USA: IMPORTANT – FDA Recalls Dog Food Brands Because of Vitamin D Toxicity Risks – SERIOUS !

 

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Warning: FDA Recalls 9 Dog Food Brands for Vitamin D Toxicity Risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall of several dry dog foods that may contain toxic levels of vitamin D.

 

Below is a full list of recalled products:

·         Ahold Delhaize

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

 

·         Sunshine Mills, Inc. (11/27/18)

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

 

·         Lidl (Orlando brand) (11/6/18)

Orlando Grain-Free Chicken & Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food

Lidl product number 215662

TI1 3 Mar 2019TB2 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

A copy of the warning and a list of the recalled dog foods is available here.

Recently, the FDA received numerous complaints about dogs suffering from vitamin D toxicity after consuming these dry dog foods. Further testing of dog food samples revealed dangerous and potentially lethal levels of vitamin D – in some cases, 70 times the normal amount. While vitamin D is beneficial for dogs in limited quantities, too much of it can be toxic, and can even result in kidney failure and death.

Symptoms of vitamin D poisoning include vomiting, appetite loss, increased thirst and/or urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. If your dog is displaying these symptoms, seek veterinary help immediately.

Anyone who has been feeding any of the recalled varieties of food to their dog(s) is urged to immediately discontinue their use of the product and consult a veterinarian. The FDA is encouraging veterinarians to report cases of vitamin D toxicity in dogs through their online portal or by calling their local consumer complaint center. Pet owners can also use these resources to report suspected vitamin D toxicity.

Because the situation is developing, more recalls may be announced. The FDA’s website will be updated as more information becomes available.

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