FDA Recalls Dog Food Due to Potentially Toxic Levels of Vitamin D

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Pet owners should be aware of a dog food recall announced earlier this week. The FDA has created a list of 8 brands of dry dog food that are causing illness due to excessive amounts of vitamin D.

Veterinarians began receiving numerous complaints about dogs having symptoms of food poisoning, prompting them to contact the government agency. Some pet owners also reported their cases directly to the FDA.

Samples of products were tested and the agency found toxic levels of vitamin D, in some cases 70 times more than what it should be.

At this time, these are the only brands on the list. Some companies issued voluntary recalls in November but there is a possibility this list could grow:

ANF – Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food, 3kg., 7.5 kg.

ELM Pet Foods – ELM Chicken and Chickpea Recipe, 3lb., 28 lb.; ELM K9 Naturals Chicken Recipe, 40 lb.

Ahold Delhaize – Nature’s Promise Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food, 4lb., 14 lb., 28 lb.; Nature’s Place Real Country Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food, 5 lb., 15 lb.

Kroger – Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dog Food, 4 lb., 14 lb., 24 lb.

Nutrisca – Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food, 4 lb., 15 lb., 28 lb.

Natural Life Pet Products – Chicken and Potato Dry Dog Food, 17.5 lb.

Sunshine Mills – Evolve Chicken & Rice Puppy Dog Food, 14 lb., 28 lb.; Sportsman’s Pride Large Breed Puppy Dog Food, 40 lb.; Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food, 3.5 lb., 16 lb., 30 lb.

Lidl – Orlando Grain-Free Chicken & Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food

Too much vitamin D for dogs can result in poisoning with symptoms such as vomiting, weight loss, increased thirst, loss of appetite, increased urination, and drooling. In severe cases, high levels can lead to kidney failure or death.

If you suspect your pet has been affected by this recall, contact your vet, take a picture of the food label, and report the incident to the FDA here. Click below to learn more!

Were you aware of this recall? Do you believe your dog has eaten one of these products?