Orijen Dog Original
BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE™ FOOD FOR ALL LIFE STAGES
FRESH FREE-RUN CHICKEN AND TURKEY, WILD-CAUGHT FISH AND NEST-LAID EGGS
ALL DOGS EVOLVED AS CARNIVORES AND POSSESS A BIOLOGICAL NEED FOR A DIET THAT’S RICH AND VARIED IN FRESH WHOLE MEATS.
With 38% richly nourishing protein, and limited to 20% low-glycemic carbohydrates to nourish dogs of all life stages according to their evolutionary and biological needs.
Free of rendered poultry meals, 1/3 of the meats are from dehydrated chicken and turkey (air-dried at low temperature from fresh meat) for a concentrated source of nourishing protein.
Unmatched by any other food, 2/3 of the meats are FRESH (refrigerated, without preservatives) or RAW (flash-frozen, without preservatives), including the top 10 meat ingredients.
Nutrient-dense WholePrey™ ratios of fresh meats, organs, and cartilage plus fresh whole fish and fresh whole eggs provide a natural source of virtually every nutrient your dog needs.
Infusions of gently freeze-dried liver enhance flavor and palatability naturally, making ORIJEN deliciously tasty, even for fussy eaters.
INGREDIENTS WE LOVE FROM PEOPLE WE TRUST
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, pinto beans, chickpeas, green lentils, lentil fiber, chicken fat, natural chicken ﬂavor, 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.
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.) 38 % Crude fat (min.) 18 % Crude fiber (max.) 4 % Moisture (max.) 12 % Calcium (min.) 1.2 % Phosphorus (min.) 0.9 % Omega-6 fatty acids (min.) 3.3 % Omega-3 fatty acids (min.) 0.8 % DHA (min.) 0.2 % EPA (min.) 0.2 % Glucosamine (min.) 700 mg/kg Chondroitin sulfate (min.) 600 mg/kg
ORIJEN foods mirror the natural diet, incorporating meat, organs, and cartilage in ratios that deliver nutrients naturally and limit supplementation to zinc.
Vitamin A 28 kIU/kg Vitamin D3 2 kIU/kg Vitamin E 170 IU/kg Thiamine (B1) 25 mg/kg Riboflavin (B2) 17 mg/kg Pan. Acid (B5) 25 mg/kg Niacin (B3) 100 mg/kg Pyridoxine (B6) 20 mg/kg Folic Acid 2.5 mg/kg Vitamin B12 0.12 mg/kg Choline 2000 mg/kg
Sodium 0.3 % Chloride 0.5 % Potassium 0.9 % Magnesium 0.12 % Manganese 15 mg/kg Selenium 0.9 mg/kg Iron 110 mg/kg Zinc 230 mg/kg Copper 20 mg/kg Iodine 2.5 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.
Lysine 2.8 % Tryptophan 0.4 % Threonine 0.4 % Tyrosine 0.99 % Methionine 0.75 % Leucine 2.8 % Valine 1.9 % Isoleucine 1.65 % Arginine 2.4 % Phenylalanine 1.45 % Histidine 0.9 % Cystiene 0.3 % Methionine-cystiene 1.05 % Phenylalanine-tyrosine 2.44 %
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 200 mg/kg Turmeric 200 mg/kg Sarsparilla Root 150 mg/kg Althea (Marshmallow) Root 150 mg/kg Rosehips 150 mg/kg Juniper berries 150 mg/kg
MEAT AND PROTEIN RICH
Made with 85% premium meat ingredients, ORIJEN Original features a richly nourishing and Biologically Appropriate™ protein level of 38% to closely replicate your dog’s natural diet.
RICH IN ANIMAL FAT
Animal fats are essential for peak health. That’s why ORIJEN Original features naturally occurring, non-rendered fats from fresh poultry, fish, and eggs.
DHA AND EPA FROM FRESH FISH
Fresh saltwater fish are a Biologically Appropriate™ source of DHA and EPA, which are essential for your dog’s immune and nervous systems. DHA and EPA are not available from plant sources, such as flax, coconut or sunflower.
Your dog’s natural diet contains few carbohydrates. That’s why ORIJEN is free of high-glycemic ingredients like potato and tapioca, and contains less than half the carbohydrates of conventional dog 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.
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 always to keep fresh, clean water available.
ORIJEN Original provides more calories from protein and fat and fewer from carbohydrates, providing a calorie distribution that mirrors the natural diet, reducing the risk of obesity and diabetes.
Metabolizable energy is 3940 kcal/kg (449 kcal per 8oz. cup) with 39% from protein, 20% from vegetables and fruits and 41% from fat.