Orijen Original Recipe Dry Dog Food
Dogs are ancestral carnivores, so their Biologically Appropriate diet is rich and varied in whole animal ingredients. ORIJEN Original recipe is packed with 85%* quality animal ingredients fresh or raw+ like free-run chicken and turkey, and wild-caught fish. With rich inclusions of Wholeprey animals, ORIJEN dog food is made with the most nutrient-dense, succulent parts of the prey to deliver the nutrition dogs need. The result is a diet for your canine companion that is beyond comparison.
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.
Chicken, turkey, flounder, whole mackerel, chicken liver, turkey giblets (liver, heart, gizzard), whole herring, eggs, dehydrated chicken, dehydrated turkey, dehydrated chicken liver, dehydrated egg, dehydrated mackerel, whole red lentils, whole pinto beans, chicken fat, whole green lentils, whole navy beans, whole chickpeas, lentil fiber, natural chicken flavor, whole peas, pollock oil, pea starch, chicken heart, whole pumpkin, whole butternut squash, collard greens, whole apples, whole pears, whole cranberries, dried kelp, salt, zinc proteinate, mixed tocopherols (preservative), vitamin E supplement, freeze-dried chicken, freeze-dried turkey, thiamine mononitrate, calcium pantothenate, copper proteinate, dried chicory root, turmeric, sarsaparilla root, althea root, rosehips, juniper berries, citric acid (preservative), rosemary extract, dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried Lactobacillus casei fermentation product.
|Crude protein (min.)||38 %|
|Crude fat (min.)||18 %|
|Crude fiber (max.)||4 %|
|Moisture (max.)||12 %|
|Dietary Starch (max.)||18 %|
|Sugars (max.)||1.3 %|
|DHA (min.)||0.2 %|
|EPA (min.)||0.2 %|
|Calcium (min.)||1.4 %|
|Phosphorus (min.)||1 %|
|Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.)||3 %|
|Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.)||0.8 %|
|Glucosamine* (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.
Compared to some dog foods, ORIJEN delivers more calories from protein and fat and less from carbohydrates, promoting your dog’s peak health.
Metabolizable Energy is 3940 kcal/kg (473 kcal per 8oz. cup) with 39% from protein, 20% from carbohydrates, and 41% from fat.
ORIJEN Original Dog Recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Proﬁles for All Life Stages, including growth of large size dogs (70 lb or more as an adult).
YOUR DOG IS UNIQUE
ORIJEN Original Dog Recipe benefits dogs of every breed and size. Just like you, your dog is a unique individual and his feeding requirements will vary with environment, age and activity.
The table below provides a starting point, to be adjusted as needed to maintain optimum weight and peak conditioning. We suggest monitoring your dog’s weight and adjusting amounts as needed. We recommend feeding twice daily and always keeping fresh, clean water available.
|CUPS / DAY||GRAMS / DAY|
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† 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.
1 1/2 - 3 months old feed twice adult amount. 3 - 6 months feed 1 1/2 times adult amount. 6 - 11 months feed 1 1/4 times the adult amount.
Increase from 25% to 50% of the adult amount
Feed 'free choice'