How do you know your cat is receiving the nutrition they need? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each alleging that their product is superior than the others. Happy Pooch Styling & Spa in Lynden, WA can help you cut through the complication. We store a wide array of cat foods and can help you in finding the one that is perfect for your precious pet.
Your cat is a hunter, descended from a long line of hunters. Wild felines naturally ate a good assortment of nutritious food, based on what they could catch. But your domestic cat is dependent on you to feed them. Happy Pooch Styling & Spa 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. Additionally, some cat foods consist of carbohydrates, which are digestible and supply energy.
Reading a Cat Food Label
Cat food companies are required to put specific information on their labels, for instance, 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 explains 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 suggestions takes precedence.
Comprehend 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 Pooch Styling & Spa for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In Lynden WA, Happy Pooch Styling & Spa is your central office not only for cat food but for everything you need for your pet. We carry a great assortment of major brands and our educated 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://happypoochsalon.com or call (360) 318-9949 for all your pet's needs.