The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new dog food that offers more than 30 percent less sodium than the FDA approved in April, as well as less sodium per gram.
The company’s new product, called DogLover™, is a high-sodium, low-salt blend of Bisphenol A and a blend of other ingredients.
It is the first approved dog food to include sodium reduction ingredients, which are typically used to reduce blood pressure or blood sugar.
“The DogLovers™ blend is formulated to be high in BPA, low in sodium, and high in potassium,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, who was in Philadelphia at the FDA’s press conference announcing the approval.
“In fact, they’re the only high-potency, high-protein, high calorie dog food in the United States.”
The company also says it has improved its testing on the products and is confident the new product will meet or exceed the safety and effectiveness standards.
The FDA said the new DogLoffer™ is also the first dog food approved by the FDA for use in dogs that are 6 months of age or older and has been tested for efficacy, as mandated by the U.K.’s Food Standards Agency.
The new product is expected to be available in November.