We all like to see our cats happy, and it's exciting to give them something outside their typical diet. Dog Day Afternoon in Belleville, IL offers a wide range of tasty and nutritious treats for your pet. Our educated staff will help you pick the right treats to ensure your feline friend is healthy and happy.
Tips for Giving Cat Treats
There's no replacement for a regular diet of high-quality cat food. Don't replace meals with treats. Snacks should be a tiny part of their diet.
Be careful about giving them people food. It may be good for you, but it's not necessarily right for cats. Our digestive systems and theirs aren't the same. While some foods, such as chicken, are beneficial for both of us, cats require a different combination of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. Fortunately, Dog Day Afternoon has plenty of tasty snacks formulated especially to complete our cats diet.
Don't feed them from the table or support begging.
Offer a variety. You don't always have the exact same snack, so why should your cat? There are crunchy treats and semi-soft treats. There are flavors cats love such as chicken, fish, and liver. Try to find a few that your favorite feline approves.
Use treats as a reward, especially after they've shown patience while being brushed, having their nails trimmed, or taking medicine. Several people have even had great results teaching their kitties with treats!
If you have questions, ask us! Cat treat labels aren't subject to the same thoroughness as labels on standard cat food, and it's sometimes hard to tell the perks of one treat versus another. Every cat has different needs, and we can suggest delicious and tempting snacks that are ideal for your pet.
In Belleville, IL, Dog Day Afternoon isn't just the place to get cat treats. We serve all of your pet care needs. Drop in our store or call us at (618) 233-0060. We look forward to answering your questions and helping you select the very best of everything for your pets.