Support Our Locally Owned Pet Store with Your Purchase of Pouched Food for Cats
How do you know your cat is getting the nutrition they really need? You're bombarded with cat food commercials, each alleging that their product is superior than the others. Tailwaggers in Whitefish, MT can help reduce the confusion. We offer a wide range of cat foods and can assist you in choosing the one that is perfect for your precious pet.
Your cat is a hunter, descended from a long line of hunters. Wild cats naturally ate a wide variety of nutritious food, based upon what they could catch. But your domestic cat depends on you to feed them. Tailwaggers 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 to have meat in some form. This may 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. Also, some cat foods include carbohydrates, which are digestible and offer energy.
Reading a Cat Food Label
Cat food companies are required to put specific 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 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 have feeding directions, but they're a guideline and not a "one size fits all." Your vet's guidance takes priority.
Look for the nutritional adequacy statement, which tells whether the food is meant for an adult cat or a kitten.
Still have questions? Just ask us! Tailwaggers in Whitefish, MT has everything you need for your pet. We carry a wide variety 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 (406) 862-8988 for all your pet's needs.
I'm visiting from out of town and really appreciate the time spent w/me asking questions, selecting the best products, and talking to me about the best way to help my pup! It's always a little nerve wracking when you don't have access to people you know and trust w/your dog! I felt so much more comfortable after my visit to Tailwaggers. IMPRESSED by your selection AND your service! Sorry, I did not get the name of the young man who helped me but, THANK YOU!
These people are the most helpful I’ve ever met! I was having a hard time getting my dog to eat and they gave me so many options and helpful tips! Not to mention the great deals they have! Highly recommend tailwaggers!
One of my favorite places! The dog wash is the best part for friend & I’s huskies.
Great local pet store. I wish they had more stores near me !
Tailwaggers is an amazing pet store with quality products and wonderful service. My puppy Finley had her first bath in their self-service dog wash. When you arrive the friendly staff greets you and assists you with all your needs. They even helped me fit Finley in her new Ruffwear harness! We can’t wait to go back.