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 it’s 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
A diet rich in protein and fibre supports lean muscle mass while supporting peak conditioning and a healthy body weight. ORIJEN Fit & Trim has richly nourishing protein and 85% whole animal ingredients from free-run chicken and turkey, wild-caught fish, and cage-free eggs, all in WholePrey ratios of meat, organs, cartilage, and edible bone. Inclusions of 2/3 FRESH or RAW animal ingredients provide a concentrated source of protein while naturally providing the nutrients they require to help them stay happy, healthy, and thriving.