31 Jan Hill’s Pet Nutrition Voluntarily Recalls Select Canned Dog Food
From Hill’s Pet Nutrition
Hill’s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. 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, and dogs may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels, can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction. 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.
The affected canned dog foods were distributed through retail pet stores and veterinary clinics nationwide in the United States. No dry foods, cat foods, or treats are affected.
Pet parents who purchased the product with the specific lot/date codes listed on the Hill’s Website should discontinue feeding and dispose of those products immediately. To have discarded products replaced at no cost, please contact Hill’s via their website or at 1-800-445-5777.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition learned of the potential for elevated vitamin D levels in some of their canned dog foods after receiving a complaint in the United States about a dog exhibiting signs of elevated vitamin D levels. The investigation confirmed elevated levels of vitamin D due to a supplier error.
Hill’s has identified and isolated the error and, to prevent this from happening again, have required their supplier to implement additional quality testing prior to their release of ingredients.
For further information, please contact Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. at 1-800-445-5777 Monday-Friday during the hours of 9am-5pm (CST) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.