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How do you know your cat is receiving the nutrition they require? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each saying that their product is better than the others. The Modern Paws in Tampa, FL can help reduce the confusion. We stock a wide range 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 wide assortment of nutritious food, based on what they could catch. But your domestic cat depends on you to feed them. The Modern 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 require meat in some form. This may 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 consist of 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 distinction 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.

Labels have feeding directions, but they're a guideline and not a "one size fits all." Your vet's guidance takes priority.

Search for the nutritional adequacy statement, which explains whether the food is meant for an adult cat or a kitten.

Still have questions? Just ask us! The Modern Paws in Tampa, FL has everything you need for your pet. We carry a wide variety of major brands and our well-informed staff is eager to answer your questions and help you choose the best food for your cat. Stop by our store or call (813) 841-1805 for all your pet's needs.

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