John Seeberg

Written by John Seeberg

Laura Ward

Reviewed by Laura Ward

Updated: May 14, 2024

RAWZ 96% Wet Review

Updated: May 14, 2024

Our Verdict

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Highly Recommended

Pros
  • High in protein
  • Contains animal protein and fish
  • Low in carbohydrate
  • Added vitamins and minerals
Cons
  • Contains plant based protein
  • Relatively expensive versus other cat foods

The table below shows each recipe in the range including our rating and the AAFCO nutrient profile.

Product line Rating AAFCO
RAWZ 96% Beef & Beef Liver Pate Cat Food 5 A
RAWZ 96% Chicken & Chicken Liver Pate Cat Food 5 A
RAWZ 96% Chicken & Herring Pate Cat Food 5 A
RAWZ 96% Duck & Duck Liver Pate Cat Food 5 A
RAWZ 96% Rabbit & Pumpkin Pate Cat Food 5 A
RAWZ 96% Rabbit Pate Cat Food 5 A
RAWZ 96% Salmon Pate Cat Food 5 A
RAWZ 96% Turkey & Salmon Pate Cat Food 5 A
RAWZ 96% Turkey & Turkey Liver Pate Cat Food 5 A

Recipe and Label Analysis

RAWZ 96% Chicken & Chicken Liver Pate Cat Food 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.

RAWZ 96% Chicken & Chicken Liver Pate Cat Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

45.5%

Protein

36.4%

Fat

10.2%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Chicken, chicken liver, chicken broth, fenugreek seeds, dandelion greens, natural flavor, tricalcium phosphate, potassium chloride, choline chloride, salt, taurine, magnesium proteinate, zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, kelp, niacin supplement, vitamin E supplement, copper proteinate, vitamin A supplement, manganese proteinate, sodium selenite, thiamine mononitrate, calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin D3 supplement, riboflavin supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, calcium iodate, biotin.


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 1%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is chicken. 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 liver, an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.

The third 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 fourth ingredient is fenugreek seeds. Fenugreek seed is high in fiber and a source of nutrients. Fenugreek seed is reported to have many benefits to health and has been used as a herbal solution in parts of the world traditionally. Reported benefits included controlling blood sugar, balancing cholesterol, soothing properties and effects on digestive and reproductive systems. It must be noted that there have been no studies so far which have found inclusion of fenugreek seeds in the diets of cats to provide health benefits.

The fifth ingredient is dandelion greens. Dandelion roots, leaves and flowers are featured in traditional herbal medicine and are thought to provide health benefits. These include supporting the health of the liver and soothing inflammation, control of blood sugar and digestive health benefits. It must be noted that there have been no studies so far which have found inclusion of dandelion greens in the diets of cats to provide health benefits. Dandelion greens are a source of fiber, as well as minerals including magnesium, potassium and iron.

The sixth ingredient is natural flavor. Natural flavors doesn’t give us much information about the particular ingredients included in this cat food for flavoring purposes. 

We’re pleased that the flavorings used are natural, but more details are required to give any further information about these natural flavoring ingredients. Flavorings are used to make the foods more appealing and tasty for our cats.

The seventh ingredient is tricalcium phosphate, a beneficial source of calcium and phosphorus. In addition, this additive is used in wet foods as an emulsifier — an agent designed to disperse a food’s fats more evenly in water.

The eighth ingredient is potassium chloride, a nutritional supplement sometimes used as a replacement for the sodium found in table salt.

From here the list goes on to include a number of other items. But to be realistic, ingredients located this far down the list (other than nutritional supplements) are not likely to affect the overall rating of the product.

This food also contains chelated minerals that have been chemically attached to protein. This makes them easier to absorb. Chelated minerals are usually found in better cat foods.

Finally, this food includes taurine which is an essential amino acid for cats associated with the healthy function of heart muscle and eye sight, and is crucial for maintaining good health in cats. 

We view the presence of taurine in this recipe as a positive addition.

Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, RAWZ 96% Chicken & Chicken Liver Pate Cat Food looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 45.5%, a fat level of 36.4% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 10.2%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 47.5% and an above-average fat level of 31.1%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 13.5% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 66%.

This means this RAWZ Pate cans range contains higher than average protein, lower than average carbohydrate and higher than average fat, when compared to typical wet cat food.

Final Word

This range of food offers a really good diet option as itprovides high levels of species appropriate protein.  Carbohydrate is low and each recipe is rich in fat and moisture.

The Cat Food Advisor recommends this food.

Has RAWZ 96% Wet cat food been recalled in the past?

No. RAWZ has not had a product recall.

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

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About

RAWZ was founded started in 1961, when Jim Scott purchased the Old Mother Hubbard line of dog food products. Though the Scott family later sold the brand to WellPet in 2008, it launched their family business which continues to trade today.

Most of their ingredients come from the United States or Canada. Some spices and supplements are sourced from Europe and Asia.

Some RAWZ products are made in the United States, including their dehydrated food. RAWZ shredded cat food cans and cat food pouches are manufactured in Thailand by Chotiwat Manufacturing Company.

Sources

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

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