Applaws Cat Food Reviews

Applaws Cat Food Reviews


Dry
Go to Chicken – Dry (UK)
Go to Chicken – Kitten Dry (UK)
Go to Chicken – Senior Dry (UK)
Go to Chicken with Extra Duck (UK)
Go to Chicken with Extra Lamb (UK)
Go to Chicken with Extra Salmon (UK)
Go to Ocean Fish with Salmon (AU)


*Note: Applaws (especially in UK) has many varieties of wet cat food, many not listed here but follow the same pattern as most posted here*
Wet/Pouches

Tins in a Tasty Broth:

Chicken Breast

Ingredients

Chicken Breast 75%, Chicken Broth 24%, Rice 1%

Chicken Breast with Cheese

Ingredients

Chicken Breast, Chicken Broth, Cheese , Rice

Chicken Breast with Pumpkin

Ingredients

Chicken Breast, Chicken Broth, Pumpkin, Rice

Chicken with Duck

Ingredients

Chicken Breast 70%, Chicken Broth, Duck 5%, Rice

Ocean Fish

Ingredients

Mackerel, Tuna Fillet, Fish Broth, Rice

Tuna Fillet

Ingredients

Tuna Fillet, Fish Broth, Rice

Tuna Fillet with Cheese

Ingredients

Tuna Fillet, Fish Broth, Cheese, Rice

Cat Layers:

Chicken with Lamb in Jelly

Ingredients

Chicken 40%, Lamb 17%, Vegetable gelling agent

Chicken with Tomato in Jelly

Ingredients

Chicken 40%, Tomato 17%, Vegetable gelling agent

Tuna with Anchovy in Jelly

Ingredients

Tuna 43%, Anchovy 17%, Vegetable gelling agent

Tuna with Prawn in Jelly

Ingredients

Tuna 43%, Prawns 17%, Vegetable gelling agent

Chicken Breast with Duck

Ingredients

Chicken Breast 55%, Chicken Broth 35%, Duck Meat 5%, Rice 5%

Chicken Breast with Rice

Ingredients

Chicken Breast 60%, Chicken Broth 35%, Rice 5%

Sardine with Mackerel

Ingredients

Sardine 48%, Mackerel 12%, Fish Broth 35%, Rice 5%

Tuna Fillet with Prawn

Ingredients

Tuna Fillet 56%, Fish Broth 35%, Prawn 4%, Rice 5%

Pouches in Delicious Broth:

Chicken Breast

Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Broth

Chicken with Pumpkin

Ingredients

Chicken, Chicken Broth, Pumpkin

Tuna with Pacific Prawn

Ingredients

Tuna wholemeat, Fish Broth, Prawn

Tuna with Seabream

Ingredients

Tuna wholemeat, Fish Broth, Seabream

Pouches in Soft Jelly:

Chicken with Beef in Jelly

Ingredients

Chicken Breast 55%, Beef 7%, Vegetable gelling agent (from human grade carrageenan) 1%, 37% Water

Chicken with Lamb in Jelly

Ingredients

Chicken Breast 55%, Lamb 7%, Vegetable gelling agent (from human grade carrageenan) 1%, 37% Water

Tuna Wholemeat in Jelly

Ingredients

Tuna whole meat 55%, Vegetable gelling agent (from human grade carrageenan) 1%, 44% Water

Tuna Wholemeat with Salmon in Jelly

Ingredients

Tuna whole meat 55%, Salmon 7%, Vegetable gelling agent (from human grade carrageenan) 1%, 37% Water

Concern with all the above foods

Vitamin and mineral deficiency is a concern with this food if this is the only food you feed your cat. It is great that the food with 100% natural with no additional supplementation/additives but that doesn’t mean it is 100% nutritionally appropriate.

Vitamins and minerals get broken down/deteriorate through the cooking and tinning process.

This is an excellent food but it shouldn’t be the only thing you feed your cat. Think of it as feeding your cat a homemade/raw food diet without proper supplementation.

