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 the transportation, storage and handling of Phosphoric acid is freezing. This is not an issue with SBS Pet™.
SBS Pet™ is a dry product that contains no water and will not freeze
It is hygroscopic (meaning it absorbs moisture) which is why it dissolves so readily in aqueous mixtures. This hygroscopic property also means that SBS Pet™ is easier to handle at lower temperature due to low humidity in the air.
Contact Jones-Hamilton today to discuss more differences between SBS Pet™ and phosphoric acid, and how SBS Pet™ can help you enhance your pet food formulations and operations.