ALL CATS AND KITTENS ARE CARNIVORES, POSSESSING A BIOLOGICAL NEED FOR A HIGH-PROTEIN DIET THAT'S RICH AND VARIED IN MEATS WITH SMALLER AMOUNTS OF FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND GRASSES.
Formulated to match the natural feline diet, ORIJEN CAT & KITTEN is made with high ratios of free-run chicken, turkey and whole eggs, plus wild-caught local fish. These world-class ingredients, all sustainably farmed or fished within our region, arrive FRESH each day — so they're preservative-free, never frozen, and loaded with the animal proteins and fats that nourish your cat completely.
Bursting with the protein-packed animal ingredients (80%) that Nature evolved all cats to eat, ORIJEN CAT & KITTEN is infused with marine-source DHA & EPA omega-3 fatty acids to support peak skin and coat conditioning — your cat's outer signs of health and vitality.
In place of the high-glycemic grains found in conventional dry cat foods, ORIJEN's fruits and greens supply natural antioxidants, while veterinarian selected botanicals satisfy your cat's instinct to forage for grasses and weeds.
ALTHOUGH THEY MAY LOOK VERY DIFFERENT, YOUR CAT OR KITTEN SHARES HER EATING ANATOMY WITH THE LEOPARD — WHICH MEANS SHE'S EVOLVED AS A CARNIVORE AND ADAPTED FOR A DIET RICH IN MEAT — NOT CARBOHYDRATES AND GRAINS.
Based on this biological fact, and to produce a nutritional analysis that mirrors the diet Mother Nature would provide for your cat or kitten, ORIJEN CAT & KITTEN is loaded with a diversity of nourishing meat proteins and fats, but is limited in carbohydrate.
RICH in MEAT & PROTEIN | 80% / 42%: ORIJEN CAT & KITTEN is made with a full 80% of meat from free-run chicken and turkey, fresh whole eggs and wild-caught fish. These high meat inclusions produce a Biologically Appropriate protein level of 42%, which replicates the natural diet and nourishes your cat or kitten according to her anatomical adaptation to protein from meat.
RICH in ANIMAL FAT | 20%: Animal fats and oils are essential for the peak health of all cats — that's why ORIJEN is free of plant oils and only features fats of premium animal source. Instead of the highly-processed rendered fats used by conventional cat food makers, over 90% of the fats in ORIJEN occur naturally from high inclusions of fresh meats from chicken, turkey, fish and egg.
DHA & EPA from FRESH FISH | 0.7% / 0.4%: Fresh fish is a perfect source of highly digestible and Biologically Appropriate DHA and EPA Omega-3 fatty acids. Essential for your cat's immune and nervous systems, as well as a glowing skin and hair coat, these richly nourishing fatty acids are not available from plant oils such as flax, coconut or sunflower.
GRAIN-FREE & CARBOHYDRATE LIMITED | 0% / 20%: Your cat's natural diet contains very few, if any, grains or carbohydrates. That's why Biologically Appropriate ORIJEN is grain-free and contains less than half the carbohydrates found in conventional cat foods.
NATURAL SOURCE TAURINE | 0.5%: ORIJEN's high ratios of fresh poultry, meats and fish provide a rich source of taurine, which is derived naturally from the fresh meat ingredients — without adding synthetic ingredients to the formula.
GLUCOSAMINE & CHONDROITIN | 1400mg / 1000mg: ORIJEN's high ratios of fresh poultry, meats and fish provide a rich source of glucosamine and chondroitin, which is derived naturally from the fresh meat ingredients — without adding synthetic ingredients to the formula.
VETERINARIAN SELECTED BOTANICALS: Providing the element of your cat's natural diet that she craves when foraging for grasses and weeds, ORIJEN's veterinarian-selected botanicals help support your cat's metabolism, strengthen her organs, and serve as cleansers to rid her body of toxins.
NUTRITIONAL GUARANTEE: ORIJEN CAT & KITTEN is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Cat Food Nutrient Profiles for ALL LIFE STAGES.
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.)
GUARANTEED ANALYSIS: Crude protein, min 42.0 %; Crude fat , min 20.0 %; Crude fiber, max 2.5 %; Moisture, max 10.0 %; Calcium, min/max 1.5 % / 1.7 %; Phosphorus, min/max 1.2 % / 1.4 %; Ash 7%; Omega-6, min 3.5 %; Omega-3, min 1.2 %; DHA, min 0.7 %; EPA, min 0.4 %; AA, min 0.16 %; Taurine, min 0.5 %; Magnesium, max 0.09%; pH 5.
BOTANICAL INCLUSIONS: 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.
VITAMINS: 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 50mg/kg; Riboflavin 60 mg/kg; Niacin 520 mg/kg; Pan. Acid (B5) 69 mg/kg; Pyridoxine (B6) 36 mg/kg; Biotin 1.0 mg/kg; Folic Acid 8.5 mg/kg; Choline 2700 mg/kg; Ascorbic Acid 55 mg/kg; Beta Carotene 0.44 mg/kg.
AMINO ACIDS: Taurine 0.3%; Lysine 2.7%; Tryptophan 0.4%; Threonine 1.7%; Tyrosine 1.16%; Methionine 0.95%; Isoleucine 1.6%; Leucine 3%; Valine 1.96%; Arginine 2.5%; Phenylalanine 1.6%; Histidine 0.9%; Cystine 0.38%.
MINERALS: Sodium 0.45%; Chloride 0.8%; Potassium 0.67%; Magnesium 0.09%; 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 0.17 mg/kg.
OUR INGREDIENT PHILOSOPHY | FRESH AND REGIONAL: Because we believe cat lovers want to know where the ingredients in their cat's food come from, we don't buy the inexpensive, bulk commodity ingredients found in conventional cat foods. Instead, we use ingredients that are sustainably raised within our region by people we know and trust, approved ' fit for human consumption,' and then delivered to our door FRESH. And because all cats are carnivores — evolved to thrive on a varied diet rich in meats, with smaller amounts of fruits, vegetables and grasses — ORIJEN CAT & KITTEN features a Biologically Appropriate (80.20.0) ingredient ratio of 80% meat, 20% fruit and vegetables, and 0% grain — all slow-cooked at low temperatures to retain their natural goodness.
RICH IN MEAT (80%): All cats are adapted for a diet rich and diverse in meat proteins — not grains and plant proteins. With 80% of poultry, eggs, meat and fish, ORIJEN features high ratios of meat and protein to mirror the natural diet.
A RICH VARIETY OF FRESH MEATS (6): The natural diet is seasonal and diverse, so ORIJEN features 6 fresh meats, including free-run chicken and turkey, chicken liver, and whole eggs, and a superb selection of wild-caught fish — all delivered fresh each day!
FRUITS and VEGETABLES (20%): In place of high-glycemic grains such as corn, wheat or white rice, ORIJEN features a full complement of regional fruits and vegetables. While providing a limited amount of carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables provide important vitamins, minerals and protector nutrients in a natural and bioavailable form.
GRAIN-FREE (0): ORIJEN is grain-free and carbohydrate-limited to match the natural diet of cats.
FRESH FISH (2): ORIJEN features freshwater and saltwater fish — harvested responsibly within our region and DELIVERED FRESH, so they're loaded with natural, non-rendered Omega-3 (DHA, EPA)
All ORIJEN foods are free of plant oils such as sunflower, flax, coconut or canola oils all of which provide Omega-3 in a form that is ineffective for cats.