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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 better than the others. All Pet & Equine Supply in West Plains, MO can help reduce the confusion. We offer a wide variety of cat foods and can help you in choosing 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 wide assortment of nutritious food, based on what they could catch. But your domestic cat counts on you to feed them. All Pet & Equine Supply 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 provide energy and help absorb vitamins like A, D, B1, B2, B3, and B6. Also, some cat foods consist of carbohydrates, which are digestible and offer 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.
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 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 advice 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! All Pet & Equine Supply in West Plains, MO has anything you need for your pet. We carry a wide variety of major brands and our knowledgeable staff is eager to answer your questions and help you choose the best food for your cat. Stop by our store or call (417) 257-7975 for all your pet's needs.