Hill’s Pet Nutrition expands recall of select canned dog food for excessive vitamin D
After a previous recall of select canned dog food products, Hill’s Pet Nutrition is expanding the recall to include an additional lot code that may also have elevated levels of vitamin D, according to a Department of Defense All Food and Drug Activity Expansion message sent May 21.
The Defense Commissary Agency has publicized this recall to all its stores, said Cindy Rood, public health officer for DeCA headquarters at Fort Lee, Virginia. Whenever a commissary has recalled or withdrawn products in its inventory, they are immediately removed from store shelves.
The following product is affected by the recall expansion:
- Hill's® Prescription Diet® i/d® Digestive Care Chicken & Vegetable Stew Canned Dog Food, 12.5 ounces: SKU number 3389, Lot Code/Date Code 102020T21
The previous recall issued in January involved the following products in DeCA’s inventory:
- Hill's® Science Diet® Adult Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13 ounces: SKU number 7037, Lot Code/Date Code 102020T13
- Hill's® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Turkey & Barley Entrée 13 ounces: SKU number 7057, Lot Code/Date Code 112020T19
- Hill's® Science Diet® Adult Light with Liver Dog Food 13 ounces: SKU number 7048, Lot Code/Date Code 112020T19
For a full list of products, including those not carried by DeCA, visit Hill’s Pet Nutrition recall page.
While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and the length of exposure. Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels, can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction. Dogs may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss. Pet owners with dogs who have consumed these products and are exhibiting any of these signs should contact their veterinarian.
Customers should return this product to the commissary of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions should contact Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. at (800) 445-5777, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST or by email at email@example.com.