John Seeberg

Written by John Seeberg

Laura Ward

Reviewed by Laura Ward

Updated: May 14, 2024

RAWZ Minced cans in Gravy Wet Review

Updated: May 14, 2024

Our Verdict


Highly Recommended

RAWZ Minced cat food is made up of five recipes which each receive the Cat Food Advisor highest rating, 5 stars

This range provides high protein meals derived from animal protein which is listed as the first ingredient.  It is low in carbohydrate and yet rich in fat and moisture making this a good food option to consider.

  • High in protein
  • Contains animal meat and fish
  • Low in carbohydrate
  • Added vitamins and minerals
  • High fat content derived from vegetable
  • Expensive versus 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 Gravy Chicken & Chicken Liver Cat Food 5 M
RAWZ Gravy Salmon, Beef & Coconut Oil Cat Food 5 M
RAWZ Gravy Tuna & Mackerel Cat Food 5 M
RAWZ Gravy Tuna & Salmon Cat Food 5 M
RAWZ Gravy Whole Sardines & Pumpkin Cat Food 5 M

Recipe and Label Analysis

RAWZ Gravy Tuna & Mackerel 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 Gravy Tuna & Mackerel Cat Food

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content







Tuna, fish bone broth, mackerel, tapioca starch, sunflower oil, tricalcium phosphate, natural flavor, fish oil, minerals (zinc amino acid chelate, iron amino acid chelate, manganese amino acid chelate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), vitamins (ascorbic acid (source of vitamin C), thiamine mononitrate, vitamin E supplement, niacin supplement, vitamin A supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement, vitamin D3 supplement), calcium chloride, dried parsley, taurine, choline chloride, salt, potassium chloride.

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 1.5%

Red denotes any controversial items

Ingredients Analysis

The first ingredient is tuna. Tuna is an oily marine fish not only high in protein but also omega 3 fatty acids, essential oils needed by every cat to sustain life.

This item is typically sourced from clean, undecomposed whole fish and fish cuttings of commercial fish operations. 1

The second ingredient is fish bone broth. Although they add both flavor and moisture to a cat food, bone broths are a common component in many wet products. However, since broths consist almost entirely of water, the trace nutrients they contain account for only a fraction of the overall finished cat food.

The third ingredient is mackerel. Mackerel is an oily salt-water fish naturally high in protein as well as omega-3 fatty acids, an essential fat needed by every dog to sustain life.

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

The fifth ingredient is sunflower oil. Sunflower oil is nutritionally similar to safflower oil. Since these oils are high in omega-6 fatty acids and contain no omega-3s, they’re considered less nutritious than canola or flaxseed oils. 

Sunflower oil is notable for its resistance to heat damage during cooking.

There are several different types of sunflower oil, some better than others. Without knowing more, it’s impossible to judge the quality of this ingredient.

The sixth 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 seventh 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 eighth ingredient is fish oil. Fish oil is naturally rich in the prized EPA and DHA type of omega-3 fatty acids. These two high quality fats boast the highest bio-availability to dogs and humans. 

Depending on its level of freshness and purity, fish oil should be considered a commendable addition.

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, RAWZ Gravy Tuna & Mackerel Cat Food looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 66.7%, a fat level of 8.3% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 17%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 59.4% and a below-average fat level of 12.8%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 19.8% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 23%.

This means this RAWZ Minced 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 range of food is a good food option to consider as it provides high protein derived from animal protein.  It does have fat sourced from vegetables which needs to be considered when evaluating the fat content.

The Cat Food Advisor recommends this food.

Has RAWZ Minced cans in Gravy 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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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.


1: [1. Adapted by The Cat Food Advisor from the official definition of other fish ingredients as published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials].

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