Just how do you know your cat is getting the nutrition they really need? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each declaring that their product is more effective than the others. Happy Paws Boutique & Bakery in Sarasota, FL can help you cut through the confusion. We store a number of cat foods and can aid you in finding the one that is ideal for your precious pet.
Your cat is a hunter, descended from a long line of hunters. Wild felines naturally ate a good variety of nutritious food, based on what they could capture. But your domestic cat counts on you to feed them. Happy Paws Boutique & Bakery 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 can be chicken, 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. Additionally, some cat foods feature 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 like fats, protein, and fiber.
Try to find the nutritional adequacy STment, which reveals whether the food is intended 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 suggestions takes precedence.
Understand food descriptions. There's a big 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.
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Happy Paws Boutique & Bakery for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In Sarasota FL, Happy Paws Boutique & Bakery is your main office not only for cat food but for anything you need for your pet. We offer a great assortment 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://happypawssrq.com or call (941) 377-9663 for all your pet's needs.