How do you know your cat is receiving the nutrition they need? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each claiming that their product is superior than the others. Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Champions Gate in ChampionsGate, FL can help reduce the confusion. We carry a number 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 selection of nutritious food, based upon what they could capture. But your domestic cat depends on you to feed them. Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming Champions Gate 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. Also, some cat foods include carbohydrates, which are digestible and provide energy.
Reading a Cat Food Label
Cat food companies are required to put certain 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 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 have feeding instructions, but they're a guideline and not a "one size fits all." Your vet's recommendations takes priority.
Look for 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 Champions Gate in ChampionsGate, 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 (321) 401-4027 for all your pet's needs.