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Applaws Cat Food Review

We’ve taken a deep dive on cat food from Applaws, learned about its history of recall, where Applaws is made, and more. In order to get the scoop, keep reading.

The standard We’re All About Cats-Rating Applaws on What Matters
We have analyzed Applaws and graded it according to the standard of We’re All About Cats, assessing the brand on species-appropriateness, quality of ingredients, product variety, price, customer experience, and history of recall. In each of these six key areas, here is how it rates.

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Quality of ingredients – 9/10
Variety of products-7/10
Price – 4/10
9/10 Customer Experience-
History of Recall- 9/10
Score Overall: 7.5/10

We give a 45 out of 60 rating or a B+ grade to Applaws cat food.

Concerning Applaws
Initially populating pet specialty retailers across the United Kingdom, Applaws first appeared in 2006. Later, around western Europe, North America, and Australia, the brand began to pop up. “Applaws is described by its parent company as “high quality, 100 percent natural, ethically sourced premium pet food”.

But there’s not much meaning to those buzzwords.

We’ve got to take a closer look at Applaws to decide if it’s a good choice for your cat.

Let’s just begin at the source.

Sourcing and Production
Ingredients from around the world are sourced from Applaws.

Their suppliers comply with the relevant international safety and husbandry standards, including those laid down by the Livestock Development Department of Thailand, the British Retail Consortium and the International Labour Organization. More can be found at Applaws Test

The suppliers of Applaws must be members of at least one of the following organisations:

ISSF-International Foundation for Seafood Sustainability
Council of Marine Stewardship
Institute on Earth Island
TTIA-Thai Tuna Association of Industry
In the United States, dry cat food is manufactured by Applaws, while their wet offerings are made in Thailand.

Did Cat Food Recall Applaws?
According to our research, it does not appear that cat food from Applaws was ever recalled.

What kinds of cat food do you offer from Applaws?
In our Review, the lineup of cat food for Applaws includes dry and wet foods.

Dry food from Applaws comes in five varieties. Such recipes include named meats and remain true to the promise of no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives from the brand. To meet the nutritional requirements of a complete and balanced diet, they are fortified.

Some of the easiest ones on the market are their wet recipes. In addition to skipping animal by-products and artificial ingredients, wet food from Applaws is manufactured without any additives, including vitamins, minerals and amino acid supplements.

That means that wet food from Applaws is not considered a diet that is nutritionally complete and balanced.

Applaws dry food is suitable for feeding as the sole source of nutrition for your cat, while wet food from Applaws is best complemented by other foods.

Cat Food Applaws-Top 3 Recipes Reviewed
Name of product Food Type Price per ounce Our grade
Applauds Tuna Fillet in Wet Broth $0.78 B-
$0.78 B—Applauds Tuna and Sardine Mousse Wet
Applauds Chicken with Country Dry Vegetables Recipe $0.24 B—
In Broth’s review, Applaws Tuna Fillet
In Broth’s review, Applaws Tuna Fillet


The primary source of protein in this wet cat food appears to be tuna.

It features tuna with broth and a touch of rice in this canned food. It’s that. There are no supplemental ingredients, added oils, or added flavours in the food.

Although it looks like a meat-centric recipe at first glance and the epitome of feline-appropriate nutrition, that third and final ingredient has a major effect. On the basis of dry matter, the carbohydrate content of this food seems to sit somewhere around 14 percent.

Overall, high protein, low fat, and moderate carbohydrate content are found in this food.

The inclusion of rice seems uncalled for for foods with only three ingredients and which prides itself on simplicity. Excessive starch makes this food an unsuitable choice for the species.

Tuna fillet, broth of fish, rice.

Guaranteed Assay
11 percent min Crude Protein
1,0 percent min Crude Fat
0.5-percent fiber max
Humidity 85 per cent max
0.5 percent max of Ash
Applaws Tuna Fillet in Broth Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Breakdown
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Breakdown Applauds Tuna Fillet in Broth

We Liked Ingredients: Tuna

Components that we didn’t like: rice

Allergens that are common: fish

A simple recipe suitable for cats with sensitivities to food and allergies
Made without meat by-products and meals of low-value
Made primarily from animal protein,
Free from additives that are potentially irritating
Contains rice with high-carbohydrates
Recommended only for supplemental feeding
Tuna and Sardine Mousse Review Applaws
Tuna and Sardine Mousse Applauded


The primary source of protein in this wet cat food appears to be tuna.

