Orijen Cat & Kitten Grain-Free Dry Cat Food

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Rich in protein, low in carbohydrates and loaded with fresh regional poultry and fish, Orijen Cat & Kitten Grain-Free Dry Cat Food mirrors the foods Mother Nature intended cats of all breeds and lifestyles to eat. Formulated to match the natural feline diet, Orijen Cat & Kitten food is made with high ratios of free-run chicken and turkey, whole eggs, wild-caught local fish and regional fruits and vegetables. Each morsel is also infused with freeze-dried liver so it's bursting with the natural savory flavors cats love. These trusted ingredients are all sustainably farmed or fished regionally and arrive fresh or raw each day, so they're free of preservatives and loaded with the animal proteins and fats that nourish your cat completely.

Key Benefits

  • With 40% richly nourishing protein, and limited to 20% low-glycemic carbohydrates to nourish cats and kittens according to their evolutionary and biological needs.
  • Free of rendered poultry meals, 1/3 of the meats are from dehydrated chicken and turkey (air-dried at low temperature from fresh meat) for a concentrated source of nourishing protein.
  • Unmatched by any other food, 2/3 of the meats are fresh (refrigerated, without preservatives) or RAW (flash-frozen, without preservatives), including the top 10 meat ingredients.
  • Nutrient-dense WholePrey ratios of fresh meats, organs, and cartilage plus fresh whole fish and fresh whole eggs provide a natural source of virtually every nutrient your cat needs.
  • Infusions of gently freeze-dried liver enhance flavor and palatability naturally, making Orijen deliciously tasty, even for picky eaters.

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Note: During packaging, Orijen's air evacuation process draws excess air from the bags prior to sealing. Depending on certain variables, some packages will appear vacuumed and others not. Rest assured the food in each bag will be equally fresh!

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  • Weight
    12.0 pounds
  • Breed Size
    All Breeds, Small, Medium, Large
  • Food Form
    Dry Food
  • Lifestage
    All Stages, Kitten, Adult
  • Made in
    United States
  • Special Diet
    GMO-Free, No Corn No Wheat No Soy, Grain-Free, Low Glycemic, Gluten Free

Nutritional Info


  1. Deboned Chicken, Deboned Turkey, Yellowtail Flounder, Whole Eggs, Whole Atlantic Mackerel, Chicken Liver, Turkey Liver, Whole Atlantic Herring, Chicken Heart, Turkey Heart, Dehydrated Chicken, Dehydrated Turkey, Dehydrated Mackerel, Dehydrated Chicken Liver, Dehydrated Turkey Liver, Whole Green Peas, Whole Navy Beans, Red Lentils, Chicken Necks, Chicken Kidney, Chicken Fat, Pinto Beans, Chickpeas, Green Lentils, Alfalfa, Natural Chicken flavor, Alfalfa, Herring Oil, Ground Chicken Bone, Chicken Cartilage, Turkey Cartilage, Dried Kelp, Freeze-Dried Chicken Liver, Freeze-Dried Turkey Liver, Whole Pumpkin, Whole Butternut Squash, Kale, Spinach, Mustard Greens, Collard Greens, Turnip Greens, Whole Carrots, Apples, Pears, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Choline Chloride, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Chicory Root, Turmeric, Sarsaparilla Root, Althea Root, Rosehips, Juniper Berries, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Animalis Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product.

Caloric Content

  1. 4,060 kcal/kg, 463 kcal/cup
Guaranteed Analysis
Crude Protein 40.0% min
Crude Fat 20.0% min
Crude Fiber 3.0% max
Moisture 10.0% max
Calcium 1.2% min
Phosphorus 1.0% min
Magnesium 0.1% max
Taurine 0.2% min
Omega 6 Fatty Acids 3.5% min
Omega 3 Fatty Acids 0.8% min
Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 0.2% min
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) 0.2% min

