BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE™ | FOR CATS
FRESH FREE-RUN CHICKEN AND TURKEY, NEST-LAID EGGS & WILD-CAUGHT FISH
TO PROMOTE PEAK BODY CONDITIONING, CATS NEED A PROTEIN-RICH DIET WITH MODERATE FAT AND LIMITED CARBOHYDRATES.
44% richly nourishing protein from lean meats, 16% carbohydrates, and a unique blend of soluble fiber nourish cats according to their evolutionary and biological needs.
Unmatched by any other dry cat food, 2/3 of ORIJEN’s meats are FRESH (refrigerated, no preservatives) or RAW (flash-frozen, no preservatives), including the top 10 ingredients.
Free of rendered poultry meals, 1/3 of our dehydrated poultry is air-dried from fresh chicken and turkey, for a concentrated source of protein that cannot be supplied by fresh meats alone.
Nutrient-dense WholePrey™ ratios of fresh meats, organs, and cartilage plus fresh whole fish and fresh whole eggs provide a natural source of virtually every nutrient your cat needs.
Infusions of gently freeze-dried liver enhance flavor and palatability naturally, making ORIJEN deliciously tasty, even for selective eaters.
IS YOUR CAT'S FOOD BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE™?
Cats evolved as hunters and, just like their wild cousins, their teeth, jaws and digestive system are all adapted for meat concentrated diets that are rich in fresh meats and meat diversity. Biologically Appropriate™ foods mirror the natural diet and answer 3 meat questions:
ORIJEN leads its class in premium meat inclusions.
All from animals deemed fit for human consumption, prior to inclusion in our foods.
2/3 of meats are FRESH or RAW and loaded with goodness.
1/3 is dried at low temperature for a premium protein source.
A variety of meats in WholePrey™ ratios supply nutrients naturally, dramatically reducing the need for synthetic supplements.
Whole nest-laid eggs
Wild Pacific herring
Wild Pacific flounder
Wild Pacific hake
3 SUPPLEMENTS – ZINC, CHOLINE AND VITAMIN B1
In nature there are no synthetic supplements, so cats derive their complete nutritional needs naturally by consuming whole animals, which contain all of the nutrients they need to thrive.
That’s why you won’t find long lists of synthetics in ORIJEN cat foods. Loaded with richly nourishing ratios of fresh poultry, organs and cartilage plus fresh whole fish and whole eggs, ORIJEN provides a natural source of virtually every nutrient your cat needs to thrive.
85% MEAT | 15% FRUITS & VEGETABLES
Deboned chicken, chicken liver, turkey liver, deboned turkey, whole eggs, arrowtooth flounder, turkey heart, whole atlantic herring, chicken heart, cod liver, dehydrated chicken liver, dehydrated turkey liver, dehydrated sardine, dehydrated chicken, dehydrated turkey, dehydrated herring, whole red lentils, whole chickpeas, whole green peas, whole green lentils, whole pinto beans, whole navy beans, natural chicken flavor, apple fiber, lentil fiber, whole yellow peas, dehydrated pumpkin, dehydrated butternut squash, chicken cartilage, dried kelp, freeze-dried chicken liver, freeze-dried turkey liver, freeze-dried cod liver, whole pumpkin, whole butternut squash, kale, spinach, mustard greens, collard greens, turnip greens, whole carrots, whole red delicious apples, whole bartlett pears, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, choline chloride, zinc proteinate, mixed tocopherols (preservative), thiamine mononitrate, chicory root, turmeric, sarsaparilla root, althea root, rosehips, juniper berries, dried lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried bifidobacterium animalis fermentation product, dried lactobacillus casei fermentation product.
Additives (per kg): Choline chloride 500mg, zinc proteinate 50mg, thiamine mononitrate (Vitamin B1) 5 mgMeet Our Suppliers
NOURISH AS NATURE INTENDED
Although they may look different, your cat shares her eating anatomy with the Near Eastern wildcat, which means she’s adapted for a diet rich and varied in fresh meat, protein and fat – not highly processed carbohydrates and starches.
Crude protein (min.) 44 % Crude fat (min.) 15 % Crude ash (max.) 9 % Crude fiber (max.) 6 % Moisture (max.) 10 % Calcium (min.) 1.8 % Phosphorus (min.) 1.5 % Magnesium (min.) 0.13 % Taurine (min.) 0.2 % Omega-6 fatty acids (min.) 3.0 % Omega-3 fatty acids (min.) 1.2 % DHA (min.) 0.15 % EPA (min.) 0.15 % L-Carnitine 56.0 mg/kg Carbohydrate (NFE) 16 %
ORIJEN foods mirror the natural diet, incorporating meat, organs, and cartilage in ratios that deliver nutrients naturally and limit supplementation to zinc.
