Multiple instances of the same product sample are acquired from different regions of the country.
- Samples are acquired from national retailers, representing where Pet Parents often purchase Pet Food.
- Samples are inspected to ensure that no packages are expired or damaged prior to testing.
- Samples are acquired, prepared, and tested, independent of any commercial interest.
- Samples are double-blinded to laboratory scientists, until after all test results completed, and testing methodologies are disclosed.
- Samples are prepared in compliance with laboratory standards.