By nature, all cats are carnivores, possessing a biological need for a diet that's high in protein and rich & varied in meats - not the carbohydrates and grains in conventional pet foods. High-protein, low-carbohydrate Orijen Cat replicates the same rich and diverse balance of fresh meats, fruits, vegetables and grasses that your cat would encounter in a wilderness setting.
Made with the highest inclusions of free-range chicken & turkey, whole eggs, and wild-caught freshwater & saltwater fish - all farmed or fished within Orijen's region and delivered FRESH (never frozen) each day - Orijen Cat is bursting with protein-packed, human-grade meats (minimum 75%) that form a Biologically Appropriate diet, and none of the grains or carbohydrates that are inappropriate for your cat.
Instead of cereal grains, Orijen delivers a full complement of regional fruits and vegetables -russet potatoes, peas and black currants from prairie farms, red delicious apples and cranberries from interior orchards, and organic sea vegetables hand-harvested from Vancouver’s Pacific tidal range.
Fresh, never-frozen salmon are caught off North Vancouver Island and provide a superb, Biologically Appropriate source of Omega-3s (DHA and EPA) that nutritionally support a vibrant skin and hair coat - your cat’s outer symbol of health and vitality.
Bridging the gap between good nutrition and peak health are Orijen’s veterinarian selected botanicals, including dandelion root, sweet fennel and peppermint leaf - all of which mirror the natural instinct to forage for grasses, while serving to nourish and tone your cat's digestive tract.
About Champion Petfoods, maker of ORIJEN
Unlike the marketing and multinational companies that sell (but don't actually make) today's commercial pet foods, Champion Petfoods stands apart as a family-owned and - operated pet food maker with a 25 year tradition of quality. Champion's mission is to product world-class pet foods from fresh, regional ingredients.
Produced exclusively in their own award-winning facilities in Alberta, Canada, the Orijen brand pet foods are sold in 45 countries and are certified by the Canadian Government to meet every known international pet food regulation or standard.
As a "boutique" producer, Champion doesn't use commodity ingredients from suppliers they don't know and will never meet. Instead, they focus upon world-class ingredients raised or fished within the region by people they know and trust, and that are delivered to their manufacturing facility fresh each day.
Champion Pet Foods has a deep passion for dogs and cats, and just like you, they are first and foremost pet lovers. It is with their own dogs and cats in mind that they make ORIJEN - foods that truly nourish dogs and cats as Nature intended.
Orijen Cat is formulated to meet nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages.
Review Rating: 5
Country of Origin: Canada
Ingredients - Fresh boneless chicken*, chicken meal, fresh boneless salmon*, turkey meal, fresh chicken liver*, herring meal, russet potato, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), sweet potato, peas, fresh boneless walleye*, fresh whole eggs*, fresh boneless turkey*, fresh boneless lake whitefish*, sun-cured alfalfa, pea fiber, fresh boneless herring*, organic kelp, pumpkin, chicory root, carrots, spinach, turnip greens, apples, cranberries, blueberries, licorice root, angelica root, fenugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, peppermint leaf, chamomile, dandelion, summer savory, rosemary, vitamin A, vitamin D3, vitamin E, niacin, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, selenium yeast, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Enterococcus faecium
Delivered fresh, preservative-free and never frozen.
Metabolizable Energy (ME) of 4150 kcal/kg or 480 kcal per 250ml cup
Promote peak physical conditioning
39% of energy derived from protein
17% from fruit & vegetables
44% from fat
Crude Protein (min) 42%
Crude Fat (min) 20%
Crude Fiber (max) 2.5%
Moisture (max) 10%
Calcium (min) 1.5%
Calcium (max) 1.7%
Phosphorus (min) 1.2%
Phosphorus (max) 1.4%
Ash (max) 7%
*Omega-6 (min) 3.5%
*Omega-3 (min) 1.2%
*AA (min) 0.16%
Taurine (min) 0.5%
Magnesium (max) 0.09%
*Not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles
Chicory root 700 mg/kg
Licorice root 500 mg/kg
Angelica root 350 mg/kg
Fenugreek 350 mg/kg
Marigold flowers 350 mg/kg
Sweet Fennel 350 mg/kg
Peppermint leaf 300 mg/kg
Chamomile flowers 300 mg/kg
Dandelion root 150 mg/kg
Summer savory 150 mg/kg
Vitamin A 17.5 kIU/kg
Vitamin D3 1 kIU/kg
Vitamin E 400 IU/kg
Vitamin B1 0.98 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 0.72 mg/kg
Thiamine 50 mg/kg
Riboflavin 60 mg/kg
Niacin 520 mg/kg
Pantothenic Acid (B5) 69 mg/kg
Pyridoxine (B6) 36 mg/kg
Biotin 1 mg/kg
Folic Acid 8.5 mg/kg
Choline 2700 mg/kg
Ascorbic Acid 55 mg/kg
Beta carotene 0.44 mg/kg
Manganese 19 mg/kg
Cobalt 0.47 mg/kg
Selenium 0.96 mg/kg
Iron 350 mg/kg
Zinc 250 mg/kg
Copper 30 mg/kg
Iodine 1.7 mg/kg
Each cat is different and feeding amounts will vary. Use this chart as a guide and adjust amounts accordingly. Maintaining proper body weight contributes to longevity—a healthy cat is lean and athletic. Feed twice daily and provide fresh clean water at all times.
Feed twice daily:
|Weight of Cat ||6-20 wks ||5 - 8 mos ||8-10 mos ||10-12 mos ||Adult|
|3 lbs ||1/4 cup ||1/4 cup ||1/4 cup ||1/4 cup ||1/4 cup|
|6 lbs ||3/4 cup ||1/2 cup ||1/3 cup ||1/3 cup ||1/4 cup|
|8 lbs ||1 1/4 cup ||3/4 cup ||1/2 cup ||1/2 cup ||1/3 cup|
|10 lbs ||-- ||1 cup ||2/3 cup ||2/3 cup ||1/2 cup|
|12 lbs ||-- ||1 1/4 cup ||1 cup ||3/4 cup ||2/3 cup|
Increase food by 10% in week 7, and 20% during weeks 8 and 9.
Increase food by 50% and feed 3 or 4 times daily.
Orijen Cat benefits cats and kittens of all breeds, ages and lifestyles. As each cat is different, feeding amounts will vary. Use the above chart as a guide and adjust feeding amounts accordingly. Feed twice daily and provide fresh clean water at all times. Maintaining proper body weight contributes to longevity. Remember, a healthy cat is lean and athletic.