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
In the wild, your dog’s ancestors hunted and consumed a Biologically Appropriate diet. They ate the entire prey animal, including meat, organs, cartilage, and bone, naturally providing them with the nutrients they require for peak health. ORIJEN Regional Red is packed with 85% quality animal ingredients from ranch-raised beef, wild-boar, Boer goat, grass-fed lamb, Yorkshire pork, and wild-caught mackerel. Two-thirds of our animal ingredients are FRESH or RAW, for a concentrated source of protein. With 38% protein, Regional Red provides your dog with the nourishing diet they have evolved to eat, and a flavor they crave.