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 VEGETABLES AND FRUIT.
With 85% quality animal ingredients, ORIJEN Tundra nourishes dogs of all life stages according to their evolutionary and biological needs.
A full 2/3 of our meat ingredients are FRESH (refrigerated, without preservatives) or RAW (flash-frozen, without preservatives), including the top 10 ingredients.
1/3 of our ingredients are specially prepared at 200°F 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 (including muscle meat, organs, and cartilage or bone) provide virtually every nutrient your dog needs to thrive – only zinc is added.
Infusions of freeze-dried liver enhance flavor and palatability naturally, giving ORIJEN a delicious taste that dogs crave.
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 a meat-concentrated diet that’s 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.
Wild-Caught Arctic Char
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 cage-free eggs, ORIJEN provides a natural source of virtually every nutrient your dog needs to thrive.
INGREDIENTS WE LOVE FROM PEOPLE WE TRUST
Deboned Goat, deboned wild boar, deboned Arctic char, deboned venison, steelhead trout, deboned duck, duck liver, mutton, whole pilchard, mutton liver, lamb meal, duck meal, cod meal, mutton meal, blue whiting meal, herring meal, mackerel meal, whole red lentils, whole green lentils, whole pinto beans, whole green peas, whole chickpeas, lentil fiber, wild boar liver, duck fat, natural pork flavor, pollock oil, dried pumpkin, whole navy beans, whole yellow peas, goat cartilage, goat liver, goat tripe, mutton tripe, wild boar kidney, venison liver, venison heart, wild boar heart, goat heart, freeze-dried goat liver, freeze-dried venison liver, whole butternut squash, mixed tocopherols (preservative), zinc proteinate, whole zucchini, whole parsnips, whole carrots, whole apples, whole pears, kale, spinach greens, beet greens, turnip greens, dried help, whole cranberries, whole blueberries, thiamine mononitrate, copper proteinate, chicory root, turmeric root, lavender, althea root, rosehips, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product.Meet 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.) 40 % Crude fat (min.) 18 % Crude ash (max.) 9 % Crude fibers (max.) 5 % Moisture (max.) 12 % DHA (min.) 0.35 % EPA (min.) 0.20 % Calcium (min.) 1.8 % Phosphorus (min.) 1.3 % Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.) 2.5 % Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.) 1.0 % Glucosamine* (min.) 400 mg/kg Chondroitin sulfate* (min.) 400 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.
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 23.5 kIU/kg Vitamin D3 1.20 kIU/kg Vitamin E 300 IU/kg Thiamine (B1) 24.0 mg/kg Riboflavin (B2) 30.0 mg/kg Pan. Acid (B5) 45.0 mg/kg Niacin (B3) 290 mg/kg Pyridoxine (B6) 28.0 mg/kg Folic Acid 3.25 mg/kg Vitamin B12 0.20 mg/kg Choline 2,300 mg/kg
Potassium 0.83 % Sodium 0.55 % Chloride 0.96 % Iron 220 mg/kg Copper 17.0 mg/kg Manganese 14.0 mg/kg Magnesium 0.13 % Zinc 175 mg/kg Iodine 3.00 mg/kg Selenium 1.10 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 2.33 % Histidine 0.94 % Isoleucine 1.54 % Leucine 3.00 % Lysine 2.75 % Methionine 0.86 % Phenylalanine 1.61 % Threonine 1.75 % Tryptophan 0.40 % Valine 1.85 % Cystiene 0.36 %
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 and adjusting portions as needed. Feed twice daily and remember to always 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 Tundra is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
ORIJEN Tundra provides more calories from protein and fat and fewer from carbohydrates, providing a calorie distribution that mirrors a natural diet. 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 fruit, and 42% from fat.
OUR BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE PHILOSOPHY
The gray 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; 1/3 gently dehydrated)
- 40% richly nourishing meat protein
- 100% of meat and fish ingredients sourced from federally inspected facilities
- Our dried ingredients are prepared from fresh meat and whole fish, and prepared at 90°C to create a concentrated source of protein that cannot be supplied by fresh meat alone.
- NO glutens or grains
Meat is the foundation of award-winning ORIJEN foods.
- 2/3 of the meat ingredients are fresh or raw, supplying your dog with essential nutrients in their most natural and nourishing form.
- 1/3 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 Tundra features a rich diversity of fresh meat 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
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 or bone 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 fat, and amino acids.
- Cartilage and 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.
While dogs have no nutritional requirement for carbohydrates, some foods still contain large amounts of potato and tapioca. Biologically Appropriate ORIJEN Tundra is a protein-rich food featuring only fresh vegetables and fruit which release sugar slowly, dramatically reducing the potential for fat storage.