- Kazutoshi Sugita (School of Veterinary Medicine, Azabu University / email@example.com)
1) School of Veterinary Medicine, Azabu University , 2) School of Life and Environmental Science, Azabu University
This study reported acrylamide, a carcinogenic substance produced by the Maillard reaction, in dog food, as a part of understand the mechanism of canine carcinogenesis. These results indicated that the average concentrations of acrylamide in dry, retort, and canned dog food were 39.6, 11.0, and 10.7 ng/g, respectively. Among the three, dry dog food exhibited significantly higher concentration. The daily intake of acrylamide by dogs was calculated to be 590 ng/kg/day, which is approximately four times higher than that of humans.