ORIJEN Original Grain-Free Dry Cat Food, 4-lb bag - Chewy.com

ORIJEN Original Grain-Free Dry Cat Food

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About This Item


  • Crafted with 90% premium meat and fish ingredients to support healthy digestion, skin and coat health, and heart health.
  • The first 5 ingredients are always fresh or raw animal protein, including free-run chicken and turkey and wild-caught fish.
  • Packed with WholePrey nutrition featuring nutrient-rich organs.
  • Made in the USA with the world’s finest ingredients.
  • Freeze-dried coated for a burst of raw flavor!

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About ORIJEN Dry Cat Food

The Pinnacle of Nutrition

Cats are obligate carnivores, and they thrive on a biologically appropriate diet. ORIJEN provides optimal feline nutrition by using unsurpassed quantities of fresh or raw meat from a variety of Wholeprey animal protein sources.

85-90% Animal Ingredients

With 85-90% premium animal ingredients, each ORIJEN cat food recipe provides essential protein, vitamins and minerals in their most nourishing forms. It’s a meaty diet designed to feed your cat’s carnivorous cravings.

Nourish As Nature Intended

Fresh ingredients preserved solely through refrigeration and raw ingredients frozen at the peak of freshness stay true to their natural form. This minimalist approach preserves important nutrients and keeps closer to the diet your feline evolved to eat.


With at least 15 fresh or raw ingredients in every recipe, ORIJEN kibble is the closest thing to feeding a raw diet.


ORIJEN recipes include meat, organs, and bone, so your cat can enjoy the most nutrient-dense and succulent parts of the prey.


The first 5 ingredients are always fresh or raw animal sources, including nutrient-rich meat, poultry, whole fish, and organs.

Transitioning to ORIJEN

Acclimate your cat to a new ORIJEN diet by transitioning gradually from the old food you were feeding. Start by replacing 25% of the old diet with ORIJEN food, increasing the new food amount proportionally over the next 10-14 days. By the end of the second week, you should be feeding 100% ORIJEN.


ORIJEN makes foods to help pets thrive, so they can stay healthy and strong through all their days. Their Wholeprey approach means including the most nutrient-dense and delicious parts of the prey in their recipes, to deliver the complete nutrition cats and dogs evolved to eat. Help your best friend reach his fullest potential with a biologically appropriate diet from ORIJEN.

Questions & Answers

23 Customer Questions

It says "Made in the USA with some of the world's finest ingredients". My question is: Are the ingredients made in the USA?
Answer by ChewyFeb 16, 2021
ORIJEN sources ingredients regionally and does not source ingredients directly from China, though their B vitamins are made with raw materials that originate in China. This would apply to vitamins B1, B6, and B9, and is consistent throughout the pet food industry. ORIJEN food goes through a comprehensive supplier management and verification program to ensure ingredient safety. Up to 88% of the protein will originate from animal ingredients.

Is this 100% raw food
Answer by ChewyMar 23, 2021
This product contains 100% fresh, raw, or dehydrated animal ingredients.

Could you tell me if you use any antibiotics, hormones, or pesticides in raising the animals to make the food? Thank you for your time and l look forward to your reply.
Answer by ChewyMar 25, 2022
Depending on the supplier, growth hormones may be included in the feed. ORIJEN meat ingredients are free of antibiotics. This does not mean that the animal has never received antibiotics, but that the proper withdrawal times were adhered to and the animal is free of antibiotics prior to slaughter. Antibiotics, if they are required, are administered in accordance with the FDA. Maximum residue limits for each veterinary drug are set and must be met through appropriate withdrawal times following treatment before the animal can be slaughtered.

Is this organic and gluten-free?
Answer by ChewyOct 05, 2021
ORIJEN does not use GMO ingredients in any of their foods. The fruits and vegetables used in their recipes are not organic, but are sourced from a specially curated group of leading farmers. They do not use any gluten-containing ingredients in their recipes either. However, because it is possible for gluten-free grains to come into contact with gluten-containing grains post-harvest (even in microscopic amounts), they do not guarantee their kitchens are 100% gluten-free.

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1011 Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Mouse on May 20, 2023

Dramatic difference in appearance

We adopted a cat from someone who could no longer care for her. They were feeding her very low quality food. We tried the slow mix, but she picked out only the orijin food. Within a week, she had gained a half a pound. After a month her fur is silky she has filled out and looks amazing. Her previous owner also indicated she vomited a lot. So far, she has not at all for us.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By DJ on May 9, 2023

Best food ever

Orijen is a very high quality dry food which all my cats love. I started buying it because I have a couple of older cats that need to maintain their weight. There’s no junk in this! It’s pricey, but that’s part of a diet that’s keeping them well.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Sam on Apr 27, 2023

Good food

I really like this brand for my cat, and I also get this for my dogs who love it. My only complaint is that the resealable portion of the bag literally never works. I tear it from the place the have marked and it never actually works out so that the bags can be resealed

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Teri on May 8, 2023

Origen Dry Cat Food

My cat likes this flavor and he gobbles it up. I'm happy that he likes it especially since this is a very healthy cat food blend with high protein. From now on this cat food will be our choice for my senior cat.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Crankymi on Apr 13, 2023

Good product for picky cats but ...

This is one of Mao's fav. Food, so I often order it for her. But this time when I tried to open the 12lbs Orijen the ziplock seal is missing! Now I have a 12lbs cat food without seal.....is this an new packaging problem? Or is this a defective package?

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Buybyreviews on Mar 22, 2023

Bengal Breeder Recommended

I have been happy that my two new bengals (kitten and 1 yr. old) have been eating away with this high protein dry food. This brand was recommended by my bengal breeder due to quality and likability. The kitties eat a raw food diet primarily, but this is offered as well. Some days they eat more of this than the raw food. This will make it a bit easier for caregivers in feeding them in our absence.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By saje on Mar 9, 2023

Picky Cat Likes It!

My very picky cat liked this food from first bite. I transitioned to wet food during the day, but at night I leave a small amount of this Original Cat formula in her bowl as she likes a little snack before bedtime and sometimes gets peckish in the middle of the night. It has a strong smell in the bag that wafts out when you open it, so beware of that. The smell does not linger, and it doesn't affect Kitty's breath. Kitty and I both give this food a thumbs up!

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Lyla on Apr 9, 2023

be aware of the expiration date

Bought a 12lb bag at the end of Mar and received a bag that expires in Oct..I have two boys im not quite sure it should be ok? But if you like to buy big bags make sure you have plenty of time to finish before expire since it’s so pricy.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By JellicleEd on Feb 21, 2023

Transition Food

I am transitioning my two cats to all an all wet/raw diet. One cat is allergic to chicken, except in dry form. Orijen is the best of the processed dry foods, I have found. It has more taurine, than most dry foods. It also has omega 3 and 6 amino acids. I feed my cats Orijen, in the evening, as a third meal.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Btrfly0331 on Apr 13, 2023

My cat adjusted well...

I switched my cat to this food and she's had less throwing up after eating and doesn't seem as hungry between meals as she did with her previous food.