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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 meat, organs, cartilage and bones 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:

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 from federally inspected facilities 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.

  • Free-run chicken

  • Free-run turkey

  • 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 meat, organs, cartilage and bones 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, flounder, deboned turkey, whole atlantic herring, chicken heart, turkey heart, dehydrated chicken liver, whole dehydrated egg, dehydrated sardine, dehydrated chicken, dehydrated turkey, whole red lentils, whole pinto beans, whole green peas, pea fiber, lentil fiber, dried pumpkin, whole green lentils, whole navy beans, whole chickpeas, natural chicken flavor, ground chicken bone and cartilage, chicken fat, dried kelp, dehydrated carrot, dehydrated butternut squash, ground turkey bone and cartilage, whole pumpkin, whole butternut squash, mixed tocopherols (preservative), zinc proteinate, freeze-dried chicken liver, freeze-dried turkey liver, freeze-dried cod liver, kale, spinach, mustard greens, collard greens, turnip greens, whole carrots, whole red delicious apples, whole bartlett pears, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, 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.

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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.) 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 %
    Glucosamine* (min.) 600 mg/kg
    Chondroitin sulfate* (min.) 1000 mg/kg
    L-Carnitine* (min.) 62 mg/kg
    Total Microorganisms* (min.)
    (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium animalis, Lactobacillus casei)
    100MM CFU/lb

    *Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

  • Vitamins & Minerals
    COMPLETE, BALANCED, NATURAL

    ORIJEN foods mirror the natural diet, incorporating meat, organs, cartilage and bones in ratios that deliver nutrients naturally and limit supplementation to zinc.

    Vitamins

    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

    Minerals

    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
  • Amino Acids
    100% NATURAL SOURCE

    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 %
  • Botanical Inclusions
    MIRROR THE INSTINCT TO FORAGE FOR GRASSES AND WEEDS

    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.

ORIJEN Fit and Trim Biologically Appropriate Dog Food Feeding Chart

† 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 Dog is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for Adult Maintenance.

CALORIE DISTRIBUTION

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.

  • RICH IN MEAT (85%) AND PROTEIN (42%)

    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
  • UNMATCHED FRESH MEAT INCLUSIONS (2/3)

    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.
  • AN ABUNDANT VARIETY OF MEATS (6)

    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
  • WHOLEPREY MEAT RATIOS

    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 meat, organs, cartilage and bones 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.
  • FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES (16%)

    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.

BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE
FRESH REGIONAL INGREDIENTS
NEVER OUTSOURCED