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 effective than the others. Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Apopka in Apopka, FL can help reduce the confusion. We carry a wide variety of cat foods and can help 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 wide assortment of nutritious food, based on what they could catch. But your domestic cat is dependent on you to feed them. Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Apopka 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 meat in some form. This may be chicken, beef, lamb, fish, or eggs. They need fats to supply energy and help absorb vitamins like A, D, B1, B2, B3, and B6. Also, some cat foods consist of carbohydrates, which are digestible and provide 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 the minimum and maximum amount of nutrients like fats, protein, and fiber.
Understand food descriptions. There's a big 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 referred to as "chicken dinner" (or chicken formula) can be anywhere between 25 and 95 percent chicken.
Labels include feeding instructions, but they're a guideline and not a "one size fits all." Your vet's guidance takes priority.
Try to find the nutritional adequacy statement, which tells whether the food is intended for an adult cat or a kitten.
Still have questions? Just ask us! Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Apopka in Apopka, FL has anything you need for your pet. We offer a wide assortment of major brands and our qualified staff is eager to answer your questions and help you choose the best food for your cat. Stop by our store or call (407) 703-2275 for all your pet's needs.