ADULT DOG | BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE DOG FOOD
A BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE REVOLUTION, ORIJEN WHOLE PREY FOODS INCORPORATE RICHLY NOURISHING MEATS, ORGANS AND CARTILAGE IN RATIOS THAT TRULY MIRROR THE NATURAL DIET, DRAMATICALLY REDUCING THE NEED FOR SYNTHETIC INGREDIENTS.
MOTHER NATURE EVOLVED ALL DOGS AS CARNIVORES, DESIGNED TO THRIVE ON A DIET RICH AND VARIED IN FRESH WHOLE MEATS WITH SMALLER AMOUNTS OF FRUITS, BERRIES AND GRASSES.
That’s why ORIJEN ADULT DOG features unmatched inclusions of cage-free Cobb chicken and turkey, whole nest-laid eggs and wild-caught herring and northern walleye — all farmed or fished within our region and then delivered to our kitchens FRESH EACH DAY, so they’re brimming with goodness to nourish your dog completely.
Loaded with richly-nourishing meat (80%) to maintain lean muscle mass, ORIJEN’s award-winning low-carbohydrate, low-glycemic formula supports healthy blood sugars and peak conditioning in all dogs of all breeds and lifestyles.
Prepared from Canada’s very best and freshest ingredients in our own kitchens here in Alberta, Canada, ORIJEN is guaranteed to keep your dog happy, healthy and strong
READ OUR INGREDIENTS AND WE THINK YOU’LL AGREE.
YOUR DOG SHARES HIS EATING ANATOMY WITH THE WOLF, WHICH MEANS HE’S EVOLVED AS A CARNIVORE, ADAPTED FOR A DIET RICH AND VARIED IN MEAT (NOT CARBOHYDRATES AND GRAINS).
MEAT AND PROTEIN RICH
Made with 80% meat ORIJEN features a Biologically Appropriate protein level of 38% which closely replicates your dog”s natural diet.
RICH IN ANIMAL FAT
Animal fats are essential for peak health. That”s why ORIJEN features naturally occurring, non-rendered fats from fresh poultry, fish and eggs.
DHA AND EPA FROM FRESH FISH
Fresh fish is a perfect source of DHA and EPA, essential for your dog”s immune and nervous systems and not available from plant source, such as flax, coconut or sunflower.
Your dog”s natural diet contains few carbohydrates. That”s why ORIJEN is potato-free and contains less than half the carbohydrates found in conventional puppy foods.
GLUCOSAMINE & CHONDROITIN
ORIJEN”s fresh poultry, meats and fish provide a rich and natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin, so no synthetic sources are added to ORIJEN foods.
Feeding & Nutrition
FEEDING | ADULT
THERE ARE THREE SOURCES OF CALORIES AVAILABLE TO YOUR DOG: PROTEIN, FAT AND
CARBOHYDRATES. WHILE PROTEIN AND FAT ARE ESSENTIAL, CARBOHYDRATES ARE NOT. IN
FACT, DOGS DO NOT REQUIRE ANY CARBOHYDRATE IN THEIR DIET.
Fast carbohydrates such as rice, potato or tapioca elevate blood sugar levels
and are easily stored in the body as fat. Indeed, just like with people, excess
carbohydrates are the leading dietary cause of overweight conditions in dogs.
By providing more calories from protein and fat and fewer from carbohydrates,
ORIJEN provides a calorie distribution that mirrors your dog’s natural diet,
reducing the risk of obesity and diabetes.
CALORIE CONTENT AND DISTRIBUTION
ME (calculated metabolizable energy) is 3980 kcal/kg (478 kcal per 250ml/120g
Calories are distributed to support peak physical conditioning with 38% from
protein, 21% from fruits and vegetables, and 41% from fat.
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT, AS THE ADAGE GOES. WELL, THE SAME IS TRUE FOR YOUR DOG.
That”s why Biologically Appropriate TM ORIJEN mirrors the foods Mother Nature
intended your dog to eat. Equally important is the natural taste, after all,
your dog deserves to enjoy his meals too.
