I am pleased to be able to report that, in order to improve our service offering to you, we will be moving our entire warehousing and logistics processing to a new warehouse later this month.
In order to simplify the transition we will with immediate effect be reducing the range of products and bag sizes that are available from our website until Early August (when the transfer to our new warehouse should be complete).
The following is a complete list of the ORIJEN products that we will continue to stock during the transition period:
ORIJEN Puppy 11.4kg
ORIJEN Puppy 6kg
ORIJEN Puppy Large 11.4kg
ORIJEN Puppy Large 6kg
ORIJEN Original 11.4kg
ORIJEN Original 6kg
ORIJEN 6 Fish 11.4kg
ORIJEN Regional Red 11.4kg
ORIJEN Senior 11.4kg
Following completion of the transfer to our new warehouse in early August we will be then re-enable the products that had temporarily been removed.
In the meantime should you need to purchase any of the products that we have temporarily suspended for sale on our website, then they can still be purchased from any of our stockists or internet retailers, see https://www.orijenpetfoods.co.uk/stockists/ for details.
Thank you for your patience and support during the transition. We believe that we will be able to provide you with a much improved service offering, following the completion of the transfer to our new warehouse.
We loved seeing all of your fantastic pictures and videos of your pets in our online pet show! Judging was incredibly hard as we liked every entry, but we hope everyone enjoyed taking part. Congratulations to the winners of each class below, each of whom won a bag of tasty ORIJEN Freeze-Dried Treats!
Class 1: Best Trick Hannah Leach
Hannah’s handsome German Shepherd charmed us with his slow motion trick – he looks so pleased to show off his trick skills!
Class 2: Golden Oldie: Katheryn Eve Hodgson with Cynder, Margot Hollingsworth with Zeta and Fay Mccullum with Blissy
We were so impressed with the amount of entries in the golden oldie class, we couldn’t help but increase the number of prizes we handed out! It is wonderful to see so many senior pets living their best life with owners who obviously adore them.
Class 3: Most Appealing Eyes: Charlaine Moreno-Chamorro with Murphy
The judges agreed that we would not be able to resist this look from the handsome Murphy.
Class 4: Pet That Looks Most Like Their Owner: Paula Doonan Freeman with Jasper
We loved the creativity in this class. The winning entry shows the ‘matching beards’ grown by these two, although we think Jasper may be winning on the length!
Class 5: Shiniest Coat: Liz Baker with Lolly
A shiny coat is a good sign of a healthy, happy pet. Beautiful Labrador Lolly took the title in this class with her super glossy, chocolate coloured coat.
Class 5: Best Pair: Kathryn Parkinson with Chutney and Willow
This was a very hard class to judge with so many excellent entries. These two just looked so relaxed in each other’s company – sunbathing and snuggling!
Class 6: Best Junior Artist: Alex Harvey with a picture of Shadow by Chloe, age 8
We loved the detail Chloe put into colouring this picture of Shadow. Alex told us they are the best of friends!
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You may not be able to get out and about but that doesn’t mean we can’t share our love of our pets. ORIJEN will be holding a virtual fun pet show you can enter from home. Get everyone in your home involved – the more the merrier!
We will be posting a class every few days. To enter simply add a photo or video to the comments section of the post. Winners will be drawn a few days later and will be posted on our social media channels. Each winner will also receive a pack of ORIJEN Freeze Dried Treats for their cat or dog. Entries from the UK only please.
Class 1: Best Trick
Show us your pet’s best trick. To enter you will need to take a photo or video of your pet performing their special skill and add it to the comments section of the post when you see it on the ORIJEN Facebook page. Open to cats or dogs (or teams of both!).
Class 2: Golden Oldie
Do you share your home with a senior pet? Well this class is for you! To enter you will need to take a photo or video of your veteran pet and tell us why they deserve to win when you see the post on the ORIJEN Facebook page.
Class 3: Most Appealing Eyes
Some pets have perfected the look that just says ‘I will be your best friend (but also I would quite like a snack!)’ To enter you will need to take a photo of video or your pet pulling their best appealing face and add it to the comments when you see this class posted on the ORIJEN Facebook page.
Class 4: Pet That Looks Most Like Their Owner
We have all heard the old adage that pets look like their owners. If you think you could win this round, take a photo of you and your pet to enter and add it to the comments when you see this class posted on the ORIJEN Facebook page.
