The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the recall of some other brand products dog food brand, adding to an apparently growing list of dog foods that have been pulled off the market due to potentially high levels of vitamin D.
Hill's Pet Nutrition has voluntarily recalled some of its canned food products because of "potentially high levels of vitamin D," said the company in its opinion, published on the FDA website.
The canned foods concerned, which can be found here, have been sold in pet stores and veterinary clinics across the country. None of the brand's dry foods, treats or cat food has been affected to date.
"Hill's Pet Nutrition has been informed of the risk of increased vitamin D levels in some of our canned dog foods after receiving a complaint in the United States regarding a dog showing signs of high vitamin D levels. confirmed high levels of vitamin D due to a provider error, "said the company.
Although vitamin D is an "essential nutrient" for dogs, too much of it can lead to vitamin D toxicity, which can lead to kidney failure and even death. Those who survive may have "long-term impairments," including kidney or heart disease, which require "lifelong management," according to VCA animal hospitals.
According to the FDA, vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, weight loss, increased urination, and excessive salivation are signs of vitamin D toxicity .
This news comes after the recall of several brands of dry dog food in December due to the presence of potentially "toxic" levels of vitamin D.
For more information, pet owners can contact Hill's Pet Nutrition at 1-800-445-5777.