Just how do you know your cat is getting the nutrition they really need? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each saying that their product is more suitable than the others. The Grooming Place Pet Shop in Chester, MD can help you cut through the complication. We stock a wide variety of cat foods and can aid you in choosing 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 variety of nutritious food, based upon what they could catch. But your domestic cat is dependent on you to feed them. The Grooming Place Pet Shop has all the foods that will keep them satisfied 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 may 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. Also, some cat foods include carbohydrates, which are digestible and offer energy.
Reading a Cat Food Label
Cat food companies are required to put certain information on their labels, like 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 reveals whether the food is meant for an adult cat or a kitten.
Labels consist of feeding directions, but they're a guideline and not "one size fits all." Your vet's advice takes precedence.
Learn about 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.
Still have questions? Just ask us!
The Grooming Place Pet Shop for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In Chester MD, The Grooming Place Pet Shop is your headquarters not only for cat food but for everything you need for your pet. We offer a great collection of major brands and our knowledgeable 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://thegroomingplacepetshop.com or call (410) 643-8760 for all your pet's needs.