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Orijen Senior Dog

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BY NATURE, DOGS OF ALL BREEDS AND SIZES ARE EVOLVED AS CARNIVORES — BIOLOGICALLY ADAPTED FOR A DIET RICH AND VARIED IN FRESH MEATS, WITH SMALLER AMOUNTS OF FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND GRASSES.

Yet as dogs age, they also become less efficient at metabolizing the very proteins vital to their well being — so appropriately high levels of dietary protein is essential for enabling your senior dog's peak conditioning

That's why we load ORIJEN SENIOR with the protein-packed animal ingredients (75%) that Mother Nature evolved all dogs to eat, with high ratios of free-run chicken and turkey, whole eggs and wild-caught fish — farmed or fished within our region and delivered FRESH each day so they're preservative-free and brimming with proteins and fats to nourish your older dog completely.

Carbohydrate-limited and grain-free to replicate your senior dog's natural diet, ORIJEN SENIOR supplies healthful regional fruits, vegetables and botanicals — including sea vegetables, juniper berries and marigold flowers — naturally rich in phytonutrients, B-vitamins and essential trace minerals.

Made with great care and pride in our award-winning factory here in Alberta, Canada, ORIJEN SENIOR keeps your elder dog healthy, happy and strong.  

 

ALTHOUGH THEY MAY LOOK VERY DIFFERENT, YOUR SENIOR DOG SHARES HIS EATING ANATOMY WITH THE GREY WOLF — WHICH MEANS HE'S EVOLVED AS A CARNIVORE AND ADAPTED FOR A DIET RICH IN MEAT — NOT CARBOHYDRATES AND GRAINS.

Based on this biological fact, and to produce a nutritional analysis that mirrors the diet Mother Nature would provide for your dog, ORIJEN SENIOR DOG is loaded with a diversity of nourishing meat proteins and fats, but is limited in carbohydrate.

RICH in MEAT & PROTEIN | 75% / 38%

ORIJEN SENIOR DOG is made with a full 75% of meat from free-run chicken and turkey, fresh whole eggs and wild-caught fish. These high meat inclusions produce a Biologically Appropriate protein level of 38%, which replicates the natural diet and nourishes your senior dog according to his anatomical adaptation to meat protein.

MODERATE in ANIMAL FAT | 15%

Animal fats and oils are essential for the peak health of all dogs — that's why ORIJEN is free of plant oils and only features fats of premium animal source. Instead of the highly-processed rendered fats used by conventional pet food makers, over 90% of the fats in ORIJEN occur naturally from high inclusions of fresh meats from chicken, turkey, fish and egg.

DHA & EPA from FRESH FISH | 0.6% / 0.3%

Fresh fish is a perfect source of highly digestible and Biologically Appropriate DHA and EPA Omega-3 fatty acids. Essential for your senior dog's immune and nervous systems, as well as a glowing skin and hair coat, these richly nourishing fatty acids are not available from plant oils such as flax, coconut or sunflower.

GRAIN-FREE & CARBOHYDRATE LIMITED | 0% / 25%

Your dog's natural diet contains very few, if any, grains or carbohydrates. That's why Biologically Appropriate ORIJEN is grain-free and contains less than half the carbohydrates found in conventional senior dog foods.

LIMITED CALCIUM & PHOSPHORUS | 1.6% / 1.4%

The potential oversupply of calcium and phosphorus in high-protein dog foods is cause for concern. High inclusions of chicken meal, fish meal or turkey meal used to increase protein levels also provide a rich source of minerals and push calcium and phosphorus levels to the upper allowable limits of, respectively, 2.5% and 1.6%.

GLUCOSAMINE & CHONDROITIN | 1400mg / 1200mg

ORIJEN's high ratios of fresh poultry, meats and fish provide a rich source of glucosamine and chondroitin, which is derived naturally from the fresh meat ingredients — without adding synthetic ingredients to the formula.

VETERINARIAN SELECTED BOTANICALS

Providing the element of your senior dog's natural diet that he craves when foraging for grasses and weeds, ORIJEN's veterinarian-selected botanicals help support your dog's metabolism, strengthen his organs, and serve as cleansers to rid his body of toxins.

NUTRITIONAL GUARANTEE

ORIJEN SENIOR DOG is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for ALL LIFE STAGES.

GUARANTEED ANALYSIS
Crude protein (min.) 38.0 %
Crude fat (min.) 15.0 %
Crude fiber (max.) 5.0 %
Moisture (max.) 10.0 %
Calcium (min./max.) 1.4 % / 1.6 %
Phosphorus (min./max.) 1.2 % / 1.4 %
Omega-6 (min.) 2.5 %
Omega-3 (min.) 1 %
             DHA (min.) 0.6 %
             EPA (min.) 0.3 %
             AA (min.) 0.12 %
Carbohydrate (max.) 25%
Ash (max.) 7.5%
Taurine (min.) 0.35 %
Glucosamine (min.) 1400 mg/kg
Chondroitin (min.) 1200 mg/kg
Microorganisms (min.) 120M cfu/kg
pH 5.5
   
BOTANICAL INCLUSIONS
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
   
VITAMINS
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 50mg/kg
Riboflavin 45 mg/kg
Niacin 450 mg/kg
Pan. Acid (B5) 50 mg/kg
Pyridoxine (B6) 38 mg/kg
Biotin 1 mg/kg
Folic Acid 5.2 mg/kg
Choline 2700 mg/kg
Ascorbic Acid 55 mg/kg
Beta Carotene 0.44 mg/kg
   
AMINO ACIDS
Taurine 0.3%
Lysine 2.45%
Tryptophan 0.38%
Threonine 1.5%
Tyrosine 0.98%
Methionine 0.8%
Isoleucine 1.5%
Leucine 2.9%
Valine 1.85%
Arginine 2.2%
Phenylalanine 1.6%
Histidine 0.8%
Cystine 0.35%
Glutamic Acid  
   
MINERALS
Sodium 0.4%
Chloride 0.64%
Potassium 0.77%
Magnesium 0.1%
Sulphur 0.4%
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

 

OUR INGREDIENT PHILOSOPHY | FRESH AND REGIONAL

We believe dog lovers want to know where the ingredients in their dog's food come from. For this reason we don't buy the inexpensive, bulk commodity ingredients found in conventional dog foods.

