Pet Food Testing

Elevate your pet food company! From ingredient testing to nutritional analysis, we ensure top quality and safety standards for your furry friends.

Prairie Tide’s Pet Food Analysis Program assesses the nutritional content, safety, and quality of your finished pet foods and pet food ingredients. We help you to maximize the health and safety of your formulations, and to ensure they meet regulatory guidelines.

From quality assurance to regulatory compliance, we can help ensure that your products meet the highest industry standards & help you build trust with pet owners by enhancing the health & well-being of their much-loved companions.

Our Suite of Pet Food Testing Includes:


Determines the levels of moisture, protein, fat, fiber, and ash in the pet food.


Measures the levels of essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and fatty acids.


Checks for the presence of harmful bacteria, mold, and other pathogens that could cause illness in pets.


Screens for contaminants such as heavy metals, pesticides, mycotoxins, and other harmful substances.


Testing for the presence of allergenic substances, such as sulfites or gluten, to ensure compliance with labeling requirements and protect consumers with specific dietary restrictions.


Assesses the presence & impact of compounds in petfood that interfere with nutrient absorption or bioavailability.


Determinations for Certificates of analysis (CoA’s) and to comply with some state regulations on nutritional labelling.

Pet Food Standards + Regulations

In Canada, pet food standards and regulations are overseen by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The CFIA ensures that pet foods meet the requirements outlined in the Feeds Act and Feeds Regulations, which establish guidelines for the composition, labeling, and safety of animal feeds, including pet foods. Additionally, the Pet Food Association of Canada (PFAC) provides industry guidance and promotes best practices in pet food manufacturing.

In the United States, the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) sets standards for pet food labeling, ingredients, and nutritional adequacy. Additionally, there are independent organizations like the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC) that provide quality assurance guidelines for pet supplements. In Europe, the European Pet Food Industry Federation (FEDIAF) establishes guidelines for pet food safety and nutrition.

Anti-nutrient Testing

Antinutrient analysis involves testing for various substances present in ingredients and food products that can interfere with nutrient absorption or utilization or have other long term health effects. Some common types of antinutrients found in some foods & ingredients include:

  • Lectins
  • Oxalates
  • Total phenols
  • Glucosinolates
  • Enzyme inhibitors
  • Tannins

Work With Us!

We’d love to work with you. From precise testing to insightful analysis, we’re here to support your success every step of the way.

Contact Us

Fill out the online form to request information or ask any questions you may have. Our team will get back to you within 2-3 business days.