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BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE FOR LARGE-BREED PUPPIES

FRESH, FREE-RUN CHICKEN & TURKEY, WILD-CAUGHT FISH, AND CAGE-FREE EGGS

RICH IN PROTEIN FOR LARGE-BREED MUSCLE MASS TO PROMOTE HEALTHY WEIGHT AND REDUCE STRESS ON DEVELOPING BONES AND JOINTS.

With 38% richly nourishing protein from quality animal ingredients, ORIJEN Puppy Large nourishes large-breed puppies according to their evolutionary and biological needs.

1/3 of animal ingredients are from dehydrated chicken and turkey (air-dried at low temperature from fresh) for a concentrated source of nourishing protein.

2/3 of animal ingredients are FRESH (refrigerated, without preservatives) or RAW (flash-frozen, without preservatives), including the top 10 animal ingredients.

Nutrient-dense WholePrey ratios of fresh animal ingredients from meat, organs, and cartilage or bone provide a natural source of virtually every nutrient your puppy needs.

Infusions of gently freeze-dried liver enhance flavor and palatability naturally, making ORIJEN deliciously tasty, even for fussy pups.


IS YOUR PUPPY'S FOOD BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE?

Dogs evolved as hunters and, just like their wild cousins, their teeth, jaws, and digestive system are all adapted for meat-concentrated diets that are rich in freshness and diversity. Biologically Appropriate foods mirror the natural diet and answer 3 meat questions:

HOW MUCH?

85%

HOW FRESH?

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2/31/3

HOW MANY?

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HOW MUCH?

  • ORIJEN leads its class in premium meat inclusions.

  • All from animals from federally inspected facilities prior to inclusion in our foods.

HOW MANY?

A variety of meats in WholePrey ratios supply nutrients naturally, dramatically reducing the need for synthetic supplements.

  • Free-run chicken

  • Free-run turkey

  • Wild yellowtail flounder

  • Cage-free eggs

  • Wild Atlantic mackerel

  • Wild Atlantic herring

SUPPLEMENTS

In nature there are no synthetic supplements, so dogs and wolves derive their complete nutritional needs naturally by consuming whole animals, which contain all of the nutrients they need to thrive. That’s why you won’t find long lists of synthetics in ORIJEN dog foods. Loaded with nourishing ratios of fresh, whole animal ingredients from meat, organs, and cartilage or bone, ORIJEN provides a natural source of virtually every nutrient your puppy needs to thrive.

INGREDIENTS WE LOVE FROM PEOPLE WE TRUST

Deboned chicken, deboned turkey, flounder, cage-free eggs, whole Atlantic mackerel, chicken liver, turkey liver, chicken heart, turkey heart, whole Atlantic herring, dehydrated chicken, dehydrated turkey, dehydrated mackerel, dehydrated chicken liver, dehydrated egg, whole red lentils, whole pinto beans, whole green peas, chicken necks, chicken kidney, lentil fiber, whole green lentils, whole navy beans, natural chicken flavor, whole chickpeas, pollock oil, chicken fat, dried pumpkin, ground chicken bone, chicken cartilage, whole pumpkin, whole butternut squash, mixed tocopherols (preservative), sea salt, freeze-dried chicken liver, dried kelp, zinc proteinate, kale, spinach, mustard greens, collard greens, turnip greens, whole carrots, whole apples, whole pears, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, copper proteinate, chicory root, turmeric, sarsaparilla root, althea root, rosehips, juniper berries, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product.

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NOURISH AS NATURE INTENDED

Your puppy shares his eating anatomy with the gray wolf – which means he’s evolved for a diet rich and varied in fresh meat, protein, and fat – not highly processed carbohydrates and starches.

