CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSSRADIO) -- Following the FDA's recall of several dry dog food brands containing toxic levels of vitamin D back in Decemeber, it has now expanded to include at least one brand of canned dog food.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D.
While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues including vomiting, weight loss, kidney failure and death. FDA scientists found some of the recalled foods contained as much as 70 times the intended amount of vitamin D.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition said the affected canned dog foods were distributed through retail pet stores and veterinary clinics nationwide. No dry foods, cat foods, or treats are affected.
“Pet owners whose dogs have been eating the recalled brands and are showing these symptoms should contact their veterinarians.”
To have discarded products replaced at no cost, please contact Hill’s via its website or at 1-800-445-5777.
"We care deeply about all pets and are committed to providing pet parents with safe and high quality products. Hill’s has identified and isolated the error and, to prevent this from happening again, we have required our supplier to implement additional quality testing prior to their release of ingredients. In addition to our existing safety processes, we are adding our own further testing of incoming ingredients," Hill's said in a statement.
Pet owners should not feed the recalled food to their dogs and retailers shouldn't sell the foods, the FDA advises. Illnesses related to the recalled food can be reported through the FDA's Safety Reporting Portal or by calling appropriate state’s FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators.