Monday, January 13, 2014

Review: Orijen Cat Treats

Recently offered us a free sample of Orijen Cat Treats.

In our never-ending quest to find something healthier for Maxwell to eat, we never turn down an opportunity to try out a new taste sensation that might appeal to his discriminating palate.

The treats were freeze-dried, and 100% meat. What I like about them is that you can choose a single source meat such as lamb, raised in Alberta, Canada.

Did the crew like it?

Maxwell & Faraday both did the smell-test first.


Faraday took his time, checking it out thoroughly.

His evaluation? Four paws up! (Two out of three kitties abstained)

Along with the sample came a brochure from Orijen that explained how they source their ingredients, and what their philosophy is.

I have to admit, I liked reading this statement, "Our fresh ingredients arrive at our kitchen within a day or two of harvest. We think pet lovers want to know where the ingredients in their pet’s food originate. That’s why we focus on ingredients that are sustainably raised within our region by people we know and trust, passed fit for human consumption, and then delivered to our kitchens."

Human grade food? Excellent idea. Having your ingredients arrive fresh, and from local farmers and ranchers? Love it!

I was thrilled to read that Orijen had a food line called Whole Prey. Its philosophy was to truly mimic the natural diet by incorporating appropriate portions of organs, cartilage and bone marrow along with the meat.  So I went out to purchase a can. Sadly, I found they only had dry food, which we do not like to feed at our home. Hopefully the company will someday offer canned. If so, we would be interested in trying it!


FTC Disclaimer: provided us with a free sample of the Orijen cat treats to test, but all opinions are our own.


  1. Looks like a hit with you Faraday. Enjoy. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. We eat Orijen kibbles for breakfast and we LOVE it! We wish they offered canned but until then, we'll just eat Natural Balance pouch. :)

    PS/ Our local distributor claims they "can't" bring in the Orijen treats. BAH.

  3. The only treat I tasted was the Greenies Dental treats. I like it but I hope there's variety.

  4. Truffles is getting some of these today from Chewy and she's looking forward to trying them out :)

  5. I'm with you and the whole canned food thing. I so hope they come out with a line of it..

  6. I love Orijen treats and their Tundra freeze-dried food for dogs! They are a great company and I also love their philosophy regarding the ingredients they use.
    Happy Monday,

  7. My concern about human grade food is that the humans will try to eat it!

  8. Thanks for the review. Always glad to know what's available and whether or not the "test" kitties like it. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

  9. Those treats look good. We'll have to look for them. Thanks for the review.

  10. We have some of those to try, and we can't wait now that they are Faraday-approved!

  11. Sounds yummy and of course anything raised in Alberta is bound to be good! :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

  12. We don't get those here but they sure look yummy :) xxoxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  13. Golly, I'm Mr. Picky but those treats sound GOOD for me and very nommy....I may have to mention these to my Mom!

    Hugs, Sammy

  14. They do sound *nommy* !
    Me have tried Orien dryfood and me LOVED it <3


  15. You had me at freeze-dried.
    Have you seen my freeze dried salmon?
    I'm growing wary.


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