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Applaws Mousse Chicken Grain-Free Wet Cat Food

Applaws Mousse Chicken Grain-Free Wet Cat Food
Company info
Company HQ
London, United Kingdom
Parent company
Making Pet Food Matters (MPM)
Product info
Age Range: Adult
Food Form Wet Cat Food
Cost per day: $3.38
Primary proteins
  • Chicken
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Feeding Instruction

A single morning serving will allow your cat to nibble freely throughout the day. The serving size should be adjusted based on your cat's age and activity level. Water is essential to your cat's good health. Always provide your cat with a bowl of fresh water.

Kittens (Under 1 Year): Feed 2 times the Adult requirement.

Pregnant and Nursing Cats: Feed 2 - 4 times the Adult requirement.

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Ingredients

Chicken Broth, Chicken, Sunflower Oil, Carrageenan, Locust Bean Gum.

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Overall Score

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70%

Ratings

? This rating is determined by comparing the food’s nutritional content to AAFCO standards and other foods in our database. Nutrient Value 83%
? Each recipe is evaluated based on a 5-point ingredient rating system that measures ingredients’ nutritional value, safety, and more. Quality of Ingredients 70%
? We scan the FDA’s database and rate each brand by the number of recalls in its history. Brands with fewer recalls receive higher ratings. Recall History 100%
? By comparing the prices of foods in our database, we determine if a food is above or below market average price. Lower-priced foods receive higher ratings. Price 24%
? This metric is based on customer ratings from various retailers. Customer Experience 58%
? Our rating system evaluates each food’s manufacturing method, assigning higher ratings to manufacturing processes that promote higher nutritional value. Manufacturing Method 50%

Estimated Nutrient Content

To understand the nutrient content of pet food, we visualize its macronutrient composition in three ways. In the charts below, you’ll see a guaranteed analysis on an as-fed basis, a dry matter analysis, and a breakdown of the food’s macronutrients on a calorie-weighted basis.

Remember that all of these values are estimates based on the guaranteed analysis published by the company, and the food’s actual nutrient values may be slightly different.

Guaranteed Analysis

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Protein: 12%

Fat: 1%

Fiber: 1%

Moisture: 84%

Ash: 2%

Carb: 0%

Dry Matter Analysis

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Protein: 75%

Fat: 6.25%

Fiber: 6.25%

Ash: 12.5%

Carb: 0%

Calorie Weighted Basis

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Protein: 83.17%

Fat: 16.83%

Carb: 0%

Our Review

Pros
  • Rich in protein
  • Low carbohydrate content
  • High moisture content
  • To our knowledge, Applaws has never had a product recall
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Contains plant-based proteins
  • Contains carrageenan – a potentially inflammatory additive
  • Due to a low Dry Matter Fat %, this recipe does not meet AAFCO nutritional guidelines

Recall History

The following list (if present) shows all cat food recalls related to Applaws since 2011. If no recalls are listed, no recall events have been reported.

Since 2011 Applaws has never been recalled.

Ingredient Review

Our review of Applaws Mousse Chicken Grain-Free Wet Cat Food begins with a detailed look at the food’s ingredients.

The first ingredient is Chicken Broth. Chicken broth is made by boiling chicken meat, skin, and bones to obtain nutrients including fat, vitamins, and minerals. In pet food, chicken broth increases moisture and improves flavor.

The second ingredient is Chicken. Chicken is meat from the domesticated bird of the same name. In pet food, chicken is used as a primary protein source.

The third ingredient is Sunflower Oil. Sunflower oil is a type of culinary oil that is pressed from ripe sunflower seeds. In pet food, sunflower oil can be a good source of healthy fat, vitamin E, and Omega-6 essential fatty acids.

The fourth ingredient is Carrageenan. Carrageenan is a natural extract that is derived from seaweed. In pet food, carrageenan is used as a stabilizer, thickening agent, emulsifier, and texturizer.

The fifth ingredient is Locust Bean Gum. Also known as carob bean gum, locust bean gum is extracts from carob seeds. In pet food, locust bean gum is used as a gelling or thickening agent to improve texture and appearance.

When we analyzed the ingredients in Applaws Mousse Chicken Grain-Free Wet Cat Food, we found that most of the protein is derived from meat based sources.

Price Analysis

Price per oz

Product info

$0.81

Market Price avg.

$0.43

% From the Avg

+88%

Price per 100 kcal

Product info

$5.63

Market Price avg.

$1.76

% From the Avg

+220%

Price per day

Product info

$3.38

Market Price avg.

$1.05

% From the Avg

+222%

Applaws Mousse Chicken Grain-Free Wet Cat Food is priced well above the average market price for wet cat food.

Nutritional Analysis

Adult cat foods can have a lot of variability in calorie density but generally meet requirements for the average active cat. With formulations addressing a wide variety of needs, including weight loss or gain, indoor or outdoor living, or hairball problems, individual recipes may vary greatly in calorie, fiber, and nutritional content.

With that in mind, we’ve compared Applaws Mousse Chicken Grain-Free Wet Cat Food to the other 1447 wet cat food recipes in our database:

DM Protein

Product info

75%

All Products avg.

52.84%

% From the Avg

+42%

DM Fat

Product info

6.25%

All Products avg.

17.7%

% From the Avg

-65%

DM Fiber

Product info

6.25%

All Products avg.

6.35%

% From the Avg

-2%

DM Carb

Product info

0%

All Products avg.

13.87%

% From the Avg

-100%

Analysis Overview

Overall, this is a meat based food that’s high in protein with low fat and low carbohydrate content relative to other Wet Cat Foods.

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