MARKETER?

Who makes your food?

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BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE™
FRESH REGIONAL INGREDIENTS
NEVER OUTSOURCED