Evolved as hunters, the physical structure of their teeth, jaws and digestive system scientifically classify dogs and cats as carnivores, evolved over thousands of years to operate on an almost exclusively meat-based diet.
The Biologically Appropriate™ concept is simple: Mirror the richness, freshness and variety of meats that dogs and cats would naturally hunt in the wild and for which they are evolved to eat.
That’s why ORIJEN foods feature exceptionally high inclusions of fresh whole meats, plus richly nourishing liver, tripe, cartilage and marrow — all in ratios that mirror the natural diet, while excluding high-glycemic carbohydrates and plant proteins that simply don’t belong in the diets of dogs and cats.
Fresh goat meat (5%), fresh wild boar meat (5%), fresh venison meat (5%), fresh arctic char (5%), fresh duck meat (5%), fresh wild boar liver (5%) , fresh duck liver (5%), fresh mutton meat (4%) , fresh steelhead trout (4%), fresh wild boar kidney (4%), whole mackerel (dehydrated, 4%), fresh whole pilchard (4%), lamb (dehydrated, 4%), mutton (dehydrated, 4%), alaskan cod (dehydrated, 4%), whole blue whiting (dehydrated, 4%), whole herring (dehydrated, 4%), whole red lentils, whole green lentils, whole green peas, whole chickpeas, whole yellow peas, whole pinto beans, lentil ﬁber, duck fat (1.5%), fresh mutton tripe (1.5%), herring oil (1%), fresh goat heart (1%), fresh goat kidney (1%), fresh goat liver (1%), fresh venison liver (0.5%), fresh venison heart (0.5%), fresh mutton liver (0.5%), fresh wild boar heart (0.5%), whole navy beans, goat liver (freeze-dried), venison liver (freeze-dried), fresh whole pumpkin, fresh whole butternut squash, fresh whole zucchini, fresh whole parsnips, fresh carrots, fresh whole red delicious apples, fresh whole bartlett pears, fresh kale, fresh spinach greens, fresh beet greens, fresh turnip greens, brown kelp, whole cranberries, whole blueberries, chicory root, turmeric, sarsaparilla root, althea root, rosehips, juniper berries. ADDITIVES (Per kg): Nutritional additives: Zinc chelate of amino acid hydrate: 100mg. Zootechnical additives: Enterococcus faecium NCIMB10415: 600×10^6 CFU.