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. For example cats 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 be GRAIN FREE and to ensure that your pet’s diet is naturally rich in all the essential amino acids to keep your cat or dog healthy for longer.
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’s 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 does 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).
(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, 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.