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Dangerous Levels of Vitamin D Discovered in Several Dog Food Brands

Discussion in 'Health & Nutrition' started by Dog Food Advisor, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. CAUTION — ONGOING SITUATION
    Last Updated December 7, 2018​

    December 7, 2018 — The FDA is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about recalls of several dry dog foods after receiving complaints that dogs eating the food experienced vitamin D toxicity.

    Testing found that samples of the affected foods contained as much as 70 times the intended amount of vitamin D.

    Very high levels of vitamin D can cause serious health problems in dogs like kidney failure or death.

    Veterinarians should be aware that vitamin D toxicity may present as hypercalcemia, similar to dogs that have consumed a rodent killer.

    At this time, the only pet products that are affected by this recall are foods made for dogs.

    About Vitamin D Toxicity


    Excess vitamin D in the diet can cause vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss.

    Vitamin D at toxic levels can cause kidney failure and death.

    Pet owners whose dogs have been eating the recalled brands and are showing these symptoms should contact their veterinarians.

    What Caused the Recalls?


    The FDA has become aware of reports of vitamin D toxicity in dogs that ate dry dog food produced by the same manufacturer and marketed under several different brand names.

    The FDA is working with the manufacturer to provide a comprehensive list of affected brands.

    Important Warning


    This is a developing situation. Additional recalls may be announced.

    The Dog Food Advisor will update this page as the FDA makes further information available.

    What Brands Are Recalled?


    This is a developing situation and this list may not be complete.

    The list of recalled dry dog food products provided to the FDA include:

    Ahold Delhaize (company has not issued press release)

    • Ahold Delhaize (company has not issued recall bulletin)
      • Nature’s Promise Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food
        Size: 14-lb bag
        UPC: 068826718472
        All lot codes

      • Nature’s Promise Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food
        Size: 28-lb bag
        UPC: 068826718471 – 28 lb. bag
        All lot codes

      • Nature’s Promise Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food
        Size: 4-lb bag
        UPC: 068826718473
        All lot codes

      • Nature’s Place Real Country Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food
        Size: 5-lb bag
        UPC: 72543998959
        All lot codes

      • Nature’s Place Real Country Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food
        Size: 15-lb bag
        UPC: 72543998960
        All lot codes
      • Kroger (12/5/18)
        • Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dog Food
          Size: 4-lb bag
          UPC: 11110-83556
          All lot codes
      • King Soopers (12/5/18)
        • Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dog Food
          Size: 4-lb bag
          UPC 11110-83556
          All lot codes

        • Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dog Food
          Size: 14-lb bag
          UPC 11110-83573
          All lot codes

        • Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dog Food
          Size: 24-lb bag
          UPC 11110-89076
          All lot codes
      • ELM Pet Foods, Inc. (11/29/18)
        • ELM Chicken and Chickpea Recipe
          Size: 3-lb bag
          UPC 0-70155-22507-8
          D2 26 FEB 2019
          TE1 30 APR 2019
          TD1 5 SEP 2019
          TD2 5 SEP 2019

        • ELM Chicken and Chickpea Recipe
          Size: 28-lb bag
          UPC 0-70155-22513-9
          TB3 6 APR 2019
          TA1 2 JULY 2019
          TI1 2 JULY 2019

        • ELM K9 Naturals Chicken Recipe
          Size: 40-lb bag
          UPC 0-70155-22522-9
          TB3 14 Sep 2019
          TA2 22 Sep 2019
          TB2 11 Oct 2019
      • ANF, Inc. (11/28/18)
        • ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food
          Size: 3-kg bag
          UPC 9097231622
          Best by Nov 23 2019

        • ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food
          Size: 7.5 kg bag
          UPC 9097203300 – 7.5 kg bag
          Best by Nov 20 2019
      • Sunshine Mills, Inc. (11/27/18)
        • Evolve Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food
          Size: 14-lb bag
          UPC 0-73657-00862-0

        • Evolve Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food
          Size: 28-lb bag
          UPC 0-73657-00863-7

        • Sportsman’s Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food
          Size: 40-lb bag
          UPC 0-70155-10566-0

        • Sportsman’s Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food
          Size: 40-lb bag
          UPC 0-70155-10564-0

        • Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food
          Size: 3.5 lb bag
          UPC 0-73657-00873-6

        • Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food
          Size: 16-lb bag
          UPC 0-73657-00874-3

        • Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food
          Size: 30-lb bag
          UPC 0-73657-00875-0
      • Lidl (Orlando brand) (11/6/18)
        • Orlando Grain-Free Chicken & Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food
          Lidl product number 215662
          TI1 3 Mar 2019
          TB2 21 Mar 2019
          TB3 21 Mar 2019
          TA2 19 Apr 2019
          TB1 15 May 2019
          TB2 15 May 2019
      • Nutrisca (11/2/18)
        • Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food
          Size: 4-lb bag
          UPC 8-84244-12495-7
          Best by dates: February 25, 2020 thru September 13, 2020

        • Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food
          Size: 15-lb bag
          UPC 8-84244-12795-8
          Best by dates: February 25, 2020 thru September 13, 2020

        • Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food
          Size:
          UPC 8-84244-12895-5 – 28 lb. bag
          Best by dates: February 25, 2020 thru September 13, 2020
    What to Do?


    Pet owners should stop feeding the recalled products.

    The FDA is asking veterinarians who suspect vitamin D toxicity in their patients to report them through the Safety Reporting Portal or by calling their local FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators.

    Pet owners can also report suspected cases to the FDA.

    U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

    Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

    Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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