ORIJEN IS DERIVED FROM THE LATIN TERM ‘ORIGIN’ – MEANING SOURCE OR BEGINNING. BORN FROM A DESIRE TO MIRROR THE DIET DOGS AND CATS HAVE EVOLVED TO EAT, ORIJEN REPRESENTS THE FULLEST EXPRESSION OF OUR BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE, FRESH REGIONAL INGREDIENT, NEVER OUTSOURCED PHILOSOPHY.
Inspired by a natural diet of whole prey animals, ORIJEN features unmatched and unique inclusions of meat, naturally providing everything your dog or cat needs to thrive. With a reputation of trust spanning more than 30 years, ORIJEN gives you peace of mind and keeps your cherished companion happy, healthy, and strong.
OUR BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE PHILOSOPHY IS SIMPLE: MIRROR THE QUANTITY, FRESHNESS, AND VARIETY OF MEAT THAT DOGS AND CATS HAVE EVOLVED TO EAT.
The grey 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.