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
Just like their ancestor, the gray wolf, all dogs are meant to eat a Biologically Appropriate diet: one rich and varied in whole animal ingredients. ORIJEN Original is made with meat, organs, cartilage, and edible bone from free-run chicken and turkey, wild-caught fish, and cage-free eggs. Two-thirds of our animal ingredients are FRESH or RAW, for a concentrated source of protein. With 85% quality animal ingredients and infusions of freeze-dried liver, this recipe nourishes your dog as nature intended while offering them a flavor that they love.