Exactly how do you know your cat is getting the nutrition they really need? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each alleging that their product is more effective than the others. Bow Wow & Woofs in Blaine, WA can help you cut through the confusion. We have a wide variety of cat foods and can assist you in finding the one that is right for your precious pet.
Your cat is a hunter, descended from a long line of hunters. Wild cats naturally ate a good range of nutritious food, based on what they could snag. But your domestic cat depends on you to feed them. Bow Wow & Woofs has all the foods that will keep them happy and nutritious.
What Nutrients Does Your Cat Need?
For starters, your cat is a carnivore. They really need meat in some form: animal protein for essential amino acids. This could be chicken, beef, lamb, fish, or eggs. They need fats to give energy and help absorb vitamins. Vitamins such as A, D, B1, B2, B3, and B6. Minerals including iron, sodium, and chloride. On top of that, some cat foods incorporate carbohydrates, which are digestible and provide energy.
Reading a Cat Food Label
Cat food companies are required to put specific information on their labels, such as ingredients in descending order of weight, and guaranteed analysis, which tells you minimum and maximum amount of nutrients such as fats, protein, and fiber.
Look for the nutritional adequacy STment, which explains whether the food is intended for an adult cat or a kitten.
Labels have feeding directions, but they're a guideline and not "one size fits all." Your vet's advice takes priority.
Learn about food descriptions. There's a difference between "chicken cat food" and "cat food with chicken." Chicken cat food must be 95 percent chicken, while cat food with chicken can have as little as 3 percent. Food described as "chicken dinner" (or chicken formula) can be anywhere between 25 and 95 percent chicken.
In any case, look at nutrients in addition to ingredients. After all, nutrition is what your cat needs.
Still have questions? Just ask us!
Bow Wow & Woofs for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In Blaine WA, Bow Wow & Woofs is your main office not only for cat food but for anything you need for your pet. We carry a great assortment of major brands and our well-informed staff is eager to answer your questions and help you choose the best food for your cat. Drop into our store, visit us at https://bowwowandwoofs.com or call (360) 332-3647 for all your pet's needs.