Support Our Locally Owned Pet Store with Your Purchase of Limited Ingredient Diets 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.
This place is so cute! Had to stop in to get to some Musher's and nail clippers for my dog but I wish I had more time to really peruse the store. Sometimes with specialty pet shops the prices will be really hiked up, but not hear. I got Mushers for $1 more than the price on Amazon and I'm happy to support local for $1 more.
Walked in needing a treat for my dog to keep her occupied. Staff was very friendly and helpful!
The workers are so nice, it's a very clean store, I used the self dog wash for the first time and it was super simple! I like their selection of toys, I got a shark toy and my dog LOVES it 😀 I Would definitely recommend 😊😊 I've been there twice and both times it was a great experience!
Great selection of dog supplies. Love that they carry Ruffwear products & so many healthy treats! They also have a high quality self-serve dog wash for your pup :)
Staff very helpful carry out dog food and store is in a great location