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Customer Reviews

Orijen Cat & Kitten Grain-Free Dry Cat Food is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 707.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I have two cats. I have always fed them a widely vet recommended cat food. One of my boys was throwing up several times a week for years and the other one has always had terrible dandruff (he's black so it really shows) . I was resigned to the fact that these were going to be lifelong issues. My daughter suggested that we try different food to see if it would help with the stomach issues. I did some research and decided to try Orijen . OMG!! After a few weeks my cat who has had chronic dandruff has beautifully shiny fur and not a flake of dandruff and the other one with chronic stomach issues hasn't thrown up once since he's been eating it. It's almost unbelievable- but it's true! AND they love it! I hesitated to buy it because of the higher price, but it's TOTALLY WORTH IT! These are just the things that are noticeable to me after a few weeks. I'm sure they are going to benefit in many other ways and be healthier overall throughout their beautiful little lives. :)
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Dry Kibble for Ferrets I feed this in a mix of a couple other high quality cat kibbles for my six ferrets. Ferrets are obligate carnivores, so they need a diet that is very high in meat protein, grain-free, at least 20% fat and with as few fruits and veggies as possible (none would be preferable, but I have not been able to find a kibble without since the kibbles need some sort of binding agent). Anyways, I have not yet found a kibble to be more suitable to a ferrets needs over Orijen Cat & Kitten, and Orijen Regional Red Cat. Almost all actual "Ferret Food" kibbles are garbage; and in fact are very unhealthy, with the exception of Wysong Epigen Digestive Formula for Ferrets (which is a high meat protein food, but needs to be in a mix since it lacks the proper needed fat content). Ideally a live prey/ all natural meat diet would be best for feeding ferrets, however, if that is not posible than I highly recommend Orijen.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Far So Good with New Formula I feed my 3 month old Siberian kitten a combination of both wet and dry food. In an effort to find a really good quality dry food I tried the new Orijen Kitten formula made in Kentucky. I realize that some cats have had a bad reaction to the new formula and I can't compare this to the Canadian formula because I didn't try it. What I can tell you is that I was impressed with what I read on Orijens web site about how this food is made. I can also tell you that my kitten LOVES it! She likes it much better than Hills Science Kitten Chicken dry (which is what the breeder started me out on) and Fromm Kitten Gold (although she did like Fromms much better than Hills). Not only does my Kitten love Orijen kiiten dry but she has had no bad reactions to this new formula and she is very healthy and happy! This makes me very happy! :)
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still trying to get my cat to eat this by itself The ingredients of this food (Cat and Kitten formula) are excellent. While still rather high in carbohydrates, I was told the glycemic index is only 2 which is good to try to help prevent or manage diabetes. I was looking for a good dry food to feed my new 1 1/2 year old cat. I recently lost a cat to complications from diabetes. I would like to get this cat on wet food only, as recommended by many vets, but so far, he is not too willing. In the meantime, Orijen is the best I can do with the dry food, I think. I mix it with his current Purina "True Nature 45% protein" formula which is 19.6% carbs--too high in my opinion. Chewy is a great company and by talking with Megan from Orijen, I was able to feel more comfortable with this particular dry food and the hopes of avoiding diabetes in this cat. While you may think it is expensive, try syringes, insulin and vet visits. My goal is avoid that at all costs. Also, all Orijen fish are wild caught---also a big plus for me. Now, if he will just learn to love it!! TXS Megan and Chewy!!
Date published: 2016-09-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A bad batch? My three cats have eaten Orijen, which I previously bought at my local store, for years with no problems. I ordered a 15 lb bag from Chewy and they wouldn't touch it at first -- when they did eventually eat it, they all threw up and had diarrhoea. Chewy shipped the Canadian formula, not the American one, but I've since noticed the formula is slightly different to the previous Canadian bags that I'd stockpiled. I called Chewy and they were fantastic; they offered a full refund or a replacement bag. I would have gone for a replacement bag, but they advised that Orijen is slowly transitioning to sell only the Louisville-made formula in the United States. After all the negative reviews of the American formula, and after this experience, I decided to go for a refund and steer clear of Orijen in future. I live in Madison, WI and Fromms is made locally. My friends here couldn't recommend it highly enough, so I called Fromms to ask for their advice and suggestions. I've decided to go with their Game Bird recipe and will see how we get on with that. Though I'm disappointed with Orijen, I can't recommend Chewy highly enough. The guy I spoke to on the phone was fantastic and gave lots of advice and suggestions on how to move forward!
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not what it used to be The American Orijen is just not the quality of the Canadian formula. I was thrilled to feed my cats the Canadian formula, despite the high price tag, because of the quality of ingredients and the lack of shortcuts the company took. The new American formula has added SO many more fish ingredients, which are not natural foods for cats, and which is much easier for the company to up the meat content while keeping production costs low. Orijen's new tag line is all about more meat, which they achieved by using lower quality proteins. I used to be thrilled that they used almost entirely poultry for their protein in the Cat and Kitten formula, but the new American version contains 3 different fish instead of 1 type and the fish are much higher on the ingredient list than before. When Chewy ran out of the Canadian version of Cat and Kitten, I switched to Regional Red, which has just started being produced in the US so Chewy still has Canadian bags. When Chewy runs out, I guess I will stop feeding Orijen since it is SO expensive, only getting more expensive since being made in the US, and Orijen has made it impossible for Americans to get Canadian made food. I can find something equal to the American Orijen quality for less money. Rumors are Orijen will eventually change their Canadian formula as well. Sad. Another good food down the tubes. People used to swear by Evo but it began losing quality and people don't recommend it as much anymore. Same thing seems to be happening with Orijen.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great food, but bring back the 15 lb bag! After much research, I began ordering this about 6 months ago and am happy with the quality. I have 3 cats with fewer stomach issues since using this product (yay!) A 15lb bag lasts about 1 month (perfect for an order schedule). I justified the price because of the positive health benefits. As of January 2017 the 15 lb bag is no longer available. The 12 lb bag is a price increase of 50 cents per pound and won't last a month. I am no longer comfortable with the cost/benefit outcome and will look to other options.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Price change The bag size has now changed from 15 to 12 lbs. If that's what the manufacturer has done, there's nothing to be done about it. However the new price per pound is $.52 more. So we're not only getting a smaller bag, but also being charged more. :(
Date published: 2016-12-04
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