Class 5: Shiniest Coat
A shiny coat is a good sign of a healthy, happy pet. To enter you will need to take a photo of your pet in all their gleaming glory and add it to the comments section when you see the post on the ORIJEN Facebook page.
Class 5: Best Pair
Whether they are like matching bookends or little and large we want to see your pets with their best friend. To enter you will need a picture of them together and a little information about what makes them firm friends. To enter you can post the picture and text to the comments section when you see this class on the ORIJEN Facebook page.
Class 6: Best Junior Artist
Get the younger members of your household involved in this one! You will need to ask them draw a picture of your pet and post it in the comments section for this class when you see it on the ORIJEN Facebook page, along with their name and age.
The promoter is Bern Pet Foods Ltd, whose registered office is Bancroft House, 10 Bancroft Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 7RP.
The Judge’s decision is final
Prizes can only be dispatched to a UK postal addresses
You may enter as many of your pets as you like into each class
This is a fun competition – we encourage your creativity when creating your entry but please only enter pictures you have permission to use.
All classes in the ORIJEN Fun Pet Show are free to enter
No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason
No cash alternative or other alternative prize will be available on entrants’ request.
Bern Pet Foods Ltd reserve the right to amend these rules at any time. Entry in this competition implies acceptance of these rules
Images submitted for the show may be shared to our social media channels and websites. By entering the show you are giving permission for these images to be used.
To look at Jem today, with her bright eyes and bouncy personality, you would never know what she went through as a young puppy.Little Jem was born into a life where her only job was to produce more puppies to sell, as quickly and as cheaply as possible. She was destined to become a breeding bitch as soon as she reached her first season at around five months old. Luckily for Jem, she was surrendered to,Friends Of Animals Wales(registered charity 1182414), by an illegal, unlicensed breeder.
The dog with the broken heart
When she arrived at her new foster home, Jem was in an emaciated state. Her coat was in poor condition and she was nothing more than skin and bone, with her spine clearly visible. It was discovered Jem had a heart condition called Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) with a grade four heart murmur, which was life-threatening.
Because Jem weighed just 1.4kg, the vet advised she needed to gain 2.5kg before she could undergo the medical procedure she desperately needed. Sharon, Jem’s foster carer, knew that she would need to provide a nutritious diet to help Jem gain strength and to reach a healthy weight.
What to feed this rescue puppy?
When Bern Pet Foods heard about Jem’s case they were keen to help. Coming from a low-quality diet, the nutritionists at Bern Pet Foods advised the importance of slowly transitioning Jem to her new food. Initially she started with ACANA Puppy & Junior, containing 70% quality animal ingredients along with fruits, vegetables and botanicals. Jem later transitioned to ORIJEN Puppy, a recipe which contains 85% animal ingredients, rich in fresh meat in WholePrey ratios of meat, organs, cartilage and bone.
While being nursed back to health, Jem was doing a little rescuing of her own. Already fostered by Sharon was another little dog, Poe, who had also been surrendered by a breeder. Poe was an older puppy, unsold due to his absolute terror of humans after suffering abuse. Jem being a lively youngster didn’t understand why Poe was being so shy. She invited him to play often and, to Sharon’s delight, her persistence paid off and Poe eventually reciprocated in play. Poe is learning from Jem to trust again.
What does the future hold for Jem?
By the time she was four and half months old Jem reached her target weight. In this short time her condition had advanced from grade four to a grade six heart murmur. Luckily, Jem was able to have her life-saving surgery. At nine months old Jem will have a follow-up scan at her vets and the hope is that she will be able to live a full and happy life without the need for any further treatment.
When ORIJEN Small Breedwas first launched to the UK market, Jem was first in line to be a taste tester and gave it her full approval!
Jem is one of the lucky ones, a true success story in finding her forever home with three doggy friends and Sharon, who couldn’t bear to part with her.
ORIJEN launches Small Breed, a dog food designed especially for smaller breeds that is loaded with 85% quality animal ingredients in a small, freeze-dried infused, tasty kibble.
Formulated to entirely nourish small dogs, ORIJEN Small Breed:
Meets high-energy needs: protein-rich to support higher energy needs and nutritionally balanced to help maintain a healthy weight.
