How do you know your cat is getting the nutrition they really need? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each claiming that their product is better than the others. Odyssey Pets in Dallas, TX can help reduce the confusion. We stock a wide variety of cat foods and can assist you in finding 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 wide selection of nutritious food, based upon what they could capture. But your domestic cat depends on you to feed them. Odyssey Pets 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 to have meat in some form. This can be chicken, beef, lamb, fish, or eggs. They need fats to supply energy and help absorb vitamins like A, D, B1, B2, B3, and B6. Also, some cat foods include carbohydrates, which are digestible and provide 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 the minimum and maximum amount of nutrients like fats, protein, and fiber.
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.
Labels contain feeding instructions, but they're a guideline and not a "one size fits all." Your vet's recommendations takes precedence.
Search for the nutritional adequacy statement, which reveals whether the food is meant for an adult cat or a kitten.
Still have questions? Just ask us! Odyssey Pets in Dallas, TX has everything you need for your pet. We offer a wide selection of major brands and our knowledgeable staff is eager to answer your questions and help you choose the best food for your cat. Stop by our store or call (972) 407-1166 for all your pet's needs.