CHAMPION PETFOODS IS AN AWARD-WINNING CANADIAN PET FOOD MAKER WITH A REPUTATION OF TRUST SPANNING MORE THAN A QUARTER CENTURY. OUR MISSION IS CLEAR AND STRONG: WE MAKE BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE™ PET FOODS FROM FRESH REGIONAL INGREDIENTS.
Our award-winning BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE™ nutritional philosophy represents a new class of foods, designed to nourish dogs and cats according to their evolutionary adaptation to fresh meat and protein-rich diets. Our ingredients are different too. We focus on local ingredients that are sustainably raised, passed ‘fit for human consumption’, and then delivered to our kitchens FRESH EACH DAY, so they’re bursting with flavour and goodness to nourish dogs and cats completely. Made from Canada’s best and freshest ingredients in our award-winning kitchens here in Alberta, Canada, ORIJEN keeps your cherished dog or cat happy, healthy and strong — we guarantee it!
Our methods of food preparation are different from conventional pet food makers. Indeed, our unique foods and cooking processes have earned us an international reputation for innovation, as well as some prestigious industry awards here in North America.
NO DRY DOG OR CAT FOOD ON EARTH CAN MATCH THE VARIETY AND FRESHNESS OF ORIJEN’S MEAT INGREDIENTS.
Western Canada’s foothill farms, fertile prairies and cold clear waters are our source of both inspiration and fresh regional ingredients. Unmatched by any pet food maker, our unmatched variety of authentically fresh regional ingredients mirrors the natural diet, supplying nutrients in their freshest, most natural form.
From cage-free poultry, nest-laid eggs, ranch-raised meats and wild-caught fish to sun-ripened fruits & vegetables, our fresh ingredients are raised locally, passed fit for human consumption, and then delivered to our kitchens fresh, preservative-free and loaded with goodness.
PRODUCERS WE KNOW AND TRUST
IN TODAY’S WORLD OF MARKETERS, KNOWING WHO’S MAKING YOUR FOOD AND WHERE THE INGREDIENTS ARE FROM HAS TAKEN ON NEW IMPORTANCE.
That’s why we never buy commodity ingredients of unknown origin.
Instead, we focus on local ingredients raised by people we know and trust in a sustainable and responsible fashion, like Aaron of Sunfresh Farms in Edmonton Alberta — supplier of fresh, whole and locally grown vegetables.
WHAT DOES FRESH REALLY MEAN?
WHAT MANY PET FOOD MAKERS CALL ‘FRESH’ ARE ACTUALLY ‘PET-GRADE’ MEATS OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN, FROZEN IN 25KG BLOCKS AND STORED IN BROKERS’ FREEZER WAREHOUSES FOR MONTHS BEFORE BECOMING FOOD FOR PETS.
Other pet foods define fresh as ‘just arrived’. In other words, they’ll tell you their fish oil, potato powder or pea protein is fresh because it just arrived yesterday! No wonder there’s so much confusion! When we say fresh we mean it. Our fresh ingredients are:
- NEVER FROZEN – refrigeration is the only means of preservation
- PRESERVATIVE FREE – no chemicals or synthetics added whatsoever
- AUTHENTIC – our fresh ingredients arrive at our kitchen within a day or two of harvest
We think pet lovers want to know where the ingredients in their pet’s food originate. That’s why we focus on ingredients that are sustainably raised within our region by people we know and trust, passed fit for human consumption, and then delivered to our kitchens FRESH EACH DAY.
OUR BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE PHILOSOPHY
DOGS AND CATS ARE BUILT LIKE THEIR ANCESTORS. WE BELIEVE THEY SHOULD EAT LIKE THEM TOO.
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.