Provides total system support: specially formulated to support your dog’s immune system and joint mobility for active living and healthy ageing
Promotes healthy skin and coat: nutrient-rich with properly balanced Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids to promote healthy skin and a shiny coat.
ORIJEN Small Breed is loaded with 85% quality animal ingredients: free-run chicken and turkey, wild-caught fish and quail, in WholePrey ratios. The top 10 ingredients on the bag are fresh or raw, comprising 2/3 of the animal ingredients.
Colin Rodger, Managing Director of Bern Pets Foods, the exclusive importers and distributors of ORIJEN into UK and Ireland, says: “ORIJEN Small Breed contains all the quality you would expect from ORIJEN, formulated to nourish small breeds completely. The freeze-dried infused kibble is smaller, making it easy to eat for little mouths, with a taste that dogs love”
ORIJEN Small Breed is suitable for all life stages and available in two sizes: 1.8kg and 4.5kg.
In her infinite wisdom, Mother Nature matched the nutrients in whole fish, fowl and game to perfectly meet the dietary needs of dogs and cats.
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.
In nature there are no synthetic food supplements, with wolves and wildcats deriving their nutritional needs by consuming prey animals. By eating the ‘whole of the prey’ they are getting protein from the muscle meat, vitamin and minerals from the, liver, kidney and tripe whilst the cartilage and bone deliver calcium and phosphorus.
Our WholePrey foods mirror this natural diet. Our recipes incorporate meat, organs and cartilage or bone in ratios that deliver nutrients naturally and completely, without the need for long lists of synthetic ingredients.
SUPERFOOD FOR DOGS & CATS
Meat (70%) | amino and fatty acids
Meat provides protein, fat, vitamins A, B, D, and K, copper, chromium, folic acid, iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium and zinc – all in highly bio-available forms.
Organs (20%) | almost every nutrient
Liver, kidney, tripe, and heart provide a richly concentrated and highly bio-available source of virtually everything dogs and cats need to thrive – including essential vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and amino acids.
Bones & cartilage (10%) | minerals
Cartilage and bone provide a rich source of minerals including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium – all in natural and easily absorbed forms.
Win a selection of ORIJEN Freeze Dried Treats – 3 prizes to give away!
GENTLY FREEZE-DRIED, THESE DELICIOUS AND NUTRITIOUS TREATS ARE BURSTING WITH A NATURAL TASTE AND SAVOURY AROMA YOUR DOG WILL LOVE.
100% meat, 100% natural. Our meats are delivered daily FRESH (refrigerated, without preservatives) or RAW (flash-frozen, without preservatives), then gently freeze-dried.< Nutrient-dense WholePrey ratios of fresh meats, organs and cartilage provide a natural source of virtually every nutrient your dog needs to thrive. Gently freeze-dried in our own kitchens without cooking or preservatives, to lock in natural, delicious goodness for a pure and tasty treat. Visit our Instagram page to enter this competition;
*Tell us your ideal destination for a dog friendly holiday
*Tag a friend in the post
Entries from the UK only please. Each prize consists of a selection of 5 bags of treats. 3 prizes to give away. Delivery of prize must be to a UK address. Competition closes midnight Sunday 9th August. Winners will be announced on OrijenPetFoods.co.uk and ORIJEN UK & Ireland Instagram account within 7 days of the close of the competition.
Obesity at any age can cause serious health issues. While all of our foods have feeding guidelines printed on the package, every cat is different and these guides really are just a starting point. Keep a close eye on your cat’s body condition. If he or she looks too thin, feed a little more. If he looks like he is carrying too much weight, scale back a little at a time.
These tools from the PFMA can help to assess your pet’s body condition:
To promote peak body conditioning, overweight cats need a protein-rich diet with moderate fat and limited carbohydrates.
Carbohydrates are empty calories, which means they have no essential function in the body and provide only sugar for energy, which converts quickly to glucose in the blood. If carbohydrates are provided in excess (as they often are), they convert easily into body fat.
Protein supplies the same amount of energy as carbohydrates but has a very different effect on the body. Unlike carbohydrate, protein is essential for life, and is a Biologically Appropriate source of energy.
By providing more calories from protein and fat (and fewer from carbohydrates), ORIJEN Fit & Trim distributes calories to mirror the natural diet, reducing the risk of obesity and diabetes.
