Laura Ward

Written by Laura Ward

Georgia Jeremiah

Reviewed by Georgia Jeremiah

Updated: May 29, 2024

Applaws Natural Kitten (Wet) Review

Updated: May 29, 2024

Our Verdict


Highly Recommended

Applaws Natural Wet Kitten Food receives the Cat Food Advisor rating, 5 stars.

Made from natural ingredients, it contains no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives and provides cats with a natural source of omega-3.

  • Made with natural ingredients
  • No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives
  • Limited ingredient recipe
  • Contains omega-3
  • Expensive

Each recipe includes its AAFCO nutrient profile: Growth (kitten), Maintenance (adult), All Life Stages, Supplemental or Unspecified.

Applaws Natural Wet Kitten Food product line contains just two foods.

Product line Rating AAFCO
Chicken Breast in Broth 5 U
Tuna Fillet in Broth 5 U

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Recipe and Label Analysis

Applaws Natural Wet Kitten 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 Kitten Food Chicken Breast in Broth

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content







Chicken breast, chicken broth, rice, rice flour

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 2%

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.

The third ingredient is rice . Is this wholegrain 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.

The fourth ingredient is rice flour. Rice flour is made from either white or brown rice and is considered a gluten-free substitute for wheat flour.

This recipe receives a 5star rating.

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Nutrient Analysis

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

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 83.3%, a fat level of 0.8% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 7.8%, alongside a fat-to-protein ratio of 1%.

As a group, the brand features an average protein content of 85.4% and a mean fat level of 0.7%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 5.9% for the overall product line, alongside a fat-to-protein ratio of 1%.

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

Final Word

Applaws Natural Wet Kitten Food contains nothing more than the ingredients listed. It offers cats an excellent source of high-quality protein made with natural, wholesome ingredients, 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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