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NutriScan Food Intolerance Testing for Cats

By NutriScan
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$250.00Chewy Price
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About This Item


  • This clinically proven food sensitivity test is designed to help you identify your pet’s food intolerances.
  • Tests for 24 of the most commonly eaten foods.
  • Tests with your sidekick’s saliva, so it’s completely pain-free.
  • Specially designed for feline friends.
  • Often covered by insurance.

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Questions & Answers

4 Customer Questions

What are some of the 24 sensitivities that this test tests for?
Answer by ChewyMar 11, 2021
This test measures antibodies to 24 primary foods and a total of 112 related food ingredients in cat saliva. High antibody levels indicate that the dog has a food sensitivity and intolerance to that food or foods. It is not a DNA test or a cheek/gum swab test. Please refer to the photo below for the 24 primary foods:

Any information on how much salvia is needed to collect? it looks like it is a cotton swab.
Answer by ChewyApr 16, 2021
The test requires 0.5 ml of saliva so it can be run in duplicate. It is important to collect enough saliva.

Could this also be used to test for food intolerance in ferrets?
Answer by ChewyNov 18, 2020
This test is not designed for use with a ferret. At this time, the manufacturer does not have a ferret option.

Does this also test for cats?
Answer by ChewyApr 22, 2020
NutriScan’s Saliva Based Cat Food Intolerance Test is designed to help identify those foods that don’t sit so well with your cat.

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Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By WilsonLaBarbera on Apr 11, 2022

Brutal to impossible to collect saliva

My 12 year old little 5 pound cat Emily has had diarrhea for months and I've tried probiotics and different foods, nothing changes. she has been to vet. I bought this test out of desperation, but my little cat, after fasting for 8 hours, had 0 saliva to collect. Not a drop. she is naturally dehydrated from months of unrelenting diarrhea. I would not recommend. I can't even submit the test with no saliva and I can't try again unless I fast her again....

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By Becker on Jan 3, 2022

Not Worth It

I'll go into specific details below, but I my cat's test results were inconsistent with another intolerance test I did for him. This company wanted to continue to upcharge for a consult to go over the results, and tried to get me to pay $150 to redo the test. I also did 5 Strands Intolerance test I found online and those results were much more accurate and much cheaper. Here's how the Nutriscan test works: you have to collect 1/2 mL sample of saliva after fasting your cat for 8 hours. To do this, you get a little rope and put it in your cats mouth to absorb the saliva then squeegie it out into a container. It took me about 45 minutes of this and definitely caused a lot of stress for myself and my cat. Also, for $300 you'd expect the shipping to be covered, but nope, you have to pay to ship the saliva sample back to them. My cat is skin and bones, I was desperate to try anything to help him. He fasted for 8 hours before this, but the results came back as him being intolerant to 18 of the 24 foods tested. Personally, I'd recommend going with the 5 Strands test, it told me which parts of the animal my cat was intolerant to (ie liver, kidney, heart, etc.) vs this test just telling me to avoid basically everything. I also find it to be in poor taste that Nutriscan continue to upcharge, if you purchase this test directly through the company website, it's only $250 (vs 300) and the consult is only $35 (vs $50 they tried to sell me).