Get Behind Our Community Pet Store with Your Order of Food Toppers
How do you know your cat is receiving the nutrition they require? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each declaring that their product is more effective than the others. All About Dogs & Cats in Springfield, MO can help you cut through the chaos. We store a number of cat foods and can aid you in finding the one that is perfect for your precious pet.
Your cat is a hunter, descended from a long line of hunters. Wild felines naturally ate a good assortment of nutritious food, based on what they could capture. But your domestic cat is dependent on you to feed them. All About Dogs & Cats 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: animal protein for crucial amino acids. This can 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. Additionally, 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.
Seek out the nutritional adequacy STment, which reveals whether the food is intended for an adult cat or a kitten.
Labels have feeding instructions, but they're a guideline and not "one size fits all." Your vet's suggestions takes priority.
Know 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 referred to 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!
All About Dogs & Cats for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In Springfield MO, All About Dogs & Cats is your head office not only for cat food but for everything you need for your pet. We offer a great assortment 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://allaboutdogsandcats.net or call (417) 883-7387 for all your pet's needs.
I seriously can’t get over how amazingly nice the people are that work here. The two gentlemen were so helpful with what I should feed my cat, and were so nice! Definitely will only be shipping here for my first babies!!!! I felt so good with my purchases and hopeful that my cat will feel better! Oh
I used the self wash to clean my dog. The place was clean and the staff was very helpful.
Very friendly, locally owned shop. Each time I've been in there I've dealt with a different sales person and EACH of them asked if they could help me. Loved it!!
Piper and I love this pet store. The owners greet us, answer my many questions, and spend one-in-one with the new member on MY family. Piper is almost 10 months old and 150 percent Airedale. The store is always amazingly clean, well stocked, and organized. Piper's favor treats include: "turkey neck" and "moo stick" and pig snout are always available. All About Dogs & Cats is a store for all your pet needs! 🥰🐾✅