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I acquired my cat because he was a stray living in my garden. He got his head and jaw bitten by a neighbour's dog so I was feeding him soft foods as he seemed to have difficulty biting. Then he got a bad injury on his back so he became (and remains) an indoor cat as it took 18 months for him to heal completely. He was always a shy cat and not in the least playful. I assumed it was because his injuries must have left scarring and he was old. So imagine my surprise when he became lively, friendly and playful over a year ago. It wasn't an overnight change but very fast. I have been puzzling about what changed him, but I suddenly realised that I had changed his food to Applaws just then. He really enjoys it, and is never picky. (He used to turn his nose up at the other food all the time.) He doesn't have any trouble chewing it though when he overeats and regurgitates some I see he swallows it whole which would explain that. But it is small so that is OK. Long may Applaws thrive and continue to make this food that has rejuvenated my poor cat. And no, I don't have any connection with the manufacturers or advertising companies!
This is fantastic. 80%+ meat and my. 3 cats love it. Forget any of the other garbage on the market (you know the ones I mean).
Top quality food for your cat.
I was so pleased when I first saw these on offer, 80% meat! I snapped a few bags up, but my Benji was just not interested..she is soooo fussy!! Now I stick to Royal Canin Sensible, Fit 32, and Exigent 33 Aromatic Attraction, to give her variety, and she loves them
This food is so good that my cat will now not eat anything else! She was only eating bozita wet food for a long time (the cans) and loved that. The vet advised me to give her some dry food as well as she was getting a build up of plaque. Dry food used to give her the runs, I think because of the cereal they add to it so I did my research and found applaws to be the best. She was having bozita wet and applaws dry for a while, then ordered the bozita tetra packs which she would only lick the jelly and leave the meat (very annoying) so gave her the bozita cans again but now won't eat either! She used to drink no water on wet only food but now drinks a lot so even though the dry food obviously has little water content cats will replace this as needed. The food also lasts a long time as they only need around 40g for the whole day so it is very cost affective as well. It is a complete food so has everything in it they need, my fluffy persian has a beautiful soft, shiney coat and lots of energy. Another bonus is as she is a house cat her poos are a lot less smelly!
My elderly cat (15 years) was having all sorts of problems weight gain dry coat and just generally fussy. She loves this food and she has lost a little weight her coat and eyes look better and this and the wet Applaws food is a joy to handle. It really does look good enough to eat.
I started feeding my cat Applaws food several years ago as she had put a bit of weight on and as an old bird (14) i was concerned about the associated health problems. She has a combination of Applaws dry and a variety of either Applaws wet food or similar organic wet food. She has lost weight slowly and maintained a healthy weight. Her coat is the silkiest coat ever (people comment!) And she bounds around like a 2 year old! The added bonus is that (so far)it is British.
Excellent quality food, but the cat won't eat it! I've tried mixing Applaws with Hill's (her preferred brand) to try to move her over to it, but as soon as there's a whole bowl of Applaws on its own, she scratches at the mat and leaves most of it uneaten. She loves the Applaws pouches, so it is just the dry food that she doesn't like. Applaws dry food is very good quality and has no grains, which so many other dry cat food brands have in them. I first bought this food as I would like to switch my cat over to a diet with fewer carbs. I have had a similar issue with Orijen, which is also excellent quality, so I suspect she simply doesn't like the taste of all-protein dried food. Unfortunately she initially seemed to love Orijen so I bought a large bag, and now have a 10kg bag of a food the cat just won't eat! If your cat has been eating a dry food which contains more grains, my advice is to try out a couple of small sacks before you buy any of the big ones so that you don't waste your money if it then goes off the food, as mine did!
I used to feed my cat GoCat dry food he used to like it but then I found out that they use alot of fillers in them. I did my research and applaws is a great brand made with real chicken. Had to gradually introduce this brAnd with the GoCat but he nows eats this without a fuss...Feed your cat good quality food!!!!
My Siamese has always had runny poo and last year was doing puddles and water... I switched to the dry food and he has had very few accidents - I suspect only when he licked something from a pan which he should have not done. His stool are properly formed and he is a 100 times better.... which proves he can function normally. Never realised cats too can be allergic to cereal. Wish I had found this years ago.
My bengal loves this food and as dry food goes, this I believe is one of the best and being high in meat protein and grain free is the much healthier option for anyone concerned with giving their cat a healthy diet. Would only feed in conjunction with a wet diet though due to the low water content of dry foods.
My ragdoll kitten really enjoys these kibbles and took to them straightaway after being raised on JWB (which i also like). I've chosen the product for being cereal free. He also has a portion of wet food a day. I'm very pleased with it, and feel reassured that my kitten is getting good nutrition, though it is important to remember that male cats shouldn't be on a mainly dry food diet.
