TOPEKA, Kan. — Hill’s Pet Nutrition voluntarily recalled some canned dog food products because of high levels of vitamin D on Jan. 31.
Anyone who bought the recalled products listed on the website should throw out the opened food and return any unopened food to the retailer for a refund.
The elevated levels of vitamin D were discovered after a complaint about a dog with signs of vitamin D poisoning. An investigation by Hill’s Pet Nutrition found the elevated levels of vitamin D were due to a supplier error.
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, but too much can lead to vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss. Very high levels of vitamin D consumption can lead to renal dysfunction.
Anyone with a dog exhibiting these signs should visit a veterinarian.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition can be contacted at (800) 445-5777 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.