Get Behind Our Community Pet Supply Store with Your Purchase of Cat Food
Exactly how do you know your cat is receiving the nutrition they really need? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each claiming that their product is more suitable than the others. The Tailgait Market in Asheville, NC can help you cut through the chaos. We store a wide variety of cat foods and can help you in finding the one that is just right for your precious pet.
Your cat is a hunter, descended from a long line of hunters. Wild cats naturally ate a good range of nutritious food, based upon what they could snag. But your domestic cat counts on you to feed them. The Tailgait Market 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: animal protein for essential amino acids. This may be poultry, 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 feature carbohydrates, which are digestible and provide energy.
Reading a Cat Food Label
Cat food companies are required to put particular information on their labels, for instance, ingredients in descending order of weight, and guaranteed analysis, which tells you minimum and maximum amount of nutrients like fats, protein, and fiber.
Search for the nutritional adequacy STment, which tells whether the food is meant for an adult cat or a kitten.
Labels contain feeding directions, but they're a guideline and not "one size fits all." Your vet's guidance takes priority.
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 Tailgait Market for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In Asheville NC, The Tailgait Market is your main office not only for cat food but for everything you need for your pet. We carry a great selection 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://thetailgaitmarket.com or call (828) 258-1600 for all your pet's needs.
Fantastic advice, explanations of the different types if foods, you name it. Love them!!!
We just got a new puppy who is teething. The ladies at TailGait were so helpful, and provided wonderful customer service. We are so excited we found a pet shop in our area that we can trust with our new family member.
I only shop for my adopted greys and adopted mix hound at Tailgait. My most recent purchase was bed for one of my greys. The pic shows both greys enjoy the bed.