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Our Biologically Appropriate™ diets are based on the nutritional philosophy that dogs and cats need to be nourished according to their evolutionary adaption and thrive on diets containing fresh and diverse meat ingredients.

That’s why our ACANA and ORIJEN diets are packed with high-quality animal protein, a nutritionally balanced fatty acid profile, minimal (and low-glycemic) carbohydrates, and naturally sourced vitamins and minerals that will nourish your cat and dog completely – just as nature intended.

Brief: As the maker of ORIJEN and ACANA dog and cat foods, Champion developed this paper to: discuss the source of heavy metals in pet foods;publish the maximum tolerable limits (MTLs) for dogs and cats; and discuss the results in comparison to animal health to help bring clarity and restore confidence.

View: championpetfoods.com/heavy-metals-and-pet-food-white-paper

Brief: This paper compares the serum biochemistries of wild gray wolves eating a natural diet and captive gray wolves eating a traditional “dog food” diet. This study demonstrates that nutrition, activity level and environment have a significant effect on serum biochemical values and should be accounted for when interpreting blood analysis results.

Download: Comparison-of-Captive-and-Free-Range-Wolves.pdf

Brief: This paper compares the serum biochemistries of wild gray wolves eating a natural diet and captive gray wolves eating a traditional “dog food” diet. This study demonstrates that nutrition, activity level and environment have a significant effect on serum biochemical values and should be accounted for when interpreting blood analysis results.

Download: Comparison-of-Captive-and-Free-Range-Wolves.pdf

Brief: This article reviews the growth and development of Great Dane puppies fed various levels of protein. It found that protein intake had no effect on calcium metabolism and improper skeletal development in growing large breed puppies. Improper bone formation was distributed evenly between low and high protein groups suggesting that genetics and mineral composition of the diet has more of an influence on skeletal development in large breed dogs.

Download: High_Protein_and_Large-Breed_Study.pdf

Brief: This study examines the effects of high protein diets on fat loss in cats. It found that obese cats fed a diet high in protein had greater fat loss than cats fed a diet with 30% protein. Cats fed a high protein diet were also able to maintain their lean body mass, which has been shown to lessen the risk of weight rebound.

Download: High_Protein_in_Cat_Foods.pdf

Brief: This study examines the effects of high protein diets on fat loss in cats. It found that obese cats fed a diet high in protein had greater fat loss than cats fed a diet with 30% protein. Cats fed a high protein diet were also able to maintain their lean body mass, which has been shown to lessen the risk of weight rebound.

Download: High_Protein_in_Cat_Foods.pdf

Brief: This study evaluates the effect of dietary protein content on renal parameters in 23 healthy spayed female cats. The objective was to determine if cats eating diets high in protein will have higher serum urea nitrogen (UN) and creatinine values without a detectable change in kidney function, as assessed by urinalysis. A single random cross-over design was used.

Download: Protein-and-Renal-Parameters-in-Cats.pdf

Brief: This review addresses the myths and fallacies surrounding high protein diets and kidney failure in dogs. Results from several experimental studies on dogs that have failed to provide evidence of the benefit of reduced protein intake on renal function are reported.

Download: Myths_of_High_Protein.pdf