Orijen Puppy features an astounding 85% poultry, fish, and egg ingredients, including six fresh animal products in whole prey ratios that include muscle meat, organ meat, and cartilage: free-run chicken and turkey, wild-caught yellowtail flounder, whole nest-laid Kentucky eggs, wild-caught Atlantic mackerel, and wild-caught Atlantic herring. Both chicken and turkey are highly-digestible sources of protein, and fish are excellent sources of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids that are crucial for nervous and immune systems development in puppies. Whole green peas, whole navy beans, and red lentils are low-glycemic carbohydrates that help to stabilize blood sugar levels. A variety of colorful produce and green leafy vegetables—including whole pumpkin, whole butternut squash, whole carrots, apples, pears, kale, spinach, mustard greens, and turnip greens—provide such an abundance of vitamins and minerals that there is only one supplement added to this diet: zinc! Botanicals such as chicory root, turmeric, rosehips, and juniper berries provide nutrients that a dog in the wild could encounter either by foraging or by eating the stomach contents of prey animals. This protein-rich diet, which is slightly higher in fat than Orijen’s Original Adult formula, is designed to mirror the natural diet that a puppy would eat in the wild; this food is an excellent choice for puppies and extremely active adult dogs who are small and medium breeds.
About The Manufacturer
Orijen is a high-meat, low-carbohydrate dry dog food line produced by Champion Pet Foods, a Canadian pet food company that specializes in making Biologically Appropriate pet diets: diets that are as close as possible to what the animal would naturally eat in the wild. All Champion Pet Food diets are made according to the whole prey model, which includes muscle meat, organ meat, bone, and cartilage in the diet. The whole prey model provides abundant sources of naturally-occurring amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, meaning that very few synthetic supplements have to be added to make the diet complete and balanced for your pet! Naturally-occurring nutrients are more bio-available than are synthetics, and are therefore of greater use to the body. Orijen features fresh, regionally sourced ingredients that are preservative free and that are delivered to Champion Pet Food’s kitchens within two days of harvest. Orijen dog diets feature 85% meat, and 15% fruits, vegetables, and botanicals, making it the most meat-dense dog kibble we offer! Orijen kibble is a great option for raw and fresh-food feeders who occasionally would like to rotate feedings with a high-quality kibble.
Deboned chicken, deboned turkey, yellowtail ﬂounder, whole eggs, whole atlantic mackerel, chicken liver, turkey liver, chicken heart, turkey heart, whole atlantic herring, dehydrated chicken, dehydrated turkey, dehydrated mackerel, dehydrated chicken liver, dehydrated turkey liver, whole green peas, whole navy beans, red lentils, chicken necks, chicken kidney, chicken fat, pinto beans, chickpeas, green lentils, natural chicken ﬂavor, lentil ﬁber, herring oil, ground chicken bone, chicken cartilage, turkey cartilage, dried kelp, freeze-dried chicken liver, freeze-dried turkey liver, whole pumpkin, whole butternut squash, kale, spinach, mustard greens, collard greens, turnip greens, whole carrots, apples, pears, pumpkin seeds, sunﬂower seeds, zinc proteinate, mixed tocopherols (preservative), 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.
|Crude protein (min.)||38 %|
|Crude fat (min.)||20 %|
|Crude fiber (max.)||6 %|
|Moisture (max.)||12 %|
|DHA (min.)||0.2 %|
|EPA (min.)||0.2 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1.2 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||0.9 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.)||3.5 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.)||0.8 %|
|Glucosamine* (min.)||700 mg/kg|
|Chondroitin sulfate* (min.)||600 mg/kg|
|Total Microorganisms* (min.)
(Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium animalis, Lactobacillus casei)
*not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
YOUR PUPPY IS UNIQUE
Your puppy 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 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 Puppy is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
ORIJEN provides more calories from protein and fat and fewer from carbohydrates, providing a calorie distribution that mirrors a natural puppy diet.
Metabolizable energy is 3960 kcal/kg (451 kcal per 8oz. cup) with 38% from protein, 16% from vegetables and fruits and 46% from fat.