Just how do you know your cat is receiving the nutrition they really need? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each declaring that their product is superior than the others. Earth Pets Natural Pet Market in Gainesville, FL can help you cut through the chaos. We have a number of cat foods and can assist you in selecting the one that is right 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 upon what they could capture. But your domestic cat counts on you to feed them. Earth Pets Natural Pet Market has all the foods that will keep them satisfied and healthy.
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 could be poultry, beef, lamb, fish, or eggs. They need fats to supply 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 particular 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 meant for an adult cat or a kitten.
Labels have feeding advice, but they're a guideline and not "one size fits all." Your vet's guidance takes priority.
Know 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.
Still have questions? Just ask us!
Earth Pets Natural Pet Market for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In Gainesville FL, Earth Pets Natural Pet Market is your head office not only for cat food but for anything you need for your pet. We carry a great array of major brands and our qualified 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://earthpetsflorida.com or call (352) 331-5123 for all your pet's needs.