Would you ask someone who works at the supermarket which foods you should buy to stay healthy? If the answer is no, then you know not to ask the clerk at the pet store which food to feed your cat every day. But not everybody makes the connection.
We hear people say all too often that they know they purchase the right food for their pet because someone who works at the pet shop recommended it. With respect for store staff, they are not schooled in feline nutrition and should not be relied on for advice about what’s best for your pet to eat. You can do more for cat by looking on the label to check whether the food meets the standards set by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). A store clerk’s say-so, exotic ingredients, “other customers say their cat loved it” — all of those are not good enough proof for your beloved pet.