ALL CATS AND KITTENS ARE EVOLVED AS CARNIVORES, DESIGNED BY NATURE TO THRIVE ON WHOLE PREY SUCH AS FOWL OR FISH, AND POSSESSING A BIOLOGICAL NEED FOR A DIET RICH AND VARIED IN FRESH WHOLE MEATS WITH SMALLER AMOUNTS OF FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND GRASSES.
That’s why ORIJEN CAT & KITTEN features unmatched inclusions of cage-free chicken and turkey, wild-caught fish and nest-laid eggs – all farmed or fished within our region and delivered to our kitchens FRESH EACH DAY, so they’re brimming with goodness to nourish your cat or kitten completely.
Loaded with the richly-nourishing meat ingredients all cats need to thrive, ORIJEN’s award-winning low-carbohydrate, low-glycemic formula supports healthy blood sugars for peak health and optimal body weight.
And with each morsel now infused with freeze-dried meats and liver, ORIJEN cat foods are bursting with natural savory flavors that all cats love.
Prepared with fresh and local ingredients in our award-winning kitchens, ORIJEN keeps your cat or kitten happy, healthy and strong. Read our ingredients and we think you’ll agree!
Boneless chicken,* chicken meal, chicken liver,* whole herring,* boneless turkey,* turkey meal, turkey liver,* whole eggs,* boneless walleye,* whole salmon,* chicken heart,* chicken cartilage,* herring meal, salmon meal, chicken liver oil, chicken fat, red lentils, green peas, green lentils, sun-cured alfalfa, kelp, pumpkin,* butternut squash,* spinach greens,* carrots,* apples,* pears,* cranberries,* mixed tocopherols (preservative), chicory root, dandelion root, chamomile, peppermint leaf, ginger root, caraway seeds, turmeric, rose hips, freeze-dried chicken liver, freeze-dried turkey liver, freeze-dried chicken, freeze-dried turkey, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product + vitamins and minerals
*delivered fresh and preservative-free
Choline Chloride, Vitamin A, vitamin D3, niacin, riboﬂavin, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, Sodium Selenite.
ALTHOUGH THEY MAY LOOK DIFFERENT, YOUR CAT SHARES HER DNA AND EATING ANATOMY WITH THE AFRICAN WILD CAT, WHICH MEANS SHE’S ADAPTED FOR A DIET RICH AND VAIRED IN MEAT — NOT HIGH GLYCEMIC CARBOHYDRATES AND GRAINS.
MEAT AND PROTEIN RICH
Made with 80% meat ORIJEN features a Biologically Appropriate protein level of 42% which closely replicates the natural feline diet.
FREEZE DRY INFUSIONS
Each ORIJEN morsel is infused with freeze-dried meats and liver (prepared in our very own freeze-dry kitchens) and is bursting with the natural savory flavors that all cats love.
NATURAL SOURCE AMINO ACIDS
ORIJEN’s high WholePrey ratios of fresh poultry, meats and fish provide a rich source of amino acids such as Taurine, all of which are derived naturally from meats, eliminating the need for synthetic additives.
NATURAL SOURCE VITAMINS AND MINERALS
ORIJEN’s high WholePrey ratios of fresh poultry, meats and fish provide a rich source of vitamins and minerals, most of which are derived naturally from our whole food ingredients, dramatically reducing the need for synthetic additives.
NATURAL SOURCE GLUCOSAMINE & CHONDROITIN
ORIJEN’s high WholePrey ratios of fresh poultry, meats and fish provide a rich and natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin, so no synthetic sources are added or needed.
RICH IN HEALTHY FATS
Animal fats are essential for your cat’s peak health. That’s why ORIJEN features naturally occurring, non-rendered fats from fresh poultry, fish and eggs.
DHA AND EPA FROM FRESH FISH
Fresh fish is a perfect source of DHA and EPA, essential for your cat’s immune and nervous systems and not available from plant source, such as flax, or coconut.
LOW CARB, LOW GLYCEMIC
Your cat’s natural diet contains few, if any carbohydrates. That’s why ORIJEN contains less than half the carbohydrates found in conventional cat foods, and features low glycemic carbohydrate sources such as lentils and chickpeas.
THERE ARE THREE SOURCES OF CALORIES AVAILABLE TO YOUR CAT: PROTEIN, FAT AND CARBOHYDRATES. WHILE PROTEIN AND FAT ARE ESSENTIAL FOR YOUR CAT; CARBOHYDRATES ARE NOT.
In fact, cats do not require any carbohydrate in their diet. Fast carbohydrates from rice, corn, potato or tapioca elevate blood sugar and are quickly stored in the body as fat, and are a leading dietary cause of overweight cats.
By providing more calories from protein and fat (and fewer from carbohydrates), ORIJEN distributes calories to mirror the natural feline diet, reducing the risk of obesity and diabetes.
CALORIE CONTENT & DISTRIBUTION
ME (calculated metabolizable energy) is 4060 kcal/kg (500 kcal per 250ml cup) (120g). Calories distributed with 40% from protein, 18% from carbohydrates and 42% from fat.
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT, AS THE ADAGE GOES. WELL, THE SAME IS TRUE FOR YOUR CAT OR KITTEN.
That’s why Biologically Appropriate™ ORIJEN mirrors the foods Mother Nature intended your cat or kitten to eat. Equally important is the natural taste, after all, your cat deserves to enjoy her meals too.
Like you, your cat is a unique individual and her feeding requirements will vary with breed, environment, age and activity. That’s why we suggest starting with the guides below, and then monitoring her weight and adjusting portions as needed. Feed twice daily and remember to always keep fresh, clean water available to your cat.