Biologically Appropriate Food for Cats and Dogs


“Although life styles have changed, the digestive systems of cats and dogs haven’t changed for hundreds of years”

As a Biological Food, ORIJEN adopts a simple nutritional philosophy: Follow Nature.  

By closely matching the foods that dogs and cats are evolved to eat, ORIJEN provides them the nourishment that Nature originally intended.

(See our White Paper Document: The Biological Food Concept).

Carefully prepared in the heart of Alberta’s rich farmlands, ORIJEN is made from fresh regional ingredients in unique grain-free and meat-based formulations that match the biological needs of cats and dogs.

As the peak health of cats and dogs depends upon nourishment they derive from quality meats - not from grains or plant proteins - ORIJEN has the highest meat inclusions of any dry pet food, providing the same natural balance and diversity of fresh meats that cats and dogs would naturally find hunting in the wild.

With fresh ingredients raised under clean skies on Canada's rich farmlands - or fished from cold, pristine freshwater lakes and clear pacific seas - ORIJEN provides the ultimate nourishment for dogs and cats.

Take a few minutes to browse through our website and learn about the Biolgical Food concept and we think you'll agree: Biologically Appropriate ORIJEN is the natural and delicious way to ensure a long and healthy life for your dog or cat.


Farm-Fresh Regional Meats

With 3 fresh, chemical free meats (human grade) from Alberta grain-fed chickens, fresh-caught Lake Whitefish and fresh whole eggs, ORIJEN foods contain the highest fresh meat inclusions of any dry pet food – all low temperature cooked at 90c to preserve their great taste and nourishment. .

Biologically Correct High Protein-Low Carbohydrate Formulas

ORIJEN’s high protein, low carbohydrate foods match the anatomical specialization of dogs and cats to an almost exclusively meat based diet.

This specialization is evident in the length of the gastro-intestinal tract, the structure of their teeth and jaws, and their lack of the digestive enzymes needed to break down starch.

Essential Oils

ORIJEN is infused with essential oils from chicken, salmon, anchovies and herring, flax and sunflower. This combination of fats and oils provides an ideal natural blend of Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids, including high levels of DHA and EPA

Grain Free

Instead of inappropriate cereal grains, ORIJEN is made with fruits, vegetables and botanicals produced on western Canada’s fertile farmlands and pacific orchards.

Rich in natural source vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, these health-promoting ingredients bridge the gap between good nutrition and attaining peak physical health.

Natural And Organic Minerals

Unlike typical commercial pet foods, ORIJEN does not contain minerals as sulfates and oxides. ORIJEN contains all minerals in organic form, with calcium and phosphorus naturally present from the meat concentrated formulations - just like nature intended.