John Seeberg

Written by John Seeberg

Georgia Jeremiah

Reviewed by Georgia Jeremiah

Updated: May 14, 2024

RAWZ Digestive Support Wet Review

Updated: May 14, 2024

Our Verdict

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Highly Recommended

RAWZ Therapeutic wet cat food is made up of 9 recipes with ratings which vary from 4-5 stars. The average rating of the whole range receives 5 stars

This food lists the first ingredient as animal meat, or fish and has multiple sources of animal protein.  Each recipe is rich in fat and moisture, yet low in carbohydrate offering a very good food option.

Pros
  • High in protein
  • First ingredient listed as animal protein
  • Low in carbohydrate
  • Rich in fat and moisture
Cons
  • Includes plant based protein
  • More expensive than some cat foods

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

Product line Rating AAFCO
RAWZ Digestive Support Chicken & Salmon Cat Food 5 A
RAWZ Digestive Support Chicken, Pork & Pumpkin Cat Food 5 A
RAWZ Digestive Support Rabbit & Cranberry Cat Food 4 A
RAWZ Digestive Support Rabbit & Green Mussels Cat Food 4 A
RAWZ Hip & Joint Support Chicken & Green Mussels Cat Food 5 A
RAWZ Hip & Joint Support Salmon, Tuna & Green Mussels Cat Food 5 A
RAWZ Immune Support Chicken & Chicken Liver Cat Food 5 A
RAWZ Immune Support Salmon & Tuna Cat Food 5 A
RAWZ Immune Support Turkey, Turkey Liver & Cranberry Cat Food 5 A

Recipe and Label Analysis

RAWZ Digestive Support Chicken & Salmon Cat Food 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.

RAWZ Digestive Support Chicken & Salmon Cat Food recipe

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

40.9%

Protein

27.3%

Fat

23.8%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Chicken, chicken bone broth, chicken hearts, chicken liver, salmon, pumpkin, egg, natural flavor, miscanthus grass, fenugreek seed, salt, potassium chloride, choline chloride, vitamins (niacin supplement, vitamin E supplement, vitamin A supplement, thiamine mononitrate, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, folic acid, biotin), magnesium proteinate, minerals (zinc proteinate, iron proteinate, copper proteinate, manganese proteinate, sodium selenite, calcium iodate), taurine, marine microalgae oil.


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 1.5%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is chicken which 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 bone 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 chicken hearts. Although this don’t sound very appetizing to us, heart tissue is pure muscle — all meat. It’s naturally rich in quality protein, minerals and complex B vitamins too.

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

The fifth ingredient is salmon. Salmon is an oily marine and freshwater fish not only high in protein but also omega 3 fatty acids, essential oils needed by every cat to sustain life.

The sixth ingredient is pumpkin. Pumpkin is a nutritious addition high in complex carbohydrates, beta-carotene and dietary fiber.

The seventh ingredient is egg. Eggs are easy to digest and have an exceptionally high biological value.

The eighth 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.

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.

Finally, this food 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.

Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, RAWZ Digestive Support Chicken & Salmon Cat Food recipe looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 40.9%, a fat level of 27.3% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 23.8%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 43.4% and an above-average fat level of 26.8%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 21.8% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 62%.

This means this RAWZ Therapeutic 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 which comes in a pate form, offers meat and fish options in terms of protein sources.  Protein content is high, but there are some plant-based proteins to be aware of whichneed to be considered when evaluating these recipes.  That said, this food is a very good diet option.

The Cat Food Advisor recommends this food.

Has RAWZ Digestive Support 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 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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