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How do you know your cat is getting the nutrition they need? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each saying that their product is superior than the others. Four Muddy Paws in Edwardsville, IL can help you cut through the complication. We have a wide variety of cat foods and can help you in choosing the one that is right for your precious pet.
Your cat is a hunter, descended from a long line of hunters. Wild cats naturally ate a good variety of nutritious food, based on what they could catch. But your domestic cat counts on you to feed them. Four Muddy Paws 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 need meat in some form: animal protein for necessary amino acids. This could 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 incorporate carbohydrates, which are digestible and offer energy.
Reading a Cat Food Label
Cat food companies are required to put certain information on their labels, for instance, ingredients in descending order of weight, and guaranteed analysis, which tells you minimum and maximum amount of nutrients such as fats, protein, and fiber.
Look for the nutritional adequacy STment, which reveals whether the food is meant for an adult cat or a kitten.
Labels have feeding directions, but they're a guideline and not "one size fits all." Your vet's suggestions takes precedence.
Understand 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 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 headquarters not only for cat food but for whatever you need for your pet. We carry a great variety 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://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.