pet nutrition

Pet Food Labels in Canada

The dog food label is just a legal document. The influence or regulating what is contained on a dog food label comprises of several organizations. Most pet owners reference what must be on an American pet food label. In Canada, this can be confusing for consumers.


AAFCO has several functions as the official body representing the food industry. They create standards on which states base their feed laws and regulations, but these are only guidelines as they uphold no regulatory authority. AAFCO does not approve, certify or endorse pet foods. Who is AAFCO; what do they do, what is their role; formulating diets based on AAFCO nutrient profiles.

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