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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Research also shows that pure salmon oil can also help prevent heart disease, maintain optimum blood pressure and cholesterol levels and give almost immediate relief from joint pain, migraines, depression, autoimmune diseases and many other conditions. Pure salmon oil is also the perfect brain food improving brain development and memory function, from conception through old age. It also helps to significantly improve dry skin, dandruff and dull coats.
Sodium is one of the key elements in salt and is one of the primary electrolytes in the body (the other two are potassium and calcium). Too little salt in the diet can lead to muscle cramps, dizziness, or even an electrolyte disturbance, which can cause severe, even fatal, neurological problems. Drinking too much water with insufficient salt intake puts a cat at risk.
Salt can also contain many beneficial minerals including magnesium, iodine, and over 21 essential and 30 accessory minerals beneficial to a cat health.
(i) The fats act as a concentrated source of calories, giving your cat and dog sustained energy.
(ii) They are essential for your pet to absorb fat-soluble vitamins, especially A and D.
(iii) They supply essential fatty acids, such as Linoleic acid and linolenic acid, to maintain a healthy coat and skin
Our products are kept fresh with more expensive natural citrus and herb extracts preservatives.
Propylene glycol is used by some manufactures to preserve their pet food and this chemical is a less-toxic version of car anti- freeze. It is used in some pet food products and treats and is hidden in the ingredient list on the pack the under the terms “Contains EEC Permitted antioxidant, colorants or preservatives”. If you see this ask the manufacturer what preservative they are actually using. Propylene glycol is considered “safe” by some manufactures if used in small quantities. It is not only a very powerful chemical preservative but it has a strong artificial sweet taste that some pets find addictive.
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.
We have recently advanced the production of Applaws Complete dry dog food to use 100% fresh, rather than frozen, chicken in our mince. We have also made the kibble less dense so its even easier for dogs to metabolise the natural goodness within and to transition to the Applaws brand.
The Applaws recipe and feeding guide remain the same and so does our pack. The only difference you may notice is in the kibble shapes and textures of some of our kibble.
In many other brands the level of natural taurine can be very low which is why they need to add synthetic taurine to their food to meet the minimum standard required by a cat.
Independent scientific test have shown that 100% of all Applaws Fish Varieties more than exceed the daily requirement of Taurine for cats and provide it in a natural form.
Cats require a high level of taurine for their body functions, yet have limited enzymes which can produce taurine from other amino acids such as methionine and cysteine. Therefore, they need a diet that is high in taurine. If taurine is deficient, signs such as heart condition called dilated cardiomyopathy, retinal degeneration, reproductive failure, and abnormal kitten development can occur.
Cats and dogs are carnivores by nature and need meat to thrive and stay healthy (in fact cats are obligate carnivores and simply to survive).
Not all protein is the same. Proteins are very complex in structure and proteins are required for all aspects of growth and development and are very important in structural makeup and the immune system. Proteins are made up of amino acids, which are the building blocks of health and development. Cats for example require 22 amino acids only 11 of which 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 (and dogs) diet is naturally rich in all the essential amino acids to keep your pet healthy for longer.