Overall Score


Applaws
Chicken – Dry (UK)

 

Ingredients

Dry Chicken Meal (65%), Chicken Mince (17%), Potato, Brewers yeast, Beet Pulp, Chicken Gravy, Salmon Oil, Dried Egg, Cellulose Plant Fibre (0.03%), Sodium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Seaweed/Kelp, Cranberry, DL-Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Yucca Extract, Citrus Extract, Rosemary Extract. Vitamin A, Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol), Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol acetate), Trace Elements: Selenium from Sodium Selenite, Iodine from Calcium Iodate Anhydrous, Iron from Ferrous Sulphate Monohydrate, Copper from Cupric Sulphate Pentahydrate, Manganese from Manganese Sulphate Monohydrate, Zinc from Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate. Technological Additives: Enterococcusfaecium cernelle. Natural Antioxidant: Mixed Tocopherol and Rosemary Extract.

First 5 ingredients

Chicken Meal - The dried rendered skin, meat, and bone of chicken. This excludes the head, feet, and intestines. If the ingredients list states ‘boneless’ than the meal is skin and meat without the bone. A more concentration source of protein.

Chicken Mince – Chicken meat that has been chopped up or ground into fine pieces.

Potatoes - A grain-less carbohydrate. Often used in grain free formulas because they are easier to digest than grains. Also used as a bulking agent. An overall filler ingredient.

Brewers Yeast – This is a yeast made from a fungus. It is a good nutritional supplement, and it comes in pill form for this reason.

Beet pulp – A moderately fermentable fiber source. Beet pulp is a by-product of processing sugar beets. The pulp itself contains no sugar.

Ingredients to Point Out

Meals – Meals are a concentrated source of protein, more so than actual meat like chicken, turkey, etc. Sometimes up to 50% more protein. The concern with meals over regular meat is that meals can legally contain the ‘4Ds.’ This means dead, diseased, dying, and disabled animals. In this instance, Applaws states it uses human grade ingredients so this should not be a concern at all.

Vegetables - Vegetables are normally used as a binder and carbohydrate substitute. A grain free cat food could still have a high amount of carbohydrates. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, etc., while not grains, still contain carbohydrates.

Fiber – The jury is still out as to whether ingredients like pea and potato fiber, beet pulp (which doesn't contain the sugar) are bad or good. They are bolded here just to quickly point out both sides of the story. On one hand, the argument can be made that these are cheap fiber sources that do more harm than good. On the other hand, fiber (both insoluble and soluble, fermentable and non-fermentable) has many benefits that shouldn't be overlooked. Too much of one type of fiber is where problems may occur. Each cat reacts differently.

Egg/Egg product – The biggest concern regarding egg ingredients is the quality of eggs used in pet food formulas. Usually it is egg waste. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption.'

Sodium Selenite - Many cat owners are concerned about this ingredient. It is a cheaper form of selenium and is linked with selenium toxicity. This is because ingredients such as fish, meat, and grains already contain selenium naturally. Therefore the addition of sodium selenite just adds more selenium to the formula. For what it is worth, a study has shown sodium selenite is no more harmful than natural sources of selenium.

Overall Score


Applaws
Chicken – Kitten Dry (UK)

 

Ingredients

Dry Chicken Meal (62%), Chicken Mince (17%), Potato, Brewers yeast, Beet Pulp, Chicken Gravy (1%), Salmon Oil, Dried Egg, Cellulose Plant Fibre (0.03%), Sodium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Seaweed/Kelp, Cranberry, DL-Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Yucca Extract, Citrus Extract, Rosemary Extract. Vitamins: Vitamin A, Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol), Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol acetate). Trace Elements: Selenium from Sodium Selenite, Iodine from Calcium Iodate Anhydrous, Iron from Ferrous Sulphate Monohydrate, Copper from Cupric Sulphate Pentahydrate, Manganese from Manganese Sulphate Monohydrate, Zinc from Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate. Technological Additives: Enterococcusfaecium cernelle. Natural Antioxidant: Mixed Tocopherol and Rosemary Extract.

First 5 ingredients

Chicken Meal - The dried rendered skin, meat, and bone of chicken. This excludes the head, feet, and intestines. If the ingredients list states ‘boneless’ than the meal is skin and meat without the bone. A more concentration source of protein.

Chicken Mince – Chicken meat that has been chopped up or ground into fine pieces.

Potatoes - A grain-less carbohydrate. Often used in grain free formulas because they are easier to digest than grains. Also used as a bulking agent. An overall filler ingredient.