As its main ingredient, this mousse style food features puréed tuna. “The tuna is mixed with sardines, which are also broken down into “visible flecks” described by Applaws. It’s a combination of carrageenan and locust bean gum to hold all of this together. Both of these are plant-sourced gums that help to thicken and stabilize food.

Carrageenan has a long reputation for causing or worsening inflammation, while locust bean gum appears to be safe. It is not necessarily harmful, but it is an ingredient we would rather avoid because of its potential for harm.

Overall, with low fat and moderate carbohydrate content, this dry food has a high protein content.

Keep in mind that this is not a nutritionally complete diet, like other Applaws products. Even if it were, the use of carrageenan and extremely low fat content in this food may deter certain buyers.

Fish Broth, Tuna, Sardine, Locust Bean Gum, Carrageenan,

Guaranteed Assay
10 percent min Crude Protein
Crude Fat 0.3 percent min
0.5-percent fiber max
Humidity 87.5 per cent max
Ash n/a
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Breakdown of Tuna and Sardine Mousse Applaws
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Breakdown of Tuna and Sardine Mousse Applaws

Ingredients we liked: Thunfish, Sardine

Ingredients We Didn’t Like: Locust Bean Gum, Carrageenan

Allergens that are common: fish

The Pros
Relatively nourishing protein sources for cats, primarily made from tuna and sardine,
There are no low-value animal by-products or vaguely named fish.
It seems that cats love the way this food tastes,
Low content of carbohydrates
Free from artificial colors, preservatives, and flavors
Carrageenan, a potentially harmful thickening agent, contains
Chicken Grain-Free Dry Cat Food Review Applaws
Chicken Grain-Free Dry Cat Food Applauded


The primary sources of protein in this dry cat food appear to be chicken and chicken meal.

Unlike the wet foods of the brand, dry food from Applaws is guaranteed nutritionally complete and balanced. Without adding supplements or worrying about nutritional imbalances, you can feed them every day for breakfast and dinner.

The food is a product which is grain-free. The primary sources are chicken and chicken meal, accompanied by a trio of legumes. While adding carbohydrates, fiber, and other nutrients, chickpeas, lentils, and peas serve as sources of protein. Such ingredients help to give the kibble its structure and shape. Flaxseed is a fiber source. The “natural flavours” additive makes the food more palatable. It’s a source of concentrated flavor made from animal tissue hydrolyzed. Prior to a long list of additives, these are the last primary ingredients.

A range of synthetic vitamins, minerals, and amino acids are included in the food, making each meal nutritionally complete.

Overall, with low fat and high carbohydrate content, this food has a moderate protein content.

Although this food outperforms competition in some areas, it is not perfect to think of ingredient quality and the use of harmful additives. The food shares the problems that most dry foods encounter. They’re too high in carbohydrates and too low in humidity. These qualities, combined with their low fat content, make this a species-inappropriate choice.

Chicken, Chicken Meal, Chick Peas, Lentils, Peas, Flaxseed, Natural Flavors, Taurine Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Proteinate, Zinc Sulphate, Iron Proteinate, Potassium Chloride, Copper Sulphate, Copper Proteinate, Niacin Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Manganese Sulphate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin D3

Guaranteed Assay
33 percent min Crude Protein
16 percent min Crude Fat
5.5 percent fiber max
Humidity 9.0 per cent max
Ash n/a
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Breakdown Applauds Chicken and Country Vegetables
Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Breakdown Applauds Chicken and Country Vegetables

Ingredients We Liked: Chicken, Fat Chicken

Ingredients we didn’t like: peas, chickpeas, lentils

Allergens that are common: chicken

The Pros
Produced primarily from nutritious animal ingredients
Does not have animal by-products of low value and vaguely named ingredients
Free from flavors and artificial colors
Excessive content of carbohydrates
Low humidity can lead to urinary tract problems and chronic dehydration.
Extremely low in fat
What do customers think of Cat Food Applaws?
Customer reviews are predominantly positive for Applaws. The brand’s simple, often single-protein, recipes make Applaws a popular choice for food intolerance and health problems among cats.

Among individuals writing about Applaws, the biggest concern is that their wet foods are not nutritionally adequate for long-term feeding. Stucco, reviewing the Sardine Mousse Applaws Tuna

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