Hill's Pet Nutrition canned dog food recalled for excessive vitamin D


    Hill's Pet Nutrition canned dog food recalled for excessive vitamin D. (WWMT/Courtesy: Hill's Pet Nutrition)

    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.

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