Orijen Senior is biologically appropriate for all breeds. As dogs age, their bodies become less efficient at metabolizing the proteins that are vital to maintaining muscle mass and overall wellness. In additional to increased dietary protein, senior dogs typically require fewer calories than younger dogs, and fewer carbohydrates help improve insulin resistance. Studies show that it is more harmful than it is good to restrict protein in senior dogs, and the high quality proteins are needed for our older pets. Without enough high quality protein present in the diet, senior dogs lose lean body mass, become lethargic and develop a lowered immune system. To supply the enhanced levels of rich meat proteins needed by elder dogs, Orijen Senior features the highest inclusions of fresh, never-frozen chicken, turkey, wild-caught fish and fresh whole eggs. Loaded with protein-packed, government-inspected meats (minimum 70%) that form a Biologically Appropriate diet, Orijen is free of the grains or excess carbohydrates that are biologically inappropriate for your senior dog. Instead of grains, Orijen Senior contains a full compliment of regional fruits and vegetables including both sweet and russet potatoes, black currants and sunflower from the prairie farms, apples and cranberries from the interior orchards, and sea vegetables hand-harvested from the pacific tidal range. While providing limited carbohydrate, these fruits and vegetables supply important natural antioxidants, phytochemicals and enzymes in a natural, bioavailable form. Fresh, never-frozen chicken and fish provide a superior source of essential fatty acids that dogs cannot produce themselves (including DHA and EPA) and that nutritionally support the development of cell membranes and immune systems as well as vibrant skin and hair coat, - your dog's outer symbol of health and vitality. Bridging the gap between good nutrition and total physical well-being, Orijen Senior contains veterinarian selected botanicals that include psyllium and chicory root, dandelion, sweet fennel and peppermint leaf - all of which replicate the natural canine diet and help to soothe, nourish and tone the digestive tract, strengthen the liver and control insulin levels.
Ingredients: Fresh deboned chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, russet potato, fresh deboned salmon (a natural source of DHA and EPA), herring meal, sweet potato, peas, fresh deboned lake whitefish, salmon meal, fresh deboned walleye, chicken liver, fresh deboned turkey, chicken fat (naturally preserved with vitamin E and citric acid), whole eggs, fresh deboned herring, sun-cured alfalfa, salmon oil, chicory root, dehydrated organic kelp, pumpkin, carrots, spinach, turnip greens, apples, cranberries, saskatoon berries, black currants, choline chloride, psyllium, licorice root, angelica root, fenugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, chamomile flowers, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, sea salt, vitamin supplements (vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin, vitamin C, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12), mineral supplements (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium), Lactobacillus acidophilus and Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.
Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein (min) 40.0% Crude Fat (min) 15.0% Crude Fiber (max) 6.0% Moisture (max) 10.0% Calcium (min) 1.6% Calcium (max) 1.8% Phosphorus (min) 1.1% Phosphorus (max) 1.3% Omega-6 (min) 2.5% Omega-3 (min) 1.0% DHA 0.6% EPA 0.3% Carbohydrate (max) 20.0% Glucosamine (min) 1400 mg/kg Chondroitin (min) 1200 mg/kg Microorganisms (min.) 120M cfu/kg