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Orijen Senior Grain-Free Dry Dog Food

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Orijen Senior Grain-Free Dry Dog Food is rich in protein to promote lean muscle mass yet limited in calories for a healthy senior weight. As dogs age, they become less efficient at metabolizing the very proteins vital to their well-being, so they need the right amount for peak conditioning. Orijen Senior is loaded with the protein-packed animal ingredients that Mother Nature intended all dogs to eat, including free-run chicken and turkey, whole eggs, wild-caught fish and regional fruits and vegetables. These trusted ingredients are all sustainably farmed or fished regionally and arrive fresh or raw each day, so they're free of preservatives and loaded with the animal proteins and fats that nourish your older dog completely.

Key Benefits

  • 85% premium animal ingredients and 15% fresh fruits, vegetables and botanicals all sustainanly farmed or fished regionally and arrive each day so they're free of preservatives and loaded with animal proteins and fats that nourish your older dog completely
  • Protein-packed and free of preservatives to promote lean muscle mass yet limited in calories for a healthy senior weight
  • Infused with freeze-dried chicken and turkey liver for natural flavor
  • Biologically appropriate diet with WholePrey ratios of poultry, organs and cartilage
  • Made in Orijen's USA Kentucky kitchens

Note: During packaging, Orijen's air evacuation process draws excess air from the bags prior to sealing. Depending on certain variables, some packages will appear vacuumed and others not. Rest assured the food in each bag will be equally fresh!

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  • Item Number
    101299
  • Weight
    25.0 pounds
  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    Senior
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    Low Glycemic, GMO-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Grain-Free, Gluten Free

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

Deboned Chicken, Deboned Turkey, Yellowtail Flounder, Whole 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 Turkey Liver, Whole Green Peas, Whole Navy Beans, Red Lentils, Chicken Necks, Chicken Kidney, Pinto Beans, Chickpeas, Green Lentils, Alfalfa, Lentil Fiber, Natural Chicken Flavor, Chicken Cartilage, Herring Oil, Ground Chicken Bone, Chicken Fat, Turkey Cartilage, Dried Kelp, Freeze-Dried Chicken Liver, Freeze-Dried Turkey Liver, Whole Pumpkin, Whole Butternut Squash, Kale, Spinach, Mustard Greens, Collard Greens, Turnip Greens, Whole Carrots, Apples, Pears, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Zinc Proteinate, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), 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.

Caloric Content

3,630 kcal/kg, 414 kcal/cup

Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 38.0% min
Crude Fat 15.0% min
Crude Fiber 8.0% max
Moisture 12.0% max
Calcium 1.2% min
Phosphorus 0.9% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 3.0% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.8% min
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 0.2% min
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) 0.2% min
Glucosamine 700 mg/kg min
Chondroitin SulFate 600 mg/kg min

Feeding Instructions

Each dog is unique and feeding amounts will vary with age and activity. Please use this chart as an initial guide and adjust amounts accordingly. Feed twice daily and always provide your dog with fresh, clean water.

Weight Active Senior Daily Feeding (Cups) Less Active Senior Daily Feeding (Cups)
11 lbs 3/4 1/2
22 lbs 1 1/3 1
44 lbs 2 1/4 1 1/2
66 lbs 3 2
88 lbs 3 2/3 2 1/2
110 lbs 4 1/3 3
132 lbs 5 3 1/3

Transition Instructions

Dogs are often fed the same food, which means a sudden food change makes it difficult for their digestive systems to adapt, which is why it’s important to introduce the new food gradually. Going slowly will give your dog time to adjust to their new food and will also reduce the chances of digestive upset.

Start by mixing 25% new food with 75% old food. Slowly change the proportions over the next 5 - 7 days by gradually increasing the amount of ORIJEN and decreasing the amount of old food. At the end of this transitioning process, you should be feeding 100% ORIJEN.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT DOES BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE MEAN?

The Biologically Appropriate™ concept is Simple: mirror the freshness and variety of meats that dogs and cats are evolved to eat.

WHAT DOES WHOLEPREY MEAN?

Nature matched the nutrients in whole prey animals to perfectly meet your dog or cat’s needs. ORIJEN WholePrey represents the evolution of ORIJEN foods, incorporating meats, organs and cartilage in ratios that mirror the natural diet, and eliminate the need for long lists of synthetic ingredients.

WHAT IS MEATMATH?

Biologically Appropriate foods are formulated to match the eating anatomy of the animal they are intended for. As dogs and cats are evolved as carnivores, that means they require high concentrations of meat, high inclusions of fresh meat, and a rich diversity of meat. Is your food Biologically Appropriate™? Answer the 3 meat questions: * HOW MUCH MEAT IS IN THE TOTAL DIET? * HOW MUCH FRESH MEAT? * HOW MANODS CONTAIN BOTANICALS?**

ORIJEN is designed to match the natural diet as closely as is possible in a kibble format. Botanicals are a part of the natural diet for all cats and dogs, and play an important role in bridging the gap between good health and peak conditioning. The botanicals found in ORIJEN are selected by one of North America’s leading Homeopathic Veterinarians.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORIJEN AND ACANA FOODS?

