Freezing Point: Using Acidifiers in Cold Weather

When using acidifiers in cat food formulations, sufficient concentrations must be used to effectively lower urine pH. While actual urine pH testing is the only way to determine the exact amount of acidifier required in a given diet, general guidelines recommend an average addition rate of 0.8%, with ranges from 0.5 to 1.0% based on meat/grain levels. Two common acidifiers, SBS Pet™ and 85% phosphoric acid, can be substituted at the rate of 1 kg SBS Pet™ per 1 kg of 85% phosphoric acid. That is where the similarities between these two products ends One of several issues associated with… Read More

SBS Pet™ in Cat Food: How Much is Enough?

Sodium bisulfate is used in extruded cat food to lower the urine pH of a cat, which helps reduce the risk of urinary tract disease. To be effective, urine pH must reach levels of 6.0 to 6.5. How much SBS Pet™ is needed to reach those levels? It depends on the amount of grain in the pet food—higher grain percentage in the diet will lead to higher urine pH in the cat. The general recommended addition rate of SBS in a cat diet for urine acidification is 0.8%. If the formulation contains a higher-than-average concentration of meat, the addition rate… Read More

Why SBS Pet?

Watch why SBS PET is chosen time and again for formulations. Have questions? Join us online at the Petfood Forum CONNECT to talk directly with our team about our safe, strong and affordable inorganic mineral acid. Jones Hamilton SBS Pet  … Read More