Stand Behind Our Local Pet Supply Store with Your Purchase of Raw Food
Just 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 more effective than the others. Wag Nation in Newport, RI can help you cut through the confusion. We stock a wide range of cat foods and can help you in choosing the one that is ideal 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 on what they could snag. But your domestic cat is dependent on you to feed them. Wag Nation has all the foods that will keep them satisfied and nutritious.
What Nutrients Does Your Cat Need?
For starters, your cat is a carnivore. They need to have meat in some form: animal protein for essential amino acids. This can be poultry, beef, lamb, fish, or eggs. They need fats to give energy and help absorb vitamins. Vitamins such as A, D, B1, B2, B3, and B6. Minerals including iron, sodium, and chloride. In addition, some cat foods include carbohydrates, which are digestible and provide energy.
Reading a Cat Food Label
Cat food companies are required to put particular 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 consist of feeding instructions, but they're a guideline and not "one size fits all." Your vet's guidance 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!
Wag Nation for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In Newport RI, Wag Nation is your central office not only for cat food but for everything you need for your pet. We carry a great variety 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.
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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!