I changed to Applaws dry kitten food as a couple of other "good quality" ones caused my kitten to have diarrhoea. Since changing to Applaws the diarrhoea has stopped and the kitten loves it. It also has the highest meat content of any dry food and there's no bulking up with uneccessay cereals
We recently changed our cats food to this one, from Whiskas. Millie is a 6and a half year old neutered female. She has a bit of sensitive stomach, and was on Hills Sensitive for months, but she was constantly hungry and pestered for food. We changed her to whiskas, which seemed much better, but we were recommended to try this one, but to do it gradually as it could cause diahreea with a sudden change. So far its been fantastic (I'll admit the litter trays smelled awful during the change over period, but are much better now, with hardly any smell at all). She no longer mithers for food all the time, but loves teh food when its been put down. her fur is lovely and shiney, and much healthier. She's a lot better in herself, and more active, and its been fantastic for her weight. We've now started buying the kitten food for our 6 month old neutered male, and he's been great on it too. Great purchase
My Birman tends to go off his food if it's the same thing every day (wouldn't you?), so we leave two or three bowls of different types of Royal Canin kibbles around the house so he doesn't get bored. I started feeding him this as well and although he likes it, it's never the first bowl that he empties. Some people have reported loose stools etc which may be due to the high protein content. I haven't seen any such problem since we got it a month ago. But this might be due to it being part of a varied diet.
We have always (as all good cat lovers do!), thought carefully about what exactly we put in front our three furry bandits. Over the nine years we have had our cats, we have used Hills (not good!), James Wellbeloved (much better, one still a bit vomity) and now this food. Not one of the cats have been sick on it and it's been over two months. There have been no loose/bloody stools and I think the stripey one has lost a little bit of weight even... Somewhere on here, a vet gives advice on swapping over and you just have to take it slowly and over a number of weeks. I feel this is the best food I can get for my cats and they go crazy when you pour into their bowls. And that's good enough for me!
My cat loves this food and the Applaws chicken wet food, especially the pouches. She has never had any health problems with it, and had no problems changing over. She is also the most gorgous sweet cat and purrs greatly when the food is being got ready.
With two cats that can eat anything and one allergic to everything except chicken it was with great relief I found this food and what is more they all really love it.
In my first order with zooplus, I ordered a number of high quality, low carbohydrate foods to try out on my cats. This was by far their favorite. They tore right into it right from the start, which is unusual for them with a new food. Although too early to tell in the long run, I believe my 13-year old overweight cat was a bit more energetic on this food, and, hopefully, he'll lose a bit of weight not having the grains to deal with.
I think it's sad that this food has had a lot of bad press, it's a really high quality good food. One of the few grain free foods with a high meat content. In my top 3 favourite dry foods. Recommended.
We have a bengal female (neutered) and a cornish rex male. Although the transition was a little harsh (diarrhea and vomiting) they both like it and are in perfect health. They don't have the bad breath they had with royal canin dry food and are in perfect shape! I'd recommend to do a very slow, progressive transition (a week, a week and a half) if you are passing from another brand to this one so their organisms can get used to this new food.
I have two cats, one had intially been diagnosed with diabetes mellitis eighteen months ago. His diabetes was very difficult to control and subsequently he was diagnosed with acromegaly - a tumour on the pituitory gland which amongst other things causes the animal to be diabetic. The vets recommended Royal Canin diabetic cat food but this contains far too much cereal based carbohydrates which actually caused him to need even more insulin. I researched low carb non-cereal foods and came up with Applaws chicken and salmon. He had been free feeding on Royal Canin Fit 32 dry food since a kitten but was often sick through binge eating. I put him initially on a wet food jelly based diet as gravy also contains carbohydrates. He then had four weeks of radiotherapy and I have been moving him to more dry applaws cat food ever since although I am not allowing free feeding as I wanted him to lose a kilo which he did. As a result of the combination of dietery change and radiotherapy, three months after it finished in March 2010 he is now off insulin altogether and my other cat tolerates Applaws very well too.
I used to use Royal Canin Sensitivity control SC31. My cat was diagnosed at a very young age with his sister to be allergic to all cereals (wheat, maize, rice, soya, etc), rabbits, tuna, white fish, etc. SC31 ingredients were changed last year, and I had to search for a cereal free dry food for my cat. Applaws was, and still is, my only option. I am lucky my cat loves it and never seems to get tired of it. He has been on this diet for over a year now, no problems observed. It's the best smelling dry cat food, so your cat will be unlikely to get bad breath. He doesn't bleed when I stoke him now, or lose loads of fur from stoking. Nor is he having diarrhoea.
One of my cats was always being sick after eating. I tried various different foods, and some helped to reduce the frequency, but non stopped her being sick. She has no medical conditions. Since putting her onto Applaws, she has not been sick once! Not suprising, as cats are pure carnivores, and not designed to process cereal or starches in their diet. Would highly recommend this food to any one who has a fussy/overwieght cat. Applaws is designed to compliment a cats digestive system, and it works! She is even losing weight:-)
As a vet I have waited for a food like Applaws dry for many years. I have been recomending to my clients for over 6 months since I read about it on Dr Diane Addies website. Just remember to change over to this food slowly (over 7 days)otherwise you will get diarrhea. Remember, your cat has been used to very little meat in his current dry food.
On paper this is unquestionably the best cat food currently on the market. However, I found that it gave both my cats (Bengal and Egyptian Mau) loose stools. When given to my sister's 2 moggies, their stools also became watery. I am now going back to Orijen (which on paper is the 2nd best dry cat food on the market).
