Multiple dry pet food brands recalled due to potentially toxic levels of vitamin D

Multiple dry pet food brands recalled due to potentially toxic levels of vitamin D
Multiple pet food brands have voluntarily recalled its dry dog food (Source: SOURCE: Pexels)

TOLEDO (WTOL) - Numerous pet food manufacturers have voluntarily recalled their dry pet food products due to potentially high levels of vitamin D.

The FDA has been alerting pet owners about these recalls due to complaints that dogs experienced vitamin D toxicity after eating the food.

After testing, they found that samples of the food did contain excessive and potentially toxic levels of vitamin D. While the vitamin is an essential nutrient for dogs, high amounts can cause health problems like kidney failure or even death.

Currently, the only products affected are dry dog foods.

Common symptoms of vitamin D toxicity:

  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Excessive drooling
  • Weight loss

What should pet owners do?

Pet owners whose dogs are showing symptoms and have been eating the recalled brands should contact their veterinarians. You will be asked to provide a detailed diet history to your vet. The FDA suggests taking a picture of the pet food label, including the lot number.

Stop feeding recalled products to your pets immediately. You are asked to contact the company listed on the package for more instructions and throw the products away so that kids, pets and other wildlife can’t get to it.

According to the FDA, you can report a suspect illness to online through its Safety Reporting Portal or by calling your state’s FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators. FDA representatives also suggest working with your veterinarian to submit your pet’s medical records as part of the report. You can find more information on how to report this to the FDA on their page: How to Report a Pet Food Complaint.

FDA officials report that this is a developing situation and more recalls could be announced in the future. The products subject to the recall have been sold nationwide.

Here is the current list of pet food brands that have been recalled:

  • Sunshine Mills, Inc.
  • Old Glory Hearty Turkey and Cheese Flavor Dog Food
    • UPC 0-70155-14297-9 – 12.75 lb. bag
      • TC3 29 October 2018
      • TA1 30 October 2018
      • TA2 30 October 2018
      • TC1 30 October 2018
      • TC2 30 October 2018
      • TC3 30 October 2018
  • Evolve Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food
    • UPC 0-73657-00862-0 – 14 lb. bag
    • UPC 0-73657-00863-7 – 28 lb. bag
  • Sportsman’s Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food
    • UPC 0-70155-10566-0 – 40 lb. bag
    • UPC 0-70155-10564-0 – 40 lb. bag
  • Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food
    • UPC 0-73657-00873-6 – 3.5 lb. bag
    • UPC 0-73657-00874-3 – 16 lb. bag
    • UPC 0-73657-00875-0 – 30 lb. bag
  • Ahold Delhaize (firm has not yet issued recall press)
  • Nature’s Promise Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food
    • UPC 068826718472 – 14 lb. bag
      • All lot codes
    • UPC 068826718471 – 28 lb. bag
      • All lot codes
    • UPC 068826718473 – 4 lb. bag
      • All lot codes
  • Nature’s Place Real Country Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food
    • UPC 72543998959 – 5 lb. bag
      • All lot codes
    • UPC 72543998960 – 15 lb. bag
      • All lot codes
  • Kroger (12/5/18)
  • Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dog Food
    • UPC 11110-83556 – 4 lb. bag
      • All lot codes
  • King Soopers (12/5/18)
  • Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dog Food
    • UPC 11110-83556 – 4 lb. bag
      • All lot codes
    • UPC 11110-83573 – 14 lb. bag
      • All lot codes
    • UPC 11110-89076 – 24 lb. bag
      • All lot codes
  • ELM Pet Foods, Inc. (11/29/18)
  • ELM Chicken and Chickpea Recipe
    • UPC 0-70155-22507-8 – 3 lb. bag
      • D2 26 FEB 2019
      • TE1 30 APR 2019
      • TD1 5 SEP 2019
      • TD2 5 SEP 2019
    • UPC 0-70155-22513-9 – 28 lb. bag
      • TB3 6 APR 2019
      • TA1 2 JULY 2019
      • TI1 2 JULY 2019
  • ELM K9 Naturals Chicken Recipe
    • UPC 0-70155-22522-9 – 40 lb. bag
      • TB3 14 Sep 2019
      • TA2 22 Sep 2019
      • TB2 11 Oct 2019
  • ANF, Inc. (11/28/18)
  • ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food
    • UPC 9097231622 – 3 kg bag
      • Best by Nov 23 2019
    • UPC 9097203300 – 7.5 kg bag
      • Best by Nov 20 2019
  • Lidl (Orlando brand) (11/6/18)
  • Orlando Grain-Free Chicken & Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food
    • Lidl product number 215662
      • TI1 3 Mar 2019
      • TB2 21 Mar 2019
      • TB3 21 Mar 2019
      • TA2 19 Apr 2019
      • TB1 15 May 2019
      • TB2 15 May 2019
  • Natural Life Pet Products (11/2/18, expanded 11/9/18)
  • Chicken & Potato Dry Dog Food
    • UPC 0-12344-08175-1 – 17.5 lb. bag
      • Best by dates range: December 4, 2019 through August 10, 2020
  • Nutrisca (11/2/18)
  • Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food
    • UPC 8-84244-12495-7 – 4 lb. bag
    • UPC 8-84244-12795-8 – 15 lb. bag
    • UPC 8-84244-12895-5 – 28 lb. bag
      • Best by date range: February 25, 2020 through September 13, 2020

This issue is developing. We will continue to keep you updated.

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