Just how do you know your cat is receiving the nutrition they really need? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each saying that their product is more effective than the others. Healthy Hounds Canine & Feline Nutrition in Flossmoor, IL can help you cut through the chaos. We store a number of cat foods and can aid 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 felines naturally ate a good selection of nutritious food, based upon what they could snag. But your domestic cat relies on you to feed them. Healthy Hounds Canine & Feline Nutrition 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 need meat in some form: animal protein for essential amino acids. This could be chicken, 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 feature carbohydrates, which are digestible and offer 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 like fats, protein, and fiber.
Look for the nutritional adequacy STment, which explains whether the food is meant 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.
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 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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Healthy Hounds Canine & Feline Nutrition for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In Flossmoor IL, Healthy Hounds Canine & Feline Nutrition is your central office not only for cat food but for whatever you need for your pet. We carry a great collection 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://healthyhoundsinc.com or call (708) 922-2910 for all your pet's needs.