How do you know your cat is receiving the nutrition they really need? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each declaring that their product is superior than the others. Benson's Canine Cookies in Lakeland, FL can help reduce the confusion. We stock a wide range of cat foods and can assist you in choosing the one that is just right for your precious pet.
Your cat is a hunter, descended from a long line of hunters. Wild cats 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. Benson's Canine Cookies 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 supply energy and help absorb vitamins like A, D, B1, B2, B3, and B6. Also, some cat foods incorporate 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.
Learn about food descriptions. There's a distinction 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 directions, but they're a guideline and not a "one size fits all." Your vet's recommendations takes precedence.
Search for the nutritional adequacy statement, which tells whether the food is meant for an adult cat or a kitten.
Still have questions? Just ask us! Benson's Canine Cookies in Lakeland, FL has everything you need for your pet. We carry a wide selection 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 (863) 688-9249 for all your pet's needs.