Brewers Yeast – This is a yeast made from a fungus. It is a good nutritional supplement, and it comes in pill form for this reason.

Beet pulp – A moderately fermentable fiber source. Beet pulp is a by-product of processing sugar beets. The pulp itself contains no sugar.

Ingredients to Point Out

Meals – Meals are a concentrated source of protein, more so than actual meat like chicken, turkey, etc. Sometimes up to 50% more protein. The concern with meals over regular meat is that meals can legally contain the ‘4Ds.’ This means dead, diseased, dying, and disabled animals. In this instance, Applaws states it uses human grade ingredients so this should not be a concern at all.

Vegetables - Vegetables are normally used as a binder and carbohydrate substitute. A grain free cat food could still have a high amount of carbohydrates. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, etc., while not grains, still contain carbohydrates.

Fiber – The jury is still out as to whether ingredients like pea and potato fiber, beet pulp (which doesn't contain the sugar) are bad or good. They are bolded here just to quickly point out both sides of the story. On one hand, the argument can be made that these are cheap fiber sources that do more harm than good. On the other hand, fiber (both insoluble and soluble, fermentable and non-fermentable) has many benefits that shouldn't be overlooked. Too much of one type of fiber is where problems may occur. Each cat reacts differently.

Egg/Egg product – The biggest concern regarding egg ingredients is the quality of eggs used in pet food formulas. Usually it is egg waste. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption.'

Sodium Selenite - Many cat owners are concerned about this ingredient. It is a cheaper form of selenium and is linked with selenium toxicity. This is because ingredients such as fish, meat, and grains already contain selenium naturally. Therefore the addition of sodium selenite just adds more selenium to the formula. For what it is worth, a study has shown sodium selenite is no more harmful than natural sources of selenium.

Overall Score


Applaws
Chicken – Senior Dry (UK)

 

Ingredients

Dried Chicken (67%), Chicken Mince (12%), Potato, Beet Pulp, Brewers Yeast, Chicken Gravy (1%), Cellulose Plant Fibre (0.5%) Salmon Oil, Coconut Oil (natural source of MCTs), Dried Egg, Sodium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Seaweed/Kelp, Cranberry, DL-Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Yucca Extract, Citrus Extract, Rosemary Extract. Vitamins: Vitamin A (retinyl acetate), Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol), Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol acetate). Trace Elements: Selenium from Sodium Selenite, Iodine from Calcium Iodate Anhydrous, Iron from Ferrous Sulphate Monohydrate, Copper from Cupric Sulphate Pentahydrate, Manganese from Manganese Sulphate Monohydrate, Zinc from Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate. Technological Additives: Enterococcusfaecium cernelle. Natural Antioxidant: Mixed Tocopherol

First 5 ingredients

Dehydrated Chicken – Chicken is used in this formula, without the presence of moisture. It was weighed after the dehydration process.

Chicken Mince – Chicken meat that has been chopped up or ground into fine pieces.

Potatoes - A grain-less carbohydrate. Often used in grain free formulas because they are easier to digest than grains. Also used as a bulking agent. An overall filler ingredient.

Beet pulp – A moderately fermentable fiber source. Beet pulp is a by-product of processing sugar beets. The pulp itself contains no sugar.

Brewers Yeast – This is a yeast made from a fungus. It is a good nutritional supplement, and it comes in pill form for this reason.

Ingredients to Point Out

Vegetables - Vegetables are normally used as a binder and carbohydrate substitute. A grain free cat food could still have a high amount of carbohydrates. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, etc., while not grains, still contain carbohydrates.

Fiber – The jury is still out as to whether ingredients like pea and potato fiber, beet pulp (which doesn't contain the sugar) are bad or good. They are bolded here just to quickly point out both sides of the story. On one hand, the argument can be made that these are cheap fiber sources that do more harm than good. On the other hand, fiber (both insoluble and soluble, fermentable and non-fermentable) has many benefits that shouldn't be overlooked. Too much of one type of fiber is where problems may occur. Each cat reacts differently.

Egg/Egg product – The biggest concern regarding egg ingredients is the quality of eggs used in pet food formulas. Usually it is egg waste. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption.'

