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I Got Some More Info From Rawz Re New Varieties

Discussion in 'Cat Nutrition' started by AutumnColors, Jun 13, 2018 at 11:19 AM.

  1. AutumnColors

    AutumnColors Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

    May 26, 2018
    I've been corresponding with someone from Rawz who had let me know they have a new rabbit canned food available soon. I've been trying to move away from Nature's Variety products since they added peas and carrots to their Ultimate Protein Rabbit & also changed the type of fish oil used. My cats won't eat the peas and carrots (so I now pick them all out can by can), and the one allergic to fish (protein, but not fat) is now scratching.

    I got some more specific info about the new canned food as I have a cat w/allergies & was curious about the ingredient list. When I asked if that was the only new product coming out, she said there would be 4 new canned products for cats, but no dry.

    As far as when, she said their distributors would have the info on the products soon, but it's up to them to order them. She suggested I find a retailer to try to get them to request it. She pretty much said "we can't make them order it". The only local place I found who was willing to press their distributor here to get some asap was owner of Wholesome Pet in Southbury. Estimate is that she'd probably have some in early July.

    Here's the info the woman from Rawz sent about the ingredients, etc (Note that "natural flavor" = a low-sodium broth, either protein specific for that recipe or vegetable broth - judging by the ingredients of their current products).
    -----------------------(cut and paste from email)-------------------------------
    Rabbit, Vegetable Broth, Natural Flavor, Fenugreek Seeds, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Dandelion Greens, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Thiamine Mononitrate, Manganese Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide, Folic Acid.

    Crude Protein (min.) 11.00%
    Crude Fat (min.) 7.00%
    Crude Fiber (max.) 1.50%
    Moisture (max.) 78.00%
    Magnesium (max.) 0.03%
    Taurine (min.) 0.10%

    CALORIE CONTENT: (ME calculated as shown): 1,111 kcal/kg; 172 kcal/can.

    The other 3 new recipes include:
    96% Chicken & Herring Pâté
    96% Duck & Duck Liver Pâté
    96% Turkey & Salmon Pâté

    The other three recipes have identical ingredient lists after the protein sources. The Guaranteed Analysis and Calorie Content are also very similar among the other recipes.
  2. Azazel

    Azazel TCS Member Alpha Cat

    Apr 14, 2018
    New York, NY
    Thanks for posting this!

    Some rough calculations give the percentage of calories from protein/fat/carbs as:

    protein: 36%
    fat: 56%
    carbs: 8%

    Seems decent, although you'd expect a food with rabbit as its primary meat source to be higher in protein and lower in fat.

    Any word on whether they got rid of the BPA in their cans?
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  3. KarenKat

    KarenKat TCS Member Alpha Cat

    Apr 4, 2018
    Burlingame, CA
    Thank you so much! Olive loves their beef flavor, and we are switching Trin over to rabbit food, so I am looking forward to trying this out on him!!
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  4. Azazel

    Azazel TCS Member Alpha Cat

    Apr 14, 2018
    New York, NY
    I actually just sent them an email about the BPA and they were very quick to get back to me (they have great customer service).

    They said that all of the new formulas are made with BPA free cans, but they still have BPA cans of their older formulas on the shelves. They have produced new BPA-free cans of the older formulas too, but it may take a short while for those ones to get on the shelves (will have to wait for the BPA ones to be finished with).
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  5. Tobermorey

    Tobermorey TCS Member Alpha Cat

    Dec 13, 2017
    This is great info to have. I was feeding Rawz canned before I started the girls on homemade raw in December. I wouldn’t mind alternating with the occasional can of Rawz, particularly if they expand to include rabbit and duck. Like @Azazel, I’m a little surprised that the protein isn’t higher.
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  6. AutumnColors

    AutumnColors Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

    May 26, 2018
    Thanks for doing that! I have no idea why the fat content would be so high for rabbit.

    The only thing I might suggest is adding some fish oil or some sort of omega supplement to their diet since I don't see any info about that on the label and it isn't a pet food requirement.

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