Support Our Local Pet Shop with Your Order of Cat Food for Cats
How do you know your cat is getting the nutrition they require? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each stating that their product is superior than the others. Bark And Purr Yonkers in Yonkers, NY can help reduce the confusion. We carry a wide variety of cat foods and can assist you in selecting the one that is perfect for your precious pet.
Your cat is a hunter, descended from a long line of hunters. Wild cats naturally ate a wide assortment of nutritious food, based upon what they could capture. But your domestic cat is dependent on you to feed them. Bark And Purr Yonkers 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. 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. 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 specific 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.
Learn about 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 have feeding directions, but they're a guideline and not a "one size fits all." Your vet's guidance takes precedence.
Look for the nutritional adequacy statement, which tells whether the food is meant for an adult cat or a kitten.
Still have questions? Just ask us! Bark And Purr Yonkers in Yonkers, NY has everything you need for your pet. We carry a wide selection of major brands and our qualified staff is eager to answer your questions and help you choose the best food for your cat. Stop by our store or call (914) 476-2275 for all your pet's needs.