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Pet Food Testing

🐾 Unlock the Power of Nutritional Excellence for Your Furry Friends! 🐾

The AAFCO Dog and Cat Food Nutrient Profiles, developed through rigorous research and expert analysis, provide the blueprint for optimal pet nutrition. With roots dating back to 1990, these profiles have evolved alongside advancements in pet nutrition science, ensuring that your products meet the evolving needs of our beloved canine and feline companions.

But that’s not all! Backed by the latest findings from the National Research Council (NRC) and the European Pet Food Industry Federation (FEDIAF), these profiles are constantly refined to reflect the most up-to-date knowledge in the field.

Why should you test your products according to these standards?

  1. Optimal Nutrition: Ensure that your pet foods contain the essential nutrients necessary for the health and well-being of dogs and cats. By testing your products, you can verify that they meet or exceed the recommended nutrient concentrations, providing pets with the balanced diet they need to thrive.
  2. Compliance and Confidence: By adhering to AAFCO, NRC, and FEDIAF guidelines, you demonstrate your commitment to compliance and excellence in Pet Food Testing nutrition. Testing your products against these standards gives you the confidence to stand behind your brand, knowing that you’re delivering top-quality nutrition to pets everywhere. Pet owners trust brands that prioritise the health and well-being of their furry companions, and rigorous testing is key to building and maintaining that trust.
  3. Stay Ahead of the Curve: With the landscape of pet nutrition constantly evolving, testing your products allows you to stay ahead of the curve and adapt to emerging trends and insights. By incorporating the latest scientific findings into your formulations, you can ensure that your products remain at the forefront of pet nutrition innovation.

Don’t leave the health and happiness of pets to chance. Test your products according to established standards and unlock the power of nutritional excellence for your furry friends now!

Essential Nutrients Tests for Dogs & Cats (AAFCO)

Dog Nutrition (by Dry Matter)

NutrientsUnits by Dry MatterGrowth & Reproduction MinimumAdult Maintenance Minimum (b)Maximum
Crude Protein%22.518
Arginine%10.51
Histidine%0.440.19
Isoleucine%0.710.38
Leucine%1.290.68
Lysine%0.90.63
Methionine%0.350.33
Methionine-cvstine%0.70.65
Phenylalanine%0.830.45
Phenylalanine-tyrosine%1.30.74
Threonine%1.040.48
Trvtophan%0.20.16
Valine%0.680.49
Crude Fat (c)%8.55.5
Linoleic acid%1.31.1
alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA)%0.08ND (d)
Eicosapentaenoic (EPA) + Docosahexaenoic acid (EPA)%0.05ND (d)
(LA + ARA) : (ALA + EPA + DHA) Ratio30:1
Minerals
Calcium%1.20.52.5 (1.8)(e)
Phosphorus%10.41.6
Ca:P ratio1:11:12:1
Potassium%0.60.6
Sodium%0.30.08
Chloride%0.450.12
Magnesium%0.060.06
Iron (f)mg/kg8840
Copper (g)mg/kg12.47.3
Manganesemg/kg7.25
Zincmg/kg10080
Iodinemg/kg1111
Seleniummg/kg0.350.352
Vitamins & Other
Vitamin AlU/kg50005000250000
Vitamin DlU/kg5005003000
Vitamin E (h)lU/kg5050
Thiamine (i)mg/kg2.252.25
Riboflavinmg/kg5.25.2
Pantothenic acidmg/kg1212
Niacinmg/kg13.613.6
Pvridoxinemg/kg1.51.5
Folic acidmg/kg0.2160.216
Vitamin B12mg/kg0.0280.028
Cholinemg/kg13601360

Test Packages for Pet (AAFCO)

Guaranteed Analysis – $150.00-$300.00 per SKU

Metabolic Energy, Crude Protein, Crude Fat, Crude Fibre, Moisture, Ash
[6 parameters]


Essential Amino Acids – $600.00-$800.00 per SKU

Arginine, Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Methionine-cystine, Phenylalanine, Phenylalanine-tyrosine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine
[12 parameters]


Essential Fatty Acid – $100.00-$180.00 per SKU

Linoleic Acid, Alpha-Linolenic Acid, Arachidonic Acid (ARA), Eicosapentaenoic (EPA), Docosahexaenoic (DHA) acid.
[5 parameters]


Essential Metals & Minerals – $600.00-$800.00 per SKU

Calcium, Chloride, Copper, Iodine, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Sodium, Zinc.
[12 parameters]


Essential Vitamins – $1,800.00-$2,500.00 per SKU

Vitamin A (Total), Vitamin B1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid), Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin), Vitamin D (Total), Vitamin E (Total).
[10 parameters]


Essential Supplement – $400.00-$500.00 per SKU

Choline and Taurine (only needed by Cat).
[2 parameters]

Data Source: AAFCO METHODS FOR SUBSTANTIATING NUTRITIONAL ADEQUACY OF DOG AND CAT FOODS

Food Safety Tests

Pesticide Test (EC, JP, TW)

Aldrin, BHC, Camphechlor, Chlordane, Chlorpyrifos-Methyl, DDT, Dieldrin, Endosulfan, Endrin, Glyphosate, Heptachlor, Heptachlor Epoxide, Hexachlorobenzene, Hexachlorocyclohexane, Malathion, Methamidophos, Pirimiphos-Methyl.
[16 parameters]

$1,000.00 – $1,500.00 per SKU

Additives & Adulterant (EC, JP, TW)

Melamine, Ethoxyquin, Propylene Glycol, BHA, BHT.
[5 parameters]
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$700.00 – $800.00 per SKU

Heavy Metals Test (US, EC, JP, CN, EA)

Antimony, Arsenic, Cadmium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Fluorine, Iron, Lead, Manganese, Mercury, Molybdenum, Nickel, Uranium, Vanadium, Zinc.
[17 parameters]
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$700.00 – $900.00 per SKU

Inherent Plant Toxins (EC)

Free Gossypol, Hydrocyanic Acid, Theobromine, Volatile Mustard Oil.
[4 parameters]
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$800.00 – $1,000.00 per SKU

Mycotoxin Test (EC, JP, CN, TW, EA)

Total Aflatoxin (inc. Aflatoxin B1), Rye Ergot, Deoxynivalenol.
[3 parameters]
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$500.00 – $600.00 per SKU

Environmental Pollutants (EC)

Dioxins, Non-Dioxin-Like Pcbs, Decoquinate, Diclazuril, Halofuginone, Hydrobromide, Lasalocid A Sodium, Maduramicin Ammonium Alpha, Monensin Sodium, Narasin, Nicarbazin, Robenidine Hydrochloride, Salinomycin Sodium, Semduramicin Sodium.
[13 parameters]

$2,000.00 – $2,500.00 per SKU

Other Common Tests

Probiotics

$80.00 per sample

Glucosamine

$250.00 per sample

Colostrum

$300.00 per sample

Microbes

$200.00 per sample

L-Carnitine

$850.00 per sample

Radionuclides (Cs134 & Cs137)

$1,000.00 per sample

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