Nutrisca's chicken and chickpeas had elevated levels of vitamin D By Natalie Guevara, SeattlePI Published10:31 PM, Monday, November 12, 2018…
A brand of grain-free dog food has been recalled after at least three dogs became ill.
Food, Nutrisca’s Chicken and Chickpea Dry Food, has elevated levels of vitamin D that are poisonous for dogs. Nutrisca was reported by three dog owners that their pets had suffered D toxicity after consuming the food.
“A survey revealed a formulation error that led to the increased vitamin D in the product,” the recall from the Food and Drug Administration
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Nutrisca’s Chicken and Chickpea dry food formula is recalled in 4 pound, 15 pound and 28 pound bags best at date 25 Feb 2020 through 13 September 2020. Best by date is on the back or bottom of bag of dog food. Infected UPC codes are: 8-84244-12495-7, 8-84244-12795-8 and 8-84244-12895-5.
No other Nutrisca pet is affected, including the wet food version of chicken and chickpeas
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Dog owners with the indicated products should stop feeding it directly to their pets. The product can be returned to the purchase point for full refund.
Elevated levels of vitamin D are poisonous for dogs and may cause impaired kidney function, according to the FDA message. Symptoms of high vitamin D content in dogs include vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, excessive drool and weight loss.
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