Sodium Selenite - Many cat owners are concerned about this ingredient. It is a cheaper form of selenium and is linked with selenium toxicity. This is because ingredients such as fish, meat, and grains already contain selenium naturally. Therefore the addition of sodium selenite just adds more selenium to the formula. For what it is worth, a study has shown sodium selenite is no more harmful than natural sources of selenium.

Overall Score


Applaws
Chicken with Extra Duck (UK)

 

Ingredients

Dry Chicken Meal (47%), Dry Duck Meal (21%) Chicken Mince (16%), Potato, Beet Pulp, Brewers Yeast, Chicken Gravy (1%), Salmon Oil, Dried Egg, Cellulose Plant Fibre(0.03%), Sodium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Seaweed/Kelp, Cranberry, DL-Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Yucca Extract, Citrus Extract, Rosemary Extract. Vitamins: Vitamin A (retinyl acetate), Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol), Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol acetate); Trace Elements: Selenium from Sodium Selenite, Iodine from Calcium Iodate Anhydrous, Iron from Ferrous Sulphate Monohydrate, Copper from Cupric Sulphate Pentahydrate, Manganese from Manganese Sulphate Monohydrate, Zinc from Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate. Technological Additives: enterococcusfaecium cernelle. Natural Antioxidant: Mixed Tocopherol and Rosemary Extract.

First 5 ingredients

Chicken Meal - The dried rendered skin, meat, and bone of chicken. This excludes the head, feet, and intestines. If the ingredients list states ‘boneless’ than the meal is skin and meat without the bone. A more concentration source of protein.

Duck Meal - The dried rendered skin, meat, and bone of duck. This excludes the head, feet, and intestines. If the ingredients list states ‘boneless’ than the meal is skin and meat without the bone. A concentration source of protein.

Chicken Mince – Chicken meat that has been chopped up or ground into fine pieces.

Potatoes - A grain-less carbohydrate. Often used in grain free formulas because they are easier to digest than grains. Also used as a bulking agent. An overall filler ingredient.

Beet pulp – A moderately fermentable fiber source. Beet pulp is a by-product of processing sugar beets. The pulp itself contains no sugar.

Ingredients to Point Out

Meals – Meals are a concentrated source of protein, more so than actual meat like chicken, turkey, etc. Sometimes up to 50% more protein. The concern with meals over regular meat is that meals can legally contain the ‘4Ds.’ This means dead, diseased, dying, and disabled animals. In this instance, Applaws states it uses human grade ingredients so this should not be a concern at all.

Vegetables - Vegetables are normally used as a binder and carbohydrate substitute. A grain free cat food could still have a high amount of carbohydrates. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, etc., while not grains, still contain carbohydrates.

Fiber – The jury is still out as to whether ingredients like pea and potato fiber, beet pulp (which doesn't contain the sugar) are bad or good. They are bolded here just to quickly point out both sides of the story. On one hand, the argument can be made that these are cheap fiber sources that do more harm than good. On the other hand, fiber (both insoluble and soluble, fermentable and non-fermentable) has many benefits that shouldn't be overlooked. Too much of one type of fiber is where problems may occur. Each cat reacts differently.

Egg/Egg product – The biggest concern regarding egg ingredients is the quality of eggs used in pet food formulas. Usually it is egg waste. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption.'

Sodium Selenite - Many cat owners are concerned about this ingredient. It is a cheaper form of selenium and is linked with selenium toxicity. This is because ingredients such as fish, meat, and grains already contain selenium naturally. Therefore the addition of sodium selenite just adds more selenium to the formula. For what it is worth, a study has shown sodium selenite is no more harmful than natural sources of selenium.

Overall Score


Applaws
Chicken with Extra Lamb (UK)

 

Ingredients

Dry Chicken (48%), Dry Lamb (20%), Dry Potato, Chicken Mince (12%), Beet Pulp, Chicken Gravy, Salmon Oil, Dried Egg, Cellulose Plant Fibre (0.03%), Sodium Chloride, Calcuim Carbonate, Seaweed/Kelp, Cranberry, DL-Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Yucca Extract, Citrus Extract, Rosemary Extract. Vitamins: Vitamin A (retinyl acetate), Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol acetate). Trace elements: Selenium from Sodium Selenite, Iodine from Calcuim Iodate Anhydrous, Iron from Ferrous Sulphate Monohydrate, Copper from Cupric Sulphate Penthydrate, Manganese from Manganese Sulphate Monohydrtate, Zinc from zinc sulphate monohydrate. Technological Additives: enterococcusfaecium cernelle. Natural Antioxidant: Mixed Tocopherol and Rosemary Extract.

