John Seeberg

Written by John Seeberg

Laura Ward

Reviewed by Laura Ward

Updated: May 14, 2024

RAWZ Pouches Wet Review

Updated: May 14, 2024

Our Verdict

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Highly Recommended

The RAWZ Pouches product range is made up of five recipes which all receive the Cat Food Advisor highest rating of five stars.

This range of food comes in pouches and is shredded in texture.  The first listed ingredient in all recipes is either animal meat, or fish.  Vitamins and minerals have been added to make this a very good food option.

Pros
  • High in protein
  • First ingredient listed as animal meat, or fish
  • Low in fat and carbohydrate
  • Added vitamins and minerals
Cons
  • More expensive than some cat foods
  • Min source of fat is plant based

The RAWZ Pouches product line includes five wet cat foods.

Product line Rating AAFCO
RAWZ Shredded Chicken Breast & Cheese Cat Food Recipe 5 M
RAWZ Shredded Chicken Breast & Coconut Oil Cat Food Recipe 5 M
RAWZ Shredded Chicken Breast & Egg Cat Food Recipe 5 M
RAWZ Shredded Chicken Breast, Pumpkin & New Zealand Green Mussels Cat Food Recipe 5 M
RAWZ Shredded Salmon, Aku Tuna & Tuna Oil Cat Food Recipe 5 M

Recipe and Label Analysis

Shredded Chicken Breast & Egg 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.

Shredded Chicken Breast & Egg Cat Food Recipe

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content

61.1%

Protein

8.3%

Fat

22.6%

CarbsCarbohydrates

Chicken, chicken broth, egg, tapioca starch, sunflower oil, calcium chloride, potassium chloride, salt, choline chloride, taurine, dried parsley, minerals (iron amino acid chelate, manganese amino acid chelate, zinc amino acid chelate, calcium iodate, copper amino acid chelate, magnesium amino acid chelate, sodium selenite), vitamins (vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin B12 supplement, niacin supplement, d-calcium pantothenate, ascorbic acid (source of vitamin C), folic acid, biotin).


Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 1.5%

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Ingredients Analysis

The first and second ingredients are chicken and chicken broth. 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.

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 egg. Eggs are easy to digest and have an exceptionally high biological value.

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-3’s, 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 calcium chloride, likely used here as a dietary calcium supplement.

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

The eighth ingredient is salt (also known as sodium chloride). Salt is a common additive in many cat foods. That’s because sodium is a necessary mineral for all animals – including humans. Salt can often be found in cat foods to promote cats to drink more water too. This is a means of increasing their hydration and diluting their urine which helps to reduce the likelihood of urinary stones forming.

However, since the actual amount of salt added to this recipe isn’t disclosed on the list of ingredients, it’s impossible to judge the nutritional value of this item.

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.

Nutrient Analysis

Based on its ingredients alone, Shredded Chicken Breast & Egg Cat Food Recipe looks like an above-average wet product.

The dashboard displays a dry matter protein reading of 61.1%, a fat level of 8.3% and an estimated carbohydrate level of 22.6%.

As a group, the brand features an above-average protein content of 61.1% and a below-average fat level of 8.3%. Together these figures suggest a carbohydrate content of 22.6% for the overall product line, alongside a fat to protein ratio of 18%.

This means this RAWZ Pouches 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 offers a well balanced diet, with high protein derived from animal meat and fish which is listed as the first ingredient.

The CatFoodAdvisor recommends this food.

Has RAWZ Pouches 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 started in 1961 when Jim Scott purchased the Old Mother Hubbard line of dog 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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