Hill’s Pet Nutrition Voluntary Recall of Select Foods

We just received an update from Hill’s Pet Nutrition:  They are voluntarily recalling specific lots of canned dog food that may have an elevated levels of vitamin D.

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.

Only selected lots of canine canned dog food are listed on this recall.  No cat foods or dry dog food were recalled.

We’ve double checked the Hill’s canned dog food delivered to our clinic and have determined our food is safe.  We did not find any food listed with the lot numbers that are being recalled.

If you purchased your food someone else, please double check the lots or call that store to make sure everything is okay.  If you do have any affected cans, please discontinue feeding them and monitor for symptoms.  If you have any questions, please give us a call.

The complete recall update and list of affected Hills canned dog food can be found here:

https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm630232.htm