Patent Number: 6,310,090

Title: Process and product for enhancing immune response in companion animals using a combination of antioxidants

Abstract: A process for feeding a companion animal such as a dog a diet containing an effective amount of a combination of antioxidants to enhance immune response and improve the overall health of the animal is provided. Preferably, the diet includes from about 175 to about 400 IU of vitamin E per kilogram of diet, from about 1 to about 50 mg/day of lutein, and from about 1 to about 50 mg/day of .beta.-carotene.

Inventors: Hayek; Michael G. (Dayton, OH)

Assignee: The Iams Company

International Classification: A23K 1/16 (20060101); A23K 1/18 (20060101); A61K 31/355 (20060101); A61K 31/352 (20060101); A61K 031/355 (); A61K 031/07 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018