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Dog food and feeding => Feeding dogs with health problems => Topic started by: berkshire45 on Jun 28, 2019, 12:12

Title: Is Kibble classed as "processed food" and as with humans may cause cancer?
Post by: berkshire45 on Jun 28, 2019, 12:12
As processed food in humans has been linked to cancer - sausages/bacon etc.  Is kibble "processed" therefore introduces the same risk?

I am very happy with the kibble I feed my dog (Eden catch of the day) she is healthy with a shiny coat and all good in the waste disposal department but unfortunately she has cancer.  Has feeding kibble (processed food) possibly had a hand in this?
Title: Re: Is Kibble classed as "processed food" and as with humans may cause cancer?
Post by: Dottie on Jun 28, 2019, 12:41
I am sorry that your dog has developed cancer and hope that she can be treated. Extruded kibble is classed as processed food. I suspect that the link between this type of food and cancer is not proven. You might be interested in these threads about acrylamide:
Link. (https://www.allaboutdogfood.co.uk/forum/general-discussion/1/acrylamides/659/msg4825#msg4825)
Link. (https://www.allaboutdogfood.co.uk/forum/general-dog-chat/10/new-acrylamide-rules/1555/msg6553#msg6553)
Title: Re: Is Kibble classed as "processed food" and as with humans may cause cancer?
Post by: berkshire45 on Jun 28, 2019, 13:37
Thank you for this, but the kibble we are using is fish and vegetables - no grains or any products that are susceptible to Acrylamide.  Is the "processing" of fish and cooking to make kibble the problem here?