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What are you looking for when you choose a food for your furry friend? It probably something along the lines of high-quality, local ingredients that are biologically appropriate. Try to limit the number of additives, and definitely stay away from hormones and steroids. This is just what Champion Pet Foods took into account as it created Acana and Orijen.
Canadians have a vested interest in the health of their people, because of their centralized healthcare. So, when a pet food can boast using human-grade ingredients from Alberta, Quebec, and Vancouver, you know that they're puttin' on the ritz. This is exactly where all of their meats are sourced from, using only local, trusted ranchers and fishermen. The whole fruits and vegetables that they use are sourced from British Columbia and Alberta. They offer the carbohydrates needed to form kibble and necessary vitamins and nutrients. Biologically Appropriate Diets also contain plants and weeds that animals would instinctively eat in the wild.
Aside from superior, human-grade ingredients, what truly makes Acana and Orijen stand out is their manufacturing process. Unlike many other pet food manufacturers, they do not outsource their production. It is all made in-house, in their own facilities. This is significant because they are not impacted when others have recalls, and they are in charge of their own quality control; it is not just part of their instructions to another plant. They also do not add water to their foods, as everything is cooked in its own juices.
While both lines have all of these positive attributes, there are several differences between Acana and Orijen. Orijen uses a larger variety of meat, with each product containing six to ten different sources, as opposed to Acana's three to five. Orijen also uses upwards of 80% meat in its food, 50-60% fresh meat, which results in 38-42% protein content. Acana has 50-70% meat, 20-35% fresh meat, and 27-35% protein content. Acana also has roughly twice as many carbohydrates, at 20-30%. Orijen truly is one of the best dry foods on the market, but Acana offers an affordable Biologically Appropriate option.