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 Biologically Appropriate diet is one rich in protein and balanced in nutrients from whole animal ingredients. ORIJEN Six Fish is loaded with 85% quality fish ingredients from wild-caught mackerel, herring, flounder, redfish, monkfish, and hake, in WholePrey ratios of meat, organs, and edible bone. Foods that are rich in fish ingredients are a good source of Omega fatty acids, which are great for skin and coat health. ORIJEN Six Fish uses 2/3 FRESH or RAW fish ingredients, for a concentrated protein source, so your dog is getting everything they need in order to stay happy, healthy, and thriving.