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Several Recalls Issued By The FDA For Dry Dog Food

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Some potentially bad news for all the dog lovers out there, the FDA has made a major announcement that several popular brands of dog food have been recalled due to dangerously high levels of vitamin D being found in the products.

Toxic levels of vitamin D is a serious health problem and is considered an emergency. Toxicity from vitamin D can lead to a variety of problems that can be deadly, such as bloody vomiting, seizures, and even potential kidney failure. (1, 2, 3)

If you are concerned that your dog is facing toxic levels of vitamin D, then be on the lookout for these conditions: (2)

  • Excessive drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Constipation

For those who are wondering whether or not they have purchased faulty dog products, the FDA has released a comprehensive listing of all the brands that are afflicted. We have listed it below:

Sunshine Mills, Inc.

 

  • Old Glory Hearty Turkey and Cheese Flavor Dog Food
  • UPC 0-70155-14297-9 – 12.75 lb. bag
  • TC3 29 October 2018
  • TA1 30 October 2018
  • TA2 30 October 2018
  • TC1 30 October 2018
  • TC2 30 October 2018
  • TC3 30 October 2018

 

Evolve Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food

  • UPC 0-73657-00862-0 – 14 lb. bag
  • UPC 0-73657-00863-7 – 28 lb. bag

Sportsman’s Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food

  • UPC 0-70155-10566-0 – 40 lb. bag
  • UPC 0-70155-10564-0 – 40 lb. bag

Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food

  • UPC 0-73657-00873-6 – 3.5 lb. bag
  • UPC 0-73657-00874-3 – 16 lb. bag
  • UPC 0-73657-00875-0 – 30 lb. bag

Ahold Delhaize (firm has not yet issued recall press)

 

  • Nature’s Promise Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food
  • UPC 068826718472 – 14 lb. bag
  • All lot codes
  • UPC 068826718471 – 28 lb. bag
  • All lot codes
  • UPC 068826718473 – 4 lb. bag
  • All lot codes

 

Nature’s Place Real Country Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food

  • UPC 72543998959 – 5 lb. bag
  • All lot codes
  • UPC 72543998960 – 15 lb. bag
  • All lot codes

Kroger (12/5/18)

 

  • Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dog Food
  • UPC 11110-83556 – 4 lb. bag
  • All lot codes

 

King Soopers (12/5/18)

 

  • Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dog Food
  • UPC 11110-83556 – 4 lb. bag
  • All lot codes
  • UPC 11110-83573 – 14 lb. bag
  • All lot codes
  • UPC 11110-89076 – 24 lb. bag
  • All lot codes

 

ELM Pet Foods, Inc. (11/29/18)

 

  • ELM Chicken and Chickpea Recipe
  • UPC 0-70155-22507-8 – 3 lb. bag
  • D2 26 FEB 2019
  • TE1 30 APR 2019
  • TD1 5 SEP 2019
  • TD2 5 SEP 2019
  • UPC 0-70155-22513-9 – 28 lb. bag
  • TB3 6 APR 2019
  • TA1 2 JULY 2019
  • TI1 2 JULY 2019

 

ELM K9 Naturals Chicken Recipe

  • UPC 0-70155-22522-9 – 40 lb. bag
  • TB3 14 Sep 2019
  • TA2 22 Sep 2019
  • TB2 11 Oct 2019

ANF, Inc. (11/28/18)

 

  • ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food
  • UPC 9097231622 – 3 kg bag
  • Best by Nov 23 2019
  • UPC 9097203300 – 7.5 kg bag
  • Best by Nov 20 2019

 

Lidl (Orlando brand) (11/6/18)

 

  • Orlando Grain-Free Chicken & Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food
  • Lidl product number 215662
  • TI1 3 Mar 2019
  • TB2 21 Mar 2019
  • TB3 21 Mar 2019
  • TA2 19 Apr 2019
  • TB1 15 May 2019
  • TB2 15 May 2019

 

Natural Life Pet Products (11/2/18, expanded 11/9/18)

  • Chicken & Potato Dry Dog Food
  • UPC 0-12344-08175-1 – 17.5 lb. bag
  • Best by dates range: December 4, 2019 through August 10, 2020

 

 

Nutrisca (11/2/18)

 

  • Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food
  • UPC 8-84244-12495-7 – 4 lb. bag
  • UPC 8-84244-12795-8 – 15 lb. bag
  • UPC 8-84244-12895-5 – 28 lb. bag
  • Best by date range: February 25, 2020 through September 13, 2020

 

You can read more information on the recall by going to the FDA’s official website. (4)

If you are concerned that your dog has received toxic levels of vitamin D, contact your veterinarian immediately. After all, we all love our dogs and want the best for them. If we keep an eye on the products that we buy for them, we can ensure that they are safe and no harm will come to them.

Sources:

  1. https://www.wric.com/news/recalls/several-recalls-issued-by-the-fda-for-dry-dog-food/1701936410
  2. https://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/toxicity/c_dg_vitamin_d_toxicity
  3. https://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/toxicity/c_dg_vitamin_d_toxicity?page=2
  4. https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/ucm627485.htm

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