BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE | ALL LIFE STAGES
WILD-CAUGHT NEW ENGLAND MACKEREL, HERRING, FLOUNDER, REDFISH, MONKFISH AND SILVER HAKE
AN UNMATCHED DIVERSITY OF FRESH, WHOLE, WILD-CAUGHT FISH FROM NEW ENGLAND’S COLD ATLANTIC WATERS.
With 38% richly nourishing protein and 85% quality animal ingredients, ORIJEN Six Fish nourishes dogs of all life stages according to their evolutionary and biological needs.
A full 2/3 of our fish is FRESH (refrigerated, without preservatives) or RAW (flash-frozen, without preservatives), including the top 6 fish ingredients.
Nutrient-dense WholePrey ratios of fresh, whole, wild-caught fish (including meat, organs, and bone) provide virtually every nutrient your dog needs to thrive.
Our dried fish are specially prepared at 200ºF from fresh, whole, wild-caught fish to create a concentrated source of richly nourishing protein that cannot be supplied by fresh fish alone.
Infusions of freeze-dried cod liver enhance flavor and palatability naturally, making ORIJEN deliciously tasty, even for fussy eaters.
IS YOUR DOG'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 diverse and rich in fresh, quality animal ingredients. Biologically Appropriate foods mirror the natural diet and answer 3 meat questions:
ORIJEN leads its class in premium fish inclusions.
All from fish from federally inspected facilities prior to inclusion in our foods.
2/3 of fish are FRESH or RAW and loaded with goodness.
1/3 is dried at low temperature for a premium protein source.
A variety of fish in WholePrey ratios supply nutrients naturally, dramatically reducing the need for synthetic supplements.
Wild-caught silver hake
In nature there are no synthetic supplements, so dogs and wolves derive their complete nutritional needs naturally, by consuming whole prey animals and fish. Made with fresh, whole fish ingredients, ORIJEN SIX FISH provides a richly nourishing and concentrated source of virtually every nutrient your dog needs to thrive, naturally, without long lists of synthetic supplements.
INGREDIENTS WE LOVE FROM PEOPLE WE TRUST
Whole Atlantic mackerel, whole Atlantic herring, monkﬁsh, Acadian redﬁsh, ﬂounder, whole silver hake, mackerel meal, herring meal, blue whiting meal, sunflower oil, whole red lentils, whole pinto beans, cod meal, pollock meal, safflower oil, whole green peas, whole green lentils, whole navy beans, lentil ﬁber, natural cod ﬂavor, whole chickpeas, pollock oil, freeze-dried cod liver, whole pumpkin, whole butternut squash, mixed tocopherols (preservative), kale, spinach, mustard greens, collard greens, turnip greens, whole carrots, whole apples, whole pears, pumpkin seeds, sunﬂower seeds, dried kelp, zinc proteinate, D-calcium pantothenate, 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.Meet Our Suppliers
NOURISH AS NATURE INTENDED
Your dog 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.
Crude protein (min.) 38 % Crude fat (min.) 18 % Crude fiber (max.) 4 % Moisture (max.) 12 % DHA (min.) 0.7 % EPA (min.) 0.4 % Calcium (min.) 1.6 % Phosphorus (min.) 1.3 % Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.) 2.1 % Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.) 1.8 % Glucosamine* (min.) 300 mg/kg Chondroitin sulfate* (min.) 300 mg/kg Total Microorganisms* (min.)
(Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium animalis, Lactobacillus casei)
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.
ORIJEN foods mirror the natural diet, incorporating meat, organs and bones in ratios that deliver nutrients naturally and limit supplementation to zinc and copper.
Vitamin A 25.0 kIU/kg Vitamin D3 2.50 kIU/kg Vitamin E 120 IU/kg Thiamine (B1) 23.0 mg/kg Riboflavin (B2) 25.0 mg/kg Pan. Acid (B5) 30.0 mg/kg Niacin (B3) 240 mg/kg Pyridoxine (B6) 22.0 mg/kg Folic Acid 1.00 mg/kg Vitamin B12 0.10 mg/kg Choline 2,000 mg/kg
Potassium 1.00 % Sodium 0.60 % Chloride 0.90 % Iron 130 mg/kg Copper 20 mg/kg Manganese 10 mg/kg Magnesium 0.15 % Zinc 170 mg/kg Iodine 2.20 mg/kg Selenium 1.50 mg/kg
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.