Your dog is a unique individual and his feeding requirements will vary with his
breed, 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 to
DAILY RATION and FEEDING
| Weight of Dog|| |
ACTIVE LIFESTYLE LESS ACTIVE
| || |
| 2 kg|| 40g / 1/3 c|| 30g / 1/4 c || || || |
| 5 kg|| 90g / 3/4 c || 60g / 1/2 c|| || || |
| 10 kg|| 150g / 1 1/4 c|| 120g / 1 c|| || || |
| 20 kg || 240g / 2 c|| 160g / 1 1/2 c|| || || |
| 30 kg || 330g / 2 3/4 c || 240g / 2 c|| || || |
| 40 kg|| 420g / 3 1/2 c|| 280g / 2 1/2 c|| || || |
| 50 kg || 480g / 4 c|| 330g / 2 3/4 c|| || || |
| 60 kg|| 570g / 4 3/4 c|| 390g / 3 1/4 c|| || || |
PREGNANCY: Increase food by 10% in week 7, and 20% during weeks 8 and
LACTATION: Increase food by 50% and feed 3 or 4 times daily.
By providing more calories from protein and fat, and fewer calories from
carbohydrates, ORIJEN provides
a calorie distribution that mirrors your dog’s natural diet — promoting a long
and happy life by helping reduce the risk of obesity, insulin resistance and
OUR INGREDIENT PHILOSOPHY | FRESH AND REGIONAL
WE BELIEVE THAT PET LOVERS WANT TO KNOW WHERE THEIR PET”S FOOD COMES FROM. SO WE
FOCUS ON LOCAL INGREDIENTS RAISED BY PEOPLE WE TRUST, AND DELIVERED TO OUR
KITCHENS FRESH EACH DAY.
That’s why we focus on ingredients that are sustainably raised within our region
by people we know and trust, approved ” fit for human consumption,” and then
delivered to our kitchens authentically fresh each day. NO OTHER DOG FOOD CAN
MATCH ORIJEN”S FRESH LOCAL INGREDIENTS.
Boneless chicken*, chicken meal, chicken liver*, whole herring*, boneless
turkey*, turkey meal, turkey liver*, whole eggs*, boneless walleye*, whole
salmon*, chicken heart*, chicken cartilage*, herring meal, salmon meal, chicken
liver oil, red lentils, green peas, green lentils, sun-cured alfalfa, yams*, pea
fiber, chickpeas, pumpkin*, butternut squash*, spinach greens*, carrots*, Red
Delicious apples*, Bartlett pears*, cranberries*, blueberries*, kelp, licorice
root, angelica root, fenugreek, marigold, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf,
chamomile, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, Enterococcus faecium.
* FRESH AND PRESERVATIVE-FREE
Vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin, riboflavin, folic acid, biotin,
vitamin B12, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper
proteinate, selenium yeast.
- Crude Protein (min.) 38%
- Crude Fat (min.) 18%
- Crude Fiber (max.) 5%
- Moisture (max.) 10%
- Calcium (min./max) 1.3 / 1.6 %
- Phosphorus (min./max) 1 / 1.3%
- *Omega-6 (min.) 3%
- *Omega-3 (min.) 1.1%
- *DHA (min.) 0.6%
- *EPA (min.) 0.3%
- *Glucosamine (min.) 1400 mg/kg
- *Chondroitin (min.) 1200 mg/kg
- Microorganisms (min.) 120m cfu/kg
- pH 5.5
- Ash (max.) 8%
- Licorice root 500 mg/kg
- Angelica root 500 mg/kg
- Fenugreek 350 mg/kg
- Marigold flowers 350 mg/kg
- Sweet Fennel 350 mg/kg
- Peppermint leaf 300 mg/kg
- Chamomile flowers 300 mg/kg
- Dandelion root 150 mg/kg
- Summer savory 150 mg/kg
- Vitamin A 30 kIU/kg
- Vitamin D3 2 kIU/kg
- Vitamin E 470 IU/kg
- Vitamin B12 0.5 mg/kg
- Thiamine 70 mg/kg
- Riboflavin 55 mg/kg
- Niacin 390 mg/kg
- Pan. Acid (B5) 64 mg/kg
- Pyridoxine (B6) 52 mg/kg
- Folic Acid 4.7 mg/kg
- Choline 2400 mg/kg
- Lysine 2.4%
- Tryptophan 0.40%
- Threonine 1.6%
- Tyrosine 0.98%
- Methionine 0.8%
- Isoleucine 1.5%
- Leucine 2.9%
- Valine 1.9%
- Arginine 2.5%
- Phenylalanine. 1.6%
- Histidine 0.9%
- Cystine 0.4%
- Sodium 0.3%
- Chloride 0.6%
- Potassium 1.0%
- Magnesium 0.12%
- Manganese 25 mg/kg
- Selenium 1.2 mg/kg
- Iron 230 mg/kg
- Zinc 240 mg/kg
- Copper 26 mg/kg
- Iodine 3.6 mg/kg