Exactly how do you know your cat is getting the nutrition they need? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each claiming that their product is more suitable than the others. Horses & Hounds in Granby, CT can help you cut through the complication. We have a number of cat foods and can aid you in selecting 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 good assortment of nutritious food, based on what they could catch. But your domestic cat counts on you to feed them. Horses & Hounds 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 necessary 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. On top of that, some cat foods include carbohydrates, which are digestible and offer 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 like fats, protein, and fiber.
Try to find the nutritional adequacy STment, which explains whether the food is meant for an adult cat or a kitten.
Labels include feeding instructions, but they're a guideline and not "one size fits all." Your vet's suggestions takes lead.
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 referred to 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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Horses & Hounds for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In Granby CT, Horses & Hounds is your headquarters not only for cat food but for everything you need for your pet. We offer a great assortment of major brands and our well-informed 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://horsesandhounds.com or call (860) 413-9880 for all your pet's needs.