NOURISH AS NATURE INTENDED
OUR BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE PHILOSOPHY IS SIMPLE: MIRROR THE QUANTITY, FRESHNESS, AND VARIETY OF MEAT THAT DOGS AND CATS HAVE EVOLVED TO EAT.
The grey wolf (Canis lupus) is the ancestor and closest relative of all domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiarius), sharing 97% of their DNA, while the Near Eastern wildcat (Felis silvestris lybica) is the closest relative of domestic cats (Felis silvestris catus).
Despite years of breeding, the internal workings and anatomical capabilities of domestic dogs and cats remain the same as their wild cousins, so it’s no surprise their food requirements remain the same too.
THE EATING ANATOMY OF CARNIVORES
JUST LIKE THEIR ANCESTORS, MODERN DOGS AND CATS HAVE ANATOMICAL FEATURES DESIGNED FOR A MEAT-BASED DIET – A FUNDAMENTAL FACT OFTEN OVERLOOKED. THESE INCLUDE:
Fresh Regional Ingrediënts
AUTHENTICALLY FRESH. AUTHENTICALLY REGIONAL.
WE MAKE OUR AWARD-WINNING AND BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE FOODS FROM FRESH REGIONAL INGREDIENTS.
ORIJEN’s Fresh Regional Ingredients mirror Mother Nature, supplying nutrients in their freshest, most natural and nourishing form.
Our award-winning kitchen is located in the heart of Alberta’s fertile farmlands and ranchlands, which provide inspiration for our foods and world-class ingredients from farmers with whom we partner directly.
Responsibly farmed, ranched, or fished by people we know and trust, our ingredients are delivered right to our kitchen.
Our fresh meat typically travels from farm to kitchen within three days, and into ORIJEN foods within two days.
WE USE ANIMAL INGREDIENTS THAT ARE FRESH OR RAW AND MEET OUR PRECISE STANDARDS.
Our FRESH ingredients are refrigerated to preserve freshness and nutrients. We freeze our RAW ingredients at peak season using state-of-the-art techniques to lock in their natural goodness. This allows us to use seasonal ingredients that are unique and novel, providing a variety of flavour for your dog. The nutritional benefits of RAW meat do not degrade, so your pet is getting the best, nutrient-rich protein. One-third of all animal ingredients used in ORIJEN are FRESH, nourishing your dog as nature intended. This is a key factor in the superior palatability and feeding performance of ORIJEN.
OUR PEOPLE. OUR KITCHEN. OUR FOOD.
THE FOOD YOU CHOOSE FOR YOUR DOG OR CAT IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISIONS YOU CAN MAKE. WE’RE PROUD OF OUR REPUTATION, PASSIONATE ABOUT OUR FOODS, AND DEDICATED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF AUTHENTICITY, NUTRITIONAL INTEGRITY, AND FOOD SAFETY.
That’s why we prepare ORIJEN in our own kitchen, where we handle every detail from food development to ingredient sourcing, ensuring our stringent food safety processes are upheld. Our kitchen meets the strictest standards in the world, including the Government of Canada and the European Union.
Our kitchen prepares ORIJEN and ACANA exclusively — we don’t make foods for other companies and we don’t allow our foods to be made by anyone else. We wouldn’t have it any other way and believe you wouldn’t either.