Surrounded by Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans and home to vast freshwater rivers and lakes, Canada’s marine harvest is perfectly suited to the Orijen nutritional philosophy of high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets made with maximum inclusions of fresh regional ingredients. High-protein, low-carbohydrate and grain-free Orijen 6 Fish replicates the same rich balance of meats, fruits, vegetables and grasses that dogs would encounter in a wilderness setting, but with single-source protein from fish and single-source carbohydrate from potato.
Made with the highest possible inclusions of human-grade fish ingredients (70%) - including fresh Canadian salmon, northern lake whitefish, lake trout, walleye, freshwater cod and herring - Orijen 6 Fish is literally bursting with highly-palatable and highly-digestible fish proteins, low temperature cooked at 90C to preserve their natural goodness.
Grain-free and very low in carbohydrate, each Orijen 6 Fish kibble is gently infused with fresh (not rendered) marine-source omega-3 fatty acids that are rich in EPA and DHA to support peak conditioning.
Hand-harvested sea vegetables from Canada’s nutrient rich tidal range - including kelp, Irish moss, dulse and bladder wrack - are rich in essential B vitamins, contain 44 trace minerals including zinc, manganese, selenium, and provide a natural yet balanced source of usable iodine.
Mirroring the instinct of wild canines to forage for grasses and weeds for medicinal purposes, Orijen’s prairie-grown botanicals include chicory and licorice root, sweet fennel, calendula flowers and peppermint leaf to help protect the liver, tone the digestive tract and support a healthy immune response.
About Champion Petfoods, maker of Orijen
Unlike the marketing and multinational companies that sell (but don't actually make) today's commercial pet foods, Champion Petfoods stands apart as a family-owned and operated pet food maker with a 25 year tradition of quality. Champion's mission is to product world-class pet foods from fresh, regional ingredients.
Produced exclusively in their own award-winning facilities in Alberta, Canada, the Acana brand pet foods are sold in 45 countries and are certified by the Canadian Government to meet every known international pet food regulation or standard.
As a "boutique" producer, Champion doesn't use commodity ingredients from suppliers they don't know and will never meet. Instead, they focus upon world-class ingredients raised or fished within the region by people they know and trust, and that are delivered to their manufacturing facility fresh each day.
Attention Orijen Customer,
Due to an oven failure at their facility, Champion Pet Foods(the maker of Orijen) has been reduced to 40% their normalproduction for at least the next two months. Only Natural Pet Store isstill receiving Orijen shipments, however, there will beshortages on formulas and sizes across the board. We will keep you asup to date as possible on our most current stock and availability. Weapologize for any inconvenience and appreciate the efforts you putforth to feed your dog a high quality, balanced, and nutritious diet.
While searching for the best possible alternative toOrijen, our pet nutritional consultants did numerous side by sidecomparisons and determined that "I and love and you" Nude Food matched,and in some cases exceeded, Champion Pet Foods' celebrated quality andbenefits. Just take a look:
Along with the nutritional benefits, "I and love and you" alsostands by their principals. These include:
- Small batches produced at their family owned facility
- Made safely in the USA from only USA sourced ingredients
- Commitment to sustainability
If you find your favorite Orijen dog foodbackordered, please try "I and love and you" at 5% off with the couponcode LOVELY5. We're certain your dog will love the taste and you'lllove the quality.
Review Rating: 5
Country of Origin: Canada
Ingredients - Fresh boneless salmon*, salmon meal, herring meal, fresh boneless herring*, fresh boneless walleye*, russet potato, sweet potato, peas, salmon oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), fresh boneless lake whitefish*, sun-cured alfalfa, fresh boneless flounder*, fresh boneless northern pike*, pea fiber, organic kelp, pumpkin, carrots, spinach, turnip greens, apples, cranberries, blueberries, licorice root, angelica root, fenugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, chamomile, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium yeast, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Enterococcus faecium
* Delivered fresh, preservative-free and never frozen.
Metabolizable Energy (ME) of 4010 kcal/kg
480 kcal per 250ml cup (120g)
Promote peak physical conditioning
36% from fish protein
22% from fruit & vegetables
42% from fish oil
Crude Protein (min) 38.0%
Crude Fat (min) 18.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.0%
Moisture (max) 10.0%
Calcium (min) 1.4%
Calcium (max) 1.6%
Phosphorus (min) 1.2%
Phosphorus (max) 1.4%
*Omega-6 (min) 2.6%
*Omega-3 (min) 1.8%
Carbohydrate (max) 25.0%
Ash (max) 7%
Taurine (min) 0.4%
*Glucosamine (min) 1250 mg/kg
*Chondroitin (min) 1000 mg/kg
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles
Chicory root 700 mg/kg
Licorice root 500 mg/kg
Angelica root 350 mg/kg
Fenugreek 350 mg/kg
Marigold flowers 350 mg/kg
Sweet Fennel 350 mg/kg
Peppermint leaf 300 mg/kg
Chamomile flowers 300 mg/kg
Dandelion root 150 mg/kg
Summer savory 150 mg/kg
Vitamin A 15 kIU/kg
Vitamin D3 2 kIU/kg
Vitamin E 400 IU/kg
Vitamin B12 0.5 mg/kg
Thiamine 50 mg/kg
Riboflavin 50 mg/kg
Niacin 450 mg/kg
Pan. Acid (B5) 50 mg/kg
Pyridoxine (B6) 35 mg/kg
Biotin 1 mg/kg
Folic Acid 5 mg/kg
Choline 2700 mg/kg
Ascorbic Acid 55 mg/kg
Beta carotene 0.4 mg/kg
Iodine 1.8 mg/kg
Manganese 20 mg/kg
Cobalt 0.47 mg/kg
Selenium 0.5 mg/kg
Iron 240 mg/kg
Zinc 200 mg/kg
Copper 20 mg/kg
|Weight of Dog ||Active Lifestyle |
(cups per day)
(cups per day)
|2-12 lb ||2/3 - 3/4 ||1/3 - 2/3|
|12-22 lb ||3/4 - 1 1/4 ||2/3 - 1|
|22-44 lb ||1 1/4 - 2 1/4 ||1 - 1 1/2|
|44-77 lb ||2 1/4 - 3 1/4 ||1 1/2 - 2 1/4|
|77-110 lb ||3 1/4 - 4 1/4 ||2 1/4 - 3 1/2|
|110-145 lb ||4 1/4 - 4 3/4 ||3 1/2 - 4 1/2|
Increase food by 10% in week 7, and 20% during weeks 8 and 9.
Increase food by 50% and feed 3 or 4 times daily.
As each dog is different, feeding requirements vary with size, environment, age and activity. Monitor your dog's weight and adjust rations as needed. Feed twice daily and always keep fresh, clean water available.