Is Orijen Dry Cat Food Good?
Orijen Dry Cat Food is a premium pet food line with a 5-star rating — among the top 7% of all the products we review.
They seem to be high in protein and low in carbs, contain mainly named animal products as main ingredients and a lot of meat. We strongly recommend this!
What We like
- Super High Protein — over 40%!
- Low Carbs — Less than 28%
- Consists Mostly Good Quality Ingredients
- No Plant Protein in Top Ingredients
- Use Organic Minerals to Improve Absorption
- Aid Digestion with Probiotics
- No Potential Allergens like Corn, Soy, Gluten, and Dairy products
- No Chemicals or Suspicious Ingredients
What We Concern
- Include Ingredients that might be Related to Poor Digestion
Recipes could have different ingredients in the same product line. We rate each recipe and list them from higest to lowest ratings.
TipsRecipes have similar ratings. This means they are quite similar.
Recipe to review
To rate Orijen Dry Cat Food, we will take one representative recipe to evaluate the nutrition, ingredients and meat content of this product line.
We have chosen Original Cat.
Pet food show guaranteed analysis on their labels. It includes moisture and does not reflect the level of carbs — which we prefer lower for dogs and as low as possible for cats.
Calculate the dry value (no moisture) on a dry matter basis will help us to estimate the carbs level and other nutrition without water — so we can get a better idea about the ratio.
(We think the ideal nutrition profile would be Protein > Fat > Carbs)
|Nutrition||Our Ideal||Dry Value||Like?|
|Protein||33% or more||44%|
|Fat||15% or more||22%|
|Carbs||Less than 25%||21%|
|Fiber||Less than 5%||3.3%|
51 ingredients are listed on the label. We research their quality to pet and use our best judgement to group them in the proportion of Prefer, Concerned, and Notice ingredients in the bar chart.
Whole MackerelAnimal Protein
Turkey GibletsAnimal Protein
Chicken LiverAnimal Protein
Whole HerringAnimal Protein
Dehydrated ChickenAnimal Protein
Dehydrated TurkeyAnimal Protein
Dehydrated MackerelAnimal Protein
Dehydrated Chicken LiverAnimal Protein
Dried EggAnimal Protein
Whole Red LentilsCarbs, Plant Protein
Whole Pinto BeansCarbs, Plant Protein
Whole PeasCarbs, Plant Protein
Whole Green LentilsCarbs, Plant Protein
Whole ChickpeasCarbs, Plant Protein
Natural Chicken FlavorFood Additive
Whole Navy BeansCarbs, Plant Protein
Pea StarchCarbs, Plant Protein
Chicken HeartAnimal Protein
Mixed TocopherolsFood Additive
Vitamin E SupplementSupplement
Whole Butternut SquashCarbs
Dried Chicory RootCarbs
Citric AcidFood Additive
Dried Lactobaccillus Acidophilus Fermentation ProductProbiotics
Dried Bifidobacterium Animalis Fermentation ProductProbiotics
Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation ProductProbiotics
I quite like the overall ingredients from this recipe.
There are 3 Concerned and 0 Notice ingredients from Original Cat. Check from the above list to view the details.
- Lentil Fiber
- Pea Starch
- Citric Acid
Estimated Meat Content
Some pet food uses high plant protein ingredients to boost up the overall protein level — to make it looks like it includes a lot of meat, which is more appealing for customers.
Therefore, protein level itself cannot tell the quality and how much animal ingredients (more digestible than plants) is in the pet food.
0 / 7 (0%)in top 7 ingredients
44%in dry matter
By looking at the plant protein in top ingredients and compare with the total protein level, we will try to estimate how much animal ingredients is used in the pet food as Meat Content.
Based on my "godly" guess, the meat content might be High !
It looks like it is made of primarily animal ingredients, and most protein should come from animal sources. Your furbabies will love it just like me!
Orijen Dry Cat Food Product Line Review
To make a conclusion about the whole product line, we will consider all recipes and their average nutrition ratio.
Recipes Average Compares to Ideal Level
In the total of 7 recipes, the group has an average of 45% protein, 21% fat and 22% carbohydrate.
（Protein and Fat: Prefer Higher丨Carbs: Prefer Lower）
- Protein is 12 (%) higher than ideal
- Fat is 6 (%) higher than ideal
- Carbs is -3 (%) less than ideal
What does it mean?Overall,Orijen Dry Cat Food has a better nutrition ratio compared to our preferred level.
Throughout the review, we have 3 major opinons about this pet food line:
- High protein low carbs
- Major ingredients from animals
- Contains a lot of meat
Based on these, we can conclude Orijen Dry Cat Food is a pet food line with a 5 star rating.
Do we recommend Orijen Dry Cat Food ?It is a top quality premium pet food that we strongly recommend!
The review is entirely our own view and opinon. It is for informational reference only and not a purchase advice.