Canned Dog Food Recalled Over Elevated Vitamin D Levels
Hill’s Pet Nutrition is recalling certain canned dog food products over concerns of potentially elevated vitamin D levels.
Higher levels of vitamin D ingestion can cause health issues, depending on the level ingestion and the length of exposure.
Affected dogs may show symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss.
If vitamin D is ingested at very high levels it can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction.
People that have given their dogs any of the products listed below should not continue to do so.
The affected dog foods were sold through retail pet stores and veterinary clinics across the U.S.
No dry foods, cat foods or treats produced by Hill's Pet Nutrition are being recalled.
For more information or questions regarding the recall, contact Hill’s at 1-800-445-5777.
The company indicates that after an investigation,elevated levels of vitamin D were confirmed due to a supplier error.
Hill's Pet Nutrition released the following statement:
"We care deeply about all pets and are committed to providing pet parents with safe and high quality products. Hill’s has identified and isolated the error and, to prevent this from happening again, we have required our supplier to implement additional quality testing prior to their release of ingredients. In addition to our existing safety processes, we are adding our own further testing of incoming ingredients."
Click here for a full list of affected products.