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Exactly 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 better than the others. HeartLand Pet Center LLC in Medina, OH can help you cut through the confusion. We store a wide variety of cat foods and can help 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 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. HeartLand Pet Center LLC has all the foods that will keep them happy and nutritious.
What Nutrients Does Your Cat Need?
For starters, your cat is a carnivore. They really need meat in some form: animal protein for necessary amino acids. This could 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 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, 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 reveals whether the food is intended 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 suggestions takes precedence.
Learn about 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 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.
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HeartLand Pet Center LLC for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In Medina OH, HeartLand Pet Center LLC is your head office not only for cat food but for everything you need for your pet. We carry a great array 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://heartlandpetstore.com or call (330) 461-9063 for all your pet's needs.