Dog Food Recall Over Too Much Vitamin D
A popular dog food is being recalled after making dogs violently ill.
Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food is the food that is being recalled. The company says that "a formulation error led to the elevated vitamin D in the product."
The food was sold across the country at a variety of retailers, the specific products affected are:
- 4 lbs Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 8-84244-12495-7
- 15 lbs Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 8-84244-12795-8
- 28 lbs Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 8-84244-12895-5
The official advisory from the FDA says, "consumers should stop feeding the products listed above. Dogs ingesting elevated levels of Vitamin D may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Vitamin D when consumed at very high levels can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction. Consumers with dogs who have consumed any of the products listed above and are exhibiting these symptoms, should contact their veterinarian.
Anyone who has this dog food should dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.