All of us like to see our cats happy, and it's exciting to give them something beyond their regular diet. Z Bones Pet Mercantile in Bainbridge Island, WA offers a wide variety of tasty and nourishing treats for your kitty. Our educated staff will help you select the appropriate treats to ensure your feline friend is healthy and happy.
Tips for Giving Cat Treats
There's no substitute for a regular diet of premium cat food. Do not 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 good for cats. Our digestive systems and theirs aren't the same. While some foods, such as poultry, are beneficial for both of us, cats require a different combination of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. Fortunately, Z Bones Pet Mercantile has lots of tasty snacks developed especially to complete our cats diet.
Don't feed them from the table or encourage 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 couple 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. Many people have even had success training their kitties with treats!
If you have questions, ask us! Cat treat labels aren't subject to the same thoroughness as labels on regular cat food, and it's sometimes hard to tell the rewards 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 Bainbridge Island, WA, Z Bones Pet Mercantile isn't just the place to get cat treats. We provide for all of your pet care needs. Stop by our store or call us at (206) 565-3162. We look forward to answering your questions and helping you pick the very best of everything for your pets.