Exactly how do you know your cat is receiving the nutrition they really need? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each claiming that their product is more effective than the others. Woof Gang Allendale in Allendale, NJ can help you cut through the chaos. We store a number of cat foods and can help 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 upon what they could nab. But your domestic cat relies on you to feed them. Woof Gang Allendale 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 need meat in some form: animal protein for essential amino acids. This can be poultry, 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. Additionally, some cat foods consist of carbohydrates, which are digestible and provide energy.
Reading a Cat Food Label
Cat food companies are required to put specific 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.
Seek out the nutritional adequacy STment, which tells whether the food is intended for an adult cat or a kitten.
Labels contain feeding directions, but they're a guideline and not "one size fits all." Your vet's recommendations takes priority.
Learn about 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 called "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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Woof Gang Allendale for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In Allendale NJ, Woof Gang Allendale is your headquarters not only for cat food but for anything you need for your pet. We offer a great selection 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://woofgangallendale.com or call (201) 236-9663 for all your pet's needs.