  • Guaranteed Analysis
    DESIGNED TO MIRROR MOTHER NATURE

    Crude protein (min.)38 %
    Crude fat (min.)16 %
    Crude fiber (max.)6 %
    Moisture (max.)12 %
    DHA (min.)0.2 %
    EPA (min.)0.2 %
    Calcium (min.)1.2 %
    Phosphorus (min.)1.0 %
    Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.)3 %
    Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.)0.8 %
    Glucosamine* (min.)600 mg/kg
    Chondroitin sulfate* (min.)600 mg/kg
    Total Microorganisms* (min.)
    (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium animalis, Lactobacillus casei)
    100MM CFU/lb

    *Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

  • Vitamins & Minerals
    COMPLETE, BALANCED, NATURAL

    ORIJEN foods mirror the natural diet, incorporating meat, organs, cartilage and bones in ratios that deliver nutrients naturally and limit supplementation to zinc.

    Vitamins

    Vitamin A15.0 kIU/kg
    Vitamin D31,000 IU/kg
    Vitamin E170 IU/kg
    Thiamine (B1)20.0 mg/kg
    Riboflavin (B2)25.0 mg/kg
    Pan. Acid (B5)25.0 mg/kg
    Niacin (B3)110 mg/kg
    Pyridoxine (B6)20.0 mg/kg
    Folic Acid2.50 mg/kg
    Vitamin B120.11 mg/kg
    Choline2,150 mg/kg

    Minerals

    Potassium0.90 %
    Sodium0.30 %
    Chloride0.50 %
    Iron115 mg/kg
    Copper20.0 mg/kg
    Manganese12.0 mg/kg
    Magnesium0.10 %
    Zinc220 mg/kg
    Iodine2.00 mg/kg
    Selenium1.00 mg/kg
  • Amino Acids
    100% NATURAL SOURCE

    In nature, dogs and wolves meet their nutritional needs naturally by consuming whole prey animals and whole fish. Similarly, ORIJEN provides essential amino acids from natural and highly bio-available sources.

    Arginine2.49 %
    Histidine1.05 %
    Isoleucine1.72 %
    Leucine2.89 %
    Lysine2.89 %
    Methionine0.86 %
    Phenylalanine1.67 %
    Threonine1.58 %
    Tryptophan0.42 %
    Valine1.96 %
    Cystine0.37 %
  • Botanical Inclusions
    MIRROR THE INSTINCT TO FORAGE FOR GRASSES AND WEEDS

    Botanicals mimic the natural diet, acting as tonics and builders to strengthen organs, aid digestion and eliminate toxins by stimulating physiological processes, like cleansing the liver.

    Chicory Root200 mg/kg
    Turmeric200 mg/kg
    Sarsaparilla Root150 mg/kg
    Althea (Marshmallow) Root150 mg/kg
    Rosehips150 mg/kg
    Juniper Berries150 mg/kg

MEAT AND PROTEIN RICH
Made with 85% premium meat ingredients, ORIJEN Puppy features a richly nourishing and Biologically Appropriate protein level of 38% to closely replicate your puppy’s natural diet.

RICH IN ANIMAL FAT
To fuel optimum growth and development, all puppies require richly nourishing animal fats. That’s why ORIJEN Puppy features naturally occurring non-rendered fats from our unmatched fresh poultry, fish and egg ingredients.

DHA AND EPA FROM FRESH FISH
Fresh saltwater fish are a Biologically Appropriate source of DHA and EPA, which are essential for your puppy’s developing immune and nervous systems. DHA and EPA are not available from plant sources, such as flax, coconut or sunflower.

GLUCOSAMINE & CHONDROITIN
ORIJEN’s fresh poultry, meats and fish provide a rich and natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin, so no synthetic sources are added to ORIJEN foods.

YOUR PUPPY IS UNIQUE

Your large puppy is unique and feeding requirements will vary with environment, age, and activity. That’s why we suggest starting with the guides below, and then monitoring weight and adjusting portions as needed. Feed twice daily and remember to always keep fresh, clean water available.

