A. A guaranteed analysis must tell consumers the minimum percentages of protein and fat and the maximum amounts of water (moisture) and fiber that are in a cat food. Some pet food manufacturers will also voluntarily include information about the amounts of certain vitamins, minerals, and other important nutrients in the guaranteed analysis. However, owners should be aware that a guaranteed analysis provides no information about the quality of a food and does not indicate whether or not a diet provides optimally balanced nutrition.Owners can use this information to compare different foods and to determine whether a food provides balanced nutrition using a tool like MyBowl.
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