Support Our Locally Owned Pet Shop with Your Order of Food Toppers for Cats
How do you know your cat is getting the nutrition they really need? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each declaring that their product is more effective than the others. Dog Day Afternoon in Belleville, IL can help reduce the confusion. We carry a variety of cat foods and can assist you in finding 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 wide selection of nutritious food, based upon what they could capture. But your domestic cat counts on you to feed them. Dog Day Afternoon 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 require meat in some form. This can be chicken, beef, lamb, fish, or eggs. They need fats to supply energy and help absorb vitamins like A, D, B1, B2, B3, and B6. Additionally, some cat foods incorporate carbohydrates, which are digestible and offer energy.
Reading a Cat Food Label
Cat food companies are required to put certain 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.
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 called "chicken dinner" (or chicken formula) can be anywhere between 25 and 95 percent chicken.
Labels include feeding instructions, but they're a guideline and not a "one size fits all." Your vet's advice takes priority.
Look for the nutritional adequacy statement, which explains whether the food is meant for an adult cat or a kitten.
Still have questions? Just ask us! Dog Day Afternoon in Belleville, IL has everything you need for your pet. We offer a wide assortment 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 (618) 233-0060 for all your pet's needs.
We Love Our Customers From Areas Near Belleville, Illinois
Huge shout out to ALL the staff here! We walked in after a HORRIBLE experience at petsmart grooming and these ladies legitimately saved our day! Keely was amazing with our pup, he has been so calm since we walked in their facility! We will definitely be using you guys going forward! The love and compassion these ladies showed was beyond w blessing! Thank you so much for loving our baby as your own! Tater is going to love coming to see you all!
Love supporting small business and this pet store has high quality inventory. They were so nice and knowledgeable. I was able to get everything I needed for my new puppy. I will 100% shop here again.
This place is a real gem. I went in the other day to buy a specific dog food to use as a treat, but it was out of stock. When I asked if they had anything similar, I was told no. BUT she showed me a different food that works well as a high value treat. She even found me a sample to try out with my dog. Both workers were friendly, and polite, and the woman I spoke with was very knowledgeable. My dog enjoyed the store, too.
Last time I went into a non-chain pet store, none of the items had a price tag, which was incredibly frustrating. This store had price stickers on the large items and cutely labeled bins for small individual items like rawhides, etc. No confusion, no asking about every product. From what I looked at, prices are comparable with Chewy, but don't require the 2-day wait on shipping. I will DEFINITELY be coming back here.
This place rocks! The staff always has their dogs in and its nice to see the friendly furry faces. The groomers they have are incredible, I was seriously impressed with their professionalism and when I came back to get my big ol pup he looked wonderful. I'll never take my dog to another groomer. I know some people have complained about the wait getting an appointment the same day they call, but I have never had an issue. They are booked a little ways out, but im glad to see such a great small business thrive.