Exactly how do you know your cat is receiving the nutrition they require? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each alleging that their product is more suitable than the others. Bark n' Purr in Boise, ID can help you cut through the chaos. We store a number of cat foods and can help you in finding 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 assortment of nutritious food, based upon what they could snag. But your domestic cat depends on you to feed them. Bark n' Purr 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 require meat in some form: animal protein for necessary amino acids. This may 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. In addition, 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, 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 reveals whether the food is intended for an adult cat or a kitten.
Labels contain feeding directions, but they're a guideline and not "one size fits all." Your vet's advice 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 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.
Still have questions? Just ask us!
Bark n' Purr for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In Boise ID, Bark n' Purr is your central office not only for cat food but for whatever you need for your pet. We offer a great variety 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://thebarknpurr.com or call (208) 345-8886 for all your pet's needs.