As your pet grows older and moves on to a new life-stage, his or her nutritional needs also change. Orijen Senior dog food is a special diet that provides more calories from protein and fat rather than from carbohydrates. This helps to maintain a healthy weight for your senior pet. This dry food formula contains a Biologically Appropriate protein level of 38% to promote lean muscle mass.
Descended from wolves, our dogs are carnivores by nature. Their biological make-up means that they need nutrients from meat to thrive. So a species-appropriate diet for dogs means plenty of meat inclusions. Orijen dog foods aim to provide your pet with kibble that falls in line with his or her biological needs.
Orijen’s philosophy is to ‘nourish your pet as nature intended.’ And this means including a variety of meats to your pet’s diet and in natural, wholeprey ratios. This food contains cartilage, organ meat and bones as well to give your pet minerals and vitamins from natural sources. Zinc is the only added supplement.
85% of this food is made with meat and 15% is botanicals. Of the animal ingredients included in this food, 2/3rds is fresh or raw. It also included Freeze-dried liver infused kibble to make the food that much tastier. The meat is from 5 different sources of poultry or fish.
- 85% Protein content, 15% botanicals
- 0% grains, potato, tapioca
- Meat inclusions are from 6 different sources
- 2/3rd of the meat inclusions are fresh or frozen without preservatives
- 1/3rd of the meat are dehydrated without preservatives
- Freeze-dried chicken and turkey liver makes this meal more tempting for dogs
We recommend that you -
- Consult a vet before altering your pet's diet
- Always have fresh water available for your pet
- Never feed above recommended quantities unless prescribed by a vet
HUFT Tip: Senior dogs need extra care as they age because their bones get weaker. They need to be fed low calorie diets to prevent any unnecessary weight that will add stress to their joints and bones.
85% MEAT | 15% FRUITS & VEGETABLES
Fresh chicken meat (13%), fresh whole eggs (7%), fresh turkey meat (7%), fresh whole herring (7%), fresh chicken liver (6%), fresh whole flounder (4%), fresh turkey liver (4%), fresh chicken necks (4%), fresh chicken heart (4%), fresh turkey heart (4%), chicken (dehydrated, 4%), turkey (dehydrated, 4%), whole mackerel (dehydrated, 4%), whole sardine (dehydrated, 4%), whole herring (dehydrated, 4%), whole red lentils, whole green lentils, whole green peas, lentil fiber, whole chickpeas, whole yellow peas, whole pinto beans, chicken cartilage (1%), whole navy beans, herring oil (1%), chicken fat (1%), turkey cartilage (1%), chicken liver (freeze-dried), turkey liver (freeze-dried), fresh whole pumpkin, fresh whole butternut squash, fresh whole zucchini, fresh whole parsnips, fresh carrots, fresh whole red delicious apples, fresh whole bartlett pears, fresh kale, fresh spinach, fresh beet greens, fresh turnip greens, brown kelp, whole cranberries, whole blueberries, whole saskatoon berries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rosehips, Enterococcus faecium.
Feeding requirements will vary based on your pet's level of activity, environment and age.
Orijen is one of the best brands of kibble. Completely grain free and high in protein. It is expensive no doubt but it is worth it! Highly recommended!