How do you know your cat is getting the nutrition they need? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each alleging that their product is more effective than the others. Treat Play Love in Grand Forks, ND can help reduce the confusion. We carry a variety of cat foods and can assist 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 wide selection of nutritious food, based on what they could snag. But your domestic cat is dependent on you to feed them. Treat Play Love has all the foods that will keep them happy and healthy.
What Nutrients Does Your Cat Need?
For starters, your cat is a carnivore. They require meat in some form. This could be chicken, beef, lamb, fish, or eggs. They need fats to supply energy and help absorb vitamins like A, D, B1, B2, B3, and B6. Additionally, some cat foods include 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 the minimum and maximum amount of nutrients like fats, protein, and fiber.
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 described as "chicken dinner" (or chicken formula) can be anywhere between 25 and 95 percent chicken.
Labels have feeding instructions, but they're a guideline and not a "one size fits all." Your vet's recommendations takes precedence.
Look for the nutritional adequacy statement, which reveals whether the food is meant for an adult cat or a kitten.
Still have questions? Just ask us! Treat Play Love in Grand Forks, ND has anything you need for your pet. We carry a wide variety of major brands and our well-informed staff is eager to answer your questions and help you choose the best food for your cat. Stop by our store or call (701) 772-0556 for all your pet's needs.