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 better than the others. Precious Paws Boutique in Myrtle Beach, SC can help you cut through the complication. We store a wide range of cat foods and can assist you in selecting the one that is perfect for your precious pet.
Your cat is a hunter, descended from a long line of hunters. Wild felines naturally ate a good variety of nutritious food, based on what they could catch. But your domestic cat depends on you to feed them. Precious Paws Boutique has all the foods that will keep them satisfied and nutritious.
What Nutrients Does Your Cat Need?
For starters, your cat is a carnivore. They require meat in some form: animal protein for crucial amino acids. This may be poultry, 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. Also, some cat foods feature carbohydrates, which are digestible and supply energy.
Reading a Cat Food Label
Cat food companies are required to put particular information on their labels, for instance, 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 explains whether the food is intended for an adult cat or a kitten.
Labels include feeding instructions, but they're a guideline and not "one size fits all." Your vet's recommendations takes lead.
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 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.
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Precious Paws Boutique for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In Myrtle Beach SC, Precious Paws Boutique is your headquarters not only for cat food but for anything you need for your pet. We offer a great variety of major brands and our qualified 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://preciouspawsboutique.com or call (843) 685-8204 for all your pet's needs.