Pet Products Testing
Pet Products Testing

In an era where pets are deeply embraced as part of the family warmth, the welfare and safety of pets have become a tender spot in the hearts of many. The pet industry is booming like the rising sun, and the dazzling array of pet products on the market is overwhelming. However, behind this lies the uneven quality that urgently requires a measure to quantify standards and draw boundaries.


After in-depth research by experts and extensive collection of feedback from the public, China has officially issued the new national standard for pet supplies, "Safety Technical Requirements for Companion Animal (Pet) Supplies" GB/T 43839-2024. This is not only the first national standard for pet supplies in our country but also a responsible commitment to pets and pet lovers. It will officially start a new chapter in pet supply safety from October 1st of this year. This standard applies to the manufacturing, sale, and safety evaluation of pet supplies.

Pet Supplies Category


Typical Examples of Supplies

Terrestrial Pet Suppliesa

Living Supplies

1)  Cages, nests, mats, clothing, shoes, bags, accessories, bird leg chains, waste pickers;

2)  Plates, bowls, cups, feeders, water dispensers;

3)  Cat litter, cat climbing frames, cat litter pans, lint rollers, cat scratching boards, cat teaser sticks, heating blankets;

4)  Bathtubs, towels, showerheads, nail clippers, combs, hair dryers, electric clippers, claw grinders, teeth grinding tools (teeth grinding sticks, chew toys, ropes, etc.), dental care tools (finger toothbrushes, dental cleaners, etc.);

5) Leashes, muzzles, collars, fences, bark controllers, whistles, toys (frisbees, pull rings, ball fetchers, etc.)

Oral Cleaning and Care Products

Toothpaste, oral rinse, and dental gel.

Hygiene Products

Shampoos, Shower Gels, Conditioners, Shampoo Pastes, Degreasing Creams, Hair Dye Creams, Dishwashing Detergents

Sanitary Products

Tissues, Wet Wipes, Sanitary Wet Wipes, Excretion Products (Diapers, Urine Pads, Paper Diapers)

Environmental Products

Air Fresheners, Deodorizers

Aquatic Pet Supplies

Aquariums, Fish Tanks, Aquascaping Decorations

Amphibian/Reptile Pet Suppliers

Terrariums, Habitat Decorations

aDoes not include reptile pet supplies.

The standard establishes detailed requirements and test methods, including strict specifications for the raw materials of the product, mechanical and physical properties, chemical composition, electrical safety, as well as safety labeling, etc. These specifications are designed to minimize the potential safety risks that pet products may pose to humans and pets. CIRS C&K Testing offers comprehensive testing services for pet product manufacturers to ensure their products comply with the provisions of these new standards.

Test items

Physicochemical Indicators


Corrosion Resistance


Migratable Elements

Moisture Content

Heavy Metals (Arsenic, Lead, Mercury, Cadmium)


Stability of Active Ingredients

Migratable Fluorescent Substances

Phthalate Plasticizers

Ethylene Oxide Residues


Toxicological Safety

Repeated Insult Patch Test

Acute Ocular Irritation Test

Microbiological Testing

Total Mold and Yeast Count

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Total Bacterial Count 

Thermotolerant Coliforms

Staphylococcus aureus

Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, and Bacteriostatic Performance 

Hemolytic Streptococcus

Total Fungal Colony Count 

With the implementation of the new national standards, pet product manufacturers and sellers need to quickly adapt to the new regulatory requirements to ensure the safety and quality compliance of pet products. CIRS C&K Testing offers the following recommendations to enterprises:

1. Establish and improve the quality control system: Enterprises should establish or enhance their internal quality control systems to ensure that products comply with national standards at all stages, from design, raw material procurement, and production to final shipment.

2. Enhance raw material selection and supply chain management: Strictly select raw material suppliers that meet national standards and establish a comprehensive supply chain management system to ensure the safety and traceability of raw materials.

3. Increase investment in product design and development: Product design should fully consider the physiological characteristics and behavioral habits of pets, and comply with the relevant provisions of the new national standards, such as non-toxicity, harmlessness, and resistance to biting and scratching.

4. Clearly label product information: Product packaging should clearly identify product information, including materials, applicable pet types and sizes, usage methods, and safety warnings, to enable consumers to make informed choices.

5. Conduct third-party testing and certification: Regularly cooperate with authoritative third-party testing organizations to test and certify products, in order to gain consumer trust.



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