John Seeberg

Written by John Seeberg

Laura Ward

Reviewed by Laura Ward

Updated: May 14, 2024

RAWZ Shredded Wet Review

Updated: May 14, 2024

Our Verdict


Highly Recommended

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

This range of food lists the first ingredient as animal meat or fish and some recipes have animal organs too.  This food comes in a shredded formula which some cats really enjoy.

  • High in protein
  • Contains animal meat and organs and fish
  • Low in carbohydrate
  • High in fat and moisture
  • Not all cats like a shredded texture
  • 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 Shredded Chicken & Chicken Liver Cat Food Recipe 5 M
RAWZ Shredded Chicken & Duck Cat Food Recipe 5 M
RAWZ Shredded Chicken & Pumpkin Cat Food Recipe 5 M
RAWZ Shredded Chicken Cat Food Recipe 5 M
RAWZ Shredded Tuna & Chicken Cat Food Recipe 5 M
RAWZ Shredded Tuna & Salmon Cat Food Recipe 5 M

Recipe and Label Analysis

RAWZ Shredded Chicken & Chicken Liver 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 Shredded Chicken & Chicken Liver Cat Food Recipe

Estimated Dry Matter Nutrient Content







Chicken, chicken broth, chicken liver, tapioca starch, sunflower oil, calcium chloride, minerals (magnesium amino acid chelate, zinc amino acid chelate, iron amino acid chelate, manganese amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), fish oil, tricalcium phosphate, 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), parsley, choline chloride, salt, taurine, potassium chloride.

Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 1.5%

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 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 calcium chloride, likely used here as a dietary calcium supplement. 

The seventh ingredient is minerals. Minerals are included in this ingredients list, as in Europe ingredients are declared a little differently. In the US our nutritional additives are listed within our ingredients list. In Europe, ingredients and additives are listed separately. For that reason the category of minerals can be included, to include those elements which are classed as an ingredient, rather than an additive, such as calcium carbonate and magnesium oxide. These elements contribute to the nutritional balance of a food and we see their inclusion as a positive.

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 bioavailability 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 Shredded Chicken & Chicken Liver 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 14%.

This means this RAWZ shreds 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 packed with good quality proteins such as animal meat and organs, along with fish.  It is low in carbohydrate and rich in fat and moisture and has added vitamins and minerals making this a very good set of recipes to choose from.

The Ca tFood Advisor recommends this food.

Has RAWZ Shredded 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. Association of American Feed Control Officials].

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