Orijen dog food is made in Alberta Canada by an independent family-owned company from fresh Canadian ingredients. Orijen follows a new concept in pet nutrition biologically appropriate dog food. A biologically appropriate dog food matches the anatomy of the dog keeping in mind today’s modern lifestyle of regular feeding and less movement which results in a reduced caloric requirement. Orijen dog food is different from other pet foods Higher protein content from fresh meat Contains no cereals Few carbohydrates Rich in fruits and vegetables Herbs and probiotic bacteria to promote health High protein content from fresh meats Dogs are naturally not vegetarians; their short digestive tract is designed to consume and metabolize a meat-based protein-rich diet low in carbohydrates. Dogs are very effective at utilizing protein as a source of energy. Only a meat-based food ensures the optimal health and vitality of your dog. Orijen dog food contains at least 80% meat featuring regional Canadian ingredients that arrive at the factory fresh – never frozen or dried. Fresh Canadian chicken easily digestible proteins and fats Fresh Canadian turkey provides essential amino acids and natural vitamin B3 Freshly caught lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis) from Canadian lakes Freshly caught Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) high levels of activated omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA) for healthy skin and a shiny coat Fresh whole eggs from Canadian farms high quality protein lutein and zeaxanthin for doubled up eye protection No cereals low content of carbohydrates Grains are used as a cheap source of caloric energy and protein in dog foods although dogs are simply not evolved to eat processed cereals. Biologically dogs only require a very small amount of carbohydrates. Numerous veterinarians conside.