Exactly how do you know your cat is getting the nutrition they really need? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each claiming that their product is more suitable than the others. The Scoop Feed & Supply in Waterloo, IA can help you cut through the confusion. We have a wide range of cat foods and can help you in finding the one that is right for your precious pet.
Your cat is a hunter, descended from a long line of hunters. Wild cats naturally ate a good selection of nutritious food, based upon what they could capture. But your domestic cat counts on you to feed them. The Scoop Feed & Supply 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 really need meat in some form: animal protein for essential 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. In addition, 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 such as fats, protein, and fiber.
Seek out the nutritional adequacy STment, which tells whether the food is meant 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 guidance takes lead.
Know 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 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!
The Scoop Feed & Supply for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In Waterloo IA, The Scoop Feed & Supply is your headquarters 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://cedarvalleyscoop.com or call (319) 234-3015 for all your pet's needs.