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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 effective than the others. Paw Country in La Mesa, CA can help you cut through the confusion. We store a number of cat foods and can assist you in finding the one that is ideal for your precious pet.
Your cat is a hunter, descended from a long line of hunters. Wild felines naturally ate a good range of nutritious food, based on what they could snag. But your domestic cat depends on you to feed them. Paw Country 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 really need meat in some form: animal protein for crucial amino acids. This could be poultry, 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 consist of carbohydrates, which are digestible and offer 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.
Try to find the nutritional adequacy STment, which explains whether the food is meant 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 lead.
Understand 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 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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Paw Country for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In La Mesa CA, Paw Country is your head office not only for cat food but for anything you need for your pet. We carry a great array 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://welcometopawcountry.com or call (619) 463-1134 for all your pet's needs.
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