ORIJEN foods represent the fullest expression of a Biologically AppropriateTM* diet. Designed for dogs according to their biological and evolutionary needs, ORIJEN foods are made with high inclusions of quality animal ingredients, providing nutrients in their most nourishing form. Orijen use cage-free eggs, plus flesh, organs, and bone from free-run poultry, fresh and saltwater fish, and ranch-raised meat.
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.
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.
Metabolizable energy is 3940 kcal/kg (473 kcal per 8oz. cup) with 39% from protein, 20% from carbohydrates, and 41% from fat.
* Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
*approximate and derived from the unprocessed state of the ingredients.
**Orijen's free-run chickens and turkeys are not housed in cages and are able to move in a barn without outdoor access.
+Orijen's fresh ingredients use refrigeration as the sole method of preservation. Orijen's raw ingredients are the same as their fresh, but are frozen at the peak of freshness to preserve nutrients