Award-winning ORIJEN reflects the diet Mother Nature would provide: various fresh meat plus smaller amounts of fresh whole fruits, vegetables and botanicals. It contains 85-90% meat ingredients with 2/3 of meats in fresh or raw form and 1/3 of meats dehydrated. It is free of plant protein. All ingredients are regionally sourced through small to mid-size farms.
Each recipe is wholeprey. Meat muscle provides essential protein and fat as well as fat-soluble Vitamins A, B, D and K, and many minerals, all of which nourish as nature intended. Organs, including liver, kidneys, tripe and heart are a richly concentrated, natural and highly bio-available source of virtually every nutrient that dogs and cats need to thrive. Edible bone and cartilage offer a rich source of minerals in a natural form that your dog and cat’s body can easily absorb.
Because it is protein-rich and carbohydrate-limited, Orijen features low-glycemic carbohydrates, limiting the potential for fat storage. By limiting carbs to 20% Orijen helps promote stable blood sugar levels and lean muscle mass.
Botanicals, such as dandelion and marigold are included in the recipes due to their anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, antioxidant benefit, and support of the immune system.