BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE | FOR ALL LIFE STAGES
FRESH BOER GOAT, WILD BOAR, VENISON, ARCTIC CHAR, FREE-RUN DUCK & MUTTON
JUST LIKE THEIR WILD ANCESTORS, CATS REQUIRE A DIET OF WHOLE MEAT WITH SMALLER AMOUNTS OF VEGETABLES AND FRUIT.
With 40% richly nourishing protein, ORIJEN nourishes cats and kittens according to their evolutionary and biological needs.
A full 2/3 of our meat ingredients are FRESH (refrigerated, without preservatives) or RAW (flash-frozen, without preservatives), including the top 10 ingredients.
1/3 of the meat ingredients are specially prepared at 200°F from fresh meat to create a concentrated source of richly nourishing protein that cannot be supplied by fresh meat alone.
Nutrient-dense WholePrey ratios of fresh meat (including muscle meat, organs, and cartilage or bone) provide virtually every nutrient your cat needs to thrive, with a taste that they crave.
Infusions of freeze-dried liver enhance flavor and palatability naturally, making ORIJEN deliciously tasty, even for picky cats.
IS YOUR CAT'S FOOD BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE?
Cats are 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 meat and meat diversity. Biologically Appropriate cat foods mirror the natural diet and answer three meat questions:
ORIJEN leads its class in premium meat inclusions.
All from animals from federally inspected facilities 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.
Wild Pacific pilchard
3 SUPPLEMENTS – CHOLINE, ZINC, AND COPPER
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 meat, organ, and cartilage or bone, plus fresh, whole fish, ORIJEN provides a natural source of virtually every nutrient your cat needs to thrive.
INGREDIENTS WE LOVE FROM PEOPLE WE TRUST
Deboned goat, deboned wild boar, deboned Arctic char, deboned venison, steelhead trout, deboned duck, duck liver, mutton, whole pilchard, mutton liver, lamb meal, duck meal, cod meal, mutton meal, blue whiting meal, herring meal, mackerel meal, whole red lentils, whole green lentils, whole pinto beans, whole green peas, whole chickpeas, lentil fiber, wild boar liver, duck fat, natural fish flavor, whole navy beans, whole yellow peas, pollock oil, goat cartilage, goat liver, goat tripe, mutton tripe, wild boar kidney, venison liver, venison heart, wild boar heart, goat heart, choline chloride, dried kelp, freeze-dried goat liver, freeze-dried venison liver, whole pumpkin, whole butternut squash, mixed tocopherols (preservative), zinc proteinate, whole zucchini, whole parsnips, whole carrots, whole apples, whole pears, kale, spinach greens, beet greens, turnip greens, whole cranberries, whole blueberries, thiamine mononitrate, copper proteinate, chicory root, turmeric root, lavender, althea root, rosehips, dried enterococcus faecium fermentation product.Meet Our Suppliers
NOURISH AS NATURE INTENDED
Your cat shares her eating anatomy with the Near Eastern wildcat, which means she’s evolved for a diet rich and varied in fresh meat, protein, and fat – not highly processed carbohydrates and starches.
Crude protein (min.) 40 % Crude fat (min.) 20 % Crude ash (max.) 9 % Crude fibers (max.) 3 % Moisture (max.) 10 % Calcium (min.) 1.9 % Phosphorus (min.) 1.4 % Magnesium (min.) 0.1 % Taurine (min.) 0.2 % DHA (min.) 0.3 % EPA (min.) 0.2 % Omega-6 fatty acids* (min.) 2.4 % Omega-3 fatty acids* (min.) 1.0 % Total Microorganisms* (min.) (Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium animalis, Lactobacillus casei) 100MM CFU/lb
*not recognized as an essential nutrient by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles.
