Dry Dog Food Brands Recalled Due to Dangerous Levels of Vitamin D

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Several brands of dry dog food are being recalled because they contain potentially toxic levels of vitamin D, according to a warning this week from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Results of tests performed by the FDA showed that the food contained as much as 70 times (!) the intended amount of vitamin D, which can kill dogs that eat it. Dogs have already been sickened after eating the food, although the FDA says its scientists are still determining whether the illnesses are connected to the dogs’ diets.

Among the symptoms of vitamin D toxicity are vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst and urination, excessive drooling and weight loss. Too much vitamin D can lead to kidney failure and death. If your dog has been eating any of the recalled brands listed below and shows these symptoms, be sure to contact your veterinarian immediately.

All of the recalled dog food was made by the same manufacturer, but it was sold nationwide under various brand names.

The following brands have been recalled as of Dec. 7. This list may grow, according to the FDA. Retailers have been asked to stop selling these products and, if possible, to notify consumers who bought them.

Ahold Delhaize:

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:

Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dog Food
UPC 11110-83556 – 4 lb. bag (all lot codes)

King Soopers:

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.:

ELM Chicken and Chickpea Recipe
UPC 0-70155-22507-8 – 3 lb. bag
Lot codes:
D2 26 FEB 2019
TE1 30 APR 2019
TD1 5 SEP 2019
TD2 5 SEP 2019

UPC 0-70155-22513-9 – 28 lb. bag
Lot codes:
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
Lot codes:
TB3 14 Sep 2019
TA2 22 Sep 2019
TB2 11 Oct 2019

ANF, Inc.:

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

Sunshine Mills, Inc.:

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

Lidl (Orlando brand):

Orlando Grain-Free Chicken & Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food
Lidl product number 215662
Lot codes:
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 lb. bag
Best by date range: December 4, 2019 through August 10, 2020

Nutrisca:

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

Again, if your dog has eaten any of the above products and shows the symptoms of vitamin D toxicity, contact your vet right away. It will be helpful to provide your vet with your dog’s full diet history and to take a photo of the pet food label, including the lot number. Contact the company listed on the pet food package for more information or throw the products away in a way that children, pets and wildlife cannot access them.

You can report your dog’s illness to the FDA online via the Safety Reporting Portal or by calling your state’s FDA consumer complaint coordinator. The FDA says it’s most helpful if you can work with your veterinarian to submit your pet’s medical records as part of your report. For more information about submitting a report, see the FDA’s How to Report a Pet Food Complaint.