Exactly how do you know your cat is getting the nutrition they require? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each saying that their product is more suitable than the others. Pet's General Store in Lakewood, OH can help you cut through the chaos. We store a wide array of cat foods and can assist you in selecting the one that is just right for your precious pet.
Your cat is a hunter, descended from a long line of hunters. Wild felines naturally ate a good range of nutritious food, based on what they could snag. But your domestic cat depends on you to feed them. Pet's General Store 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 require meat in some form: animal protein for necessary amino acids. This could be poultry, beef, lamb, fish, or eggs. They need fats to provide 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 incorporate carbohydrates, which are digestible and provide energy.
Reading a Cat Food Label
Cat food companies are required to put certain 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.
Seek out the nutritional adequacy STment, which tells whether the food is meant 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 recommendations takes priority.
Understand food descriptions. There's a distinction 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 referred to 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.
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Pet's General Store for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In Lakewood OH, Pet's General Store is your main office not only for cat food but for anything you need for your pet. We offer a great collection 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://petsgeneral.com or call (216) 226-0886 for all your pet's needs.