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Applaws Ingredient Check: Taurine

Do you get enough taurine in your daily diet? Does your cat? Cats, more than any other mammals, depend on gaining taurine from their diets to keep them healthy. The wet and dry cat formulas from Applaws are specifically formulated to fill your cat’s dietary needs. Learn more about how essential taurine is in the cat diet and how Applaws helps to keep them happy.  

So what is taurine? Taurine is an amino acid and one of the essential building blocks of proteins. Taurine plays an important role in keeping body parts and body functions healthy like:

  • Vision
  • Digestion
  • Immune system
  • Heart Function

Taurine is especially important for cats because unlike other mammals, they cannot produce enough of the amino acid on their own. Cats must keep their taurine levels at healthy levels through eating animal proteins. Because the amount of taurine within foods can be affected by food processing techniques, not all cat foods on the market can keep your cat healthy, but Applaws does.

Applaws uses prime cuts of chicken and fish muscle, where taurine levels are at their highest, to make their wet and dry cat foods. Other brands feature synthetic taurine to keep the levels high enough for a healthy cat, but Applaws prides itself in the natural approach.

To read more on taurine in the cat’s diet, check out the VCA Hospitals page on the subject.

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