Exactly how do you know your cat is receiving the nutrition they need? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each claiming that their product is better than the others. Dog Dish in Tulsa, OK can help you cut through the complication. We stock a wide array of cat foods and can aid you in choosing 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 upon what they could snag. But your domestic cat is dependent on you to feed them. Dog Dish has all the foods that will keep them happy and healthy.
What Nutrients Does Your Cat Need?
For starters, your cat is a carnivore. They need to have meat in some form: animal protein for crucial amino acids. This may 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 include carbohydrates, which are digestible and provide energy.
Reading a Cat Food Label
Cat food companies are required to put certain information on their labels, such as 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 reveals whether the food is meant for an adult cat or a kitten.
Labels contain feeding advice, but they're a guideline and not "one size fits all." Your vet's advice takes lead.
Know 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 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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Dog Dish for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In Tulsa OK, Dog Dish is your main office not only for cat food but for whatever you need for your pet. We offer a great collection 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://dogdishtulsa.com or call (918) 624-2600 for all your pet's needs.