How do you know your cat is receiving the nutrition they require? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each saying that their product is better than the others. Simply Diego's in Albuquerque, NM can help you cut through the confusion. We stock a number of cat foods and can help you in finding 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 selection of nutritious food, based on what they could catch. But your domestic cat depends on you to feed them. Simply Diego's 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 require meat in some form: animal protein for essential amino acids. This can 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 include 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 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 directions, but they're a guideline and not "one size fits all." Your vet's recommendations takes priority.
Know 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 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.
Still have questions? Just ask us!
Simply Diego's for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In Albuquerque NM, Simply Diego's 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 knowledgeable 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://simplydiegos.com or call (505) 990-0099 for all your pet's needs.