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Exactly how do you know your cat is getting the nutrition they really need? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each saying that their product is more effective than the others. The Tailgait Market in Asheville, NC can help you cut through the chaos. We stock a wide variety of cat foods and can assist you in finding the one that is right for your precious pet.
Your cat is a hunter, descended from a long line of hunters. Wild cats naturally ate a good selection of nutritious food, based on what they could catch. But your domestic cat is dependent 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 need to have meat in some form: animal protein for necessary amino acids. This could be chicken, beef, lamb, fish, or eggs. They need fats to supply energy and help absorb vitamins. Vitamins such as A, D, B1, B2, B3, and B6. Minerals including iron, sodium, and chloride. On top of that, 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, like 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 meant for an adult cat or a kitten.
Labels include feeding directions, but they're a guideline and not "one size fits all." Your vet's recommendations takes precedence.
Understand 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 headquarters not only for cat food but for everything you need for your pet. We carry a great variety 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.
Great experience 👍
The ladies at the Tailgate Market are wonderful. They are friendly and helpful. They helped Trooper pick out a new sweater and he looks so handsome. The Tailgate Market has a great selection of items for your furbabies.