ORIJEN foods mirror the natural diet, incorporating richly nourishing whole fish that deliver nutrients naturally, thus limiting supplementation to choline, zinc, and copper. Vitamins
Vitamin A 25.0 kIU/kg Vitamin D3 1.35 kIU/kg Vitamin E 280 IU/kg Thiamine (B1) 27.0 mg/kg Riboflavin (B2) 31.0 mg/kg Pan. Acid (B5) 49.0 mg/kg Niacin (B3) 300 mg/kg Pyridoxine (B6) 30.0 mg/kg Folic Acid 2.75 mg/kg Vitamin B12 0.20 mg/kg Choline 2,840 mg/kg
Potassium 0.79 % Sodium 0.40 % Chloride 0.59 % Iron 220 mg/kg Copper 20.0 mg/kg Manganese 15.0 mg/kg Zinc 190 mg/kg Iodine 2.90 mg/kg Selenium 1.00 mg/kg
In nature, cats and wildcats meet their nutritional needs naturally by consuming whole prey animals and fish. Similarly, ORIJEN provides essential amino acids from natural and highly bio-available sources.
Arginine 2.20 % Histidine 0.78 % Isoleucine 1.34 % Leucine 2.50 % Lysine 2.46 % Methionine 0.85 % Phenylalanine 1.45 % Threonine 1.41 % Tryptophan 0.35 % Valine 1.68 % Cystiene 0.35 %
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 400 mg/kg Turmeric 100 mg/kg Milk Thistle 100 mg/kg Burdock Root 100 mg/kg Lavender 100 mg/kg Marshmallow Root 100 mg/kg Rosehips 100 mg/kg
YOUR CAT IS UNIQUE
Your cat or is unique and her feeding requirements will vary with her 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.
† 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 Tundra is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for all life stages.
By providing more calories from protein and fat (and fewer from carbohydrates), ORIJEN distributes calories to mirror the natural feline diet. Metabolizable Energy is 4120 kcal/kg (535 kcal per 250ml/130g cup) with calories distributed to support peak conditioning; 40% from protein, 16% from vegetables and fruit, and 44% 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 five Biologically Appropriate principles are simple and mirror the freshness and variety of meat that cats have evolved to eat.
All cats are adapted for a diet rich in meat and protein. Their sharp teeth and body mechanics are designed to metabolize protein and fat from animal ingredients. ORIJEN is created to nourish your cat according to her biological needs.
- 90% quality animal ingredients (2/3 FRESH or RAW; 1/3 gently dehydrated)
- 10% vegetables and fruit
- 40% richly nourishing protein
- 100% of meat and fish ingredients sourced from federally inspected facilities
- Our dried meat is prepared from fresh meat, and dried at 90°C to create a concentrated source of meat protein that cannot be supplied by fresh meat alone
- NO gluten or grains
Fresh meat is the foundation of award-winning ORIJEN foods.
- 2/3 of the meat ingredients are FRESH or RAW, supplying your cat with essential nutrients in their most natural and nourishing form
- 1/3 are dehydrated at low temperatures for a concentrated source of nourishing protein that cannot be supplied by fresh meat alone
In nature, cats benefit from an assortment of meat. 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 award-winning ORIJEN Tundra features a rich diversity of fresh meat and fish in Biologically Appropriate WholePrey ratios to nourish your cat’s peak health:
- Fresh Boer goat from Alberta Ranches
- Wild Boar from Alberta Ranches
- Fresh venison from Alberta Ranches
- Whole Arctic char from cold Yukon waters
- Free-run duck from Ontario farms
- Ranch-raised mutton from Alberta Ranches
- Whole steelhead trout from Ontario Lakes
- Whole Pacific pilchard from North Vancouver Island
Mother Nature matched the nutrients in whole prey animals to perfectly meet a carnivore’s dietary needs since predatory animals like wildcats and wolves consume the whole animal. WholePrey represents the evolution of ORIJEN foods, incorporating fresh meat, organs, and cartilage or bone 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 fat, and amino acids.
- Cartilage or Edible Bone – a rich source of minerals including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium in natural form your cat’s body can easily absorb.
While cats are obligate carnivores and have no biological requirement for carbohydrates, some cat foods still contain large amounts of potato and tapioca. Biologically Appropriate ORIJEN Tundra is a protein-rich food featuring only fresh vegetables and fruit which release sugar slowly, dramatically reducing the potential for fat storage.