My cat started going off his dried food at age 16. I started feeding him wet food but recently decided to try him on Applaws when I noticed it was available on the zooplus web site. (I had read about it and how good the ingredients were) Result - FANTASTIC!!! HE LOVES IT - he won't eat the wet food any more and is looking really well for his age (now 18) PLEASE WILL YOU STOCK THE APPLAWS DRY DOG FOOD SOON! I would like to feed it to my dogs.
We have two siamese with very sensitive tummies and we have tried every single brand on the market and this is the first which they don't get sick on- probably due to the lack of cereals. Its not their favorite but it stays put- worth every penny!
Pud has never eaten dry food before! He turned his nose up at all the other brands we've tried since he was a kitten. At last, we can leave him some food during the day that won't spoil. Still feed moist pouches for breakfast and prawns for tea. Shame he won't touch the Applaws wet food at all!
I have a bengal and a sphynx, my sphynx has irritable bowel, this food is much better for him because its not full of fillers and cereals which he can't tolerate. He is better with wet food and this is as close as it gets to wet food that I can leave down for them. My bengal wasn't sure at first but they both love it now. It is strong smelling, but I don't mind that as I know its good food for them and with it being 80 percent meat it's bound to smell stronger than other dry food which is full of fillers. Its definately worth it for their health.
My cats were fed on all different foods, James Well Beloved,Iams, science plan, but they always preferred meat & ate tons of Sheba. But when I intoduced the dry Applaws they loved it. as I have multiple cats this one is fantastic for all of them. My male cat has an irritable bowel and this seems to have sorted that out. I am very pleased with this food, and rate it as excellent.
This seems to be the best quality cat food out there and my cats love it. Introduce it slowly to the cats, otherwise they would easily get diarrhea from the high protein content. 5 big stars from me! *****
I initially purchased a small bag to try it out because one of my cats was diagnosed with cancer, and this is one of the very, very few foods that is high in good quality meat proteins - vital nutrition for cancer patients. Thankfully both my cats adored this food and I am now switching to this. My cats were on Hills Senior Light and James Wellbeloved Senior (mixed together), which they both enjoy, I just need to give my cancer kitty the best nutrition I can find for him...and I think this is it!
...well, that's what one of my cats thinks! I don't like to feed dry food due to the lack of actual meat in most brands (cats are carnivores afterall) but have one cat who resists all wet foods. At first he loved Orijen when that became available in the UK, but now prefers Applaws. The reason some cats prefer the lesser quality dry foods, made mostly from cereals and vegetable proteins is that they spray the cereal with animal fats to make it appetizing to cats - it's the equivalent of junk food for kids - and kids don't know what's best for them either do they? Also, it's not true that high protein diets are bad for cats kidneys - it's low quality proteins that are bad for cats kidneys. It's puts more strain on a cats kidneys to process vegetable proteins than meat proteins. The UK seems to lag behind in animal nutrition but at least some better dry foods are available here now - and my cat thinks this is THE best.
I have changed from feeding my two BSH cats James Wellbeloved to this Applaws Dry. Both cats love it, but that is not enough a reason to feed them any food (cats like Whiska/Felix too after all). The most important point is that the content of the food is extremely good and healthy for cats. Highly recommended.
This excellent quality food seems like a great idea. The cats weren't sure about it but didn't reject it either. The high meat content means it is quite pungent to a human nose compared to other brands - it smelled slightly like vomit or Parmesan, to put it more kindly - but that's a small sacrifice to make. However it made one of my cats put on quite a bit of weight, although he wasn't eating that much of it, and it didn't agree with my other, sensitive stomach kitty. Little does, but I hoped this one might. So a good product, but not for us.
We have four cats and they can be quite fussy however they all loved this product. It's great that Applaws have developed such a healthy product that they all love
My cat is 17 and was looking very sorry for her self. Her coat was brittle and she had dandruff. She also lacked energy and was losing weight. She had always had good quality wet food but previously she had never eaten dry food. I was recommended the Applaws dry food. I still fed wet food in the morning and the evening but left the Applaws dry food out all day for her while I was out at work. Firstly I was very pleased to see Lucky eating the food and she started to put weight back on. One thing the whole family noticed even visitors was how soft, shinny and beautiful her coat has become. Her dandruff has completely cleared up. The other thing is that she seems to of got a whole lease of life. Before she virtually never went outside and if she did it was only on a warm day and she use to just sleep on the sun bed. All the birds use to come in the garden and she use to totally ignore them. Now she chases the bird’s, climbs up the fence and acts like a much younger cat. My friends have started feeding Applaws dry and they have noticed the difference.
Bought a 400g bag to try and my cat loves it! So much better for her than many other dry foods, and costs the same as Hills so will probably keep getting this instead.
I'm elated. For years, I had been trying to find cat dry food that was not packed full of cereals and grains, stuff that's so harmful to them and that are the main causes of their health problems. Finally, with Applaws Dry food, they're gonna be getting the higher protein content that they ought to be consuming.