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AT CHAMPION, OUR MISSION IS CLEAR AND STRONG: WE MAKE BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE™ DOG AND CAT FOODS FROM FRESH REGIONAL INGREDIENTS.

Our Biologically Appropriate™ philosophy represents a new class of foods designed to nourish dogs and cats in keeping with their evolutionary adaptation to fresh meat and protein-rich diets.

Our ingredients are different too.

We don’t buy the bulk commodity ingredients in conventional pet foods, and instead focus on ingredients that are sustainably raised within our region by people we know and trust and then delivered to our kitchens fresh each day and bursting with goodness.

Prepared exclusively in our award-winning kitchens here in Alberta, Canada, ORIJEN is trusted by pet lovers worldwide and certified to meet every international safety standard.

NOURISH AS NATURE INTENDED

WHILE WE OFTEN APPLY HUMAN ATTRIBUTES TO OUR COMPANION DOGS AND CATS, THIS ISN’T THE APPROACH TO TAKE WITH THEIR DIETS.

That’s because dogs and cats evolved as hunters and, despite a modern lifestyle, their anatomical features are adapted to an almost exclusively meat-based diet.

WHEN WE SAY FRESH WE MEAN IT!

OFTEN MISUSED IN THE PET FOOD INDUSTRY, THE WORD FRESH REALLY MEANS AN INGREDIENT IS NEVER FROZEN OR EXPOSED TO HEAT, CHEMICALS OR PRESERVATIVES.

In fact, refrigeration is the only means of preservation for ingredients that are truly FRESH.

REAL FOOD FROM OUR OWN KITCHENS

MANY PET OWNERS DON’T REALIZE THAT MANY POPULAR PET FOOD BRANDS ARE OWNED BY MARKETING COMPANIES THAT DON’T ACTUALLY MAKE THEIR OWN FOODS.

Here at Champion, we’ve been preparing our own foods in our award-winning kitchens for more than a quarter century.

Our Philosophy

Evolved as hunters, the physical structure of their teeth, jaws and digestive system scientifically classify dogs and cats as carnivores, evolved over thousands of years to operate on an almost exclusively meat-based diet.

The Biologically Appropriate™ concept is simple: Mirror the richness, freshness and variety of meats that dogs and cats would naturally hunt in the wild and for which they are evolved to eat.

That’s why ORIJEN foods feature exceptionally high inclusions of fresh whole meats, plus richly nourishing liver, tripe, cartilage and marrow — all in ratios that mirror the natural diet, while excluding high-glycemic carbohydrates and plant proteins that simply don’t belong in the diets of dogs and cats.

Meet our Farmers

n today’s complex world of multinational producers, commodity ingredients of unknown origin and food outsourcing, knowing where your food comes from has taken on a new importance.

THAT’S WHY WE NEVER BUY COMMODITY INGREDIENTS OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN.

From cage-free poultry, nest-laid eggs, wild-caught fish and ranch-raised meats to sun-ripened fruits and berries, our fresh ingredients are raised locally by people we know and trust, passed fit for human consumption, and delivered to our kitchen doors fresh so they’re bursting with goodness.

Need something more?

WHOLEPREY™ IS THE EVOLUTION OF OUR BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE™ MANDATE; INCORPORATING NOURISHING MEATS, ORGANS, CARTILAGE AND MARROW IN RATIOS THAT MIRROR THE NATURAL DIET OF DOGS AND CATS.

In the wild, dogs and wolves thrive on whole fish, fowl or game, including nutrient rich organs for vitamins and minerals, muscle meat for protein and fats, and bones and cartilage for the calcium and phosphorus needed to nourish their bodies.

Compare this to today’s “scientifically formulated” foods that are carbohydrate based, contain little meat, and are loaded with highly processed grains or plant-based proteins. Read their packages and you’ll find lists of the synthetic amino acids, vitamins and minerals needed to replace nutrients missing from their ingredients in the first place.

ORIJEN WholePrey™ mirrors the diet that dogs and cats evolved to eat over thousands of years — a nourishing balance of meat, organs and cartilage, all of which dramatically reduce the need for synthetic ingredients in ORIJEN foods.