Two Types of Dog Food Recalled for Vitamin D Toxicity

Dog food recall expands to more brands for vitamin D toxicity risk

Additional dry dog food products have been recalled for high levels of vitamin D, which can lead to vitamin D toxicity.

The symptoms of vitamin D toxicity in dogs include vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss. 

ANF Pet Inc., ELM Pet Foods and Sunshine Mills have all issued voluntary recalls for some of its dry dog food in response to the ongoing concern of elevated levels of Vitamin D.

Some of the recalled products include:

  • ANF Pet Inc. - 3 kilogram ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food
  • ANF Pet Inc. - 7.5 kilogram ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food
  • ELM Pet Foods - 3-pound ELM CHICKEN AND CHICKPEA RECIPE
  • ELM Pet Foods - 28-pound ELM CHICKEN AND CHICKPEA RECIPE
  • ELM Pet Foods - 40-pound ELM K9 NATURALS CHICKEN RECIPE
  • 14-pound Evolve® Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food Bag
  • 28-pound Evolve® