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 more effective than the others. Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Boulder in Boulder, CO can help you cut through the confusion. We store a wide range 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 selection of nutritious food, based on what they could catch. But your domestic cat counts on you to feed them. Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Boulder 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 crucial amino acids. This could be chicken, 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. Also, some cat foods include 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.
Try to find 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 recommendations takes precedence.
Learn about food descriptions. There's a 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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Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Boulder for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In Boulder CO, Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Boulder is your headquarters not only for cat food but for whatever you need for your pet. We carry a great selection 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://woofgangbakeryboulder.com or call (720) 379-7394 for all your pet's needs.