Your cat requires a nutritious and well-balanced diet at every stage of life in order to maintain good health. As a cute and curious kitten, an energetic adult, and a sage senior, your cat’s food will play a crucial role in his or her development and health. Whether you’re new to the world of cat ownership or an old hand, our friendly associates can help you find the perfect cat food. PetsWay proudly carries high-quality and specialty food for cats of all sizes, ages, and breeds. We encourage you to shop local for your pet’s favorite food brands, so that you can support your community while caring for your cat.
When you stop by your local Petsway, be sure to ask if the food your pet loves most is a part of our Frequent Buyer Program. Through this program – which is not available at the big-box stores – you can earn free bags of your pet’s favorite food. Brand programs vary, so please ask a PetsWay associate for more information. In the list below, participating brands are listed in bold.
At Petsway, we are committed to helping our customers find the cat food they need. If you don’t see your favorite brand listed below, don’t worry! Let one of our associates know, and we can special-order it for you.
PetsWay Cat Food Brands
- Blue Buffalo
- Blue Freedom
- Blue Wilderness
- California Natural*
- Chicken Soup
- Dave’s Pet Food*
- Deli Fresh*
- Earthborn Holistic
- Koha* (formerly known as Mauri)
- Meow Mix*
- Natural Balance
- Nature’s Variety Frozen*
- Primal Frozen*
- Pro Plan
- Royal Canin*
- Science Diet
- Stella and Chewy’s Frozen*
- Taste of the Wild
- Whole Earth Farms
- Items marked with an asterisk (*) are not sold at all PetsWay locations. Please call your preferred store to check availability.
- Bold names indicate participation in our Frequent Buyer Program.
Are you having trouble deciding which food best suits your cat’s needs? Consult your veterinarian for advice, especially if your cat suffers from allergies, food sensitivities, kidney problems, urinary issues, diabetes, arthritis, or obesity. In addition, you will need to take your cat’s size and energy output into account in order to determine the caloric intake your cat requires. Look for the phrase “complete and balanced” on your cat’s food, and be sure that the food fits your cat’s current life stage.
As obligate carnivores, cats require taurine and arachidonic acid – nutrients that can only be found in animal protein sources. Thus, you should find an animal protein like beef, poultry, chicken, turkey, or fish at the top of the ingredient list (as with human foods, ingredients are listed in order of decreasing weight).
Should you feed your cat canned food or dry? While some people believe canned food better suits cats’ nutritional needs, others argue that cats can maintain good health on canned or dry food and thus owners should select whichever is most convenient. Whichever way you come down on this issue, we do encourage you to feed your cat canned food if he or she doesn’t readily drink water. The high moisture content in canned food will help prevent dehydration.
Finally, remember to take your cat’s taste preferences into consideration. If your cat gobbles up his or her food each day, you know you have a winner!