Orijen Senior Formula Dry Dog Food 15.4-lb bag
ORIJEN SENIOR Formula Dry Dog Food:
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.
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.
The relatively short gastrointestinal system of dogs lacks the enzymes needed to efficiently digest carbohydrates and is instead evolved to metabolize a diet high in protein and fat.
High protein and low carbohydrate, the nutritional analysis of ORIJEN SENIOR replicates the diet Mother Nature originally intended for adult dogs, with total calories moderated to match the more sedentary lifestyle of today's senior dog.
ORIJEN SENIOR is a high protein diet with reduced fat and carbohydrate that naturally controls weight by providing fewer calories that are supplied in biologically appropriate (high protein, low carbohydrate) form.
Calcium, phosphorus, glucosamine and chondroitin are 100% organic to nutritionally support long-term bone and joint health.
Calcium (min.) 1.50%
Phosphorus (min.) 1.10%
FRESH REGIONAL INGREDIENTS:
Deboned chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, russet potato, lake whitefish, sweet potato, whole eggs, turkey, chicken fat, salmon meal, salmon and anchovy oils, salmon, natural chicken flavour, sunflower oil, sun-cured alfalfa, dried brown kelp, carrots, spinach, peas, tomatoes, apples, psyllium, dulse, glucosamine Hcl, cranberries, black currants, rosemary extract, chondroitin sulfate, sea salt.
TONIC HERBS AND BOTANICALS:
Chicory root, licorice root, tumeric root, funugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, zea mays, peppermint leaf, chamomile flowers, dandelion, summer savory, rosehips.
Iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate.
Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product.
Mixed tocopherols (source of vitamin E), choline chloride, vitamin A
Our Price: $39.27