Stand Behind Our Local Pet Shop with Your Purchase of Dry Food
Exactly how do you know your cat is getting the nutrition they really need? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each declaring that their product is better than the others. J-B Pet Supplies in Oakland, NJ can help you cut through the complication. We store a wide array of cat foods and can aid you in selecting 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 good assortment of nutritious food, based on what they could snag. But your domestic cat relies on you to feed them. J-B Pet Supplies 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 require meat in some form: animal protein for essential amino acids. This can 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. On top of that, some cat foods incorporate carbohydrates, which are digestible and supply energy.
Reading a Cat Food Label
Cat food companies are required to put specific information on their labels, such as ingredients in descending order of weight, and guaranteed analysis, which tells you minimum and maximum amount of nutrients such as fats, protein, and fiber.
Search for the nutritional adequacy STment, which explains whether the food is meant for an adult cat or a kitten.
Labels consist of feeding advice, but they're a guideline and not "one size fits all." Your vet's recommendations takes lead.
Learn about 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 described as "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.
Still have questions? Just ask us!
J-B Pet Supplies for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In Oakland NJ, J-B Pet Supplies is your headquarters not only for cat food but for whatever you need for your pet. We carry a great array of major brands and our educated 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://jbpet.com or call (201) 405-0042 for all your pet's needs.
Best pet store around. Staff actually cares about your pet. Make recommendations and even get excited when I bring my dog in to shop. They will always have my business. Shop local. Thank you for always making us feel welcome. Zion loves to visit!!!
I have a new puppy, and I’ve been in this place probably 10 times in the last four weeks. Everyone has been super helpful and friendly and they’ve had everything I need. Very convenient to run over there and pick up something quickly.
I typically buy my pet supplies here and have never had a poor experience however today I had an EXCEPTIONAL experience. I went in to purchase a 25lb bag of kibble and was greeted by two young ladies that I had not seen before. Not only was I asked if I needed any help, I was offered assistance in finding anything I might need. Choosing the kibble, I made my way to the front of the store to pay carrying the bag. Immediately the counter employee recognized I had an issue with my hand from recently having surgery. Not only did she insist on carrying the bag the rest of the way to the counter, she also insisted on carrying the bag to my car. I greatly appreciated her friendly demeanor and kindness. Thanks girls for a pleasant visit to the store.
Caring staff very helpful, the owner runs a great business and we shop here for all our pet needs.
Many thanks to JB for being so involved in Oakland events, a true town minded store