While there are many differences between ACANA and ORIJEN, both diets reflect our belief in the importance of providing diets that are Biologically Appropriate™, using ingredients that are Fresh, Regional, and Never Outsourcing any part of the cooking or packaging of our Brands.

When comparing the 2 brands, let’s ask the 3 Meat Questions: 1. How Much Meat? ORIJEN has 85-90% Meat, while ACANA foods have 50-75%. 2. How Fresh? ORIJEN’s foods have 2/3 Fresh meats and ACANA’s have ½ fresh. 3. How Many Meats? ORIJEN foods have up to 10 meats, while ACANA’s foods feature up to 5.

Put simply, ORIJEN and ACANA foods mimic the natural eating habits of your cat or dog with high fresh meat inclusions and low inclusion of carbohydrates. Although slightly lower in protein than ORIJEN, ACANA provides an unbeatable value and price point that makes Biologically Appropriate™ pet foods accessible to a wide range of pet lovers.

WHY DOESN’T ORIJEN SUPPLEMENT THEIR FOODS WITH AMINO ACIDS AND MINERALS?

Organ meats are a concentrated and natural source of virtually every nutrient your dog needs to thrive, including all essential vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and vital amino acids.

Densely packed with nearly every nutrient, including heavy doses of B vitamins, organ meats such as kidney, liver and tripe are loaded with the minerals phosphorus, iron, copper, magnesium and iodine, and provide important fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, all of which nourish dogs and cats as nature intended.

Which is why you will find amino acids, including taurine or minerals like calcium and phosphorus on the guaranteed analysis but not on the ingredient list!

HOW IS IT THAT ORIJEN FOODS FEATURE 15-20% FAT, BUT VERY LITTLE FAT IS ADDED TO THE INGREDIENTS?

ORIJEN’s fresh meat inclusions are very high. The 2 largest nutritional components of fresh meat are protein and fat. By using large inclusions of fresh meat we are able to minimize the amount of added fat in our ingredient list.

**WHAT IS THE SOURCE OF ORIJEN’S GLUCOSAMINE AND CHONDROITIN - IS IT SUPPL

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Biologically Appropriate Commitment

Dogs and cats are built like their ancestors, and that's why all of Orijen's recipes are based on five biologically appropriate principles. They start with a variety of unmatched fresh meat inclusions that are rich in protein. Orijen includes whole prey ratios that naturally provide the nutrients your dog needs. Carbs are limited, but there are plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables and cleansing botanicals.

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Whole Prey Foods

In the wild, dogs consume the whole animal to meet their full dietary needs, so Orijen recipes incorporate three whole prey elements in specific ratios.

  • Meat (70−85%) High meat inclusion means all amino acids are provided in natural form, without any synthetic supplements.
  • Edible Bone (5−10%) Bone, marrow and cartilage provide calcium, phosphorus, glucosamine and chondroitin without any artificial additives.
  • Organ Meat (10−15%) Fresh liver and tripe are richly nourishing sources of vitamins and minerals, including iron, zinc, and vitamins A, B and D.

Quality, Sustainable Ingredients

Orijen believes you have a right to know where the ingredients in your dog's food come from. From nest-laid eggs and wild northern pike to juicy orchard-grown apples and crisp garden greens, each ingredient is sourced from local producers they know and trust.

Fresh, Whole Food Ingredients

Orijen uses fresh, regional ingredients that are GMO-free and sustainably and ethically produced.

LICORICE ROOT

LICORICE ROOT

Supplies soluble fiber, soothes and nourishes the digestive tract, cleanses the colon, and reduces insulin levels.

CRANBERRIES & BLUEBERRIES

CRANBERRIES AND BLUEBERRIES

Rich in antioxidants and help support a strong immune system and healthy urinary tract.

ANGELICA ROOT AND FENUGREEK

ANGELICA ROOT AND FENUGREEK

Support digestion and provide protective antioxidants that defend the kidney against chronic damage.

BUTTERNUT SQUASH

BUTTERNUT SQUASH

Loaded with healthy fiber and a natural source of vitamins, including B6 for immune support.

About Orijen

Orijen products are created by Champion Petfoods, an award-winning pet food maker whose mission is to make biologically appropriate dog and cat foods from fresh regional ingredients. The ingredients used in Orijen recipes are sustainably raised or caught in Canada by local ranchers, farmers and fishermen.

