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Hill’s Pet Nutrition has expanded upon an earlier recall of Science Diet® and Prescription Diet® canned dog foods due to elevated levels of Vitamin D.
In a May 20 announcement, Hill’s Pet Nutrition stated that a single can date/lot code within an already recalled case of dog food was inadvertently omitted from their recall list. This relates to the same elevated Vitamin D levels that prompted earlier recalls of 33 varieties of Hill’s brand canned dog food.
The cans were in cases marked with the previously recalled lot code. The vast majority of the product was distributed in October and November 2018 and unlikely to still be commercially available, although it may still be in consumers’ possession. Hill’s has not received any calls reporting ill pets for this SKU date code / lot code.
This single date code below is associated with an already recalled SKU:
|Date Code / Lot Code|
|Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Digestive Care Chicken & Vegetable Stew Canned Dog Food, 12.5 oz||3389||102020T21|
While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and the length of exposure, and dogs 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. Pet parents with dogs who have consumed any of the products listed and are exhibiting any of these signs should contact their veterinarian. In most cases, complete recovery is expected after discontinuation of feeding.