Bern Pet Foods, the\u00a0exclusive importers and distributors of ORIJEN and\u00a0ACANA pet foods, today announces that Buggy Supercat, made famous by his appearance on Channel 4\u2019s Supervet, has become ORIJEN\u2019s first ambassador.\r\n\r\nColin Rodger, director at Bern Pet Foods, says: \u201cBuggy is the perfect pet to represent our brand. He has overcome real adversity, thanks to his owner Claire, the Cats Protection Belfast and Noel Fitzpatrick.\r\n\r\n"ORIJEN has provided Buggy with the Biologically Appropriate diet, varied in fresh whole meats, to help him become the warrior cat that he is today. We can\u2019t wait to start working with him.\u201d\r\n\r\nBuggy\u2019s Story\r\n\r\nBuggy and his brothers were brought into Cats Protection Belfast\u00a0in September 2014 from a house completely over-run with cats, and with a lot of in-breeding.\u00a0 The kittens were extremely malnourished and full of fleas and worms.\r\n\r\nThere were also other complications. Because of the in-breeding, Buggy's mouth joins directly to his nose and every joint in his hind legs was deformed.\u00a0 The prognosis was dire and Claire was told that Buggy\u2019s hind legs were not only inoperable, but they would also deteriorate at such a rate that he would need to be euthanised before his first birthday.\r\n\r\nClaire, a volunteer at Cats Protection Belfast, was even more determined to adopt him when she heard this prognosis. In a last-ditch attempt, Claire contacted Fitzpatrick Referrals and having looked at Buggy\u2019s scans, Noel Fitzpatrick believed that he could help Buggy.\r\n\r\nAfter a challenging journey to take him to Surrey, Noel carried out more detailed scans on Buggy and it was agreed that he would return in the June for surgery once his growth plates were fully formed. It was then that Noel operated on both his knees and hocks in his hind legs.\u00a0 He had four weeks of physio before removing the external fixators on his legs.\r\n\r\nSix weeks of room rest followed, as well as weekly video progress calls with Noel, before Buggy was finally signed off.\u00a0 Since then, Buggy has been zooming around the house, learning to jump and enjoying the cat play run attached to the back of the house.\r\n\r\nProtein-rich, carbohydrate-limited and grain-free, ORIJEN features the highest fresh meat inclusions of any dry dog or cat food. Produced by Champion Pet Foods and\u00a0 distributed by Bern Pet Foods in the UK and Ireland, ORIJEN pet foods are prepared to Biologically Appropriate\u2122\u00a0and fresh regional ingredients standards.