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 superior than the others. Pure Pet in Carbondale, IL can help you cut through the confusion. We store a wide range of cat foods and can aid you in selecting the one that is just right for your precious pet.
Your cat is a hunter, descended from a long line of hunters. Wild cats naturally ate a good range of nutritious food, based on what they could nab. But your domestic cat depends on you to feed them. Pure Pet 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 need meat in some form: animal protein for necessary amino acids. This can be poultry, beef, lamb, fish, or eggs. They need fats to give energy and help absorb vitamins. Vitamins such as A, D, B1, B2, B3, and B6. Minerals including iron, sodium, and chloride. Also, some cat foods incorporate carbohydrates, which are digestible and offer energy.
Reading a Cat Food Label
Cat food companies are required to put certain 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.
Seek out the nutritional adequacy STment, which explains whether the food is intended for an adult cat or a kitten.
Labels have feeding instructions, but they're a guideline and not "one size fits all." Your vet's suggestions takes lead.
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 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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Pure Pet for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In Carbondale IL, Pure Pet is your head office not only for cat food but for whatever you need for your pet. We carry a great variety 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://purepetstore.com or call (618) 490-1222 for all your pet's needs.