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Recall of canned dog food expanded; concern regards elevated levels of vitamin D

Posted at 12:36 PM, Mar 21, 2019

Hill's Pet Nutrition is expanding its canned dog food products recall due to concerns of elevated vitamin D levels, joining a growing list of dog foods nationwide that were recently recalled for the same reason.

The latest information from Hill's Pet Nutrition says products purchased between Sept. 1, 2018 and March 21, 2019 are recalled as they may be potentially affected. This does not include dry foods, cat foods or treats.

"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," the original recall states. "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."

The original recall came after a complaint was made about a dog exhibiting signs of vitamin D toxicity as a result of eating a Hill's Pet Nutrition product.

The elevated vitamin D levels are being attributed to a supplier error. The affected dog food products were distributed to pet stores and veterinary clinics nationwide.

The full list of recalled Hill's Pet Nutrition products can be found on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website. Other dog foods that have been recalled for vitamin D toxicity can be found here .

If you have questions or concerns about your Hill's Pet Nutrition canned dog food, you can call 1-800-445-5777 Monday-Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST or reach the company at .