CAT & KITTEN | BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE CAT FOOD
MADE WITH FREE RUN CHICKEN AND TURKEY, WILD CAUGHT FISH AND NEST LAID EGGS
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!
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.
Feeding & Nutrition
CAT & KITTEN
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT, AS THE OLD ADAGE GOES. WELL THE SAME IS TRUE FOR CATS AND
KITTENS — WHICH IS WHY EVERY CAT DESERVES TO EAT ORIJEN
High-protein, low-carbohydrate and loaded with fresh regional meats and fish, ORIJEN
CAT & KITTEN mirrors the
foods Mother Nature intended cats of all breeds and lifestyles to eat.
Perhaps equally important is the great ORIJEN taste that your cat won’t soon
forget. After all, it’s important that she enjoys her meals too.
ORIJEN CAT & KITTEN benefits
cats of every breed and size. Like people, your cat is a unique individual and
her feeding requirements will vary with his breed, environment, age and
That’s why we suggest monitoring her weight and adjusting her rations as needed.
We recommend feeding twice daily and remember to always keep fresh, clean water
available to your beloved cat.
DAILY RATION and FEEDING
| Weight of Cat|| Grams and Cups per day|| Grams and Cups per day|
| || |
| 2kg|| 40g / 1/3 c || 40g / 1/3 c |
| 3kg || 45g / 3/8 c|| 45g / 3/8 c|
| 4kg || 60g / 1/2 c|| 60g / 1/2 c|
| 5kg || 75g / 5/8 c|| 60g / 1/2 c|
| 6kg|| 80g / 2/3 c|| 75g / 5/8 c|
| 8kg|| 90g / 3/4 c|| 80g / 2/3 c|
| 10kg|| 120g / 1 c|| 80g / 2/3 c|
| 12kg|| 135g / 1 1/8 c || 90g / 3/4 c|
CAT & KITTEN
A BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE CALORIE DISTRIBUTION
There are three sources of calories available to your cat or kitten: protein,
fat and carbohydrates. While protein and fat are essential for your cat;
carbohydrates are not. In fact, cat and kittens require absolutely no
carbohydrate in their diet.
Simple carbohydrates from cereal grains such as rice or corn cause your cat’s
blood sugar levels to elevate and fluctuate and when not used for energy,
carbohydrates are quickly and easily stored in the body as fat. Indeed, excess
carbohydrates are the leading dietary cause of overweight conditions in cats of
By providing more calories from protein and fat, and fewer calories from
carbohydrates, ORIJEN provides a calorie distribution that mirrors your cat’s
natural diet — promoting a long and happy life by helping reduce the risk of
obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes.
CALORIE CONTENT AND DISTRIBUTION
Metabolizable energy for ORIJEN
CAT & KITTEN is 4150 kcal/kg
or 480 kcal per 250ml cup (120g).
Calories in ORIJEN CAT & KITTEN are distributed to support peak health with 39%
from protein, 17% from fruits and vegetables, and 44% from fat.
CAT & KITTEN
WE BELIEVE THAT PET LOVERS WANT TO KNOW WHERE THEIR CAT’S FOOD COMES FROM.
THAT`S WHY WE FOCUS ON LOCAL INGREDIENTS RAISED BY PEOPLE WE TRUST, AND
DELIVERED TO OUR KITCHENS FRESH EACH DAY.
Our local ingredients are sustainably raised or fished within our region,
approved “fit for human consumption,” and then delivered to our kitchens
authentically fresh each day.
NO OTHER CAT FOOD CAN MATCH ORIJEN’S AUTHENTICALLY FRESH LOCAL INGREDIENTS
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
CAT & KITTEN
- Crude Protein (min.) 42%
- Crude Fat (min.) 20%
- Crude Fiber (max.) 3%
- Moisture (max.) 10%
- Calcium (min.max) 1.4 / 1.7%
- Phosphorus (min.max) 1.1 / 1.4%
- *Omega-6 (min.) 3.5%
- *Omega-3 (min.) 1.2%
- *DHA (min.) 0.7%
- *EPA (min.) 0.4%
- Magnesium (max.) 0.09%
- Taurine (min.) 0.25%
- pH 5
- Ash (max) 8%
- 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 kIU/kg
- Vitamin D3 3 kIU/kg
- Vitamin E 1010 IU/kg
- Vitamin B12 0.17 mg/kg
- Thiamine 31 mg/kg
- Riboflavin 34 mg/kg
- Niacin 230 mg/kg
- Pan. Acid (B5) 32 mg/kg
- Pyridoxine (B6) 25 mg/kg
- Folic Acid 5.2 mg/kg
- Choline 2450 mg/kg
- Taurine 0.25%
- Lysine 2.7%
- Tryptophan 0.47%
- Threonine 1.9%
- Tyrosine 1.2%
- Methionine 0.8%
- Isoleucine 1.8%
- Leucine 3.3%
- Valine 2.2%
- Arginine 2.8%
- Phenylalanine. 1.8%
- Histidine 1.0%
- Cystine 0.45%
- Sodium 0.4%
- Chloride 0.6%
- Potassium 0.9%
- Magnesium 0.12%
- Manganese 17 mg/kg
- Selenium 1.0 mg/kg
- Iron 230 mg/kg
- Zinc 180 mg/kg
- Copper 20 mg/kg
- Iodine 2.4 mg/kg