By nature, puppies are facultative carnivores - they thrive on a varied diet of meats with smaller amounts of fruits, vegetables and grasses. Biologically adapted to process proteins as an energy source, puppies need animal protein for healthy growth and building strong organs, skin and coat. Orijen Puppy is biologically appropriate for all breeds and sizes.High in protein and low in carbohydrate, Orijen Puppy has a grain-free formula that replicates the same rich and diverse balance of meats, fruits, vegetables and grasses that puppies and young dogs would encounter in a wilderness setting.Made with the highest inclusions of fresh grain-fed chicken and turkey, whole Atlantic Herring, fresh whole eggs and mackerel. Orijen is bursting with the protein-packed, veterinary-inspected meats (minimum 75%) that form a Biologically Appropriate diet, without any of the grains or carbohydrates that are inappropriate for your puppy.In place of grains, Orijen Puppy contains a full compliment of regional fruits and vegetables including sweet and russet potatoes, black currants and sunflower from the prairie farms, apples and cranberries from the interior orchards, and sea vegetables from the pacific tidal range. While providing limited carbohydrate, these fruits and vegetables supply vitamins, macro and micro minerals and important protector nutrients in a natural, bioavailable form.Fresh, unrendered chicken and fish oils provide a superior source of essential fatty acids that dogs cannot produce themselves (including DHA and EPA) and nutritionally support the development of cell membranes and immune systems as well as vibrant skin and hair coat, - your puppy's outer symbol of health and vitality.Bridging the gap between good nutrition and total physical well-being, Orijen Puppy contains veterinarian selected botanicals that include Juniper Berries and chicory root, Turmeric, Marshmellow Root and Rosehips - 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.