The FDA has issued recalls on several dry dog foods due to vitamin D toxicity. Through testing, it was found that some dog foods contained excessive and potentially life-threatening amounts of Vitamin D.
The recalled dog food brands are mostly small niche brands. Brands like Purina and Hill’s Science Diet, companies with veterinary nutritionists on staff, are not part of the problem. The products that have been recalled are from the following manufacturers:
- Natural Life Pet Products
- Sunshine Mills, Inc.
- ANF, Inc.
- Lidl (Orlando Brand)
- ELM Pet Foods, Inc.
- Ahold Delhaize
If your dog eats one of the above brands, be sure to watch out for “vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss.” An excessive amount of Vitamin D can cause kidney failure and even death. Be sure to contact your veterinarian and schedule an appointment if your dog is exhibiting these symptoms.
Please go to the following link for a full list of recalled foods: FDA Recalls Dry Dog Food.