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    I adopted my first dog 14 years ago. Chaos had so many allergies and the first year we were in out of the vet's office more times than I care to admit. Eight years ago I finally switched her food to Acana (an Orijen derivative). Her vitality and health increased and we became long distance runners together. Today, both of my senior dogs, Chaos and Serenity, are on the Orijen Senior after years of Acana flavors. At 16 Chaos is still playing with Great Dane puppies at doggie daycare every week and Serenity is a very healthy service dog. Even with her 10 year old gray muzzle, she's still on point as my service dog. No dental issues in either dog, no organ complications, and only minor arthritis I adopted my first dog 14 years ago. Chaos had so many allergies and the first year we were in out of the vet's office more times than I care to admit. Eight years ago I finally switched her food to Acana (an Orijen derivative). Her vitality and health increased and we became long distance runners together. Today, both of my senior dogs, Chaos and Serenity, are on the Orijen Senior after years of Acana flavors. At 16 Chaos is still playing with Great Dane puppies at doggie daycare every week and Serenity is a very healthy service dog. Even with her 10 year old gray muzzle, she's still on point as my service dog. No dental issues in either dog, no organ complications, and only minor arthritis in the 16 year old. I believe in this brand 100% and both of my dogs are proof that great health starts with a great diet! … more

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    When I had to stop buying raw food for my dogs, the company recommended Origin as being the best out there. When shopping for where to purchase, Chewy was the same price as others, but the shipping was super fast; ordered one day and arrived the next! And my dogs love it! They actually drool when I'm filling their bowls! Chewy has always been a great company to work with.

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  • I LOVE THIS FOOD

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    Best food I ever fed my two greyhounds. They absolutely love it. When you have senior dogs and one of them is very finicky, you start to pull your hair out. Then you come across a food that they devour. My one greyhound has stomach issues so bad that I have to switch foods often. However, he has never eaten other foods the way he enjoys this brand. Hats off to Origen. Thank you sooooo much! Highly recommend.

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  • Awesome dog food!

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    I looked up which foods have the best ratings, and on many reports this was the best. I was glad to here it has not been recalled for any reasons. You would be surprised how many name brands have been recalled. Also this is the first dog food that my dog loves without needing to add can food to it. Chewy had my order delivered in just a few days. You can also get a discount for auto ship each month which was nice.

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    To be honest, my dog does not like dry food but I always have some for him anyway and when he's really hungry, guess what, he eats it. Having said that, he's an allergic dog so need special food. B4 Orijen, we tried every brand out there and he wouldn't touch any of it but he does eat Orijen, as I said, when he's very hungry so this is the one for us. Course, visiting dogs love it also

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  • Great food, pup loves it!

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    My darling senior pup loves this food. I find it rather smelly but that most likely appeals to her. She's generally not picky but this food seems to have no adverse effects on her digestion.

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    These are 2 quality foods that do not cause skin flare ups, out of control yeast, weight gain, sluggishness. I have dachshunds that are ages 8-10 and show minimal signs of aging. They also get snacks, organic carrots, organic broccoli, kale, apples, and all aging lettuce or cabbage.

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    I switched my senior yorkie from health extension cans to this about a week ago. Her stool is solid but she really doesn't enjoy the taste. I use warm water to convince her and she gobbles it up. I'm hoping to see amazing results since I know this is a top of the line food. My puppy eats the large breed, and she looks great ! But beware, it does smell fishy

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    I had hoped for more of an improvement in my older dog's health with this food, but sadly no. He ate it but only after I added other ingredients. Perhaps its the high level of legumes and other high oxalate ingredients which can contribute to joint problems/arthritis - something I researched recently, I learn a lot about my own health issues by seeing how diet has affected that of my fur family. I'm actually glad Chewy isn't going to carry this anymore as it has forced me to consider another limited ingredient meat protein product. Just because this is an incredibly expensive food does not mean they know completely what they're doing or that it is a species appropriate diet - I mean really would I had hoped for more of an improvement in my older dog's health with this food, but sadly no. He ate it but only after I added other ingredients. Perhaps its the high level of legumes and other high oxalate ingredients which can contribute to joint problems/arthritis - something I researched recently, I learn a lot about my own health issues by seeing how diet has affected that of my fur family. I'm actually glad Chewy isn't going to carry this anymore as it has forced me to consider another limited ingredient meat protein product. Just because this is an incredibly expensive food does not mean they know completely what they're doing or that it is a species appropriate diet - I mean really would dogs eat beans in the wild? No, they cannot digest them. … more

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  • Keeps my senior youthful

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    I finally caved in and put my 12-year old cattledog on senior food. She scarfs it down. She is full of energy, runs after ground squirrels with her much younger brothers, and has a beautiful, shiny coat. Maybe this food will help her live forever?

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