FDA recalls a number of dry dog food products causing vitamin D toxicity

December 13, 2018

More brands have been added to the administration’s list of pet foods containing dangerous amounts of vitamin D

 

The problem of vitamin D toxicity in dry dog food may be bigger than expected.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is adding another recall to its initial two, following an investigation that found elevated levels of vitamin D in a number of goods.  According to the FDA, this is a developing situation and additional recalls may be announced.

New reports indicate the goods come from a manufacturer that makes products marketed under several different brand names.

The administration’s scientists are currently analyzing all information available to determine whether the illnesses are definitively connected to diet. Samples of some of the products were evaluated and test results indicated the food contained as much as approximately 70 times the intended amount of vitamin D.  Consuming food with high levels of vitamin D is potentially toxic to dogs, and in severe cases may lead to kidney failure and/or death. It can also cause vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss.

 

Here is an updated list of the recalls:

 

  • Nutrisca

  • Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food

  • Natural Life Pet Products

  • Chicken & Potato Dry Dog Food

  • Sunshine Mills, Inc.

  • Evolve Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food

  • Sportsman’s Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food

  • Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food

  • ANF, Inc.

  • ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food

  • Lidl (Orlando brand)

  • Orlando Grain-Free Chicken & Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food

  • Kroger

  • Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dog Food

  • ELM Pet Foods, Inc.

  • ELM Chicken and Chickpea Recipe

  • ELM K9 Naturals Chicken Recipe

  • Ahold Delhaize

  • Nature’s Promise Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food

  • Nature’s Place Real Country Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food

For more information, including UPC codes, and to check the most up to date list of recalled brands, visit the FDA's website.

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