Julia Ogden

Written by Julia Ogden

Georgia Jeremiah

Reviewed by Georgia Jeremiah

Updated: June 27, 2024

Applaws Broth Pouches (Wet) Review

Updated: June 27, 2024

Our Verdict


Highly Recommended

Applaws Natural Broth Pouches wet cat food receives the Cat Food Advisor rating, 5-stars.

Made from natural ingredients it contains no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

  • Made with natural ingredients
  • No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  • Limited ingredient recipe
  • Expensive

Applaws Natural Broth Pouches product line has six wet cat foods.

The table below shows each recipe in the range including our rating. The AAFCO nutrient profile is not included on the company website.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Chicken Breast in Broth 5 U
Chicken Breast with Asparagus in Broth 5 U
Chicken Breast with Pumpkin in Broth 5 U
Tuna Fillet with Shrimp in Broth 5 U
Tuna Fillet with Sea bream in Broth 5 U
Tuna with Whole Anchovy and Seaweed in Broth 5 U

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Recipe and Label Analysis

Applaws Natural Wet Cat Food Chicken Breast in Broth was selected to represent the other products in the line for a detailed recipe and nutrient analysis.

Label and nutrient data below are calculated using dry matter basis.

Applaws Natural Wet Cat Food Chicken Breast in Broth

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content







Chicken breast, chicken broth

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 1%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is chicken breast. Chicken is considered “the clean combination of flesh and skin… derived from the parts or whole carcasses of chicken”. 1.

Chicken is naturally rich in the 11 essential amino acids required by a cat to sustain life.

The second ingredient is chicken broth. Broths are of only modest nutritional value. Yet because they add both flavor and moisture to a cat food, they are a common component in many wet products.

This recipe receives a 5star rating.

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Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Applaws Natural Wet Cat Food Chicken Breast in Broth looks like an above average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 94.7%, a fat level of 1.6% and an estimated carbohydrate level of -4.3%, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 2%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 92.9% and a mean fat level of 2.3%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of -3.3% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 3%.

This means the Applaws Natural Broth Pouch product line contains above-average protein, below-average carbs and below-average fat when compared to typical wet cat food.

Final Word

Applaws Natural Broth pouches offer cats an excellent source of high quality protein and essential fatty acids. They are made with natural, wholesome ingredients, are free from grains, carrageenan, artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

Has Applaws cat food been recalled in the past?

In Applaws’ 15-year history, it has not had a product recalled.

You can view a complete list of all cat food recalls since 2021 here.

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Applaws is owned by premium pet food company MPM, which specializes in the production of high quality, human-grade pet foods made from natural, clean-label ingredients.

Applaws has been creating natural cat and dog food for 15 years.

Its wet pet food is made in Thailand; sourced from human-quality food suppliers.


1: Association of American Feed Control Officials

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