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Just how do you know your cat is getting the nutrition they require? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each claiming that their product is more suitable than the others. Four Muddy Paws in Edwardsville, IL can help you cut through the complication. We stock a wide array of cat foods and can help 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 selection of nutritious food, based on what they could nab. But your domestic cat counts on you to feed them. Four Muddy Paws has all the foods that will keep them satisfied and healthy.
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 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. Additionally, some cat foods incorporate carbohydrates, which are digestible and offer energy.
Reading a Cat Food Label
Cat food companies are required to put particular information on their labels, like 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 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 advice takes lead.
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 called "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!
Four Muddy Paws for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In Edwardsville IL, Four Muddy Paws is your central office not only for cat food but for anything you need for your pet. We carry a great selection 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://fourmuddypaws.com or call (618) 692-4729 for all your pet's needs.
WHAT Edwardsville CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
We love our customers from Edwardsville areas around Glen Carbon
I LOVE this store!! The staff is so friendly and knowledgeable about both cat and dog foods and supplements. The best part is the variety of toys, supplements, treats, and foods that they have! Especially love the sample of foods that they let me try before I commit if they have a sample! They’ve even got a self bath, probably the only one I’ve found in the area. Thanks so much 4 Muddy Paws! I love every visit (and so do my pets!!)
Great food, great prices, and wonderful staff. Highly recommend them.