We love Acana and Orijen pet foods, and we also know how frustrating it can be when you come in to your favorite local pet supply shop and can’t find what you’re looking for. Acana and Orijen supply has been spotty recently due to first a package change, and — most recently — a kitchen fire that occurred in early September. The fire destroyed one of Champion’s custom ovens and reduced the output by half.
Last week, Champion Petfoods (the makers of Orijen and Acana) sent out an email updating us on the progress of its kitchen repairs. The first delivery of custom parts for the oven are scheduled to arrive October 15. The rest of the parts are scheduled to arrive on October 22 and November 5. Champion believes it will be back to its normal production schedule by the second half of November.
Store manager Tricia has put together a substitution suggestion chart in case you run out of your desired food before we can get it on the shelves. These substitutions were selected for their similar ingredients list, which should create an easy temporary switch for your pet.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. One of the reasons Orijen and Acana have the reputations they do is because Champion refuses to outsource its production, ensuring that the food you feed to your pet is subjected to Champion’s high standards for quality control every step of the way.
|If we don’t have…||We recommend…|
|Orijen Adult||Acana Prairie or Earthborn Primitive Naturals|
|Orijen 6 Fish||Acana Pacifica or Fromm Salmon Tunalini|
|Orijen Regional Red||Acana Ranch or Earthborn Great Plains|
|Origen Puppy or Orijen Large Puppy||Earthborn Primitive Naturals|
|Orijen Senior||Blue Wilderness Turkey|
|Orijen Cat and Kitten||Earthborn Primitive Feline or Wellness Core|
|Acana Grasslands||Lamb-based grain free kibble, such as NutriSource Lamb Meal Formula|
|Acana Pacifica||PureVita Salmon|