Hill’s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D.
Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels, can lead to serious health issues in dogs including kidney dysfunction.
The following products and lot numbers are affected by the recall.
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.
Dogs may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss.
Pet parents with dogs who have consumed any of the products listed and are exhibiting any of these signs should contact their veterinarian.
In most cases, complete recovery is expected after discontinuation of feeding.
Where Were the Products Sold?
In the United States, the affected canned dog foods were distributed through retail pet stores and veterinary clinics nationwide.
No dry foods, cat foods, or treats are affected.
What to Do?
Pet parents who purchased the product with the specific lot/date codes listed should discontinue feeding and dispose of those products immediately.
To have discarded products replaced at no cost or for further information, contact Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. at 800-445-5777 Monday-Friday 9 AM to 5 PM (CST) or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information can also be found at www.hillspet.com/productlist
Leslie Kessinger, co-owner of Three Dog Bakery in Franklin and Mt Juliet recommends “that consumers subscribe to a list like those provided by dogfoodadvisor.com that alerts when recalls are issued. There are literally hundreds of dog foods out there and the best way to protect yourself and your pet is with information. There can be a lot of conflicting or false information reported on news sites that make it tough to make decisions on your pet food, but when a true recall is issued, you need to have that report as quickly as possible.”
U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area. Or go to https://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.