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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Proteins are made up of amino acids, which are the building blocks of health and development. Cats require 22 amino acids 11 of these 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 diet is naturally rich in all the essential amino acids to keep your cat healthy for longer.
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.
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 cats health.
We would also ask you to review the feeding guide if both products are complete and reduce appropriately to ensure that you are not over feeding your pet.
In many other brands the level of natural taurine can be very low which is why they need to add taurine (often synthetic) to their food to meet the minimum standard required by a cat. Applaws fish products do not need to add additional taurine as our products are packed full of natural taurine from the high levels of natural meat used which contain taurine which are well above the minimum levels required for cats. In fact, our wet products contain 2-3 times the recommended amount according to AAFCO(Association of American Feed Control Officials).
Carbohydrate in the form of fiber is also important for gut health both for prebiotic functions e.g. oligosaccharides and bulk volume to allow gut contents to move and avoid constipation.
(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 linoleic acid, to maintain a healthy coat and skin
At Applaws we refuse to use such methods in the preparation of our food.
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.