Orijen Large Puppy Biologically Appropriate Dog Food Feeding Chart

† Use a standard 8-ounce measuring cup. Serve dry or lightly moistened. See your veterinarian regularly. To help maintain freshness, we recommend sealing the bag tightly and storing it in a cool, dry location.

ORIJEN Puppy Large Breed is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages, including for growth of large size dogs (70lb or more as an adult).

CALORIE DISTRIBUTION

ORIJEN provides more calories from protein and fat and fewer from carbohydrates, providing a calorie distribution that mirrors a natural puppy diet.

Metabolizable energy is 3940 kcal/kg (449 kcal per 8oz. cup) with 38% from protein, 20% from carbohydrates, and 41% from fat.

OUR BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE PHILOSOPHY

The gray wolf is the ancestor and closest relative of all domestic dogs. While years of breeding have produced hundreds of ‘different-looking wolves’, the internal workings of wolves and dogs remain unchanged, so it’s no surprise that their food requirements remain the same too. Our 5 Biologically Appropriate principles are simple and mirror the freshness and variety of animal ingredients that dogs have evolved to eat.

  • RICH IN QUALITY ANIMAL INGREDIENTS (85%) AND PROTEIN (38%)

    All puppies have sharp teeth and a body designed to metabolize protein and fat from meat. ORIJEN is designed to nourish your puppy according to his evolutionary and biological needs.

    • 85% quality animal ingredients (2/3 fresh or raw; 1/3 gently dehydrated)
    • 38% richly nourishing animal protein
    • NO gluten, potato, or tapioca
  • HIGH MEAT INCLUSIONS (2/3)

    Fresh, whole, quality animal ingredients are the foundation of award-winning ORIJEN foods.

    • 2/3 of ingredients are fresh or raw, supplying your puppy with essential nutrients in their most natural and nourishing form.
    • 1/3 are dehydrated at a low temperature for a concentrated source of nourishing protein that cannot be supplied by fresh meat alone.
  • AN ABUNDANT VARIETY (6)

    In nature, puppies benefit from an assortment of animal ingredients. This variety is often lost in conventional puppy foods which typically feature a single animal ingredient, such as chicken or lamb, that is highly processed and seldom fresh.

    That’s why award-winning ORIJEN Puppy Large features a rich diversity of fresh animal ingredients in Biologically Appropriate WholePrey ratios to nourish your large-breed puppy’s peak growth and development:

    • Fresh free-run chicken from Kentucky farms
    • Fresh free-run turkey from Indiana farms
    • Fresh cage-free eggs from Kentucky farms
    • Fresh, whole yellowtail flounder, Atlantic mackerel and Atlantic herring, wild-caught from New England’s Atlantic waters
  • WHOLEPREY MEAT RATIOS

    Mother Nature matched the nutrients in whole prey animals to perfectly meet a carnivore’s dietary needs, since predatory animals like wolves and wildcats, consume the whole animal.

    WholePrey represents the evolution of ORIJEN foods, incorporating fresh, quality animal ingredients from meat, organs, and cartilage or bone in ratios that mirror nature and eliminate the need for long lists of synthetic supplements.

    The WholePrey diet is a nutritional treasure:

    • Meat – essential for protein and fat as well as Vitamins A, B, D, and K, copper, chromium, folic acid, iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium, and zinc.
    • Organs – packed with virtually every nutrient your puppy needs to thrive including vitamins, minerals, healthy fat, and amino acids.
    • Edible Bone – a rich source of minerals including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium in natural form your puppy’s body can easily absorb.
  • FRESH VEGETABLES & FRUIT (15%)

    While dogs (and puppies) have no nutritional requirement for carbohydrates, some puppy foods still contain large amounts of potato and tapioca.

    Biologically Appropriate ORIJEN Puppy Large is a protein-rich food featuring fresh vegetables and fruit, which release sugar slowly, dramatically reducing the potential for fat storage.

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