Vitamin A 30.0 kIU/kg Vitamin D3 1.10 kIU/kg Vitamin E 270 IU/kg Thiamine (B1) 30.0 mg/kg Riboflavin (B2) 21.0 mg/kg Pan. Acid (B5) 30.0 mg/kg Niacin (B3) 230 mg/kg Pyridoxine (B6) 25.0 mg/kg Folic Acid 1.90 mg/kg Vitamin B12 0.45 mg/kg Choline 2,400 mg/kg
Potassium 0.80 % Sodium 0.38 % Chloride 0.57 % Iron 125 mg/kg Copper 9.00 mg/kg Manganese 10.0 mg/kg Zinc 240 mg/kg Iodine 1.94 mg/kg Selenium 0.93 mg/kg
In nature, cats and wildcats meet their nutritional needs naturally by consuming whole prey animals and whole fish. Similarly, ORIJEN provides essential amino acids from natural and highly bio-available sources.
Arginine 2.60 % Histidine 1.00 % Isoleucine 1.73 % Leucine 2.92 % Lysine 2.97 % Methionine 0.93 % Phenylalanine 1.68 % Threonine 1.64 % Tryptophan 0.44 % Valine 1.99 % Cystiene 0.37 %
Botanicals mimic the natural diet, acting as tonics and builders to strengthen organs, aid digestion and eliminate toxins by stimulating physiological processes, like cleansing the liver.
Chicory Root 200 mg/kg Tumeric 200 mg/kg Sarsaparilla Root 150 mg/kg Althea (Marshmallow) Root 150 mg/kg Rosehips 150 mg/kg Juniper Berries 150 mg/kg
YOUR CAT IS UNIQUE
Your overweight cat is unique and her feeding requirements will vary with her environment, age and activity.
That’s why we suggest starting with the guide below, and then monitoring her weight and adjusting portions as needed. Feed twice daily and remember always to keep fresh, clean water available.
† Use a standard 8-ounce measuring cup. Serve dry or lightly moistened. See your veterinarian regularly. To help maintain freshness, we recommend sealing the bag tightly and storing it in a cool, dry location.
ORIJEN Fit & Trim is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for adult maintenance.
By providing more calories from protein and fat (and fewer from carbohydrates), ORIJEN Fit & Trim distributes calories to mirror the natural feline diet, reducing the risk of obesity and diabetes.
Metabolizable energy is 3750 kcal/kg (428 kcal per 8oz. cup) with 47% from protein, 17% from vegetables and fruits and 36% from fat.
OUR BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE™ PHILOSOPHY
The Near Eastern wildcat is the ancestor and closest relative of all domestic cats. While years of breeding have produced different kinds of cats, the internal workings of wild and domestic cats remain unchanged so it’s no surprise that their food requirements remain the same too. Our 5 Biologically Appropriate™ principles are simple and mirror the freshness and variety of meats that dogs are evolved to eat.
All cats have sharp teeth and a body designed to metabolize protein and fat from meat. ORIJEN is designed to nourish your cat according to her biological needs.
- 85% meat (2/3 fresh or raw and 1/3 gently dehydrated)
- 44% richly nourishing meat protein
- 100% of meat ingredients from animals deemed fit for human consumption, prior to inclusion in our foods
- NO rendered chicken, turkey or other meat meals
- NO plant proteins extracts or concentrates (potato or pea protein)
- NO high-glycemic carbohydrates (tapioca, potato, rice)
- NO glutens or grains
Fresh meats are the foundation of award-winning ORIJEN foods.
- 2/3 of the meats are fresh or raw, supplying your cat with essential nutrients in their most natural and nourishing form.
- 1/3 of meats are dehydrated at low temperature for a concentrated source of nourishing protein that cannot be supplied by fresh meats alone.
- ORIJEN is free of rendered chicken or turkey meals, which are replaced with dehydrated chicken and turkey.
In nature, cats benefit from an assortment of meats. This variety is often lost in conventional cat foods which typically feature a single animal ingredient such as chicken or lamb that is highly processed and seldom fresh.
That’s why ORIJEN Fit & Trim features a rich diversity of fresh meats in Biologically Appropriate™ WholePrey™ ratios to nourish for peak health:
- Fresh free-run chicken from Kentucky farms
- Fresh free-run turkey from Indiana farms
- Fresh and whole nest-laid eggs from Kentucky farms
- Fresh, whole Arrowtooth flounder, Atlantic herring, and Atlantic cod, all wild-caught from New England’s cold waters
Mother Nature matched the nutrients in whole prey animals to perfectly meet a carnivore’s dietary needs since predatory animals like wolves and wildcats, consume the whole animal.
WholePrey™ represents the evolution of ORIJEN foods, incorporating fresh meats, organ meats and cartilage in ratios that mirror nature and eliminate the need for long lists of synthetic supplements.
The WholePrey™ diet is a nutritional treasure:
- Meat – essential for protein and fat as well as Vitamins A, B, D and K, copper, chromium, folic acid, iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium and zinc.
- Organs – packed with virtually every nutrient your cat needs to thrive including vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and amino acids.
- Edible Bone – a rich source of minerals including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium in natural form your cat’s body can easily absorb.
Cats are obligate carnivores and have no biological requirement for carbohydrates, yet conventional cat foods still contain large amounts of high-glycemic carbohydrates such as potato and tapioca, which are often cited as a leading cause of obesity and diabetes.
Biologically Appropriate™ ORIJEN Fit & Trim is a protein-rich and carbohydrate-limited food featuring lentils, chickpeas, squash, greens, and fruits which release sugar slowly, dramatically reducing the potential for fat storage.