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. Orijen Puppy is biologically appropriate for all breeds and sizes.
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.
Made with the highest inclusions of fresh grain-fed chicken and turkey, wild-caught northern whitefish, fresh whole eggs and salmon. 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.
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.
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 chicken*, chicken meal, fresh boneless salmon*, turkey meal, herring meal, russet potato, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), sweet potato, peas, fresh boneless turkey*, fresh whole eggs*, fresh chicken liver*, fresh boneless lake whitefish*, fresh boneless walleye*, sun-cured alfalfa, pea fiber, fresh boneless herring*, organic kelp, pumpkin, chicory root, 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 4150 kcal/kg or 480 kcal per 250ml cup (120g)
Promotes peak physical conditioning
- 40% from protein
- 17% from fruit & vegetables
- 43% from fat
Crude Protein (min) 40.0%
Crude Fat (min) 20.0%
Crude Fiber (max) 3.0%
Moisture (max) 10.0%
Calcium (min) 1.5%
Calcium (max) 1.7%
Phosphorus (min) 1.2%
Phosphorus (max) 1.4%
*Omega-6 (min) 3.0%
*Omega-3 (min) 1.2%
*DHA (min) 0.6%
*EPA (min) 0.3%
*AA (min) 0.1*
Carbohydrate (max) 20.0%
Ash (max) 7.5%
Taurine (min) 0.35%
*Glucosamine (min) 1500 mg/kg
*Chondroitin (min) 1200 mg/kg
*Microorganisms (min) 120M cfu/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 16 kIU/kg
Vitamin D3 1 kIU/kg
Vitamin E 400 IU/kg
Vitamin B1 0.9 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 0.5 mg/kg
Thiamine 55 mg/kg
Riboflavin 48 mg/kg
Niacin 465 mg/kg
Pan. Acid (B5) 50 mg/kg
Pyridoxine (B6) 40 mg/kg
Biotin 1.05 mg/kg
Folic Acid 5.5 mg/kg
Choline 2750 mg/kg
Ascorbic Acid 55 mg/kg
Beta carotene 0.44 mg/kg
Manganese 27 mg/kg
Cobalt 0.47 mg/kg
Selenium 0.9 mg/kg
Iron 240 mg/kg
Zinc 200 mg/kg
Copper 26 mg/kg
Iodine 1.8 mg/kg
As each puppy is different, feeding requirements will vary with size, environment, age and activity. Feed twice daily and always keep fresh, clean water available.
|Age in Weeks ||Weight of Puppy|
| ||3 - 7 lbs ||7 - 12 lbs ||12 - 20 lbs ||20 - 30 lbs ||30 - 55 lbs ||55 - 70 lbs|
|6 - 12 ||3/4 - 1 1/4 ||1 1/4 - 2 1/4 ||2 1/4 - 3 ||3 - 4 1/4 ||4 1/4 - 5|
|12 - 16 ||3/4 - 1 ||1 - 2 ||2 - 2 3/4 ||2 3/4 - 3 1/2 ||3 1/2 - 4 1/2|
|16 - 28 ||1/2 - 1 ||1 - 1 1/2 ||1 1/2 - 2 1/2 ||2 1/2 - 3 1/4 ||3 1/4 - 4 ||4 - 5 1/4|
|28 - 52 ||1/2 - 3/4 ||3/4 - 1 1/4 ||1 1/4 - 2 ||2 - 2 1/2 ||2 1/2 - 3 1/4 ||3 1/4 - 4 1/4|