FDA says Dog Food Recalled over Potentially Toxic levels of Vitamin D.
The warning applied to at least 12 brands of dry dog food, some of which contained as much as 70 times the safe amount of vitamin D. While vitamin D is essential for dogs, high amounts can lead to kidney failure or death, the FDA said. FDA urged owners to stop using the recalled products.
The FDA said that after vets had received complaints, testing found that samples of the dog food contained potentially toxic amounts of vitamin D. The FDA said the only pet products that have been impacted are food made for dogs.
The affected brands include:
* Natural Life Pet Products
* Sunshine Mills, Inc.
* ANF, Inc.
* Lidl (Orlando brand)
* ELM Pet Foods, Inc.
* Ahold Delhaize.
* and more . . .
Vitamin D toxicity symptoms include loss of appetite, vomiting, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss. Toxic levels of the vitamin can cause kidney failure and death. Pet owners whose dogs have been consuming the brands below and show such symptoms are urged to contact their veterinarians.
For a full list of recalled pet foods, visit the FDA website.
Illnesses related to the food can be reported through the FDA's Safety Reporting Portal or by calling FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators.
Earlier this year, four companies recalled pet food over salmonella fears