High in protein and low in carbohydrate, ORIJEN PUPPY has a grain-free formula that replicates the same rich and diverse balance of meats, fruits, vegetables and grasses that puppies and young dogs would encounter in a wilderness setting.
PET FOOD of the YEAR 2009-2010
This global award is presented by the Glycemic Research Institute, for the Best Overall Healthiest Pet Food.
ORIJEN Puppy has a biologically correct (75/25/0) ingredient ratio of 75% meat, and 25% fruit and vegetables (with 0% grain) that are low temperature cooked at 90c/195F to preserve their natural goodness.
Seven (7) sources of veterinary inspected meats and fats from Canada's prairie farms, cold northern lakes and clear pacific seas, provide a diverse and complete animo and fatty acid balance to optimally nourish growing puppies.
With no grain and very little carbohydrate, ORIJEN is easily metabolised by puppies - just as Mother Nature intended.
Biologically Appropriate for all Breeds and Sizes
By nature, puppies are facultative carnivores - they thrive on a varied diet of meats with smaller amounts of fruits, vegetables and grasses. Biologically adapted to process proteins as an energy source, puppies need animal protein for healthy growth and building strong organs, skin and coat.
Made with the highest inclusions of fresh grain-fed chicken and turkey, wild-caught northern whitefish, fresh whole eggs and salmon—all delivered to our door fresh, never frozen— ORIJEN is bursting with the protein-packed, veterinary-inspected meats (minimum 75%) that form a Biologically Appropriate diet, without any of the grains or carbohydrates that are inappropriate for your puppy.
Read the ingredients list and we think you'll agree - Biologically Appropriate ORIJEN is the ideal food to nourish your puppy toward a long and healthy life.
FRESH REGIONAL INGREDIENTS
Deboned chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, russet potato, lake whitefish, chicken fat, sweet potato, whole eggs, turkey, salmon meal, salmon and anchovy oils, salmon, natural chicken flavour, sunflower oil, sun-cured alfalfa, dried brown kelp, carrots, spinach, peas, tomatoes, apples, psyllium, dulse, glucosamine Hcl, cranberries, black currants, rosemary extract, chondroitin sulfate, sea salt.
TONIC HERBS AND BOTANICALS
Chicory root, licorice root, tumeric root, funugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, zea mays, peppermint leaf, chamomile flowers, dandelion, summer savory, rosehips.
Iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate.
Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.
Mixed tocopherols (source of vitamin E), choline chloride, vitamin A, vitamin D3, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin B12, folic acid, biotin.
The anatomical specialization of Puppies to a high protein meat based diet can be seen in the length of their gastro-intestinal tract, the development of their teeth and jaws, and their lack of the digestive enzymes needed to break down carbohydrate.
The Biologically Appropriate nutritional analysis for ORIJEN Puppy is high in meat proteins and fats, and very low in carbohydrate – exactly what Nature intended puppies to eat.
Organic calcium and phosphorus are naturally balanced for growing bones and teeth, and essential fatty acids - including DHA and EPA from fresh Lake Whitefish - nutritionally support immune and nervous system development.
Naturally occurring probiotic bacteria (microorganisms) promote healthy bacterial flora in the intestinal tract, and select botanicals help soothe, nourish and tone the digestive tract, and control insulin levels.
In place of grains, ORIJEN PUPPY contains a full compliment of regional fruits and vegetables including sweet and russet potatoes, black currants and sunflower from the prairie farms, apples and cranberries from the interior orchards, and sea vegetables from the pacific tidal range. While providing limited carbohydrate, these fruits and vegetables supply vitamins, macro and micro minerals and important protector nutrients in a natural, bioavailable form.
Fresh, unrendered chicken and fish oils provide a superior source of essential fatty acids that dogs cannot produce themselves (including DHA and EPA) and nutritionally support the development of cell membranes and immune systems as well as vibrant skin and hair coat,—your puppy's outer symbol of health and vitality.
Bridging the gap between good nutrition and total physical well-being, ORIJEN PUPPY contains veterinarian selected botanicals that include psyllium and chicory root, dandelion, sweet fennel and peppermint leaf — all of which replicate the natural canine diet and help to soothe, nourish and tone the digestive tract, strengthen the liver and control insulin levels.