Orijen Tundra (Canada) Review

Orijen Dry Cat Food Review

Orijen Tundra (Canada)

Quick Analysis



Potential Allergens: lamb and seafood

Est. Calories: 373 cal/100g

Overall, Orijen Tundra (Canada) 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.

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 Tundra (Canada) includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • fresh goat
  • fresh wild boar
  • fresh venison
  • fresh arctic char
  • fresh duck
  • fresh mutton
  • fresh duck liver
  • fresh wild boar liver
  • fresh wild boar kidney
  • dehydrated mackerel
  • whole pilchard
  • dehydrated lamb
  • dehydrated mutton
  • dehydrated blue whiting
  • dehydrated herring
  • fresh mutton tripe
  • fresh goat heart
  • fresh goat kidney
  • fresh goat liver
  • fresh venison heart
  • fresh venison liver
  • fresh mutton liver
  • fresh wild boar heart
  • goat liver
  • venison liver

Questionable Ingredients


Potential Allergens

  • fresh arctic char
  • fresh steelhead trout
  • dehydrated mackerel
  • whole pilchard
  • dehydrated lamb
  • dehydrated alaskan cod meal
  • dehydrated blue whiting
  • dehydrated herring
  • herring oil

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 Tundra (Canada)'s most plentiful ingredient listed is fresh goat, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains fresh wild boar, fresh venison, fresh arctic char and fresh duck 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 dehydrated lamb, fresh arctic char, fresh steelhead trout, dehydrated mackerel, whole pilchard, dehydrated alaskan cod meal, dehydrated blue whiting, dehydrated herring and herring oil which may be problematic for cats who suffer from lamb or seafood food allergies.

Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 3120 cat foods in our database, Orijen Tundra (Canada) has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • fewer carbohydrates than average
  • an average amount of fat
  • less fiber than average
  • 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 Tundra (Canada) has approximately 373 calories per 100g (105 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 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 goat, fresh wild boar, fresh venison, fresh arctic char, fresh duck, fresh mutton, fresh steelhead trout, fresh duck liver, fresh wild boar liver, fresh wild boar kidney, dehydrated mackerel (, 4%), whole pilchard, dehydrated lamb (dehydrated, 4%), dehydrated mutton, dehydrated alaskan cod meal, dehydrated blue whiting, duck fat, dehydrated herring, whole red lentils, whole green lentils, whole green peas, whole chickpeas, whole yellow peas, whole pinto beans, lentil fiber, fresh mutton tripe, herring oil, fresh goat heart, fresh goat kidney, fresh goat liver, fresh venison heart, fresh venison liver, fresh mutton liver, fresh wild boar heart , whole navy beans, goat liver (freeze-dried), venison liver (freeze-dried), whole pumpkin, whole butternut squash, whole zucchini, whole parsnips, carrots, whole apples, whole bartlett pears, kale, spinach greens, beet greens, turnip greens, dried brown kelp, whole cranberries, whole blueberries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rosehips, enterococcus faecium

Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

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Dry Matter Analysis

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

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*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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