Support Our Community Pet Shop with Your Purchase of Canned Food
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. Wag Nation in Newport, RI can help you cut through the chaos. We store a number of cat foods and can aid you in selecting 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 upon what they could nab. But your domestic cat is dependent on you to feed them. Wag Nation 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 meat in some form: animal protein for necessary amino acids. This can 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 consist of carbohydrates, which are digestible and offer 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.
Look for the nutritional adequacy STment, which reveals whether the food is intended 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 suggestions takes lead.
Learn about 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 called "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!
Wag Nation for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In Newport RI, Wag Nation is your headquarters not only for cat food but for whatever you need for your pet. We offer a great selection of major brands and our educated 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://wag-nation.com or call (401) 619-3719 for all your pet's needs.
Wag Nation is the best small business store for dogs and their owners. They always have up to date, well researched products. Their grooming service always very responsive with appointments. My dog is so loved and well treated at Wag Nation. Highly recommended Wag Nation.
Love this store! I'm from NH and stop by Wag Nation whenever I'm in town. The owner is amazing!
Wag Nation has been great with both of my bichons, super accommodating with my requests/ preferences. I highly recommend them for both grooming and pet supplies.
Amy Zyskowski Simaan
My dogs recently started getting groomed here. It’s the best grooming they have ever had!
Such a nice store with the sweetest people running it.
And their merchandise is amazing!
Such a kind store! Took extra time (on a flat fee grooming) to make sure my older dog could handle the haircut by giving her extra breaks! I am so grateful for the beautiful haircut and the incredible people who work within!