Orijen and Acana dog food differ in several ways, including in total meat content. According to the foods' manufacturer, Champion Petfoods, the protein and carbohydrate counts vary, but both products use the same base ingredients.
Orijen and Acana utilize locally produced, human-grade foods in their formulas. Orijen is richer in protein and contains more meat than Acana. Orijen also uses a larger range of fresh meats, with six different varieties versus Acana's three. Both formulas offer freeze-dried and traditional kibble options. A consultation with a veterinarian is in order to help a pet owner find a food that matches the nutritional needs of his pet.