John Seeberg

Written by John Seeberg

Laura Ward

Reviewed by Laura Ward

Updated: May 14, 2024

RAWZ Kitten Pate Wet Review

Updated: May 14, 2024

Our Verdict

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Highly Recommended

RAWZ Kitten food is made up of four recipes which all receive the Cat Food Advisor second highest rating, 4 stars

This range of food comes in pate form for easy consumption for little teeth. They are high in protein and contain animal and fish meat, which makes them a good quality food option for a kitten.

Pros
  • High protein
  • Contains animal meat and fish
  • High in fat and moisture
  • Added vitamins and minerals
Cons
  • Contains vegetable fat
  • Limited range

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

Product line Rating AAFCO
RAWZ Kitten Beef & Beef Liver Cat Food 4 G
RAWZ Kitten Chicken & Chicken Liver Cat Food 4 G
RAWZ Kitten Chicken & Tuna Cat Food 4 G
RAWZ Kitten Salmon & Tuna Cat Food 4 G

Recipe and Label Analysis

RAWZ Kitten Chicken & Chicken Liver 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 Kitten Chicken & Chicken Liver recipe

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

45.5%

Protein

27.3%

Fat

19.3%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Chicken, chicken broth, chicken liver, pumpkin, egg, tapioca starch, tricalcium phosphate, calcium lactate, agar agar, choline chloride, marine microalgae oil (algal oil)(source of epa & dha), inulin (from chicory root), salt, magnesium sulfate, potassium chloride, zinc amino acid chelate, taurine, niacin supplement, vitamin E supplement, iron amino acid chelate, manganese amino acid chelate, thiamine mononitrate, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin A supplement, copper amino acid chelate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, sodium selenite, riboflavin supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, folic acid, potassium iodide, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement.


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 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 liver, an organ meat sourced from a named animal and thus considered a beneficial component.

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

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

The sixth ingredient is tapioca starch, a gluten-free, starchy carbohydrate extract made from the root of the cassava plant.

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 calcium lactate, a calcium additive made by the action of lactic acid and calcium carbonate. The ingredient is most likely used here as a calcium supplement prized for its notably high bio-availability.

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.

Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Kitten Chicken & Chicken Liver recipe looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 45.5%, a fat level of 27.3% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 19.3%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 47.7% and an above-average fat level of 17.6%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 26.6% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 38%.

This means this RAWZ Kitten contains higher than average protein, near-average carbohydrate and higher than average fat, when compared to typical wet cat food.

Final Word

This range of food is well formulated for a kitten’s dietary requirements. With animal meat and fish, relatively high fat and moisture, along with added vitamins and minerals, this food offers a good diet option.

Has RAWZ Kitten Pate 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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