How do you know your cat is getting the nutrition they require? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each claiming that their product is better than the others. Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Key Biscayne in Key Biscayne, FL can help reduce the confusion. We stock 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 wide selection of nutritious food, based on what they could snag. But your domestic cat depends on you to feed them. Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Key Biscayne 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 need to have meat in some form. This may be chicken, beef, lamb, fish, or eggs. They need fats to provide energy and help absorb vitamins like A, D, B1, B2, B3, and B6. In addition, some cat foods include carbohydrates, which are digestible and offer energy.
Reading a Cat Food Label
Cat food companies are required to put specific information on their labels, such as ingredients in descending order of weight, and guaranteed analysis, which tells you the minimum and maximum amount of nutrients like fats, protein, and fiber.
Learn about 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.
Labels contain feeding instructions, but they're a guideline and not a "one size fits all." Your vet's recommendations takes precedence.
Try to find the nutritional adequacy statement, which explains whether the food is meant for an adult cat or a kitten.
Still have questions? Just ask us! Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Key Biscayne in Key Biscayne, FL has everything you need for your pet. We offer a wide assortment of major brands and our well-informed staff is eager to answer your questions and help you choose the best food for your cat. Stop by our store or call (305) 699-6131 for all your pet's needs.