The ORIJEN pet food team has introduced ORIJEN GUARDIAN 8 cat food and ORIJEN Kitten in Canada. ORIJEN GUARDIAN 8 is a new adult cat kibble formulated with such high-quality ingredients that it uses only a few supplements to help round out a cat's diet and long-term health.
The first five ingredients of ORIJEN GUARDIAN 8 are fresh or raw poultry and fish ingredients, which offer biologically appropriate nutrition for adult cats with a taste they crave. The authentic WholePrey diet features the most succulent parts of the prey to mimic what a cat's ancestors consumed in the wild.
"ORIJEN GUARDIAN 8 got its name because the quality ingredients offer eight specific health benefits that factor highest in importance for cat owners; ingredients specifically featuring high levels of protein from animal ingredients which is integral to overall cat health," said Dr. Darcia Kostiuk, in-house senior veterinarian for ORIJEN Petfoods.
Throughout the year, cats must adapt to a variety of changes, from seasonal allergies to a change in humidity levels, to shifts in pet parents' schedules, and more. To help support cat health regardless of the time of year, the functional benefits ORIJEN GUARDIAN 8 provide for overall health include:
ORIJEN Kitten is specially formulated to give kittens the nutrients they need to grow healthy and strong, featuring ingredients like chicken, turkey, and wild-caught salmon, and 15 fresh or raw ingredients including poultry, organs, and bones–the most succulent and nourishing parts of the prey.
"ORIJEN Kitten fosters brain, cognitive, and muscle development in kittens as they grow, with the first five ingredients being fresh or raw chicken, turkey, wild-caught salmon, whole herring, and chicken liver," Dr. Kostiuk said.
ORIJEN Kitten helps support kitten brain development and cognitive function with naturally occurring DHA and EPA from salmon, whole mackerel and herring and pollock oil. Ingredients also include prebiotics from dried chicory root and natural sources of fibre from whole pumpkin, collard greens, whole apples and whole pears to help support digestion. The smaller kibble size is designed especially for kittens and is freeze-dried coated for a burst of raw flavour.
A recent study conducted by the ORIJEN pet food team found nearly 9-in-10 cat owners (89%) consider the quality of ingredients when purchasing food products for their pets, while roughly 8-in-10 cat owners consider the benefits/claims (83%) and ingredient transparency (80%).
"At Champion Petfoods, we're committed to giving pets the greatest opportunity to thrive, and overall health starts with the food they eat," said James Burns, director of marketing, Canada, Champion Petfoods. "We're excited to introduce ORIJEN GUARDIAN 8 and our new ORIJEN Kitten formula so we can support your cat through all stages of life."
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