Just how do you know your cat is receiving the nutrition they require? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each claiming that their product is more effective than the others. Waggin' Wheels Pet Supply in Elizabethtown, PA can help you cut through the complication. We stock a variety of cat foods and can aid you in finding the one that is perfect for your precious pet.
Your cat is a hunter, descended from a long line of hunters. Wild cats naturally ate a good variety of nutritious food, based on what they could nab. But your domestic cat counts on you to feed them. Waggin' Wheels Pet Supply 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 need to have meat in some form: animal protein for essential amino acids. This can be chicken, beef, lamb, fish, or eggs. They need fats to deliver energy and help absorb vitamins. Vitamins such as A, D, B1, B2, B3, and B6. Minerals including iron, sodium, and chloride. In addition, some cat foods consist of carbohydrates, which are digestible and supply energy.
Reading a Cat Food Label
Cat food companies are required to put particular information on their labels, for instance, ingredients in descending order of weight, and guaranteed analysis, which tells you minimum and maximum amount of nutrients such as fats, protein, and fiber.
Seek out the nutritional adequacy STment, which reveals whether the food is meant for an adult cat or a kitten.
Labels contain feeding directions, but they're a guideline and not "one size fits all." Your vet's advice takes precedence.
Know 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!
Waggin' Wheels Pet Supply for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In Elizabethtown PA, Waggin' Wheels Pet Supply is your head office not only for cat food but for everything you need for your pet. We carry a great variety of major brands and our educated 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://wagginwheelspet.com or call (717) 689-3823 for all your pet's needs.