We all like to see our cats happy, and it's exciting to give them something outside their regular diet. Mystic Pet Shop in Mystic, CT carries a wide range of tasty and healthy treats for your kitty. Our knowledgeable staff will help you decide on the right treats to make sure your feline friend is healthy and happy.
Tips for Giving Cat Treats
There's no alternative to a regular diet of premium cat food. Never replace meals with treats. Snacks should be a small part of their diet.
Be careful about giving them human food. It may be good for you, but it's not necessarily best 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, Mystic Pet Shop has plenty of tasty snacks created specifically to complete our cats diet.
Don't feed them from the table or support begging.
Offer an assortment. 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 handful 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. Some people have even had great results training 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 rewards of one treat compared to another. Every cat has different needs, and we can suggest yummy and tempting snacks that are best for your pet.
In Mystic, CT, Mystic Pet Shop isn't only the place to get cat treats. We serve all of your pet care requirements. Drop in our store or call us at (860) 572-4424. We look forward to answering your questions and helping you decide on the best of everything for your pets.