Overall, Applaws Ocean Fish is a significantly below average cat food, earning 4 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list. For more information on our cat food analysis techniques, please click here.
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When evaluating a cat food, the first five ingredients can tell you a lot about the quality of a product as they make up the bulk of the product. Ideally, you're looking for quality protein sources with a minimum of cheap starches, fillers or by-products. Continuing down the ingredient list, look for ingredients that resemble real food with a minimal number of unpronounceable chemicals - the same as you would for human food.
Applaws Ocean Fish includes the following:
Note - a bolded ingredient in the above tables indicates it is one of the first five ingredients listed by the product manufacturer.In this case, Applaws Ocean Fish's most plentiful ingredient listed is whitefish, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains menhaden fish meal as additional quality protein sources.
Additionally, Applaws Ocean Fish also contains as top ingredients pea flour. These types of ingredients are typically used as bulk-adding fillers and are not required in your cat's diet. However, they are sometimes used to help maintain the kibble shape in dry foods.
Allergen alert: This product contains whitefish, menhaden fish meal, salmon, whitefish meal, salmon oil and salmon meal which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood food allergies.
Compared to the other 3134 cat foods in our database, Applaws Ocean Fish has:
Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Applaws Ocean Fish has approximately 393 calories per 100g (111 calories/ounce), which is compared to the average of the other dry cat foods in the CatFoodDB.
All the product information on this page is based on data collected from
the manufacturer's product website as retrieved on
December 16, 2018.
The authoritative source for ingredient lists and nutritional analysis for any pet food is always the pet food manufacturer.
Ingredients as published by the cat food manufacturer:
Whitefish, Menhaden fish meal, Pea flour, chick peas, lentils, Salmon, Whitefish meal, Salmon Oil, Salmon Meal, Coconut Meal, Brewers dried yeast, Suncured Alfalfa, Flaxseed, Carrots, Natural flavour, Dicalcuim Phosphate, Apples, Cranberry, Coconut oil, Tomato Pomace, Salt, Chicory root, choline chloride, Taurine, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Parsley, calcium carbonate, vitamin E supplement, zinc proteinate, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, iron proteinate, potassium chloride, copper sulfate, copper proteinate, niacin supplement, manganese proteinate, vitamin A supplement, riboflavin supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, calcium iodate, folic acid, mixed tocopherols (preservative), rosemary extract, Dried Enterococcus faceium fermentation product, Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, Dried Aspergillus oryzae fermentation product, Dried Trichoderma longibrachiatum fermentation product, Dried Bacillus subtilis fermentation product, Rosemary Extract
Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*
The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.
*Note that some nutritional percentages reported are only estimated values, and are indicated as such as (est). Each cat food manufacturer is required by law to publish a Guaranteed Analysis, which defines each product's maximum values of fiber, moisture and ash in addition to the minimum values of protein and fat contained within. Exact nutritional percentages are not available and hence all calculated values (including carbohydrate percentages and calorie amounts) are determined using these minimum and maximum published values and therefore may differ from actual values.
Although a high score may be indicative of a higher-quality product it is not a guarantee. Similarly, a low score may or may not indicate an inferior product. The best food for your cat is the one that meets their individual needs.