Why can your cat have Intolerances?

If your cat has some symptoms that have not been diagnosed it is possible that it’s suffering from an intolerance? It is very common that people have food intolerances. If humans have sensitive to some food and items, why your cat would not?. An intolerance is a body reaction, in most cases to food, but there are also some other items such as wool or dust that can also cause an adverse reaction. Some allergens can be found in our home and environment in general as well as artificial allergens may all affect the health of your cat. As a result your feline may be missing out on a better quality of life.

143 food and 47 non-food items tested

Find out if your cat reacts to a certain item such as food or artificial that may trigger a reaction in your feline pet. The cat test will analyse 143 food and 47 non-food items such as milk, dates and dust amongst others. The test will indicate which foods or other allergens are causing a reaction and therefore should be avoided:

Cat Food Items Tested:


Acid Phospherate Corned beef Peanut butter
Acidophilius Cottage cheese Peas
Agar Courgette Pheasant meat
Almond Crab Pig ear
Apples Cream Pig liver
Artificial bacon flavour Crisps Popcorn
Artificial beef flavour Duck Pork
Artificial cheese flavour Duck egg Pork scratchings
Artificial duck flavour Egg white Porridge oats
Artificial peanut butter flavour Egg yolk Potato
Artificial turkey flavour Fish oil Quinoa
Bacon Gelatin Rabbit
Baked beans Ginger Raspberries
Bananas Gluten Raw hide
Barbecue sauce Goat Rice
Bark Greek yoghurt Rye
Barley Ground beef Salad cream
Beef Ground chicken Salmon
Beef bone Ground corn Salt
Blue Cheese Ground duck Sardine
Bonemeal Ground lamb Sodium Acid Phosphate
Bran Ground oats Sour cream
Bread-granary Ground turkey Soy bean meal
Brie Ground wheat Soy flour
Brown bread Haddock Soy sauce
Brown sauce Ham Spring onion
Brussels sprout Hare Squid
Buckwheat Honey Steak
Butter Ice cream Strawberries
Butternut squash Lactose Stuffing
Butylated Hydroxyaniside (BHA) Lamb Sugar
Butylated Hydroxycoluene (BHT) Lamb bone Sunflower oil
Carob Leek Sweet Potato
Carrots Lemons Tomato
Cheddar cheese Liver-lamb Tomato sauce
Chicken Maize/corn flour Trout-sea
Chicken bone Mayonnaise Tuna
Chicken fat Milk Turkey
Chicken flavour Milk from goats Vegetable oil
Chicken meal Noodles Venison
Clotted cream Oatmeal Vinegar-malt
Coconut Onion Wafer
Coconut oil Oranges Wheat
Cod Ox liver White bread
Cod liver oil Palm oil Wood
Corn Parsnips Yeast
Corn gluten Pasta Yoghurt
Corn syrup Peanut


Cat Non-Food Items Tested:


Algae Colonial Bent Grass Pampass grass
Aster Corn plant Pine Tree
Bamboo Cotton Crop Pollen
Bark Currant Bush Poplar Tree
Barley Crop Dandelion Rose Plant
Bee Deer Epithelium Rosehips
Bee pollen Dust Rubber
Beech Tree Elm (Ulmus Glabra) Seaweed
Bermuda Grass Grass Squirrel
Bifidobacterium Animalis Hawthorn Tree Stinging Nettle
Birch Tree Hazel Tree Storage Mite
Blackberry Bush Leather Wasp
Buttercup Flower Maize (Zea Mays) Willow Tree
Cherry Tree Marigold flowers Wood
Chile Pine Mint Wool
Chrysanthemum Moss
Clover Nylon

Why you should test your cat for any sensitivity and intolerances?

Like humans, cats can suffer from reactions that can cause serious health problems. Some reactions can be easier to be detect, such as skin rashes or digestive problems that cause diarrhea. However, some reactions to environmental allergens may be more difficult to detect. It can turn out quite complicated to detect changes of mood in your cat which may end up being miserable without you knowing it.

Sample report

After receiving the sample in the laboratory, the results will be ready in 3-5  business days. The report will provide you all the information to understand any intolerances that your cat has to the items tested. It will also include a comprehensive guide on how to eliminate possible intolerances from the diet of your pet.

view sample report

How is the sample collection process?

The laboratory will simply need some cat fur samples for the analysis. This is a self-collection process and therefore we will not be sending out a testing kit to you. The sample collection process for the test is very simple and easy and instructions are provided below. Bear in mind that if the hair is not collected as specified below, the laboratory will not be able to analyze the samples:


  • It can be tested on any fur from the body of your cat.
  • Ideally fur samples should include the root, if this is not possible cut it as close to the root as possible.
  • If the hair is longer than one inch, we only require 5 individual strands of hair.
  • Place the fur sample in a small sealable bag ensuring it remains dry and secure.
  • Do not send the fur sample in any metallic packaging such as metal foil.
  • Place the fur samples in a secure envelope or postage wallet before sending it to the address provided.

Treatment of intolerances in Cats

Once you receive the sample report it will determine the type of allergens that your feline is intolerant to. Some intolerances may require treatment and some it will simply need a change in the diet of your cat. Besides the report includes an extensive guide, we recommend you visit your veterinarian and discuss it with them to find what may be the best treatment for your cat.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between an allergy and intolerance in cats?

The reaction to allergies is more severe than intolerances and it is usually felt immediately.  Intolerances are usually less severe and can change over time. In addition, the symptoms of an intolerance are not immediate, manifesting anywhere from 10 minutes to 48 hours after the food has been consumed.

What is food allergy in cats?

Food allergy is an adverse reaction of the immune system to an allergen, which in most cases is a reaction to a specific food protein.

On the contrary, if your cat has a food intolerance the immune system will not be affected. Food allergy are less common that food intolerances in cats.

What is food intolerance in cats?

Food intolerance is a non-immunologic adverse reaction to any digested food. If your cat vomits after eating is probably suffering from food intolerance. In such cases it is recommended you seek professional advice, the difference between food intolerance and allergy is not always easy to distinguish. Both show similar reactions.

Is there a minimum age of the cat to run the test?

The test is suitable for cats who are on full adult meals, so this would normally be from the 6 months onwards.

Do drugs have an effect on the results of the cat allergy test?

Most drugs do not have an effect on the test as this is not an allergy test taken from blood. However if you are concerned about a particular test you can let us know and we can check directly with the laboratory.

Special Offers and Discounts

The regular price for a single Cat Test is R1999. However, for a limited time only, until the conclusion of the sales period, we are pleased to offer it at a special rate of R1777.
In addition to this exclusive offer, we extend the opportunity for our clients to acquire multiple tests and enjoy significant discounts on each additional test. Should you choose to order a second Cat Intolerance Test, the cost will be reduced to R1700

Other Animal Testing Options

We offer a range of different Animal DNA Testing  which you may also be interested if you have other type of pets. We offer a particularly strong Dog DNA Test section with tests such as the Dog Allergy Test and the dog breed determination test. Please let us know if you are interested in any of these tests.

Feline PKD Testing
Dog Allergy Test

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