Orijen Original Adult Dog Food

Orijen Original Adult Dog Food
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Just like their ancestor, the grey wolf, all dogs are meant to eat a diet rich and varied in whole animal ingredients. ORIJEN Original is made with meat, organs, cartilage, and bone from free-run chicken and turkey, wild-caught fish, and cage-free eggs that are delivered to our kitchen. Two-thirds of our animal ingredients are FRESH or RAW, for a concentrated source of protein. With richly nourishing protein and infusions of freeze-dried liver, this recipe nourishes your dog as nature intended while offering them a flavour that they’ll love.


  • Fresh chicken meat (13%), fresh turkey meat (7%), fresh cage-free eggs (7%), fresh chicken liver (6%), fresh whole herring (6%), fresh whole flounder (5%), fresh turkey liver (5%), 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 fibre, whole chickpeas, whole yellow peas, whole pinto beans, whole navy beans, herring oil (1%), chicken fat (1%), chicken 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.

ADDITIVES (per kg):

  • Nutritional additives: Zinc chelate: 100 mg. Enterococcus faecium. NCIMB10415: 600x10^6 CFU.


  • Crude Protein (min.) 38%, Fat Content (min.) 18%, Crude Csh (max.) 9%, Crude Cibre (max.) 5%, Moisture (max.)12%, Calcium (min.) 1.4%, Phosphorus (min.) 1.1%, Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.) 1.0%, Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.) 3.0%, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) (min.) 0.3%, EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) (min.) 0.2%, Glucosamine* (min.) 1400mg/kg, Chondroitin sulfate* (min.) 1200mg/kg.

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Ingredients List

Fresh Deboned Chicken (22%), Dehydrated Chicken (15%), Fresh Chicken Liver (4%), Fresh Whole Herring (4%), Fresh Deboned Turkey (4%), Dehydrated Turkey (4%), Fresh Turkey Liver (3%), Fresh Whole Eggs (3%), Fresh Deboned Walleye (3%), Fresh Whole Salmon (3%), Fresh Chicken Heart (3%), Chicken Cartilage (3%), Dehydrated Herring (3%), Dehydrated Salmon (3%), Chicken Liver Oil (3%), Red Lentils, Green Peas, Green Lentils, Sun-Cured Alfalfa, Yams, Pea Fibre, Chickpeas, Pumpkin, Butternut Squash, Spinach Greens, Carrots, Red Delicious Apples, Bartlett Pears, Cranberries, Blueberries, Kelp, Liquorice root (500mg/kg), Angelica Root (500mg/kg), Fenugreek (350mg/kg), Marigold Flowers (350mg/kg), Sweet Fennel (350mg/kg), Peppermint Leaf (300mg/kg), Chamomile (300mg/kg), Dandelion (150mg/kg), Summer Savory (150mg/kg), Rosemary, Enterococcus Faecium, Glucosamine (1,400mg/kg), Chondroitin (1,200mg/kg)

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Ingredient Analysis

Crude Protein (38%), Crude Fat (18%), Crude Ash (8%), Crude Fibre (5%), Calcium (1.3%), Phosphorus (1%), Omega-6 (3%), Omega-3 (1.1%), DHA (0.6%), EPA (0.3%), Vitamin A, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E (470Iu/kg), Thiamine (70mg/kg), Riboflavin (55mg/kg), Pan. Acid (64mg/kg), Niacin (390mg/kg), Pyridoxine (52mg/kg), Folic Acid (4.7mg/kg), Vitamin B12 (0.5mg/kg), Choline, Sodium (0.3%), Chloride (0.6%), Potassium (1%), Magnesium (0.12%), Manganese (25mg/kg), Selenium (1.2mg/kg), Iron (230mg/kg), Zinc (240mg/kg), Copper (26mg/kg), Iodine (3.6mg/kg), Microorganisms (120cfu/k), pH (5.5), Lysine (2.4%), Tryptophan (0.4%), Threonine (1.6%), Tyrosine (0.98%), Methionine (0.8%), Isoleucine (1.5%), Leucine (2.9%), Valine (1.9%), Arginine (2.5%), Phenylalanine (1.6%), Histidine (0.9%), Cystine (0.4%)

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Reviews (130)

Summary of Reviews for Orijen Original Adult Dog Food

Overall 5
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124 out of 130 (95%) customers would recommend this product.
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3 stars (7 reviews)
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45 Good quality dog food
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By on 29 November 2023

Good quality dog food

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45 Good quality dog food
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By on 29 November 2023

Good quality dog food

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55 Steady healthy favourite
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By on 24 October 2023

We have been feeding our cocker spaniel with this for many years, He likes it and has stayed thank fully healthy. What's not to like?!

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55 Orijen Dog food
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By on 30 September 2023

My dogs have been on this food for 14 years 👍

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55 Excellent service
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By on 14 June 2023

We have been using this dog food for 9 years and would not change to any other product having tried others previously. Perfect for both our dogs digestive systems.

