Support Our Community Pet Store with Your Purchase of Dry Food
Exactly how do you know your cat is getting the nutrition they require? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each alleging that their product is more suitable than the others. All Paws Gourmet Pet Store in Rye, NY can help you cut through the confusion. We store a wide range of cat foods and can aid you in selecting 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 assortment of nutritious food, based on what they could catch. But your domestic cat relies on you to feed them. All Paws Gourmet Pet Store 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 need meat in some form: animal protein for necessary amino acids. This can 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. In addition, some cat foods include carbohydrates, which are digestible and supply 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 such as fats, protein, and fiber.
Search for the nutritional adequacy STment, which explains whether the food is meant for an adult cat or a kitten.
Labels consist of feeding instructions, but they're a guideline and not "one size fits all." Your vet's guidance takes priority.
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.
In any case, look at nutrients in addition to ingredients. After all, nutrition is what your cat needs.
Still have questions? Just ask us!
All Paws Gourmet Pet Store for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In Rye NY, All Paws Gourmet Pet Store is your central office not only for cat food but for anything you need for your pet. We carry 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://allpawsgourmetpetstore.com or call (914) 921-1690 for all your pet's needs.
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