Get Behind Our Local Pet Shop with Your Order of Food Toppers
Exactly how do you know your cat is receiving the nutrition they need? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each alleging that their product is better than the others. J-B Pet Supplies in Oakland, NJ can help you cut through the confusion. We store a wide array of cat foods and can aid you in selecting the one that is ideal for your precious pet.
Your cat is a hunter, descended from a long line of hunters. Wild felines naturally ate a good variety of nutritious food, based upon what they could catch. But your domestic cat counts on you to feed them. J-B Pet Supplies 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 require meat in some form: animal protein for necessary amino acids. This could be chicken, beef, lamb, fish, or eggs. They need fats to give energy and help absorb vitamins. Vitamins such as A, D, B1, B2, B3, and B6. Minerals including iron, sodium, and chloride. Also, some cat foods incorporate carbohydrates, which are digestible and supply 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.
Search for the nutritional adequacy STment, which tells 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 guidance takes precedence.
Comprehend 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.
In any case, look at nutrients in addition to ingredients. After all, nutrition is what your cat needs.
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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 anything you need for your pet. We offer a great array of major brands and our well-informed 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.