Dogs are meant to consume a rich and varied diet consisting of whole animal ingredients.
Orijen Original dog dry food is made with a variety of components such as:
- Meat: a source of protein, fat, copper, chromium, folic acid, iron magnesium, potassium, selenium, zing and vitamins A,B,DK
- Organs: a source of vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and amino acids
- Edible Bone & Cartilage: a source of calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. All in a natural form that your dog can absorb easily
These components are derived from various animals including:
- Free-run chicken from prairie farms
- Free-run turkey from prairie farms
- Cage-free, nested eggs from prairie farms
- Wild caught Pacific Herring & Flounder caught off North Vancouver Island
All these ingredients are included as whole animals in the cooking recipe so your dog gets the WholePrey ratio. Additionally everything is delivered to the preparing kitchen in Raw or Fresh from to guarantee the utmost of freshness.
Limited in carbohydrates!
Dogs do not have a nutritional requirements for carbohydrates, yet many conventional dog foods out there contain high amounts of high-glycaemic carbohydrates such as potato. These often contribute to conditions such as diabetes etc.
Orijen recipes are rich in protein and limited in carbohydrates. These recipes contain lentils, chickpeas, squash, greens and fruits which release sugar slowly therefore dramatically reducing the potential for fat accumulation and storage.
Only 1 Nutritional Additive
This food recipe is so comprehensive and complete that only requires a minute amount of Zinc to be added externally.
Fresh chicken meat (13%), fresh turkey meat (7%), fresh cage-free eggs (7%), fresh chicken liver (6%), fresh whole herring (6%), fresh whole flounder (5%), fresh turkey liver (5%), fresh chicken necks (4%), fresh chicken heart (4%), fresh turkey heart (4%), chicken (dehydrated, 4%), turkey (dehydrated, 4%), whole mackerel (dehydrated, 4%), whole sardine (dehydrated, 4%), whole herring (dehydrated, 4%), whole red lentils, whole green lentils, whole green peas, lentil fibre, whole chickpeas, whole yellow peas, whole pinto beans, whole navy beans, herring oil (1%), chicken fat (1%), chicken cartilage (1%), chicken liver (freeze-dried), turkey liver (freeze-dried), fresh whole pumpkin, fresh whole butternut squash, fresh whole zucchini, fresh whole parsnips, fresh carrots, fresh whole Red Delicious apples, fresh whole Bartlett pears, fresh kale, fresh spinach, fresh beet greens, fresh turnip greens, brown kelp, whole cranberries, whole blueberries, whole Saskatoon berries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rosehips. ADDITIVES (per kg): Nutritional additives: Zinc chelate: 100 mg. Enterococcus faecium. NCIMB10415: 600×10^6 CFU.
Crude protein (min.) 38% Fat content (min.) 18% Crude ash (max.) 9% Crude fiber (max.) 5% Moisture (max.) 12% Calcium (min.) 1.4% Phosphorus (min.) 1.1% Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.) 1.0% Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.) 3.0% DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) (min.) 0.3% EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) (min.) 0.2% Glucosamine* (min.) 1400mg/kg Chondroitin sulfate* (min.) 1200mg/kg
Zinc chelate: 100 mg