Rated 5 out of 5 by ldudette Highest Quality Cat Food/Healed My Cats Kitty Crohn's Disease (Inflammatory Bowel Disease)
I will tell you first, this is expensive food. I am on disability so it is a luxury for me, but so worth it. My cat was diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disorder as a kitten and has been on Prednisolone for over 12 years and has been underweight, and had thin fur. Even on the meds he continued to have loose, bloody stools.
We had switched to a another fairly pricey brand about a year ago that had a super stinky fish flavor. All our cats are now seniors and they eat better if they can smell the food. One day last fall I got an email telling me the food I purchased was under recall and then I found out it was the 2nd recall in 3 months.
So, went to my local pet store and told them I needed a replacement stinky fish food. They recommended Orijen 6 Fish and I was really hesitant due to the cost. But, felt I really had no choice. Brought it home and all our cats adjusted right away to it.
Within a month my sickly cat started to gain weight and I noticed his fur was much thicker. Then I realized he was not having loose stools.
Since then I have been able to completely wean him off the prednisolone, and for the first time in his life I had to give him some hairball remedy as his fur has gotten so thick and lush and he is feeling well enough to actually groom himself.
I wish I had known about this incredible food when my cats were still kittens. I know I will never feed a cat any other food again. I only wish they could make a food for humans!!
December 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by rottismom2 Food Allergy
Our 8 yr old adopted kitty had been trouble free for the 6 years we've had her. All of a sudden her hair started falling out, she was itchy and had scabby or bloody places on her midline back & face. Our vet started with flea treatment, then steroids and food changes - to limited ingredient diet. She got no better on the Science Diet L.I.D. and 2 others with Catfish & Duck as the protein sources. Nothing was helping and she disliked the duck so much that she lost 5 of her 15 lbs of body weight in a month.
This food was recommended by someone here at Mr Chewy. Although it isn't Limited Ingredient, she is thriving!! Her skin is much better and she isn't itchy any longer. She LOVES this food and is back to the typical 'begging kitty at mealtime'.
Not sure why it is helping, possibly an ingredient that helps with skin problems. I'm thrilled though that she isn't so uncomfortable AND loves this food. Good to see her smiling kitty face again. :)
April 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ef001791 A Wholesome, No "Junk-Added" Product
I have 16 cats, 14 of whom are rescues. I try to feed the best available and hence, feed mostly canned and raw. However, there are those times when I simply don't have the time and/or one kitty who will NOT convert to wet. Hence, I do use the Orijen kibble. Even though the chicken outsells it, my cats much prefer the fish. It's a real quality product with only regionally-acquired ingredients that are used when they're fresh.
February 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ragnapebble solved my Bengals digestive problems
we bought this based on its awards as we had tried all the other "premium" cat food brands. None of them helped Ben- he still barfed weekly and had episodes of bloody stool. Orijen's formulation ended both problems!
We strongly recommend their cat food.
May 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 Great food...
I had been looking for a high protein, no rubbish food for my kitten for a while, and had tried a couple from the pet store, which my Leo turned his nose up straight away.
When I gave him this he went crazy for it. He has however decided he likes it over his wet food and refuses to eat that now though! Fussy Cat!
I really like the ingredients list, so does Leo. He likes both the Chicken and the Fish variety.
One major benefit I have noticed is Leo's coat. Within 2-3 days of him eating Orijen his coat became super soft and shiny. Cant fault this product.
June 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Anne49 At last, a tasty and nutricious dry food my cat can eat
My oldest cat is allergic to chicken and poultry meal products and also is in diabetic remission. The challenge is to find food free of chicken and limited in carbs. She's been on canned food only and is able to maintain without insulin shots. This dry food is the first I have found that matches her diet and that she eats with great abandon! My vet is also pleased with it and we have seen no change in her blood tests. The other cats in the house don't have diet issues but since they all eat together, it's important they will eat the same thing and they too love Orijen Fish grain free. Very Happy Cats!
May 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by melbell86 Great for diabetics
My cat was diagnosed with feline diabetes about 4 years ago and at the same time he started having very loose stools that turned into chronic diarrhea. I got the diabetes under control with insulin, but no food or treatment was improving his loose stools. Finally, my vet recommended the DM cat food and I did notice quite a bit of improvement, but always having to drive to the vet and waiting for a prescription for his food became a little inconvenient. Of course, my kitty's health came first, so I stuck with the DM, but I also would occasionally try to introduce different foods to see how he responded. I tried a plethora of foods from Royal Canin, Science Hill, Purina Pro Plan, and many others until I eventually found Orijen's Six Fish cat food. It has been the ONLY non-prescription food I have found after years of searching that has helped my kitty have normal bowel movements. The fact that he absolutely loves it is an added perk. Plus, you really won't find a better ingredients list. Healthy food makes for a healthy (and happy) cat!
April 2, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Mom2fourmore new changes = cheaper ingredients.....!
While I really like this brand & use it reg along with another brand, its changes to the "NEW" formula seem to be using cheaper fish. Instead of Salmon in places its HERRING, Salmon meal, & instead of whole whitefish or Wallyeye its Herring etc. Yet price is still high.. I went through this with another high end grain free brand where they started subbing cheaper fish instead of Salmon & my cats were the 1st to notice!
They havent made it any better, just CHEAPER for THEM to make.... Not happy with the changes~
April 25, 2013