BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE™ | FOR DOGS
FRESH FREE-RUN CHICKEN AND TURKEY, NEST-LAID EGGS AND WILD-CAUGHT FISH
DOGS BENEFIT FROM A DIET RICH IN PROTEIN TO SUPPORT LEAN MUSCLE MASS.
42% richly nourishing protein from lean meats, 16% carbohydrates, and a unique blend of soluble fiber nourish dogs according to their biological needs.
Unmatched by any other dry dog food, 2/3 of ORIJEN’s meats are FRESH (refrigerated, no preservatives) or RAW (flash-frozen, no preservatives), including the top 10 ingredients.
Free of rendered poultry meals, 1/3 of our dehydrated poultry is air-dried from fresh chicken and turkey, for a concentrated source of protein that cannot be supplied by fresh meats alone.
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 dog needs.
Infusions of gently freeze-dried liver enhance flavor and palatability naturally, making ORIJEN deliciously tasty, even for fussy dogs.
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:
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.
Whole nest-laid eggs
Wild Arrowtooth Flounder
Wild Atlantic herring
Wild Atlantic Cod
ONLY 2 SUPPLEMENTS — ZINC AND COPPER
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.
85% MEAT | 15% FRUITS & VEGETABLES
Deboned chicken, chicken liver, turkey liver, cod liver, whole eggs, arrowtooth flounder, deboned turkey, whole atlantic herring, chicken heart, turkey heart, dehydrated chicken liver, dehydrated turkey liver, dehydrated sardine, dehydrated chicken, dehydrated turkey, whole green peas, whole red lentils, whole chickpeas, whole green lentils, carrot fiber, pea fiber, apple fiber, whole pinto beans, whole navy beans, natural chicken flavor, ground chicken bone and cartilage, dehydrated pumpkin, dehydrated butternut squash, herring oil, lentil fiber, dried kelp, freeze-dried chicken liver, freeze-dried turkey liver, freeze-dried cod liver, whole pumpkin, whole butternut squash, kale, spinach, mustard greens, collard greens, turnip greens, whole carrots, whole red delicious apples, whole bartlett pears, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, zinc proteinate, mixed tocopherols (preservative), copper proteinate, chicory root, turmeric, sarsaparilla root, althea root, rosehips, juniper berries, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product.
ADDITIVES (per kg): Nutritional additives: Zinc Proteinate 50mg, Copper proteinate 10mgMeet Our Suppliers
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.
Crude protein (min.) 42 % Crude fat (min.) 13 % Crude fiber (max.) 8 % Moisture (max.) 12 % DHA (min.) 0.2 % EPA (min.) 0.1 % Calcium (min.) 1.7 % Phosphorus (min.) 1.4 % Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.) 2.5 % Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.) 1.0 % Glucosamine* (min.) 1200 mg/kg Chondroitin sulfate* (min.) 1000 mg/kg L-Carnitine* (min.) 62 mg/kg Total Microorganisms* (min.)
(Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium animalis, Lactobacillus casei)
*not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
ORIJEN foods mirror the natural diet, incorporating meat, organs, and cartilage in ratios that deliver nutrients naturally and limit supplementation to zinc.
Vitamin A 30.0 kIU/kg Vitamin D3 1,000 IU/kg Vitamin E 250 IU/kg Thiamine (B1) 23.0 mg/kg Riboflavin (B2) 18.0 mg/kg Pan. Acid (B5) 23.0 mg/kg Niacin (B3) 100 mg/kg Pyridoxine (B6) 20.0 mg/kg Folic Acid 1.90 mg/kg Vitamin B12 0.30 mg/kg Choline 2,100 mg/kg
Potassium 0.80 % Sodium 0.35 % Chloride 0.55 % Iron 120 mg/kg Copper 15.0 mg/kg Manganese 10.0 mg/kg Magnesium 0.11 % Zinc 200 mg/kg Iodine 1.75 mg/kg Selenium 0.77 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 2.45 % Histidine 0.95 % Isoleucine 1.68 % Leucine 2.82 % Lysine 2.79 % Methionine 0.86 % Phenylalanine 1.61 % Threonine 1.57 % Tryptophan 0.42 % Valine 1.92 % Cystine 0.34 %
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 200 mg/kg Turmeric 200 mg/kg Sarsaparilla Root 150 mg/kg Althea (Marshmallow) Root 150 mg/kg Rosehips 150 mg/kg Juniper Berries 150 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 guide below, and then monitoring his weight and adjusting portions as needed. Feed twice daily and remember always to keep fresh, clean water available.
† Use a standard 8-ounce 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 Fit & Trim is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for adult maintenance.
ORIJEN Original provides more calories from protein and fat and fewer from carbohydrates, providing a calorie distribution that mirrors a natural diet.
Metabolizable energy is 3530 kcal/kg (402 kcal per 8oz. cup) with 48% from protein, 19% from vegetables and fruits and 33% 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.
All dogs have sharp teeth and a body designed to metabolize protein and fat from meat. ORIJEN is designed to nourish your senior dog according to his biological needs.
- 85% meat (2/3 fresh or raw and 1/3 gently dehydrated)
- 42% richly nourishing meat protein
- 100% of meat ingredients sourced from federally inspected facilities that only accept animals meant for human consumption prior to inclusion in our foods.
- NO rendered chicken, turkey or other meat meals
- NO plant proteins extracts or concentrates (potato or pea protein)
- NO tapioca, potato, rice
- NO glutens or grains
Fresh meats are the foundation of award-winning ORIJEN foods.
- 2/3 of the meats are fresh or raw, supplying your overweight dog 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.
- ORIJEN is free of rendered chicken or turkey meals, which are replaced with dehydrated chicken and turkey.
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 ORIJEN Fit & Trim features a rich diversity of fresh meats in Biologically Appropriate™ WholePrey™ ratios to nourish for peak health:
- Fresh free-run chicken from Kentucky farms
- Fresh free-run turkey from Indiana farms
- Fresh and whole nest-laid eggs from Kentucky farms
- Fresh, whole wild Atlantic cod, Arrowtooth flounder and Atlantic herring, all wild-caught from New England’s cold waters
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.
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 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.
While dogs (and puppies) have no nutritional requirement for carbohydrates, some puppy foods still contain large amounts of potato and tapioca.
Biologically Appropriate™ ORIJEN Fit & Trim is a protein-rich food featuring only fresh fruits and vegetables which release sugar slowly, dramatically reducing the potential for fat storage.