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ORIJEN Six Fish Grain-Free Dry Cat Food

ORIJEN Six Fish Grain-Free Dry Cat Food
Company info
Company HQ
Alberta, Canada
Parent company
Champion Petfoods
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Dry Cat Food
Cost per day: $0.23
Primary proteins
  • Herring Meal
  • Pollock Meal


Whole Atlantic Mackerel, Whole Atlantic Herring, flounder, Acadian Redfish, Monkfish, Silver Hake, Mackerel Meal, Herring Meal, Blue Whiting Meal, Pollock Oil, Whole Red Lentils, Whole Pinto Beans, Cod Meal, Pollock Meal, Whole Green Peas, Whole Green Lentils, Whole Navy Beans, Whole Chickpeas, Whole Yellow Peas, Sunflower Oil, Natural Cod flavor, Safflower Oil, Lentil fiber, Choline Chloride, Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative), Freeze-Dried Cod Liver, Dried Kelp, Whole Pumpkin, Collard Greens, Whole Carrots, Whole Apples, Zinc Proteinate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, 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.

Overall Score



? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 69%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 71%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 100%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 25%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 92%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 40%
? Based on the variety of sizes available. Size Variety 100%

Estimated Nutrient Content

To understand the nutrient content of pet food, we visualize its macronutrient composition in three ways. In the charts below, you’ll see a guaranteed analysis on an as-fed basis, a dry matter analysis, and a breakdown of the food’s macronutrients on a calorie-weighted basis.

Remember that all of these values are estimates based on the guaranteed analysis published by the company, and the food’s actual nutrient values may be slightly different.

Guaranteed Analysis


Protein: 40%

Fat: 20%

Fiber: 3%

Moisture: 10%

Ash: 0%

Carb: 27%

Dry Matter Analysis


Protein: 44.44%

Fat: 22.22%

Fiber: 3.33%

Ash: 8%

Carb: 30%

Calorie Weighted Basis


Protein: 34.61%

Fat: 42.03%

Carb: 23.36%

Our Review

  • To our knowledge, ORIJEN has never had a product recall
  • Supplemented with chelated minerals for optimal nutrient absorption
  • Contains dried kelp as a natural source of essential nutrients
  • Doesn’t contain fillers, by-products, or artificial additives
  • Most customers have good experiences with this food
  • Expensive
  • High in carbohydrates
  • Low in moisture
  • Contains a small amount of plant-based proteins
  • Some cats may be allergic to fish

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all cat food recalls related to ORIJEN since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2011 ORIJEN has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of ORIJEN Six Fish Grain-Free Dry Cat Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Whole Atlantic Mackerel. Wildly caught Atlantic Mackerel are packed with protein, phosphorous, niacin, vitamins D and B12, Whole Atlantic Mackerel in pet food promotes brain functions, boosts immunity, and reduces inflammation. It also supports healthy skin and a shiny coat.

The second ingredient is Whole Atlantic Herring. Atlantic Herring is a small, silvery-blue cold-water fish found in the Atlantic ocean waters. It's packed with proteins, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins D. Whole Atlantic Herring in pet food supports healthy skin and coat, boosts immunity, and reduces inflammation.

The third ingredient is Acadian Redfish. Acadian Redfish is a slow-growing, deep water fish found in rocky, clay, or mud bottom habitats. It’s low in fat and rich in proteins, calcium, selenium, niacin, phosphorous, and vitamins B6&B12. Wildly caught Acadian Redfish in your pet’s diet promotes the development of strong, healthy bones, teeth, and muscles.

The fourth ingredient is Monkfish. Monkfish is deep water fish harvested in the Atlantic waters. It is low in fat and mercury and rich in proteins, calcium, niacin, iron, vitamins B6 and B12. Freeze-dried Monkfish in pet diet helps boost immunity, promotes healthy bones and joints, improves cognitive functions, and gut health.

The fifth ingredient is Silver Hake. Silver Hake is a low-fat, wildly caught deep water fish packed with proteins, potassium, phosphorus and selenium, vitamins A, D and E. Silver Hake in pet food promotes healthy heart functions and healthy skin and coat.

When we analyzed the ingredients in ORIJEN Six Fish Grain-Free Dry Cat Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from fish based sources.

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ORIJEN Six Fish Grain-Free Dry Cat Food is priced well above the average market price for dry cat food.

Nutritional Analysis

Adult cat foods can have a lot of variability in calorie density but generally meet requirements for the average active cat. With formulations addressing a wide variety of needs, including weight loss or gain, indoor or outdoor living, or hairball problems, individual recipes may vary greatly in calorie, fiber, and nutritional content.

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Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a fish based food that’s high in protein with high fat and low carbohydrate content relative to other dry cat foods.

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