Support Our Locally Owned Pet Store with Your Purchase of Canned Food for Cats
How do you know your cat is getting the nutrition they need? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each claiming that their product is more effective than the others. Wag Nation in Newport, RI can help reduce the confusion. We carry a wide range of cat foods and can help 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 wide selection of nutritious food, based upon what they could catch. But your domestic cat counts 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. This may be chicken, beef, lamb, fish, or eggs. They need fats to provide energy and help absorb vitamins like A, D, B1, B2, B3, and B6. Also, some cat foods include carbohydrates, which are digestible and offer energy.
Reading a Cat Food Label
Cat food companies are required to put particular 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.
Learn about 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 instructions, but they're a guideline and not a "one size fits all." Your vet's guidance takes precedence.
Try to find the nutritional adequacy statement, which reveals whether the food is meant for an adult cat or a kitten.
Still have questions? Just ask us! Wag Nation in Newport, RI has everything you need for your pet. We carry a wide selection of major brands and our educated staff is eager to answer your questions and help you choose the best food for your cat. Stop by our store or call (401) 619-3719 for all your pet's needs.
WHAT Newport CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Don't just take our word for it - see why pet parents from Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth, Jamestown, Narragansett, Bristol, Boston, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and more choose us!
This local gem has become our go-to for everything we need, from high-quality dog food and treats to grooming services that always leave our pup, Barley, looking his best. The staff at Wag Nation is nothing short of amazing, greeting us by name every time we walk through the door, which really adds a personal touch to our shopping experience.
The grooming services here are top-notch, with a team that clearly loves what they do and knows how to handle pets with the care and professionalism they deserve. Tallia, the owner, is wonderful and ensures every pet (and pet parent) feels special.
Wag Nation is not just a store; it's an amazing community.
Have visited before while visiting Newport but this was the first time I brought my puppy with me. Staff was so kind, friendly and knowledgeable. Helped me to find a perfect treat for my power chewer to keep him busy.
Super friendly staff!!! They were extra nice to my major. Gave him samples and were just super helpful and nice had a great experience!!!
Stopped in to get a souvenir for our fur babies! Amanda was so helpful and had to a of knowledge. She truly loves fur babies and it shows! Definitely stop in and don't forget to bring back something for your pets!
Our favorite pet store on Aquidneck Island! Super helpful and friendly staff and our boy absolutely LOVES going in for grooming with Marley! Highly recommend for anybody that needs anything dog-related!