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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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Applaws dry is only made in small batch runs from fresh natural local ingredients. As the seasons change so does the colour of our ingredients and you will find that the colour will change from a dark brown to a slightly lighter brown but the recipe is still exactly the same.
A complete diet such as Applaws complete dry pet food contains all the vitamins and minerals your pet needs for a healthy diet. A complementary pet food is designed to be fed in addition to a complete pet food. Our complementary recipes contain real meat or fish which provides your pet with natural levels of taurine to help keep your pet healthy when fed alongside a complete food.

For cats we recommend giving a complementary wet meal in the morning and in the evening. In addition, give your cat a bowl of Applaws complete cat food during the day and in the evening. When feeding a complementary diet and a complete food as part of daily feeding regime you have a healthy balanced diet. We recommend a ratio of 60% wet complementary food to 40% dry complete food for balanced nutrition. The wet food gives your cat the meat taste they love and gives them essential hydration with natural levels of taurine and the complete kibble helps to keep your cats teeth in good condition and has all the added vitamins and minerals to keep your cat healthy.

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.
Different types of cereal gluten can cause a problem in some pets. The allergy can result in excessive scratching, hair loss and excessive body odour. Applaws complete is particularly suitable for cats that suffer from to gluten intolerance. However, if you have any concerns, please consult your vet.
The US Food and Drug Administration have approved irradiation as a (‘allegedly’) safe and effective means of processing dog and cat food products and treats. It is also used to make ‘safe’ contaminated packaging. There is no legal duty to inform the public if any packaging has been treated in this way. At Applaws we refuse to use such methods.
Applaws refuses to use such ingredients as anti- freeze or any artificial ingredients in our products.
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.
Applaws is a complete food and has been produced to give your cat or kitten every thing they need for a long and healthy life. Homemade pet diets can result in a variety of problems:
• 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.
Problems can occur in a pet with the formation of stones in the urinary tract. One cause is the high level of magnesium in a pet’s diet. Applaws Complete has been formulated to contain restricted levels of magnesium. Sufficient magnesium is present to meet the body’s requirement yet will aid in the prevention of urinary tract problems. However, there are many forms and causes of urinary tract disorders and if you have any concerns please consult your vet.
Applaws is naturally rich in Taurine which is an amino acid essential for the proper function of the heart and for eye health. Taurine is found in good quality meat protein and not in cereal protein.
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.

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