Champion Petfoods is an award-winning pet food maker with a reputation of trust spanning more than a quarter century.
We make Biologically Appropriate dog and cat foods from Fresh Regional Ingredients, and we make them from start to finish in our very own award-winning kitchen.
Our mission represents a new standard in pet food, designed to nourish dogs and cats in two ways.
First, according to their natural evolution for a meat-based diet. Second, using ingredients that are sustainable and harvested by regional suppliers, delivered to our kitchen FRESH or RAW.
BACK TO THE BEGINNING
ORIJEN IS DERIVED FROM THE LATIN TERM ‘ORIGIN’ – MEANING SOURCE OR BEGINNING. BORN FROM A DESIRE TO MIRROR THE DIET DOGS AND CATS HAVE EVOLVED TO EAT, ORIJEN REPRESENTS THE FULLEST EXPRESSION OF OUR BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE, FRESH REGIONAL INGREDIENT, NEVER OUTSOURCED PHILOSOPHY.
Inspired by a natural diet of whole prey animals, ORIJEN features unmatched and unique inclusions of meat, naturally providing everything your dog or cat needs to thrive. With a reputation of trust spanning more than 30 years, ORIJEN gives you peace of mind and keeps your cherished companion happy, healthy, and strong.
NOURISH AS NATURE INTENDED OUR BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE PHILOSOPHY IS SIMPLE: MIRROR THE QUANTITY, FRESHNESS, AND VARIETY OF MEAT THAT DOGS AND CATS HAVE EVOLVED TO EAT.
The grey wolf (Canis lupus) is the ancestor and closest relative of all domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiarius), sharing 97% of their DNA, while the Near Eastern wildcat (Felis silvestris lybica) is the closest relative of domestic cats (Felis silvestris catus).
Despite years of breeding, the internal workings and anatomical capabilities of domestic dogs and cats remain the same as their wild cousins, so it’s no surprise their food requirements remain the same too.
THE EATING ANATOMY OF CARNIVORES JUST LIKE THEIR ANCESTORS, MODERN DOGS AND CATS HAVE ANATOMICAL FEATURES DESIGNED FOR A MEAT-BASED DIET – A FUNDAMENTAL FACT OFTEN OVERLOOKED. THESE INCLUDE:
TEETH AND JAWS SALIVA AND ENZYMES SHORT DIGESTIVE TRACT
Fresh Regional Ingredients
AUTHENTICALLY FRESH. AUTHENTICALLY REGIONAL.
WE MAKE OUR AWARD-WINNING AND BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE FOODS FROM FRESH REGIONAL INGREDIENTS.
ORIJEN’s Fresh Regional Ingredients mirror Mother Nature, supplying nutrients in their freshest, most natural and nourishing form.
Our award-winning kitchen is located in the heart of Alberta’s fertile farmlands and ranchlands, which provide inspiration for our foods and world-class ingredients from farmers with whom we partner directly.
Responsibly farmed, ranched, or fished by people we know and trust, our ingredients are delivered right to our kitchen.
WE USE ANIMAL INGREDIENTS THAT ARE FRESH OR RAW AND MEET OUR PRECISE STANDARDS.
Our FRESH ingredients are refrigerated to preserve freshness and nutrients. We freeze our RAW ingredients at peak season using state-of-the-art techniques to lock in their natural goodness. This allows us to use seasonal ingredients that are unique and novel, providing a variety of flavour for your dog. The nutritional benefits of RAW meat do not degrade, so your pet is getting the best, nutrient-rich protein. Two-thirds of all animal ingredients used in ORIJEN are FRESH or RAW, nourishing your dog as nature intended. This is a key factor in the superior palatability and feeding performance of ORIJEN.
How Is This Different?
HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT?
What many pet food makers call fresh are actuallymeats that are frozen into 25kg blocks to make them easier to transport and store, which are often frozen and thawed a number of times. It’s often the case that they are many months old before becoming food for pets.
Worse yet, many North American pet food makers use large amounts of dried animal ingredients, which are then rehydrated with water – an ingredient they then label as ‘fresh or raw’.
No wonder there’s so much confusion!
OUR PEOPLE. OUR KITCHEN. OUR FOOD.
THE FOOD YOU CHOOSE FOR YOUR DOG OR CAT IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISIONS YOU CAN MAKE. WE’RE PROUD OF OUR REPUTATION, PASSIONATE ABOUT OUR FOODS, AND DEDICATED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF AUTHENTICITY, NUTRITIONAL INTEGRITY, AND FOOD SAFETY.
That’s why we prepare ORIJEN in our own kitchen, where we handle every detail from food development to ingredient sourcing, ensuring our stringent food safety processes are upheld. Our kitchen meets the strictest standards in the world, including the Government of Canada and the European Union.
Our kitchen prepares ORIJEN and ACANA exclusively — we don’t make foods for other companies and we don’t allow our foods to be made by anyone else. We wouldn’t have it any other way and believe you wouldn’t either.
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