As a responsible pet owner, you want to make the right choice when it comes to what your furry friend eats. It seems like there are endless numbers of brands available for sale, with companies like Champion Pet Foods having a strong presence in the pet food market.
To help you learn more about the food that your pet is eating from Champion Petfoods, we’ve put together some information about the business, including its company history and the brands that it operates. Read on to learn more and make an informed decision about this pet food brand.
Champion Petfoods company background
Champion Petfoods began in Alberta, Canada, in 1979, when Reinhard Muhlenfeld began making dog food with second-hand equipment in his small feed mill. Since then, the company has expanded internationally, with its brands prominently sold in many United States pet stores.
In addition to selling its ACANA and ORIJEN dog and cat food, Champion Petfoods also uses its platform to help dogs and cats in need. Last year, through its partnership with a number of local animal shelters, the company provided more than 600,000 meals to hungry dogs and cats.
Types of food sold by Champion Petfoods
As we mentioned, Champion Pet Foods makes two brands of food: ACANA and ORIJEN. Each one has options for both canines and felines, and the company says that each one is made from high-quality ingredients to keep your pet happy and healthy. Here’s a little bit more about each type of food.
In 1985, the company introduced the ACANA brand of pet food. The name comes from the company’s birthplace of Alberta, Canada.
For dogs, you’ll find an extensive selection of dry food for puppies, adults, and senior dogs for both small and large breeds. ACANA dog food comes in a number of varieties as well, including poultry, lamb, beef, and fish. You can also pick up some freeze-dried dog treats to spoil your precious pooch.
There’s a similar product range for cats and kittens. ACANA dry cat food contains rich animal proteins, including fish, chicken, turkey, and duck. Cage-free eggs and other fresh ingredients are also used in its production. You can even find cat food that’s specially made for indoor cats.
In 2005, the company developed its ORIJEN pet food line, based on its “biologically appropriate” nutritional philosophy. Six years later, Champion Petfoods opened its own kitchen to produce ORIJEN food and treats.
If you have a dog, you can choose from the ORIJEN range of dry food, freeze-dried food, and freeze-dried treats. Like with ACANA, there are options for puppies and older dogs. Plus, there are products for different-sized breeds and taste preferences.
Cat owners can browse ORIJEN’s selection of dry food and freeze-dried treats. Each is made with fresh and raw ingredients to keep your feline feeling great.
Visit the Champion Petfoods website to learn more about the company’s products, history, and philanthropic ventures. As a note: the pet food and treats are only available through authorized retailers. This does not include big-box stores like Target, Walmart, or Chewy.
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