John Seeberg

Written by John Seeberg

Laura Ward

Reviewed by Laura Ward

Updated: May 29, 2024

Applaws Broth (Wet) Review

Updated: May 29, 2024

Our Verdict

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Highly Recommended

Applaws wet cat food is made up of seven broth recipes which all receive the Cat Food Advisor highest rating, 5 stars

All the recipes are high in protein and provide a good food option for cats.

Pros
  • Limited ingredients
  • Very high in protein
  • Animal and fish protein first ingredient
Cons
  • More expensive than some other cat foods

The table below shows each recipe in this range including our rating and the AAFCO nutrient profile: Growth (kitten), Maintenance (adult), All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Applaws Tuna Fillet & Shrimp in Broth 5 U
Applaws Tuna Fillet & Crab in Broth 5 U
Applaws Tuna Fillet & Seaweed in Broth 5 U
Applaws & Mackerel in Broth 5 U
Applaws Chicken Breast in Broth 5 U
Applaws Ocean Fish in Broth 5 U
Applaws Tuna Fillet in Broth 5 U

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Recipe and Label Analysis

Applaws Chicken Breast in Broth recipe 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 Chicken Breast in Broth

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

100%

Protein

0.7%

Fat

0%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Chicken Breast, chicken broth, rice.


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 2%

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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.

The third ingredient is rice. Is this whole grain rice, brown rice or white rice? Since the word “rice” doesn’t tell us much, it’s impossible to judge the quality of this item.

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Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Applaws Chicken Breast in Broth looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 100%, a fat level of 0.7% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 0%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 90.3% and a below-average fat level of 1.9%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 13.1% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 3%.

This means the Applaws Broth range contains higher than average protein, lower than average carbohydrate and lower than average fat, when compared to typical wet cat food.

Final Word

This Applaws Broth range provides a variety of recipes to choose from, all with limited ingredients. They offer high protein levels alls derived from animals and/or fish.

The Cat Food Advisor recommends this food.

Has Applaws Broth Range cat food been recalled in the past?

No. Applaws has not had a product recalled.

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

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About

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.

Sources

1: [1. Association of American Feed Control Officials].

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