Following its January canned dog food recall, Hill’s Pet Nutrition has issued an expanded recall of more canned dog food due to elevated levels of vitamin D. According to Hill’s the higher than allowable levels of vitamin D were caused by the same vitamin premix from the same U.S. supplier as the January recall.
The recalled dog food was distributed nationwide at pet retailers and veterinary clinics. A full list of canned dog food recalled can be found here.
Elevated levels of vitamin D in dogs can lead to vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. In rare cases it can be life-threatening, creating health conditions such as renal dysfunction. In most cases, a complete recovery occurs after the discontinuation of feeding the affected food, Hill’s said.
Pet owners are urged to contact their veterinarian if their dog displays any of these symptoms.
Pet owners that have purchased the recalled dog food should discontinue feeding it to their dogs and dispose of the product immediately. They may also return unopened cans to the place of purchase for a refund.
Questions can be directed to Hill’s via its website or by calling 1-800-445-5777 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily or by emailing email@example.com. More information can also be found at www.hillspet.com/productlist.
Hill’s discovered the high levels of vitamin D in the canned dog food after receiving a complaint from a pet owner about their dog displaying symptoms of elevated vitamin D levels. The company conducted an investigation and confirmed the issue was due to a supplier error.
No dry foods, cat foods, or treats are affected by the recall.