Rawz Salmon, Dehydrated Chicken & Whitefish Recipe Review

Rawz Dry Cat Food Review

Rawz Salmon, Dehydrated Chicken & Whitefish Recipe

Quick Analysis



Potential Allergens: seafood and eggs

Est. Calories: 296 cal/100g

Price: n/a

Overall, Rawz Salmon, Dehydrated Chicken & Whitefish Recipe is an average cat food, earning 6 out of a possible 10 paws based on its nutritional analysis and ingredient list.

Ingredient Analysis

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.

Rawz Salmon, Dehydrated Chicken & Whitefish Recipe includes the following:

Quality Ingredients

  • salmon
  • dehydrated chicken
  • whitefish
  • turkey
  • turkey liver

Questionable Ingredients

  • pea starch
  • tapioca starch

Potential Allergens

  • salmon
  • whitefish
  • dried egg product

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, Rawz Salmon, Dehydrated Chicken & Whitefish Recipe's most plentiful ingredient listed is salmon, which is considered a quality protein source. It also contains dehydrated chicken and whitefish as additional quality protein sources.

Additionally, it's worth noting that this product does not list either by-products nor bulk-adding fillers within its top ingredients. By-products are considered inferior, lesser quality ingredients. Common fillers typically used to add bulk to the product are not required in your cat's diet. Together, their combined absence may be indicative of a higher quality product.

Allergen alert: This product contains salmon, whitefish and dried egg product which may be problematic for cats who suffer from seafood or eggs food allergies.

Nutritional Analysis*

Compared to the other 2718 cat foods in our database, Rawz Salmon, Dehydrated Chicken & Whitefish Recipe has:

  • an average amount of protein
  • significantly more carbohydrates than average
  • significantly less fat than average
  • an average amount of fiber
  • significantly less moisture than an equivalent wet food
In general, cats have been shown to do better with a higher protein, medium fat, lower carb diet with sufficient moisture. However, specialty diets as recommended by your veterinarian may prioritize a different nutritional breakdown.

Calorie Breakdown

Using the calculations provided by the AAFCO, Rawz Salmon, Dehydrated Chicken & Whitefish Recipe has approximately 296 calories per 100g (84 calories/ounce), which is considerably fewer calories 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 June 26, 2017.

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:

Salmon, Dehydrated Deboned Chicken, Dehydrated Chicken, (Source Of Glucosamine And Chondroitin Sulfate), Whitefish, Turkey, Turkey Liver,Pea Starch,Dried Peas, Tapioca Starch,Dried Egg Product,Flaxseeds,Natural Chicken Flavor,Dried Tomato Pomace,Salt,Choline Chloride,Potassium Chloride, Vitamins (Vitamin E Supplement,Niacin Supplement,D-calcium Pantothenate,Vitamin A Acetate,Thiamine Mononitrate,Pyridoxine Hydrochloride,Riboflavin Supplement,Vitamin D3 Supplement,Biotin,Vitamin B12 Supplement,Folic Acid), Minerals (Ferrous Sulfate,Zinc Oxide,Calcium Carbonate,Manganous Oxide,Copper Sulfate,Iron Amino Acid Chelate,Manganese Amino Acid Chelate,Zinc Amino Acid Chelate,Copper Amino Acid Chelate,Sodium Selenite,Cobalt Carbonate,Ethylenediamine Dihydroiodide),Mixed Tocopherols (Preservative),Taurine,Citric Acid (Preservative),Rosemary Extract.

Guaranteed Analysis

Nutritional information as published by the cat food manufacturer.*

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Dry Matter Analysis

The manufacturer's published guaranteed analysis values normalized for moisture content.

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*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.

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