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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
  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Small, Medium, Large
  • 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

  1. 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

  1. 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

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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.

Orijen Dry Dog Food

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 was so excited to try this for Lucy since I have been so disappointed in all the recalls and bad food out there. I know it's an excellent dog food, but Lucy would not even try it. Chewy. com gave an immediate refund with no questions asked. This is a superb company and I will use them for food for Lucy. I don't fault the Origen brand at all. She just didn't like it

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  • Have no hesitations - this food is the best

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    I finally faced the fact that my 10-yr mixed breed was ready for a senior food with some joint support that was more easily digestible. I was concerned that because she was still active, a traditional low-cal senior food might leave her skinny. I chatted with a chewy agent, told him my concerns, and he recommended Orijen Senior. I did a lot of research on other sites and compared the nutrition and ingredient profiles to other top brands. The chewy agent was right - this is the best brand. This food is so palatable that she eats more consistently than she ever has in her life. The moisture in the kibble also seems to be easier for her to eat as she is missing a few teeth. Her stool is a lot more I finally faced the fact that my 10-yr mixed breed was ready for a senior food with some joint support that was more easily digestible. I was concerned that because she was still active, a traditional low-cal senior food might leave her skinny. I chatted with a chewy agent, told him my concerns, and he recommended Orijen Senior. I did a lot of research on other sites and compared the nutrition and ingredient profiles to other top brands. The chewy agent was right - this is the best brand. This food is so palatable that she eats more consistently than she ever has in her life. The moisture in the kibble also seems to be easier for her to eat as she is missing a few teeth. Her stool is a lot more solid than it was before, indicating to me that her digestion is more efficiency getting the good stuff into her body. All in all, I am looking forward for Orijen to release the Fit and Trim variety to Chewy so that we can put our two non-senior (and pudge-prone) dogs onto the same brand. You should have no hesitation in feeding your dog this food. … more

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  • pleasantly surprised!

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    I wasn't sure if one of our dogs was going to like it as she is a picky eater so I was so happy to find out that she did like it. The male dog is not as picky so it worked out for me. It does have a fishy smell but that's not so bad when you know it's quality food that does not upset their stomach.

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  • Wow! Picky eater loves it.

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    It smells awful, but my dogs love it! My fur baby Gizmo has always had a delicate tummy and quit eating breakfast about a year ago. She's almost 12 and suffering from arthritis. She's only been on it for two weeks, but her tummy is better and she gobbles it up for breakfast. Waiting to see if it helps her joints, but the noticeable difference already makes it worth the price.

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  • Love Orijen

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    We have two senior (10.5+yrs old) Cocker Spaniels and finding them a food I feel good about offering is not always easy but with Orijen, I have never had to be worried. Orijen has integrity when it comes to their ingredients and you can tell just from the smell and feel of the food that it stands far about the "standard" brands that are out there. The cost is not insignificant but very well worth the peace of mind that you are feeling your beloved four-legged family members a meal worth eating.

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  • Good food if you give your dog kibble

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    Decent food but price (set by manufacturer) is high. Chewy.com has the best price of all sites I checked & free shipping without other additional hidden fees (other online stores sneak in additional fees be careful).

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  • This food changed my dogs life!

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    We have always researched and fed our dog foods with high quality ingredients, but over time we started to suspect maybe she was starting to develop a sensitivity to the brand she had been on for years. Our dog slowly had a hard time sleeping at night and would wake us up 1-4 times every night to go to the bathroom. She also started getting diarrhea at times, and her bowel movements were more unregular than usual. So when other problems were ruled out by the vet we thought maybe she just needed a change in her diet. Let me tell you, within 3 days of her being on this food, she started sleeping much better! Now it is only on a rare occasion she will ever get up to go to the bathroom in the middle We have always researched and fed our dog foods with high quality ingredients, but over time we started to suspect maybe she was starting to develop a sensitivity to the brand she had been on for years. Our dog slowly had a hard time sleeping at night and would wake us up 1-4 times every night to go to the bathroom. She also started getting diarrhea at times, and her bowel movements were more unregular than usual. So when other problems were ruled out by the vet we thought maybe she just needed a change in her diet. Let me tell you, within 3 days of her being on this food, she started sleeping much better! Now it is only on a rare occasion she will ever get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Her bowel movements are much more regular, and even though we thought it wasn't possible, her coat is even shinier than it was before and she has always had a super shiny coat. I realize all dogs can react differently to even the best of foods, but I can only tell you in our case this food has been the best change ever for her! I only hope this food continues to agree with her tummy in the long run! … more

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  • About as good as it gets, naturally ...

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    ... but a bit costly! There is no doubt that this is a quality feed and most owners will probably only consider it, following some kind of quality complaint from another brand or following marketing-trends implying that only grain-free feed could be considered for your dog. Over forty years, I have had eight gundogs prior to the couple I have now and all were formerly fed on various grain-based diets of dried feed of the day ... and all did well on whatever they ate! I think the real issue surrounding dog-health has more to do with physical exercise (or distinct lack thereof!) than the feed they take but there may be a case for considering better feedstuffs as dogs age. This is where ... but a bit costly! There is no doubt that this is a quality feed and most owners will probably only consider it, following some kind of quality complaint from another brand or following marketing-trends implying that only grain-free feed could be considered for your dog. Over forty years, I have had eight gundogs prior to the couple I have now and all were formerly fed on various grain-based diets of dried feed of the day ... and all did well on whatever they ate! I think the real issue surrounding dog-health has more to do with physical exercise (or distinct lack thereof!) than the feed they take but there may be a case for considering better feedstuffs as dogs age. This is where perhaps Orijen comes into its own. The pellet is moist and remains so as long as the bag-top is turned-over after first opening. Both dogs took to the feed without hesitation and shunned what they had been eating the day before arrival! Stools are firm and because little goes in, very little comes out! So far so good. … more

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  • My dog loves it and thrives

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    We initially changed to Orijen as our shiba thrives on fish based food more than any other ingredients. And back then orijen was one of the best dog food with high quality ingredient with fish. Once she became a senior we switched her to this brand and she still thrives and acts like a puppy. Shiny coat, healthy teeth and full of energy for a 13 old lady!

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    One of my 15 year old terriers has Cushing's and Valley Fever so I switched to Orijen to see if that would make a difference in his health, he'd been listless for a while. I've never seen them so excited over kibble, I usually have to mix wet food in to entice them, but now I scatter some on the floor and they go on a treasure hunt while I get their breakfast.

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