DietGel® 76A (w/ Animal Protein)

CH2O Lid-DietGel 76A
Product Code:
  • 72-07-5022 2 oz (56 g) cups
Suitable for:
  • Rats
  • Mice


DietGel® 76A is a nutritionally fortified dietary supplement, combining hydration and nutrition in a single serving. Formulated with purified ingredients, modeled on the AIN 76A maintenance diet formulation. It is flavor enhanced resulting in increased consumption.

Delivering Solutions

  • Increases pup survival rates
  • Superior alternative to mash diets
  • Designed to retain moisture
  • Reduces time and labor
  • Reduces potential for contamination
  • Recommended for cancer studies, breeder support, pup maintenance, post-op recovery and post irradiation

Delivering Quality

  • Commercially sterile
  • Tyvek® medical packaging
  • E-Beam irradiation
  • Purified ingredients exclude phytoestrogens and nitrosamines
  • Complies with quality standards as tested by an independent laboratory
  • Certificate of analysis by manufactured lot
  • Individually coded with lot and date of expiration


Purified Water, Molasses, Animal Protein (Milk), Vegetable Oil, Food Acids, Cane Sugar, Mineral Mix, Hydrocolloids, Corn Fiber, Vitamin Mix, Electrolyte Blend, L-Methionine.

Shelf Life

Shelf life is 24 months, unopened at room temperature storage.

Recommended Dosage

• To be administered under the direction of a veterinarian
• Manufactured for use in research animals
• Dosage: 1 cup is designed for 5 mice over 2 days based on
average size and consumption. Monitor intake.


  • Superior alternative to mash diets 
  • As maintenance diet for rodents 
  • Nutritionally complete supplement for compromised rodents
  • Post-operative care

Research Papers

  1. Critical care of sub-lethal irradiated transgenic mice using a complete soft food formula—DietGel76A™

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  2. The Effects of Two Different Supplemental Gels on C57BL/6J Pup Survival and Weights

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  3. Establishment and Optimization of the NSGMouse Model for Antibody Development

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  • When should I use DietGels®?

    DietGel® products are soft diet formulation with carbohydrate, fat protein, and fortified with a mineral and vitamin mix (with the exception of DietGel Recovery, which only contains mineral mix). They are a superior alternative to mash diets, that can be used as the sole source of nutrition for up to 2 weeks, reducing time and labor costs. However, customers have used the product as a sole source of nutrition for up to 3 months with no issues. Please consult with your nutritionist for long term use. DietGel products are designed to provide compromised rodents a palatable source of hydration and energy and are an excellent solution for supplemental hydration for:

    • Breeding and weaning of pups 
    • Post-surgical support 
    • Neurologically compromised rodents 
    • EAE models, Transgenic Mice 
    • Shipping
  • What is the best way to store DietGel products?

    Unopened DietGel can be stored at room temperature and does not require special handling. Shelf life for unopened DietGel is 18 months.

    Once opened (provided the gel has not been contaminated) ClearH2O products can be stored either at room temperature or at 4°C in a sealed bag/container to prevent the product from drying out for approximately 2 weeks

  • Why does DietGel sometimes have white or brown specs?

    Non-soluble ingredients are sometimes visible in DietGel, showing up as white to brown specs or clumps. The non-soluble ingredients do not affect the nutritional integrity of the product, making it 100% safe to use for your research animal.

  • Why does the color of DietGel vary from case to case?

    Color variation occurs during our sterilization process. When DietGel products are produced the color is a milky white. The product is then sterilized. The irradiation process changes the product color from a milky white to a caramel color. Product position within the sterilization chamber results in color variation. All of the product is 100% sterile and safe to use.

  1. This product is fantastic! We have been using 76A for almost a decade now in our rodent cages to help breeder performance, reduce male aggression, and enhance weanling survival. It is easy to use and has a long shelf life. Prenatal Diet Gel is awesome as well but this product seems to be more palatable.

    Research Associate
    University of Michigan Med School
  2. We provide this diet to mice with oropharyngeal cancer. It helps them maintain a level of nutrition when tumors start affecting their ability to eat pellet food.

    Assistant Professor
    Comprehensive Cancer Center University of Puerto Rico
  3. Versatile and convenient product. We use this diet gel to administer drug orally and it is splendid for that purpose. It is thermo-reversible so we are able to melt it, inject sterile drug into the cup, and then mix by shaking. It resolidifies nicely. When opened and left in the ventialted cages, it holds moisture far better than expected and we have yet to note a single incident of spoilage during use. I should note that their QC is excellent; each cup contains the exact same amount of food down to within a couple milligrams. The mice love this stuff, and while the literature says one cup will feed five mice for two days, we find that five mice will eat 0.9 cup per day. We see no weight loss when feeding this diet alone for up to one month.

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