Solutions for Safe and Nutritious Pet Food Products

Protect your brand and bottom line with Midwest Laboratories pet food testing.

From pet food manufacturers and in-home treat makers to veterinarians and zoologists, animal lovers across the country rely on Midwest Laboratories to keep their pet food safe and nutritious. Our suite of analytical services includes testing for dog and cat food guaranteed analyses as well as complex chemicals and safety indicators.

• Nutrient requirements

• Allergens

• Certification requirements

• Contaminants

• Meat speciation of raw ingredients

• Shelf life and stability

As the leader in, expedient, reliable and traceable analytical services, Midwest Laboratories is committed to delivering an exceptional experience for every customer. To ensure the highest degree of accuracy and efficiency, our team begins testing and tracking your samples from the moment they arrive on our campus. By carefully segmenting our services into specific areas based on industry matrix, we reduce the risk of cross-contamination and misleading data for accurate label claims and nutritional information. We also work side by side, as your partner, to help you interpret your results and what they mean for your products.




Proximates (F2)

Guaranteed Analysis (GA) for moisture, crude protein, crude fat, ash and crude fiber


Proximates + Minerals (F9)

Includes all the tests offered in our Proximates package plus ten additional metals (Ca, Na, K, P, S, Cu, Fe, Mg, Mn, Zn)


Amino Acid Profile

Provides a complete listing of individual amino acids included in a product


Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) Profiles

Analyzes products to ensure they meet all parameters noted in the AAFCO standards for dog and cat food

AAFCO Dog Profile

AAFCO Cat Profile





Biogenic Amines

Tests for putrescine, cadaverine, histamine, tryptamine, tyramine, spermidine, spermine and 2-phenylethylamine


Fatty Acid Profile

Provides a list of the individual fatty acids featured in a product, including omegas 3, 6 and 9


Peroxide Value

Tests for the degradation of fat in pet food products



Analyze approximately 500 pesticides using the QuEChERS method


Pet Food Heavy Metals

Testing for Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury, Antimony


Shelf Life

Real-time and accelerated testing to determine the shelf life of various pet food products

Bids available by request


Offers a comprehensive list of vitamins in your products

*From $100.00 to $245.00

* Prices are subject to change.

For a complete list of our pet food tests click here or reach out to our pet food Account Manager Sue Ann Seitz: (402) 829-9892.