SENIOR | BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE DOG FOOD
BY NATURE, DOGS OF ALL BREEDS AND SIZES ARE EVOLVED AS CARNIVORES — BIOLOGICALLY ADAPTED FOR A DIET RICH AND VARIED IN FRESH MEATS, WITH SMALLER AMOUNTS OF FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND GRASSES.
Yet as dogs age, they also become less efficient at metabolizing the very proteins vital to their well being — so appropriately high levels of dietary protein is essential for enabling your senior dog’s peak conditioning.
That’s why we load ORIJEN Senior with the protein-packed animal ingredients (75%) that Mother Nature evolved all dogs to eat, with high ratios of free-run chicken and turkey, whole eggs and wild-caught fish — farmed or fished within our region and delivered FRESH each day so they’re preservative-free and brimming with proteins and fats to nourish your older dog completely.
Carbohydrate-limited and grain-free to replicate your senior dog’s natural diet, ORIJEN Senior supplies healthful regional fruits, vegetables and botanicals — including sea vegetables, juniper berries and marigold flowers — naturally rich in phytonutrients, B-vitamins and essential trace minerals.
Made with great care and pride in our award-winning factory here in Alberta, Canada, ORIJEN Senior keeps your elder dog healthy, happy and strong.
READ OUR INGREDIENTS AND WE THINK YOU’LL AGREE.
ALTHOUGH THEY MAY LOOK VERY DIFFERENT, YOUR SENIOR DOG SHARES HIS EATING ANATOMY WITH THE GREY WOLF — WHICH MEANS HE’S EVOLVED AS A CARNIVORE AND ADAPTED FOR A DIET RICH IN MEAT — NOT CARBOHYDRATES AND GRAINS.
Based on this biological fact, and to produce a nutritional analysis that mirrors the diet Mother Nature would provide for your dog, ORIJEN SENIOR DOG is loaded with a diversity of nourishing meat proteins and fats, but is limited in carbohydrate.
RICH in MEAT & PROTEIN | 75% / 38%
ORIJEN Senior is made with a full 75% of meat from free-run chicken and turkey, fresh whole eggs and wild-caught fish. These high meat inclusions produce a Biologically Appropriate protein level of 38%, which replicates the natural diet and nourishes your senior dog according to his anatomical adaptation to meat protein.
MODERATE in ANIMAL FAT | 15%
Animal fats and oils are essential for the peak health of all dogs — that’s why ORIJEN is free of plant oils and only features fats of premium animal source. Instead of the highly-processed rendered fats used by conventional pet food makers, over 90% of the fats in ORIJEN occur naturally from high inclusions of fresh meats from chicken, turkey, fish and egg.
DHA & EPA from FRESH FISH | 0.6% / 0.3%
Fresh fish is a perfect source of highly digestible and Biologically Appropriate DHA and EPA Omega-3 fatty acids. Essential for your senior dog’s immune and nervous systems, as well as a glowing skin and hair coat, these richly nourishing fatty acids are not available from plant oils such as flax, coconut or sunflower.
GRAIN-FREE & CARBOHYDRATE LIMITED | 0% / 25%
Your dog’s natural diet contains very few, if any, grains or carbohydrates. That’s why Biologically AppropriateORIJEN is grain-free and contains less than half the carbohydrates found in conventional senior dog foods.
LIMITED CALCIUM & PHOSPHORUS | 1.6% / 1.4%
The potential oversupply of calcium and phosphorus in high-protein dog foods is cause for concern. High inclusions of chicken meal, fish meal or turkey meal used to increase protein levels also provide a rich source of minerals and push calcium and phosphorus levels to the upper allowable limits of, respectively, 2.5% and 1.6%.
GLUCOSAMINE & CHONDROITIN | 1400mg / 1200mg
ORIJEN‘s high ratios of fresh poultry, meats and fish provide a rich source of glucosamine and chondroitin, which is derived naturally from the fresh meat ingredients — without adding synthetic ingredients to the formula.