With 44% richly nourishing protein, 15% low-glycemic carbohydrates, and a unique blend of fibres to nourish overweight cats according to their evolutionary and biological needs.
Unmatched by any other food, 2/3 of the meats are fresh (refrigerated, without preservatives) or raw (flash-frozen, without preservatives), including the top 10 meat ingredients.
1/3 of the meats are prepared at 90°c from fresh chicken, turkey and fish to create a concentrated source of richly nourishing protein that cannot be supplied by fresh meats alone.
Nutrient-dense wholeprey™ ratios of fresh meats, organs, and cartilage plus fresh whole fish and fresh whole eggs provide a natural source of virtually every nutrient your cat needs.
Infusions of gently freeze-dried liver enhance flavour and palatability naturally, making ORIJEN deliciously tasty, even for selective eaters.
It is important to remember that your cat or kitten is unique and her feeding requirements will vary with her environment, age, and activity. That’s why we suggest starting with amounts given in the guides which can be found on our website or on the packaging, and then monitoring her weight and adjusting portions as needed. Feed twice daily and remember to always keep fresh, clean water available.
Hungry all the time? While your cat may act hungry, their body condition is the best gauge of how much to feed. If you’re having problems, just call us on 01737 767679, email email@example.com. or join us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter
ORIJEN and brand ambassador Elsa have teamed up with Stay in a Pub to offer an exclusive prize to visitors to Crufts. To enter simply visit Hall 3, Stand 52. Stay in a Pub is a collection of 1700 + boutique pubs, traditional coaching inns and affordable pub accommodation across the UK. Book your stay online and enjoy delicious locally sourced food, cracking beers, open fires, warm local hospitality and of course a comfortable bed for the night. Many of the venues in the Stay in a Pub network are dog-friendly.
Eileen Jones, Founder & Rescue Coordinator of Friends of Animals Wales, will also be on the stand each day. Eileen has dedicated much of her life to rescuing animals who desperately need a second chance in life. Friends of Animals Wales is run solely by volunteers and they work around the clock to make a difference to the animals who may not have had a good start in life.
Thursday 5th March
10am – 12pm, 2pm – 3pm: ORIJEN brand ambassadors Elsa & Buffy travel the length and breadth of Great Britain visiting dog-friendly places and sharing ORIJEN treats along the way. Come and meet these wonderful Lhasa Apsos and their owner Kelly to find out how to keep your dog nourished on journeys and holidays.
Friday 6th March
10am – 12pm, 2pm – 3pm: Laura Hill, of Stauntonvale Labradors, will be on stand with Field Trial Champion Moose. Laura has qualified for the IGL Retriever Championships more than ten times since 2009, with six different dogs. In 2019, the Kennel Club awarded Laura the Hanlye Trophy for breeding the highest scoring Retriever in Field Trials and also the Gavosie Trophy for the top female handler 2018/19 across all Gundog sub-groups.
3pm – 4pm: Springer Spaniel Max, along with partners in crime Paddy and Harry, plus owner Kerry will be joining us on the stand to kick-off the launch of Kerry’s first book ‘Max the Miracle Dog: The Heart-warming Tale of a Life-saving Friendship’. With over 100,000 followers on Facebook, these boys have fans all over the world!
Saturday 7th March
10am – 11am: Get your own ‘pawtographed’ copy of ‘Max the Miracle Dog; The Heart-warming Tale of a Life-saving Friendship’. In 2006, Kerry Irving’s life changed forever when a traumatic car accident left him with serious neck and back injuries. After his accident, Kerry developed severe depression, suffering from panic attacks and even thoughts of suicide until he met Max the Springer Spaniel. Max, along with fellow spaniels Paddy and Harry, have now gained over 100,000 followers on Facebook, a commendation from the PDSA, raised over £127,000 for various charities and, in 2019, Max received an invitation to Buckingham Palace.
2pm – 3pm: Max, Paddy, Harry and owner Kerry will be back on the stand to catch up with their fans
Sunday 10th March
10am – 12pm, 2pm – 3pm: Meet Cara, a Belgian Mallinois who is part of the UK International Search & Rescue Team. She’ll be on the stand along with her handler Mick, from The West Midland Fire Service, to showcase just what it takes to help in the rescue of people involved in major natural and man-made emergencies.