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 better than the others. Fifi & Fidos Pet Boutique in San Antonio, TX can help you cut through the chaos. We stock a number of cat foods and can help 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 selection of nutritious food, based upon what they could capture. But your domestic cat relies on you to feed them. Fifi & Fidos Pet Boutique 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 require meat in some form: animal protein for crucial amino acids. This can 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. Also, 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.
Search for the nutritional adequacy STment, which explains whether the food is meant for an adult cat or a kitten.
Labels include feeding advice, but they're a guideline and not "one size fits all." Your vet's recommendations takes precedence.
Understand 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 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.
Still have questions? Just ask us!
Fifi & Fidos Pet Boutique for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In San Antonio TX, Fifi & Fidos Pet Boutique is your head office not only for cat food but for whatever you need for your pet. We offer a great selection of major brands and our educated 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://fifiandfidos.com or call (210) 822-2525 for all your pet's needs.