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Dog food Canada is subject to the same guidelines of the Association of American Feed Control Officials as dog food produced in the U.S. These guidelines ensure that pet foods are nutritionally adequate and suitable for the pets for which they are intended. Dog food Canada can also be independently certified by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) through its Pet Food Certification Program. The goal of this program is to help pet owners identify dog food that meets the nutritional standards of the CVMA. Dog food Canada that meet these standards are given a seal of certification by the CVMA, helping consumers make informed choices about the foods they give their pets.

Participation in the certification program is voluntary, and not all manufacturers of dog food Canada choose to participate. Those manufacturers that do opt to apply for certification must pay all costs associated with the testing. Testing is done by independent laboratories which then send the results to CVMA. Both the dog foods themselves and the production facilities are subjected to a series of tests, and the foods must meet standards for digestibility, palatability and composition.

Once a dog food Canada manufacturer's plant and dog food have passed the initial certification, they are allowed to label their product with the Pet Food Certification Program seal. After the initial certification, ongoing monitoring is also done to ensure continued quality standards are being met. Samples of the food are collected and analyzed during a two-month period, six times a year. At least one plant visit will also be conducted by the CVMA each year.

Consumers can readily identify those products that have been certified by the CVMA Pet Food Certification Program by the program seal on the label. The CVMA also maintains a listing of certified pet foods on their website, at The listing includes both canned and dry foods.

It is important to remember, when choosing a dog food Canada, that this program is voluntary. Some manufacturers may produce very high-quality foods but choose not to participate in the certification program for a variety of reasons. While the seal of the CVMA Pet Food Certification Program is a good sign that the dog food Canada you are considering is a good choice, it is still important to read the ingredients and ensure you know what you are feeding your dog.

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