We believe this is the best dog food kibble mass produced today.  With 80% meat and no grains, it is very hard to argue that it isn’t. We are unaware of any other dog food that starts out with the first 5 ingredients being meat. We also don’t know of any other dog food that has so much Glucosamine in it, which makes it great for large breed dogs. Glucosamine (min.) 1400 mg/kg, is also great for small breeds. We give this dog food our highest recommendation.
Orijen Adult Ingredient Analysis

  1. Fresh boneless chicken
  2. Chicken meal
  3. Fresh boneless salmon
  4. Turkey meal
  5. Herring meal
These are all outstanding ingredients. Fresh boneless chicken would move down the ingredient list, but it still could be in the top 5 ingredients.



Orijen Adult Ingredient List

Fresh boneless chicken, chicken meal, fresh boneless salmon, turkey meal, herring meal, russet potato, peas, sweet potato, fresh boneless turkey, fresh whole eggs, fresh chicken liver, fresh boneless lake whitefish, fresh boneless walleye, sun-cured alfalfa, pea fiber, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), 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, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium yeast, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Enterococcus faecium.

Orijen Adult Guaranteed Analysis

Guaranteed Analysis describes the nutrient content required by AAFCO labeling standards to be identified on every product package. Since these are guarantees, pet food manufacturers work to formulate diets that meet or exceed the minimum requirements.
GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
Crude protein (min.)38.0 %
Crude fat (min.)17.0 %
Crude fiber (max.)3.0 %
Moisture (max.)10.0 %
Calcium (min./max.)1.4 % / 1.6 %
Phosphorus (min./max.)1.2 % / 1.4 %
Omega-6 (min.)3.0 %
Omega-3 (min.)1.1 %
DHA (min.)0.6 %
EPA (min.)0.3 %
AA (min.)0.16 %
Carbohydrate (max.)25%
Ash (max.)7.5%
Taurine (min.)0.35 %
Glucosamine (min.)1400 mg/kg
Chondroitin (min.)1000 mg/kg
Microorganisms (min.)120M cfu/kg
pH5.5
BOTANICAL INCLUSIONS
Chicory root700 mg/kg
Licorice root500 mg/kg
Angelica root350 mg/kg
Fenugreek350 mg/kg
Marigold flowers350 mg/kg
Sweet fennel350 mg/kg
Peppermint leaf300 mg/kg
Chamomile flowers300 mg/kg
Dandelion root150 mg/kg
Summer savory150 mg/kg
VITAMINS
Vitamin A15 kIU/kg
Vitamin D32 kIU/kg
Vitamin E400 IU/kg
Vitamin B10.9 mg/kg
Vitamin B120.5 mg/kg
Thiamine50mg/kg
Riboflavin45 mg/kg
Niacin450 mg/kg
Pan. Acid (B5)50 mg/kg
Pyridoxine (B6)38 mg/kg
Biotin1 mg/kg
Folic Acid5.2 mg/kg
Choline2700 mg/kg
Ascorbic Acid55 mg/kg
Beta Carotene0.44 mg/kg
AMINO ACIDS
Taurine0.3%
Lysine2.45%
Tryptophan0.38%
Threonine1.5%
Tyrosine0.98%
Methionine0.8%
Isoleucine1.5%
Leucine2.9%
Valine1.85%
Arginine2.2%
Phenylalanine1.6%
Histidine0.8%
Cystine0.35%
Glutamic Acid
MINERALS
Sodium0.4%
Chloride0.64%
Potassium0.77%
Magnesium0.1%
Sulphur0.4%
Manganese27 mg/kg
Cobalt0.47 mg/kg
Selenium0.9 mg/kg
Iron240 mg/kg
Zinc200 mg/kg
Copper26 mg/kg
Iodine0.18 mg/kg
Orijen Adult Feeding Guide

Suggested Daily Rations
WEIGHTACTIVE LIFESTYLE
(g/cups per day)
LESS ACTIVE
(g/cups per day)
1-5 kg / 2-12 lb75-100 g / 2/3 - ¾ c40-75 g / 1/3 - 2/3 c
5-10 kg / 12-22 lb100-150 g / ¾ - 1¼ c75-115 g / 2/3 - 1 c
10-20 kg / 22-44 lb150-275 g / 1¼ - 2¼ c115-200 g / 1 - 1½ c
20-35 kg / 44-77 lb275-375 g / 2¼ - 3¼ c200-275 g / 1½ - 2¼ c
35-50 kg / 77-110 lb375-500 g / 3¼ - 4¼ c275-400 g / 2¼ - 3½ c
50-65 kg / 110-145 lb500-575 g / 4¼ - 4¾ c400-525 g / 3½ - 4½ c


PREGNANCY: Increase food by 10% in week 7, and 20% during weeks 8 and 9.

LACTATION: Increase food by 50% and feed 3 or 4 times daily.

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Protein (minimum)……………….25.0 %
Fat (minimum)…………………….14.0 %
Moisture (maximum)…………….10.0 %
Fibre (maximum)…………………...4.0 %
Ash (maximum) …………………....7.0 %
Calcium ……………………………..1.7 %
Phosphorous ………………………1.0 %
Calcium / Phosphorous ratio ….1.7: 1.0
KCal As Fed....540 (155grams/8oz cup