A recall was announced on Monday by the Food and Drug Administration for some brands of dry dog food. The…
A recall was announced on Monday by the Food and Drug Administration for some brands of dry dog food.
The recall says that the affected brands contain too much vitamin D.
While vitamin is important for dogs, too much vitamin D can cause serious health problems or even death.
“FDA researchers have evaluated samples of some of these products, and state and private laboratory test results indicate that the food contained as much as about 70 times the intended amount of vitamin D,” the FDA said.
The extended recall comes about a month after the dog food brands Natural Life and Nutrisca issued voluntary recall.
Other trademarks now placed under the recall include Sunshine Mills, Lidl’s Orlando Brand and Kroger. The FDA believes that most of the dog food is derived from the same manufacturer, although the company has not been named by the FDA.
As the investigation is still ongoing, the FDA recall also states that additional brands could be added to the list of
The FDA requests that individuals who bought some of the affected brands stop giving dogs the food and to take the dog to a vet Symptoms include “vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss,” says FDA.
All pet owners or veterinarians who notice dogs with symptoms are advised to contact the FDA so that the information can be used in the survey. Veterinarians can provide information through the security reporting portal, while homeowners can contact their local consumer complaints coordinator.
A full list of products included in the recall can be found on the FDA website, as well as further updates of the survey or any marks of dog food added to the recall.