Recently, a major pet food company in the US recalled its 25 products in dog food category over concerns of containing excessive Vitamin D, which could be fatal for dogs.
There were a number of the company’s canned Prescription Diet and Science Diet foods that were recalled. According to USA today, Hill’s Pet Nutrition released a statement saying that a complaint about a dog exhibiting signs of high vitamin D levels has prompted its recall.
Dangers of excessive Vitamin D in Dogs
According to FDA, the dogs with higher intake of vitamin D can experience symptoms such as:
- Loss of appetite
- Increased thirst
- Frequent urination
- Excessive drooling
- Weight loss
Extreme high doses of the vitamin D can also cause kidney failure in dogs.
According to USA Today, the company said in a statement that it has “isolated the error” and is implementing additional testing to prevent this from happening in the future. No dry dog food from the company was affected, according to the recall.
A journalist for the Washington Post shared a tweet after her dog died after eating company manufactured food.
DOG OWNERS: If you feed your pup Hill’s, PLEASE check this recall notice carefully.
My beloved girl died after eating this affected prescription food & exhibiting all the symptoms of vit D poisoning.
— Caitlin Gibson (@CaitJGibson) February 4, 2019
Many pet owners commented about their pet deaths while eating the recalled foods on the company’s Facebook page.
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