Imagine a pet food made with fresh meats, all natural ingredients, and no grains or chemical preservatives. A pet food that is biologically appropriate, with high protein and limited carbohydrates, made by a company that reveres local, sustainable farming. Imagine feeling good about the kibble you feed your dog or cat.
|Orijen Cat and Kitten|
The way Nature intended
Orijen is produced exclusively in the company’s own plants in Alberta, Canada. The “fresh, never-frozen” meats are from regional, carefully chosen sources and certified fit for human consumption by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).
The chicken is 100% free-run, red meat is free-range, fresh and saltwater fish are caught wild from Canadian lakes and the Pacific Ocean. No Ethoxyquin or BHA/BHT, or any other chemical preservatives, are used.
The formula for Orijen is 80% meat, 20% fruits, vegetables, and botanicals, and 0% grain (75/25/0 for red version). This is chosen as a biologically appropriate diet. Studies of anatomy and dietary needs have concluded that dogs and cats are carnivores, requiring meat as their main sustenance.
The inclusion of a high percentage of cereal grains in many pet foods is one of convenience and cost. Pet food manufacturers prefer the ease with which grains can be obtained and stored, and their profit margin is greatly enhanced by the low cost of grains versus meats for dietary energy. Grains are not beneficial for your pet, however, and can in fact be deleterious to their long-term health.
Carbohydrates from grains provide empty calories and sugar. Excess intake often leads to diabetes and obesity – two of the greatest risk factors for a host of health woes, lowered quality of life, and even early death. Meat-based proteins, on the other hand, provide energy and lean muscle mass, without these complications. Any excess protein in the system is simply excreted.
We are currently fostering a cat that was having gastrointestinal issues. Sophia was also “grooming” herself in excess, resulting in thinned or bald patches and a raw belly. Suspecting an allergy to grains, we recently switched to all grain-free foods. Her tummy problems have subsided. Her excessive licking has lessened. The poor girl – the very foods we were giving to nurture her were in fact tormenting her.
So we were thrilled to test Orijen with our cats. Already providing a grain-free diet, I simply mixed some Orijen in with their other kibble (Blue Buffalo) for a gradual introduction. They loved the taste, eating the Orijen first. I love knowing they are eating food that has been matched to their physiological needs and is made with quality, wholesome ingredients!
Orijen offers fresh, high-quality pet food worldwide, filled with some of the best Nature has to offer your dog or cat and nothing more, and is designed specifically for their body’s needs. As an added caveat, you can be assured no ingredient has been sourced from China.
If you live in the U.S., you can even save money and time by ordering online at Mr.Chewy.com, where prices are great, service is unbeatable, and it will be shipped to your door for free!
(It is important to feed your pet the highest quality pet-specific food you can afford. Remember to transition slowly when changing/adding a new food to your pet’s diet.)
Congratulations to our winner, Cynthia A.!
Want to try Orijen for your dog or cat for free? One lucky winner will receive a free 5.5-lb bag of their choice!
To enter –
- Leave a comment below this post telling us which product you would like to receive. (You can find the selection by going to Orijen Pet Food).
- Use the Rafflecopter box to verify you have commented – click “Do it”.
Disclaimer: MrChewy.com provided us with a 5.5-lb bag of Orijen for review, as well as the product for this giveaway. No other compensation was received. Opinions expressed are my own, and not influenced by this.