First 5 ingredients

Dried Chicken – Chicken is used in this formula, without the presence of moisture. It was weighed after the dehydration process.

Dried Lamb – Same goes for the dried lamb as the dried chicken. The moisture content is absent from the lamb as well.

Dried Potato – Potatoes without the moisture content.

Chicken Mince – Chicken meat that has been chopped up or ground into fine pieces.

Beet pulp – A moderately fermentable fiber source. Beet pulp is a by-product of processing sugar beets. The pulp itself contains no sugar.

Ingredients to Point Out

Vegetables - Vegetables are normally used as a binder and carbohydrate substitute. A grain free cat food could still have a high amount of carbohydrates. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, etc., while not grains, still contain carbohydrates.

Fiber – The jury is still out as to whether ingredients like pea and potato fiber, beet pulp (which doesn't contain the sugar) are bad or good. They are bolded here just to quickly point out both sides of the story. On one hand, the argument can be made that these are cheap fiber sources that do more harm than good. On the other hand, fiber (both insoluble and soluble, fermentable and non-fermentable) has many benefits that shouldn't be overlooked. Too much of one type of fiber is where problems may occur. Each cat reacts differently.

Egg/Egg product – The biggest concern regarding egg ingredients is the quality of eggs used in pet food formulas. Usually it is egg waste. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption.'

Sodium Selenite - Many cat owners are concerned about this ingredient. It is a cheaper form of selenium and is linked with selenium toxicity. This is because ingredients such as fish, meat, and grains already contain selenium naturally. Therefore the addition of sodium selenite just adds more selenium to the formula. For what it is worth, a study has shown sodium selenite is no more harmful than natural sources of selenium.

Overall Score


Applaws
Chicken with Extra Salmon (UK)

 

Ingredients

Dry Chicken Meal (50%), Dry Salmon (13%) Chicken Mince (13%), Potato, Salmon (6%), Beet Pulp, Brewers yeast, Salmon Oil (1% source of Omega 3), Chicken Gravy (1%), Fish Gravy (0.5%), Dried Egg, Cellulose Plant Fibre (0.03%), Sodium Chloride, Calcium Carbonate, Seaweed/Kelp, Cranberry, DL-Methionine, Potassium Chloride, Yucca Extract, Citrus Extract, Rosemary Extract. Vitamins: Vitamin A (retinyl acetate), Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol), Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol acetate). Trace Elements: Selenium from Sodium Selenite, Iodine from Calcium Iodate Anhydrous, Iron from Ferrous Sulphate Monohydrate, Copper from Cupric Sulphate Pentahydrate, Manganese from Manganese Sulphate Monohydrate, Zinc from Zinc Sulphate Monohydrate. Technological Additives: Enterococcusfaecium cernelle. Natural Antioxidant: Mixed Tocopherol and Rosemary Extract.

First 5 ingredients

Chicken Meal - The dried rendered skin, meat, and bone of chicken. This excludes the head, feet, and intestines. If the ingredients list states ‘boneless’ than the meal is skin and meat without the bone. A more concentration source of protein.

Dry Salmon – Salmon that has had the moisture content removed before being added to the formula.

Chicken Mince – Chicken meat that has been chopped up or ground into fine pieces.

Potatoes - A grain-less carbohydrate. Often used in grain free formulas because they are easier to digest than grains. Also used as a bulking agent. An overall filler ingredient.

Salmon – A species of fish. Salmon is very popular in the fishing industry. It provides protein and may have elevated levels of mercury. Concerns about the quality of fish used in pet foods.

Ingredients to Point Out

Meals – Meals are a concentrated source of protein, more so than actual meat like chicken, turkey, etc. Sometimes up to 50% more protein. The concern with meals over regular meat is that meals can legally contain the ‘4Ds.’ This means dead, diseased, dying, and disabled animals. In this instance, Applaws states it uses human grade ingredients so this should not be a concern at all.

