Orijen Tundra (Canada) Review

Orijen Dry Dog Food Review

Quick Analysis



Potential Allergens: lamb and seafood

Est. Calories: 349 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, Orijen Tundra (Canada) is a significantly above average dog food, earning 9 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.

Ingredient Analysis

When evaluating a dog food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.

Orijen Tundra (Canada) includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • fresh goat
  • fresh wild boar
  • fresh venison
  • fresh arctic char
  • fresh duck
  • fresh wild boar liver
  • fresh duck liver
  • fresh mutton
  • fresh wild boar kidney
  • mackerel
  • fresh whole pilchard
  • lamb
  • mutton
  • blue whiting
  • herring
  • fresh mutton tripe
  • fresh goat heart
  • fresh goat kidney
  • fresh goat liver
  • fresh venison liver
  • fresh venison heart
  • fresh mutton liver
  • fresh wild boar heart
  • freeze-dried goat liver
  • freeze-dried venison liver

Questionable Ingredients


Potential Allergens

  • fresh arctic char
  • fresh steelhead trout
  • mackerel
  • fresh whole pilchard
  • lamb
  • alaskan cod
  • blue whiting
  • herring
  • herring oil

Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.

In this case, Orijen Tundra (Canada)'s most plentiful ingredient listed is fresh goat, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains fresh wild boar, fresh venison, fresh arctic char and fresh duck as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, it's worth noting that this product does not list either by-products nor bulk-adding fillers within its top ingredients. By-products are considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients. Common fillers typically used to add bulk to the product are not required in your dog's diet. Together, their combined absence may be indicative of a higher quality product.

Allergen alert: This product contains lamb, fresh arctic char, fresh steelhead trout, mackerel, fresh whole pilchard, alaskan cod, blue whiting, herring and herring oil which may be problematic for dogs who suffer from lamb or seafood food allergies.

Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 1160 dog foods in our database, Orijen Tundra (Canada) has:

  • significantly more protein than average
  • significantly fewer carbohydrates than average
  • an average amount of fat
  • an average amount of fiber
In general, dogs have been shown to do better with a higher protein, medium fat, lower carb diet with sufficient moisture. However, specialty diets as recommended by your veterinarian may prioritize a different nutritional breakdown.

Calorie Breakdown

Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Orijen Tundra (Canada) has approximately 349 calories per 100g (99 calories/ounce), which is fewer calories compared to the average of the other dry dog foods in the DogFoodDB.

All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on April 16, 2017.


Ingredients as published by the dog food manufacturer:

Fresh goat, fresh wild boar, fresh venison, fresh arctic char, fresh duck, fresh wild boar liver, fresh duck liver, fresh mutton, fresh steelhead trout, fresh wild boar kidney, mackerel, fresh whole pilchard, lamb, mutton, alaskan cod, blue whiting, herring, whole red lentils, whole green lentils, whole green peas, whole chickpeas, whole yellow peas, whole pinto beans, lentil fiber, duck fat, fresh mutton tripe (1.5%), herring oil, fresh goat heart, fresh goat kidney, fresh goat liver (0.5%), fresh venison liver (0.5%), fresh venison heart (0.5%), fresh mutton liver (0.5%), fresh wild boar heart (0.5%), whole navy beans, freeze-dried goat liver, freeze-dried venison liver, whole pumpkin, whole butternut squash, whole zucchini, whole parsnips, carrots, whole apples, whole bartlett pears, kale, spinach greens, beet greens, turnip greens, brown kelp, whole cranberries, whole blueberries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rosehips, enterococcus faecium.

Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the dog food manufacturer.*

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Dry Matter Analysis

The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.

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*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each dog food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.

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