Animals

The FDA Has Recalled Multiple Dog Foods For High Levels Of Vitamin D

Yikes! Check your pet food.

Dog owners, take note: The Food and Drug Administration issued a nationwide recall on a variety of dry dog food brands after testing found dangerously elevated levels of vitamin D.

After receiving consumer complaints about dogs getting sick, the FDA tested samples of the food and found some of the brands contained up to 70 times more vitamin D than recommended according to pet health experts. Consuming too much of these foods can lead to vitamin D toxicity, a serious health hazard for animals. Vitamin D toxicity symptoms include “vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Vitamin D at toxic levels can cause kidney failure and death,” according to the FDA statement about the recall.

Anyone who has dogs who have eaten any of the recall foods listed below and show these symptoms should call their veterinarian immediately.

The FDA first issued the recall on Dec. 3, then updated their list of recalled foods on Dec. 6 and 20. Since the agency continues to investigate the problem, it may add foods to the recall list as it learns more.

The recall applies to a variety of foods sold across the country at Kroger, King Soopers and elsewhere, and the recall list includes multiple brands. To check your dog’s food, look for the following information on these products that are on the recall list as of Jan. 17:

Sunshine Mills, Inc.

  • Old Glory Hearty Turkey and Cheese Flavor Dog Food
    • UPC 0-70155-14297-9 — 12.75-pound 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-pound bag
    • UPC 0-73657-00863-7 — 28-pound bag
  • Sportsman’s Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food
    • UPC 0-70155-10566-0 — 40-pound bag
    • UPC 0-70155-10564-0 — 40-pound bag
  • Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food
    • UPC 0-73657-00873-6 — 3.5-pound bag
    • UPC 0-73657-00874-3 — 16-pound bag
    • UPC 0-73657-00875-0 — 30-pound bag

Ahold Delhaize 

  • Nature’s Promise Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food
    • UPC 068826718472 — 14-pound bag
      All lot codes
    • UPC 068826718471 — 28-pound bag
      All lot codes
    • UPC 068826718473 — 4-pound bag
      All lot codes
  • Nature’s Place Real Country Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food
    • UPC 72543998959 — 5-pound bag
      All lot codes
    • UPC 72543998960 — 15-pound bag
      All lot codes

Kroger 

  • Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dog Food
    • UPC 11110-83556 — 4-pound bag
      All lot codes

King Soopers 

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

ELM Pet Foods, Inc. 

  • ELM Chicken and Chickpea Recipe
    • UPC 0-70155-22507-8 — 3-pound bag
      D2 26 FEB 2019
      TE1 30 APR 2019
      TD1 5 SEP 2019
      TD2 5 SEP 2019
    • UPC 0-70155-22513-9 — 28-pound bag
      TB3 6 APR 2019
      TA1 2 JULY 2019
      TI1 2 JULY 2019
  • ELM K9 Naturals Chicken Recipe
    • UPC 0-70155-22522-9 — 40-pound 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-kilogram bag
      Best by Nov 23, 2019
    • UPC 9097203300 — 7.5-kilogram bag
      Best by Nov 20, 2019

Lidl (Orlando brand) 

  • 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

  • Chicken & Potato Dry Dog Food
    • UPC 0-12344-08175-1 — 17.5-pound bag
      Best by dates range: Dec. 4, 2019, through Aug. 10, 2020

Nutrisca 

  • Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food
    • UPC 8-84244-12495-7 — 4-pound bag
    • UPC 8-84244-12795-8 — 15-pound bag
    • UPC 8-84244-12895-5 — 28-pound bag
      Best by date range: Feb. 25, 2020, through Sept. 13, 2020

If your dog has experienced any of the symptoms associated with vitamin D toxicity, the FDA wants to know. Dog owners can report problems through the FDA’s Safety Reporting Portal by following the instructions at their reporting site.