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Phthalates

Phthalates

Phthalates, or phthalate esters, are esters of plastic. They are mainly used as plasticizers, i.e. substances added to plastics to increase their flexibility, transparency, durability, and longevity.

Heavy Metals

Heavy Metals

The World Health Organization lists Cadmium, Mercury, Arsenic and Lead as highly poisonous major public concerns.

Macronutrients

Macronutrients

What are they?
Macronutrients are dietary elements required in large amounts for growth and development. These include Protein, Fat, Fiber and Carbohydrates. Macronutrients contain Micronutrients such as Vitamins, Minerals and Amino Acids.

Pet food products list guaranteed analyses on their package labels. In theory, these are accurate, or close to accurate. However, Protein and Fat are listed in minimum quantities. For example, if Protein says it’s 25% minimum, it could be 80% and still be in compliance. Fat is listed as a maximum, and carbohydrates are not required to be listed at all on your pets food nutrient analysis.

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DNA Analysis & Cross-Contamination

DNA Analysis & Cross-Contamination

What is DNA Analysis?DNA Analysis is a determination of cross-contamination or missing DNA containing ingredients. DNA is found in meat proteins such as chicken, pork, beef, insects, rodents, dogs, cats, etc. DNA is also found in fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. DNA is […]

Minerals

Minerals

Nutritional Minerals are essential nutrients that perform functions necessary for life, such as Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium and Magnesium.

Phytic Acid

Phytic Acid

What is it?
Phytic Acid, also known as Phytates, are commonly found in plant seeds. This is a naturally occurring chemical that works as a protective mechanism to the plant, allowing it grow and not be over-consumed by animals. While Phytic Acid has some anti-oxidant effects, it also binds to Calcium, Iron, Zinc, and other nutrients, thus preventing their absorption and in use the body. This can lead to nutritional deficiencies.

Foods that are highest in phytic acid are soy, pinto beans, navy beans, kidney beans and peanuts though other beans, seeds, nuts and grains may be high in phytates as well.

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Veterinary Drug Residue

Veterinary Drug Residue

Vet Residues include hormones, antibiotics, steroids, and pentobarbital (euthanasia drugs). We test for 90 pet residues in foods.

Pathogens

Pathogens

What are Pathogens?

BPA

BPA

What is BPA?
Also known as bisphenol A, BPA is a chemical found in containers that store food and beverages. Research shows that BPA can seep into food or beverages from containers that are made with BPA. BPA has been linked to negative health effects on the brain, behavior and prostate gland. It has also been linked to high blood pressure.

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B-Vitamins

B-Vitamins

B-Vitamins play an important role in metabolic reactions for energy production, red blood cell production, and regulation of mood.

Aflatoxins

Aflatoxins

Aflatoxins are poisonous, cancer-causing chemicals produced by certain molds which grow in soil, decaying vegetation, hay and grains. They have been the cause of numerous pet food recalls historically.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D

What is Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, normally sourced from sunlight, that increases intestinal absorption of calcium, magnesium and phosphate. It is responsible for multiple body functions including regulating bone density, boosting immune health and reducing the risk of cancer.

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Glyphosate

Glyphosate

Glyphosate is a chemical compound of Monsanto’s pesticide, Roundup. Glyphosate has been implicated in increases in cancer in humans.

Amino Acids

Amino Acids

What are they?Amino Acids are the building blocks of proteins. When protein is consumed, whether it be from a meat, vegetable or grain source, the body breaks it up to access the amino acids within it. The body then uses those amino acids to build […]

Development of AAFCO Mineral Tolerances

Development of AAFCO Mineral Tolerances

From the AAFCO 2018 OP, page 153 The original Canine and Feline Nutrition Expert Subcommittees convened in 1990 were charged…

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    Vitamin D Regulation

    Vitamin D Regulation

    What do AAFCO, FDA, NRC, CDC, DOA’s, and other regulatory bodies have to say about regulation?

    Mineral Regulation

    Mineral Regulation

    AAFCO and NRC regulatory data

    Heavy Metal Regulation

    Heavy Metal Regulation

    What are Heavy Metals? Click here. AAFCO – Heavy Metal regulationAAFCO Official Publication 2019, page 298, Table 2. Official Guidelines…

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      B-Vitamin Regulation

      B-Vitamin Regulation

      AAFCO regulatory data

      Aflatoxin Regulation

      Aflatoxin Regulation

      What are Aflatoxins? Click here. FDA RegulationActions Levels for Aflatoxins in Animal Feed* – Compliance Policy Guide, Sec. 683.100In 1969,… Throw us a bone! Register to view this content. Username* First Name* Last Name* E-mail* Password* Minimum length of 7 characters. Repeat Password* BY REGISTERING […]

      Amino Acid Regulation

      Amino Acid Regulation

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