Fish/Seafood - Fish have elevated levels of mercury. Feeding a cat fish every now and then is okay. Long term exposure to fish will cause health problems. Also, the majority of the time fish used for pet food is rank and of poor quality. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption'. This applies to seafood as well.

Vegetables - Vegetables are normally used as a binder and carbohydrate substitute. A grain free cat food could still have a high amount of carbohydrates. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, etc., while not grains, still contain carbohydrates.

Fiber – The jury is still out as to whether ingredients like pea and potato fiber, beet pulp (which doesn't contain the sugar) are bad or good. They are bolded here just to quickly point out both sides of the story. On one hand, the argument can be made that these are cheap fiber sources that do more harm than good. On the other hand, fiber (both insoluble and soluble, fermentable and non-fermentable) has many benefits that shouldn't be overlooked. Too much of one type of fiber is where problems may occur. Each cat reacts differently.

Egg/Egg product – The biggest concern regarding egg ingredients is the quality of eggs used in pet food formulas. Usually it is egg waste. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption.'

Sodium Selenite - Many cat owners are concerned about this ingredient. It is a cheaper form of selenium and is linked with selenium toxicity. This is because ingredients such as fish, meat, and grains already contain selenium naturally. Therefore the addition of sodium selenite just adds more selenium to the formula. For what it is worth, a study has shown sodium selenite is no more harmful than natural sources of selenium.

Overall Score


Applaws
Ocean Fish with Salmon (AU)

 

Ingredients

Ocean Fish and Salmon Meal, Chicken Meal, Pea Starch, Dried Chicken, Potato, Chicken Fat (Preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Flaxseed, Fish Oil, Natural Chicken Flavour, Taurine, Salt, Rosemary Extract, Carrots, Sweet Potato, Cranberries, Alfalfa, Dried Kelp, Yucca, Lysine, Vitamin (A1, B1, B2, B5, B6, B12, D3, E), Biotin, Folic Acid, Niacin, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Manganese, Copper, Mauri Mos (Natural Prebiotic) and Calcium Propionate.

First 5 ingredients

Ocean Fish – A vague term for fish. Fish is an animal protein source. There are concerns about the quality of fish used to make pet food. Usually it is waste of the fishing industry.

Salmon Meal - The dried rendered meat of the salmon. This is a more concentrated form of protein, as opposed to just salmon.

Chicken Meal - The dried rendered skin, meat, and bone of chicken. This excludes the head, feet, and intestines. If the ingredients list states ‘boneless’ than the meal is skin and meat without the bone. A more concentration source of protein.

Pea Starch – Starch that has been extracted from peas. It is a source of carbohydrates and also has gelling and thickening properties.

Dried Chicken – Chicken is used in this formula, without the presence of moisture. It was weighed after the dehydration process.

Ingredients to Point Out

Fish/Seafood - Fish have elevated levels of mercury. Feeding a cat fish every now and then is okay. Long term exposure to fish will cause health problems. Also, the majority of the time fish used for pet food is rank and of poor quality. Unless otherwise stated by the company as 'food fit for human consumption'. This applies to seafood as well.

Meals – Meals are a concentrated source of protein, more so than actual meat like chicken, turkey, etc. Sometimes up to 50% more protein. The concern with meals over regular meat is that meals can legally contain the ‘4Ds.’ This means dead, diseased, dying, and disabled animals. In this instance, Applaws states it uses human grade ingredients so this should not be a concern at all.

Starch – This includes pea, potato, tapioca starch (flour). Starch is a type of carbohydrate. Cats need carbohydrates, but only very little. The addition of these extra carbohydrate sources make the % much higher than what a cat needs. Cats are not equipped to digest high amounts of carbs. These types of ingredients are mainly in cat food because they are great binders, they bind the food together effectively.

Vegetables - Vegetables are normally used as a binder and carbohydrate substitute. A grain free cat food could still have a high amount of carbohydrates. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, peas, etc., while not grains, still contain carbohydrates.

Overall Score


Dry
Go to Chicken – Dry (UK)
Go to Chicken – Kitten Dry (UK)
Go to Chicken – Senior Dry (UK)
Go to Chicken with Extra Duck (UK)
Go to Chicken with Extra Lamb (UK)
Go to Chicken with Extra Salmon (UK)


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