AWARD-WINNING FOODS AND TREATS
Biologically Appropriate ORIJEN represents a new class of food, designed to nourish dogs and cats according to their evolutionary adaptation to a diet rich and diverse in fresh meat and protein.
ORIJEN features unmatched inclusions of fresh free-run poultry, whole nest-laid eggs, whole wild-caught fish and ranch-raised meats – farmed or fished in our region by people we know and trust, and delivered to our kitchens daily so they’re brimming with goodness.
Trusted by pet lovers everywhere, award-winning ORIJEN foods and treats are guaranteed to keep your cherished dogs and cats happy, healthy and strong!
NOURISH AS NATURE INTENDED
OUR BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE PHILOSOPHY IS SIMPLE: MIRROR THE QUANTITY, FRESHNESS, AND VARIETY OF MEATS THAT DOGS AND CATS ARE EVOLVED TO EAT.
The gray 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 by pet lovers. These include: Teeth and Jaws, Saliva and Enzymes, Short Digestive Tract.
Authentically Fresh. Authentically Regional.
WE MAKE OUR AWARD-WINNING AND BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE FOODS FROM FRESH REGIONAL INGREDIENTS.
Unmatched by any other dog or cat food, ORIJEN’s fresh regional ingredients rival Mother Nature, supplying nutrients in their freshest, most natural and nourishing form.
Our award-winning kitchens are 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 fresh local ingredients are delivered to our kitchens daily.
In fact, our fresh meats are deemed fit for human consumption and typically travel from farm to kitchen within 3 days, and into ORIJEN foods within 2 days.
OUR OWN FOODS. OUR OWN KITCHENS.
The food you choose for your dog or cat is on 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 kitchens, where we handle every detail from food development to ingredient sourcing, ensuring our stringent food safety processes are upheld. Unmatched by any other pet food maker anywhere, our kitchens meet the strictest standards in the world, including the Government of Canada, and the European Union.
Our kitchens prepare 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.