This article was published in partnership with ORIJEN®.
You know how the expression goes – a dog is man’s best friend. This means that your pet is also your hiking companion, running partner, camping companion, paddleboard captain, and more. And just like you, your dog needs a nutrient-dense diet to fuel these outdoor adventures and epic feats.
That’s why it’s so important to find the right dog food that can support your dog’s active lifestyle while promoting a long, healthy life. Think about it: Centuries ago, your dog’s ancestors didn’t chew on cheap filler grains like wheat, corn, or tapioca that are common in today’s pet foods. They were out in the wild, drowning their teeth in tender meat.
Inspired by your dog’s ancestral diet rich in animal proteins such as meat and poultry, ORIJEN® The foods are packed with nutrition and premium ingredients in sync with nature for your pet to eat. All ORIJEN® foods are biologically suitable – meaning fresh or raw1 Meat, poultry or fish always make up the first five ingredients.
In another nod to the way dogs naturally eat, the team at ORIJEN® Pet Food pioneered the ancestral nutrition philosophy behind WholePrey protein sources, and all ORIJEN® Pet Foods feature WholePrey ingredients — meaning the foods include meat from muscles, organs, and bones. These ingredients provide the essential nutrients pets need, such as amino acids, fatty acids and balanced minerals, says Dr. Darcia Kostyuk, Senior Veterinarian at ORIJEN®.
“In the wild, the ancestors of dogs naturally consumed these succulent and nutritious parts of their prey, which is why we include these fully animal ingredients in all of our ORIJEN® diets,” says Kostyuk. men’s magazine.