Exactly how do you know your cat is getting the nutrition they need? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each alleging that their product is more suitable than the others. Karen's Canine Kitchen in Leesburg, FL can help you cut through the confusion. We store a variety of cat foods and can assist you in choosing 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 assortment of nutritious food, based on what they could nab. But your domestic cat is dependent on you to feed them. Karen's Canine Kitchen has all the foods that will keep them happy 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 essential amino acids. This may 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 include carbohydrates, which are digestible and supply energy.
Reading a Cat Food Label
Cat food companies are required to put specific 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 tells 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 advice takes lead.
Know 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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Karen's Canine Kitchen for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In Leesburg FL, Karen's Canine Kitchen is your central office not only for cat food but for everything you need for your pet. We carry a great array of major brands and our knowledgeable 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://karensk9kitchen.com or call (352) 729-3302 for all your pet's needs.