Arginine 2.36 % Histidine 0.90 % Isoleucine 1.54 % Leucine 2.66 % Lysine 2.82 % Methionine 0.86 % Phenylalanine 1.55 % Threonine 1.57 % Tryptophan 0.40 % Valine 1.84 % Cystiene 0.30 %
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 Root 200 mg/kg Turmeric 200 mg/kg Sarsaparilla Root 150 mg/kg Althea (Marshmallow) Root 150 mg/kg Rosehips 150 mg/kg Juniper Berries 150 mg/kg
FISH AND PROTEIN RICH
Loaded with 85% wild-caught fish ingredients, ORIJEN Six Fish features a richly nourishing and Biologically Appropriate protein level of 38% to replicate your dog’s natural diet.
RICH IN ESSENTIAL FISH OILS
For amazing skin and coat conditioning, ORIJEN’s unique WholePrey ratios of fresh fish are naturally rich in essential fatty acids, including Omega-3, DHA and EPA that are not available from plant sources, such as flax, coconut or sunflower.
GLUCOSAMINE & CHONDROITIN
ORIJEN’s high WholePrey ratios of fresh fish provide a rich and natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin, derived naturally from our fresh ingredients, so no synthetic sources are added to ORIJEN foods.
YOUR DOG IS UNIQUE
Your dog 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.
† 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 Six Fish Dog is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages, except for growth of large size dogs (70lb or more as an adult).
ORIJEN Six Fish provides more calories from protein and fat, and fewer from carbohydrates, providing a calorie distribution that mirrors a natural diet.
Calorie content (calculated): ME 3900 kcal/kg, (445 kcal per 8oz. cup). Calories distributed to support peak conditioning with 38% from protein, 19% from carbohydrates, and 42% 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.
All dogs are adapted for a diet rich in meat and protein. Their sharp teeth and body mechanics are designed to metabolize protein and fat from animal ingredients. ORIJEN is created to nourish your dog according to his biological needs.
- 85% fish ingredients (2/3 fresh or raw; 1/3 gently dehydrated)
- 38% richly nourishing fish protein
- NO gluten, potato, or tapioca
Fresh, quality animal ingredients are the foundation of award-winning ORIJEN foods.
- 2/3 of fish ingredients are fresh or raw, supplying your dog with essential nutrients in their most natural and nourishing form.
- 1/3 are dried and prepared at a low temperature from fresh fish, to create a concentrated source of nourishing protein that cannot be supplied by fresh fish alone.
In nature, dogs benefit from an assortment of animal ingredients. This variety is often lost in conventional dog 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 Six Fish features a rich diversity of fresh fish in Biologically Appropriate WholePrey ratios to nourish for peak health:
- Fresh, whole, wild mackerel from New England’s Atlantic waters
- Fresh, whole, wild herring from New England’s Atlantic waters
- Fresh, whole, wild flounder from New England’s Atlantic waters
- Fresh, whole, wild redfish from New England’s Atlantic waters
- Fresh, whole, wild monkfish from New England’s Atlantic waters
- Fresh, whole, wild silver hake from New England’s Atlantic waters
Mother Nature matched the nutrients in whole animals to perfectly meet your dog’s needs. ORIJEN Six Fish’s WholePrey ratios of meat, organs, and bone mirror nature, and eliminate the need for long lists of synthetic ingredients, so only zinc and copper are added.
The WholePrey diet is a nutritional treasure:
- Fish – 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 dog’s 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 dog’s body can easily absorb.
While dogs have no nutritional requirement for carbohydrates, some dog foods still contain large amounts of potato and tapioca.
Biologically Appropriate ORIJEN Six Fish is a protein-rich food featuring only fresh vegetables and fruit, which release sugar slowly, dramatically reducing the potential for fat storage.