Below you’ll find answers to some of the most common questions around our Applaws products, as well as general questions around caring for your cat or dog
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Proteins are made up of amino acids, which are the building blocks of health and development. Cats require 22 amino acids 11 of these they can synthesize themselves. The remaining ones which are called the essential amino acids they must get from their food otherwise health problems can occur. Applaws has been developed to ensure that your cats diet is naturally rich in all the essential amino acids to keep your cat healthy for longer.
Our dry food contains extremely high levels of meat and we have grain-free recipes too. We recommend serving your kitten complete dry food with a complementary wet food. They may like to have up to eight smaller meals a day – some of these could be in the middle of the night. We recommend a bowl of Applaws complete dry food be left out 24 hours a day. You can then top it up with Applaws wet cat food – don’t forget to always leave a bowl of fresh water out. If your kitten has special dietary requirements, or you are unsure about any aspect of feeding your kitten, speak to your vet to put your mind at ease.
Complementary pet foods are not designed to be the only source of food for your pet. They are a great way to add variety, flavor and essential vitamins to their diet but should be served with some complete dry food.
At Applaws, our natural, wet complementary recipes contain real meat and fish. These prime cuts provide your pet with naturally high levels of vitamins, taurine and arginine and they are a great way to make dry meals more interesting.
For dogs you can feed a complementary wet meal by itself or as a topper or mixed in with their kibble. Dogs love the taste and variety that an Applaws complementary real meat diet brings to a complete kibble diet. Complementary diets should not be the sole food so always ensure you have a good complete food such as Applaws Complete Food to balance your pets’ diet.
Sodium is one of the key elements in salt and is one of the primary electrolytes in the body (in case you’re interested, potassium and calcium are also very essential). Salt can also contain many other beneficial minerals including magnesium, iodine, and over 21 essential and 30 accessory minerals beneficial to your cat’s health.
We would also ask you to review the feeding guide if both products are complete and reduce appropriately to ensure that you are not over feeding your pet.
We always recommend that our complementary wet cat foods are served with complete and balanced grain-free cat food to ensure your furry friend has a diet packed with the nutrition they need to thrive.
(i) a concentrated source of calories to give your cat or dog sustained energy.
(ii) your pet to absorb fat-soluble vitamins, especially A and D.
(iii) supplying fatty acids, such as linoleic acid and linolenic acid, to maintain a healthy coat and skin.
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved irradiation as a (allegedly) safe and effective means of processing dog and cat food products. We are aware that it is also used to make ‘safe’ contaminated packaging and that there is no legal duty to inform the public if any packaging has been treated in this way – just so you know too.
Raw foods carry a high risk of bacterial contamination as well as the possibility of transmitting diseases to humans
Too much calcium can result in growth problems, particularly for kittens, but too little calcium can cause weak bones that are susceptible to breaks
Mismanaged fat intake, can result in pancreatic problems
Another obstacle to homemade pet meals is in formulating diets that account for age, breed, size, and level of activity of the animal. According to the American College of Veterinary Nutritionists, Many recipes found on the web or elsewhere, even from well-meaning sources, may not be complete and balanced, creating the possibility of significant long-term harm to animals fed diets based on these recipes.
*excludes US Dry food.