NOURISH AS NATURE INTENDED
OUR BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE PHILOSOPHY IS SIMPLE: MIRROR THE QUANTITY, FRESHNESS, AND VARIETY OF MEAT THAT DOGS AND CATS HAVE EVOLVED TO EAT.
The gray wolf (Canis lupus) is the ancestor and closest relative of all domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiarius), sharing 97% of their DNA, while the Near Eastern wildcat (Felis silvestris lybica) is the closest relative of domestic cats (Felis silvestris catus).
Despite years of breeding, the internal workings and anatomical capabilities of domestic dogs and cats remain the same as their wild cousins, so its no surprise their food requirements remain the same too.
THE EATING ANATOMY OF CARNIVORES
JUST LIKE THEIR ANCESTORS, MODERN DOGS AND CATS HAVE ANATOMICAL FEATURES DESIGNED FOR A MEAT-BASED DIET A FUNDAMENTAL FACT OFTEN OVERLOOKED BY PET FOOD MAKERS. THESE INCLUDE:
TEETH AND JAWS
SALIVA AND ENZYMES
SHORT DIGESTIVE TRACT
OUR FIVE BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE PRINCIPLES
- RICH IN MEAT AND PROTEIN
- RICH FRESH MEAT INCLUSIONS
- AN ABUNDANT VARIETY OF FRESH MEAT
- WHOLEPREY MEAT RATIOS
- FRESH VEGETABLES & FRUIT
Cats and kittens possess a biological need for animal protein having evolved to require a diet rich in whole animal ingredients to maintain peak health. ORIJEN Cat & Kitten is Biologically Appropriate, containing quality animal ingredients from free-run chicken and turkey, wild-caught fish, and cage-free eggs, mimicking the diet your cats ancestors hunted and ate in the wild. Two-thirds of our animal ingredients are FRESH or RAW, giving ORIJEN Cat & Kitten a taste that your cat will crave.