Instead, we use ingredients that are sustainably raised within our region by people we know and trust, approved ' fit for human consumption,' and then delivered to our door FRESH.

And as dogs of all breeds and sizes are carnivores — evolved to thrive on a varied diet rich in meats, with smaller amounts of fruits, vegetables and grasses — ORIJEN SENIOR features a Biologically Appropriate (75.25.0) ingredient ratio of 75% meat, 25% fruit and vegetables, and 0% grain — all slow-cooked at low temperatures to retain their natural goodness.

RICH IN MEAT (75%)

All dogs are adapted for a diet rich and diverse in meat proteins — not grains and plant proteins. With 75% of poultry, eggs, meat and fish, ORIJEN SENIOR features high ratios of meat and protein to mirror the natural diet.

A RICH VARIETY OF FRESH MEATS (6)

The natural diet is seasonal and diverse, so ORIJEN SENIOR features six fresh meats including free-run chicken and turkey, chicken liver, and whole eggs, and a superb selection of wild-caught fish — all delivered fresh each day!

NO DRY DOG FOOD ON EARTH MATCHES THE QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF ORIJEN'S FRESH MEAT INGREDIENTS.

FRUITS and VEGETABLES (25%)

In place of high-glycemic grains such as corn, wheat or white rice, ORIJEN SENIOR features a full complement of regional fruits and vegetables.

While providing a limited amount of carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables provide important vitamins, minerals and protector nutrients in a natural and bioavailable form.

GRAIN-FREE (0)

ORIJEN SENIOR is grain-free and carbohydrate-limited to match the natural diet of dogs.

FRESH FISH (2)

ORIJEN SENIOR features world-class freshwater and saltwater fish — harvested responsibly within our region and DELIVERED FRESH, so they're loaded with natural, non-rendered Omega-3 (DHA, EPA).

All ORIJEN foods are free of plant oils such as sunflower, flax, coconut or canola oils all of which provide Omega-3 in a form that is ineffective for dogs.

INGREDIENTS

Fresh boneless chicken*, chicken meal, fresh boneless salmon*, turkey meal, russet potato, herring meal, sweet potato, peas, pea fiber, fresh boneless turkey*, fresh whole eggs*, fresh chicken liver*, fresh boneless lake whitefish*, fresh boneless walleye*, sun-cured alfalfa, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), dried 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.

No dry dog food on earth can match the quality, quantity and freshness of ORIJEN's fresh regional poultry, fish and meat ingredients.

 

 

A BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE CALORIE DISTRIBUTION

There are three sources of calories available to your senior dog: protein, fat and carbohydrates. While protein and fat are essential for your dog; carbohydrates are not. In fact, dogs require absolutely no carbohydrate in their diet.

Simple carbohydrates from cereal grains such as rice or corn cause blood sugar levels to elevate and fluctuate and when not used for energy, carbohydrates are quickly and easily stored in the body as fat. Indeed, excess carbohydrates are the leading dietary cause of overweight conditions in senior dogs of all breeds.

By providing more calories from protein and fat, and fewer calories from carbohydrates, ORIJEN provides a calorie distribution that mirrors your senior dog's natural diet — promoting a long and happy life by helping reduce the risk of obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes.

CALORIE CONTENT AND DISTRIBUTION

Metabolizable energy for ORIJEN SENIOR is 3400 kcal/kg or 395 kcal per 250ml cup (115g).

Calories are distributed to support peak health with 40% from protein, 22% from fruits and vegetables, and 38% from fat.     

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT, AS THE OLD ADAGE GOES. WELL THE SAME IS TRUE FOR DOGS — WHICH IS WHY EVERY DOG DESERVES TO EAT ORIJEN.

Protein rich and bursting with fresh local meats and fish, ORIJEN SENIOR DOG is formulated to mirror the foods mother nature intended senior dogs of all breeds to eat.

Equally important is the big savory taste of ORIJEN that your senior dog won't soon forget — after all, he deserves to enjoy his meals too.

ORIJEN SENIOR DOG benefits dogs of every breed and size. Like people, your dog is a unique individual and his feeding requirements will vary with his breed, environment, age and activity.

That's why we suggest monitoring his weight and adjusting his rations as needed. We also recommend feeding him twice daily and that you remember to always keep fresh, clean water available to your cherished dog.



WEIGHT WEIGHT MAINTENANCEWEIGHT LOSS
(g/cups per day)(g/cups per day)
 
1-5 kg / 2-12 lb 60-105 g / ½ - ¾ c 60-90 g / ½  - ¾ c
5-10 kg / 12-22 lb 105-150 g / ¾ - 1¼ c 90-115 g / ¾ - 1 c
10-20 kg / 22-44 lb 150-235 g / 1¼ - 2 c  115-190 g / 1 - 1¾ c
20-35 kg / 44-77 lb   235-330 g / 2 - 2¾ c    190-270 g / 1¾ - 2½ c
35-50 kg / 77-110 lb 330-440 g / 2¾ - 3½ c   270-350 g / 2½ - 3 c
50-65 kg / 110-145 lb 440-550 g / 3½ - 4½ c 350-450 g / 3 - 3¾ c

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