The FDA issued a warning after reports of vitamin D toxicity in dogs (not this). Several dry dog food brands…
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Dog owners are advised to check labels and pay attention to symptoms of D-vitality after the FDA issued a warning that it found excessive and potentially toxic levels of nutrient in some dry dog foods and some pets have said that the dog’s food comes all from a single yet-named manufacturer and marketed for at least eight brands including Abound, Orlando and Natural Life, sold by Kroger, Lidl and other retailers, the FDA said.
You can view the full list of recalled products on the FDA website.
“Testing showed that samples of the dog food contained too large, potentially toxic amounts of vitamin D”, in some cases as much as 70 times the intended amount, the FDA said.
Natural Life and Nutrisca were the first brands to issue voluntary recall at the beginning of last month.
The FDA notes that its investigation of the issue is developing and further marks can also be revoked ed.
The agency said that there had been complaints from owners that their dogs were suffering from D toxicity after eating the food.
Just like humans, nutrition is an important part of a healthy dog’s diet. But too much vitamin D can lead to kidney failure and even death. Other signs of excessive consumption are “vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss,” said the FDA.
It advises owners who observe these symptoms immediately contact a veterinarian. Taking a picture of the dog’s foodmark can also be helpful. Suspected diseases can be forwarded to the FDA through its online reporting portal.