Orijen Fit & Trim Review

Orijen Dry Cat Food Review


Quick Analysis

Ingredients:

Nutrition:

Potential Allergens: seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 357 cal/100g

Price: $$$$$

Overall, Orijen Fit & Trim is a significantly above average cat food, earning 8 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list. For more information on our cat food analysis techniques, please click here.

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Ingredient Analysis

When evaluating a cat food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.

Orijen Fit & Trim includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • deboned chicken
  • chicken liver
  • turkey liver
  • deboned turkey
  • flounder
  • turkey heart
  • whole atlantic herring
  • chicken heart
  • cod liver
  • dehydrated chicken liver
  • dehydrated sardine
  • dehydrated chicken
  • dehydrated turkey
  • dehydrated herring
  • chicken gizzard
  • turkey gizzard
  • freeze-dried chicken liver
  • freeze-dried turkey liver
  • freeze-dried cod liver

Questionable Ingredients

None

Potential Allergens

  • eggs
  • flounder
  • whole atlantic herring
  • cod liver
  • dehydrated egg
  • dehydrated sardine
  • dehydrated herring
  • natural fish flavor
  • freeze-dried cod liver

Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.

In this case, Orijen Fit & Trim's most plentiful ingredient listed is deboned chicken, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains chicken liver, turkey liver and deboned turkey as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, it's worth noting that this product does not list either by-products nor bulk-adding fillers within its top ingredients. By-products are considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients. Common fillers typically used to add bulk to the product are not required in your cat's diet. Together, their combined absence may be indicative of a higher quality product.

Allergen alert: This product contains flounder, whole atlantic herring, cod liver, dehydrated sardine, dehydrated herring, natural fish flavor, freeze-dried cod liver, eggs and dehydrated egg which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.



Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3126 cat foods in our database, Orijen Fit & Trim has:

  • significantly more protein than average
  • an average amount of carbohydrates
  • less fat than average
  • an average amount of fiber
  • significantly less moisture than an equivalent wet food
In general, cats have been shown to do better with a higher protein, medium fat, lower carb diet with sufficient moisture. However, specialty diets as recommended by your veterinarian may prioritize a different nutritional breakdown.

Calorie Breakdown

Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Orijen Fit & Trim has approximately 357 calories per 100g (101 calories/ounce), which is an average amount of calories compared to the average of the other dry cat foods in the CatFoodDB.


All the product information on this page is based on data collected from the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on January 24, 2021.

The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.


Ingredients

Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:

Deboned chicken, chicken liver, turkey liver, deboned turkey, eggs, flounder, turkey heart, whole atlantic herring, chicken heart, cod liver, dehydrated chicken liver, dehydrated egg, dehydrated sardine, dehydrated chicken, dehydrated turkey, dehydrated herring, whole red lentils, whole pinto beans, whole green peas, whole green lentils, whole navy beans, natural fish flavor, pumpkin, lentil fiber, chicken fat, whole chickpeas, chicken cartilage, chicken gizzard, turkey gizzard, choline chloride, mixed tocopherols (preservative), dried kelp, collard greens, whole carrots, whole apples, zinc proteinate, freeze-dried chicken liver, freeze-dried turkey liver, freeze-dried cod liver, thiamine mononitrate, niacin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, copper proteinate, 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


Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

Protein: (min)
44.0%
Fat: (min)
15.0%
Fiber: (max)
6.0%
Carbs: (est)
21.7%
Ash: (est)
3.3%
Moisture: (max)
10.0%

Dry Matter Analysis

The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.

Protein: (min)
49%
Fat: (min)
17%
Fiber: (max)
7%
Carbs: (est)
24%
Ash: (est)
4%
Calories: (est)
357/100g

*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each cat food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.

Although a high score may be indicative of a higher-quality product it is not a guarantee. Similarly, a low score may or may not indicate an inferior product. The best food for your cat is the one that meets their individual needs.


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