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Q & A

Below are some recent questions we've received regarding Orijen Original Adult Dog Food, including answers from our team.

6 July 2022 at 12:56am


Shaun Nellist

My French bulldog is one year old. He was on Origen puppy food. Do I now buy him adult food and if so which?

  • VioVet Staff

You should move your dog onto Orijen Adult when they are fully grown. Orijen advise the following regarding this:
Generally, a dog’s breed size will determine when they are done growing, usually somewhere between 10 months to 2 years. Here’s a general guideline for when different dog breed sizes reach adulthood:

  • Toy or small breed dogs (under 20 lbs) 9 -10 months

  • Medium breed dogs (20-60 lbs) 12 – 14 months

  • Large breed dogs (60 lbs +) 16 – 24 months

13 September 2020 at 10:41am

Puppy or Adult food


My eight month old border collie weighs 25 kg. I am keen to try this Dog Food as I would be happy for him to have a more natural diet. My question is do I give him the puppy food or would you recommend the adult food at this age? Do you supply samples so that I can try him on it and see if he will eat it? I look forward to receiving your reply.

  • VioVet Staff

It is recommended to keep your dog on a puppy food until 12 to 18 months old, depending on the size of their breed. At 8 months old I would advise buying the puppy version.
Unfortunately we cannot supply sample bags of this food, I advise buying the smallest bag (340g) first to try if your dog can be fussy.

7 March 2016 at 7:25am

Skin problem


My dog has a skin yeast problem ( very bad) , she struggles we anything that turns to sugar ie grains and any form of potatoe . She also has a digestive problems . What size is the kibble and also do you do wet food or treats .

  • VioVet Staff

If you want a wet food then Nature's Menu should be suitable. The kibble size of Orijen is not large but this is not of great importance for most dogs. Usually dogs should be encouraged to eat larger kibble and use their teeth, which can keep the mouth cleaner and healthier in fact

2 March 2014 at 3:29pm

Best n safest dry food for pugs


Hi I have 2 year old pugs there on Iams dry food and I was going to change them over to the Royal Cain for pugs but i've read mixed reviews about it but pug owners can't recommend it high enough!! Am just looking for the best n safest dry food for them, Could you recommend some for me? Thanks

  • VioVet Staff

Generally you get what you pay for with dog food. Iams and Royal Canin are well established manufacturers and there are a lot of dogs which seem to do extremely well on their diets. However there is a move away from these traditional cereal based diets towards higher meat and fish content, with vegetables instead of cereal as a filler. It appears that these diets may indeed be better for dogs, though in fact most dogs can do pretty well on most diets. Our current recommendations for the best diets are Orijen, ZiwiPeak, Lily's Kitchen and Acana, but scientific evidence on this topic is still lacking.

20 December 2013 at 11:29am

Protein free dried food

Joanne Nesbitt

We have a Japanese akita and he has problems with sludge in his bladder. He needs to go on a protein free diet. What food would u recommend?

  • VioVet Staff

Your dog might benefit from a low protein diet, though he would not live long on a protein free diet. He has to have some. Most dogs do better on a high protein diet in fact, such as the Orijen diets. I wonder what is the nature of the "sludge" in your dog's urine. Is there a proper diagnosis of a medical condition? What is genuinely the problem here? There are lots of different types of solid debris which can be found in urine, and they have different causes and different treatments. Diet often plays an important role, but sludge in the urine is not enough information to know what to do. If you can get back to us with more information, we will be pleased to try and help.

5 June 2013 at 5:10pm

What is Biologically Appropriate and Glycemic index?

John Roberts

I have heard that Orijen foods are supposed to be more "biologically appropriate" and that they have a better "glycemic index" than other foods. What does this mean?

  • VioVet Staff

Biologically appropriate is a way of saying that the manufacturer think that the range of ingredients is a much better match to what nature intended dogs to eat. It has become commonplace for most of the food we give dogs to consist of cheap cereals, even in the better quality commercial foods. Dogs can digest them very well and enjoy eating them, but they are not a natural food for them. Glycemic index is a phrase used more in human nutrition, which grades different foods on how quickly they can be digested and absorbed and then increase blood sugar levels. It is widely believed that the more slowly they are absorbed, the better. Rapidly absorbed carbohydrates cause a sudden spike in the blood sugar levels, which is associated with obesity and diabetes.  Orijen attempt to produce a food which is naturally better for dogs and this is how they market it. There may be other problems associated with this type of food. It is much higher in protein than most commercial foods and that renders it difficult to make into a kibble (biscuit). However it does seem to be genuinely the way forward in canine nutrition (feline too) and lots of other manufacturers are now copying the idea. We think it probably is a healthier type of diet for many dogs.

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