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Hill’s recalls canned dog food due to high Vitamin D levels

The voluntary recall involves both Hill’s Prescription Diets and Hill’s Science Diets

Photo courtesy @BigStockPhoto.comHill’s Pet Nutrition is recalling some of its canned dog food in Canada over concerns of elevated levels of Vitamin D.

The announcement comes after Hill’s received a complaint in the United States about a dog exhibiting signs of excessive Vitamin D. An investigation by the company confirmed elevated levels of vitamin D due to a supplier error.

The affected canned dog foods were distributed through retail pet stores, as well as veterinary clinics and e-commerce. No dry foods, cat foods, or treats are part of the recall.

Vitamin D is essential for dogs; however, it can cause vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss when ingested in high levels.

In a statement, Hill’s says, “We care deeply about all pets and are committed to providing pet parents with safe and high quality products. Hill’s has identified and isolated the error and, to prevent this from happening again, we have required our supplier to implement additional quality testing prior to their release of ingredients. In addition to our existing safety processes, we are adding our own further testing of incoming ingredients. All products within Hill’s control have been placed on hold. Hill’s will be contacting all customers to retrieve products.

For a list of the recalled canned dog food, click here.

Pet owners with dogs who have consumed any of the products listed and are exhibiting any of the signs of elevated Vitamin D should contact their veterinarian. Symptoms are treatable and complete recovery is expected after discontinuation of feeding.

For more information contact Hill’s Pet Nutrition at (800) 445-5777 or email

contactus@hillspet.com.

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