Overall, Orijen Fit & Trim (Canada) is a significantly above average cat food, earning 8 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.
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 (Canada) includes the following:
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 (Canada)'s most plentiful ingredient listed is fresh chicken meat, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains fresh whole herring, fresh turkey meat and fresh chicken liver 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 fresh whole herring, fresh whole flounder, fresh whole mackerel, fresh whole pacific hake, dehydrated whole mackerel, dehydrated whole sardine, dehydrated whole herring, dehydrated alaskan pollock, dehydrated whole blue whiting (dehydrated and fresh whole eggs which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.
Compared to the other 2898 cat foods in our database, Orijen Fit & Trim (Canada) has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Orijen Fit & Trim (Canada) has approximately 339 calories per 100g (96 calories/ounce), which is 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 14, 2017.
The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.
Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:
Fresh chicken meat, fresh whole eggs, fresh whole herring, fresh turkey meat, fresh chicken liver, fresh whole flounder, fresh whole mackerel, fresh whole pacific hake, fresh turkey liver, fresh chicken heart, dehydrated chicken, dehydrated turkey, dehydrated whole mackerel, dehydrated whole sardine, dehydrated whole herring, dehydrated alaskan pollock, lentil fiber, whole red lentils, whole green lentils, whole green peas, whole chickpeas, whole yellow peas, whole pinto beans, whole navy beans, dehydrated chicken cartilage (dehydrated, 1%), fresh turkey heart, dehydrated whole blue whiting (dehydrated, 1%), chicken fat, apple fiber, dried algae (source of DHA and EPA), pumpkin (dehydrated), butternut squash (dehydrated), carrots (dehydrated), chicken liver (freeze-dried), turkey liver (freeze-dried), fresh whole pumpkin, fresh whole butternut squash, fresh whole zucchini, fresh whole parsnips, fresh carrots, fresh whole red delicious apples, fresh whole bartlett pears, fresh kale, fresh spinach, fresh beet greens, fresh turnip greens, brown kelp, whole cranberries, whole blueberries, whole saskatoon berries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rosehips, enterococcus faecium
Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*
The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.
*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.