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What does a healthy diet look like for a cat?

Wet vs dry food: While some will argue that kibble doesn’t provide the nourishment that our carnivorous kitties crave, others will make the point that it is best for our pets to have the best of both worlds. True, dry food isn’t as high in animal protein and water, but it can still play its part in a well-balanced diet if combined with wet food. After all, variety is the spice of life, providing you’re getting the portion sizes right!


Raw: This type of diet isn’t for everyone, but some pet parents choose to feed their cats a raw diet with uncooked ingredients rather than the more traditional cooked options. Plumping for a commercially prepared variety, rather than a home-prepped one, is strongly recommended as this will ensure that it is well-balanced with all the nutritional goodness they need. This method will also limit the risk of illness or health issues that could become apparent if the food isn’t prepared or stored correctly at home. Always conduct thorough research when considering a raw food diet, not only to understand whether it is safe and suitable for your pet but also for your household.


Animal protein: Protein, protein, protein. We can not stress this enough. Cats are meat eaters, plain and simple. They’re hunters at heart, descendants of their wild and carnivorous predecessors. Our mouth-watering menu at Applaws is filled with foods that contain high-quality animal protein sources – found naturally in chicken, turkey, duck, beef and fish – that’ll leave your sidekick ‘meowing’ for more. Selections such as Chicken Breast with Rice in Broth and Tuna Fillet with Shrimp in Gravy all come highly recommended.


● Plant protein: Plant proteins can form part of a balanced and nutritious diet for our kitties, but they wouldn’t be able to get all the goodness they need to stay healthy and survive on a wholly vegetarian or vegan-based diet. Corn gluten meal, soybean meal, wheat gluten, sunflower meal, and Brewer’s yeast, contain comparable levels of protein to animal-based ingredients, but they do not contain sufficient amounts of taurine or methionine, which are required to fuel the body.


● Veggies: Cats don’t need fruit or vegetables as part of their diet, but they can make for an occasional healthy treat. Our extensive and exclusive range of meals will help your feline fitness freaks hit their five-a-day from our delicious Tuna Fillet with Peas and Carrots in Broth, Chicken Breast with Asparagus in Broth, to our Chicken Breast with Pumpkin in Broth. The list is endless and each one promises to make your cat’s tongue do the tango.


● Tinned food/pouches: The range of recipes that our master-chefs have concocted are fragrant and flavorsome, they’re made with the highest quality natural ingredients, and contain no added colors or preservatives. We use prime cuts of meat in our cans, pots and pouches, whether it be gravy-based, mousse or broth to ensure our cats are happy, healthy and thriving.


Applaws cat food is high in natural taurine and arginine because these essential amino acids are naturally found at their highest level in the prime cuts of Chicken and Fish that we use in our tins, pots and pouches. Our complete dry cat food is grain free and made with natural ingredients.


Is it safe for me to change my cat’s diet straight away?


If your kitty cat’s food isn’t up to scratch, then a change of diet might be necessary.

An apparent lack of appetite, or an adverse reaction to consumption, would be clear indicators that mealtimes are failing to meet your four-legged friend’s five-star expectations.

Naturally, because we want what is best for your tail-wagging companion, pet parents could be prone to ripping up the recipe book and immediately switching what’s on the menu.

However, it’s imperative to tread carefully when attending to your feline’s nutrition. In fact, we would recommend that you refrain from making any drastic wholesale changes.

Make sure to transition to new cat food gradually – unless you are advised to do so by your vet – because any sudden transformations to their diet can cause gastrointestinal upset and may result in diarrhea and/or vomiting.

Remember, slow and steady wins the race when it comes to your cat’s health and wellbeing.


Applaws has your cat’s nutritional needs covered


Here at Applaws, we pride ourselves on having all bases covered when tending to your pets’ nutritional needs.

We have a huge variety of tastes, textures, ingredients, accompaniments and bases to suit all preferences and dietary requirements.

Our specially formulated and mouth-watering meals are of the highest quality in every sense of the word, whether it’s our range of wet foods, dry foods or our tasty treats.

Full-of-flavor, and brimming with essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals, with nothing added, and nothing hidden, your cat’s meal times will pass the ‘taste’ of time.

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