Hill’s expands a large recall of canned dog food sold in vet clinics, pet stores nationwide
Dog Families – Another massive recall of canned dog food, commonly sold in veterinary clinics and retail stores in the United States is calling back multiple lots of both Hill’s Prescription Diet and Science Diet dog foods. Prescription Diet dog foods are made specifically for dogs with weight, mobility, kidney, digestive, urinary and skin issues.
Please check your food manufactured by Hill’s Pet Nutrition. These cans have potentially toxic levels of vitamin D.
Hill’s initiated a recall in late January but expanded the scope 3/31/2019 to include additional products and product lots, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The total recall now numbers 85 lots of 44 varieties.
Too much vitamin D can lead to serious health issues in dogs, including kidney dysfunction or death, when found in very high levels, according to the FDA.
The recall list includes lots of its c/d, i/d, z/d, w/d, j/d and g/d prescription formulas. The company did not say how many cans in all have been recalled.
The recall is only for canned dog food and does not affect canned cat food, dry food (kibble) or treats.
Vitamin D Overdose
Dogs need vitamin D in their daily diet. However, the FDA warns that high levels of vitamin D can lead to potential health issues. Depending on the level of Vitamin D, size of the dog, and length of exposure, the severity of their symptoms may cause severe health damage.
Symptoms of too much Vitamin D
- Loss of appetite
- Increased thirst
- Increased urination
- Excessive drooling
- Weight loss
If your dog is exhibiting these symptoms after ingesting the recalled food, please take your dog to the vet to be examined immediately. Bring along a full diet history for your vet, including a photo of the label and lot number.
Do not feed the recalled product to any animal or wildlife. Contact the company for further instructions and keep the product away from children.
The list of recalled dry dog-food products provided to the FDA in January includes:
- Hill’s Prescription Diet c/d Multicare Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5 oz, SKU 3384
- Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T10
- Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T25
- Hill’s Prescription Diet i/d Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5 oz, SKU 3389
- Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T04
- Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T10
- Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T19
- Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T20
- Hill’s Prescription Diet i/d Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 5.5 oz, SKU 3390
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