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Exactly how do you know your cat is getting the nutrition they need? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each alleging that their product is superior than the others. The Critters & Me in Santa Fe, NM can help you cut through the chaos. We store a wide array 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 felines naturally ate a good range of nutritious food, based on what they could nab. But your domestic cat depends on you to feed them. The Critters & Me 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 really need meat in some form: animal protein for essential amino acids. This could be chicken, beef, lamb, fish, or eggs. They need fats to provide energy and help absorb vitamins. Vitamins such as A, D, B1, B2, B3, and B6. Minerals including iron, sodium, and chloride. Also, some cat foods feature 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 minimum and maximum amount of nutrients such as fats, protein, and fiber.
Seek out the nutritional adequacy STment, which explains whether the food is intended for an adult cat or a kitten.
Labels consist of feeding instructions, but they're a guideline and not "one size fits all." Your vet's guidance takes lead.
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 described 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!
The Critters & Me for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In Santa Fe NM, The Critters & Me is your central office not only for cat food but for whatever you need for your pet. We offer a great collection of major brands and our qualified 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://crittersandme.com or call (505) 982-5040 for all your pet's needs.
I count on Critters & Me to carry only the best quality and variety of foods and to give me great advice. They have never steered me wrong! Everyone in this wonderful store is friendly and helpful. I even love bringing my dogs here for their baths!
Highest quality pet food, very knowledgable staff, and Laura the owner is a pet whisperer. She knows what animals need!
Emma Lozada Maldonado
when I have questions to ask, they help us and very friendly
These guys are the best. I know that I will always get the best quality for my dogs. They spend time to explain ingredients and make suggestions about what will be best for them. It is always worth the drive across town!
Knowledgable staff and great products, what more could you ask for!