Support Our Local Pet Store with Your Purchase of Canned Food
How do you know your cat is getting the nutrition they require? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each saying that their product is better than the others. High Paw Pet Supplies in Fairplay, CO can help you cut through the chaos. We stock a wide range of cat foods and can help you in selecting 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 assortment of nutritious food, based upon what they could snag. But your domestic cat counts on you to feed them. High Paw Pet Supplies has all the foods that will keep them happy 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 may be chicken, beef, lamb, fish, or eggs. They need fats to deliver 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 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 like fats, protein, and fiber.
Try to find the nutritional adequacy STment, which tells 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 precedence.
Know 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 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!
High Paw Pet Supplies for All Your Pet Care Supplies
In Fairplay CO, High Paw Pet Supplies is your central office not only for cat food but for anything 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://highpawpet.com or call (719) 836-4909 for all your pet's needs.
Knowledgeable and friendly staff who will order whatever you need if they don't already carry it!
Its a great place for all types of animals and animal things. I highly recommend it if they don't have it usually they can order things.
Great place to get pet food or dog grooming. I brought my two older Australian Shepherds in sporting one of my Covid haircuts and I was so impressed! My dogs were happy, smelled great, haircuts that are perfect, and brushed! Love their service. I will be using them again!!
Awesome place. Super cool knowledgeable staff.
Drop in for your pet supply needs....and to meet Andre the shop cat. He is A BIG KITTY and kind of big deal.