Feeding & Nutrition
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT, AS THE OLD ADAGE GOES. WELL THE SAME IS TRUE FOR DOGS —
WHICH IS WHY EVERY DOG DESERVES TO EAT ORIJEN.
Protein rich and bursting with fresh local meats and fish, ORIJEN
Senior is formulated to mirror the foods mother nature intended senior
dogs of all breeds to eat.
Equally important is the big savory taste of ORIJEN that
your senior dog won’t soon forget — after all, he deserves to enjoy his meals
ORIJEN Senior benefits dogs of every breed and size. Like people, your
dog is a unique individual and his feeding requirements will vary with his
breed, environment, age and activity.
That’s why we suggest monitoring his weight and adjusting his rations as needed.
We also recommend feeding him twice daily and that you remember to always keep
fresh, clean water available to your cherished dog.
DAILY RATION and FEEDING
Weight of Dog
Weight Maintenance Weight Loss
(g/cups per day)
(g/cups per day)
40g / 1/2 c
30g / 1/4 c
90g / 3/4 c
60g / 1/2 c
160g / 1 1/3 c
120g / 1 c
270g / 2 1/4 c
180g / 1 1/2 c
360g / 3 c
240g / 2 c
440g / 3 2/3 c
300g / 2 1/2 c
520g / 4 1/3 c
360g / 3 c
600g / 5 c
400g / 3 1/3 c
A BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE CALORIE DISTRIBUTION
There are three sources of calories available to your senior dog: protein, fat
and carbohydrates. While protein and fat are essential for your dog;
carbohydrates are not. In fact, dogs require absolutely no carbohydrate in their
Simple carbohydrates from cereal grains such as rice or corn cause blood sugar
levels to elevate and fluctuate and when not used for energy, carbohydrates are
quickly and easily stored in the body as fat. Indeed, excess carbohydrates are
the leading dietary cause of overweight conditions in senior dogs of all breeds.
By providing more calories from protein and fat, and fewer calories from
carbohydrates, ORIJEN provides
a calorie distribution that mirrors your senior dog’s natural diet — promoting a
long and happy life by helping reduce the risk of obesity, insulin resistance
CALORIE CONTENT AND DISTRIBUTION
Metabolizable energy for ORIJEN
Senior is 3400 kcal/kg or
395 kcal per 250ml cup (115g).
Calories are distributed to support peak health with 40% from protein, 22% from
fruits and vegetables, and 38% from fat.
OUR INGREDIENT PHILOSOPHY | FRESH AND REGIONAL
We believe dog lovers want to know where the ingredients in their
dog’s food come from. For this reason we don’t buy the inexpensive,
bulk commodity ingredients found in conventional dog foods.
Instead, we use ingredients that are sustainably raised within our
region by people we know and trust, approved ‘ fit for human
consumption,’ and then delivered to our door FRESH.
And as dogs of all breeds and sizes are carnivores — evolved to
thrive on a varied diet rich in meats, with smaller amounts of
fruits, vegetables and grasses — ORIJEN
a Biologically Appropriate (75.25.0) ingredient ratio of 75% meat,
25% fruit and vegetables, and 0% grain — all slow-cooked at low
temperatures to retain their natural goodness.
Boneless chicken*, chicken meal, chicken liver*, whole herring*,
turkey meal, boneless turkey*, turkey liver*, whole eggs*, boneless
walleye*, whole salmon, chicken heart*, chicken cartilage*, herring
meal, salmon meal, pea fiber, chicken liver oil, red lentils, green
peas, green lentils, sun-cured alfalfa, yams*, chickpeas, pumpkin*,
butternut squash*, spinach greens*, carrots*, Red Delicious apples*,
Bartlett pears*, cranberries*, blueberries*, kelp, licorice root,
angelica root, fenugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint
leaf, chamomile, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, Enterococcus
* 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.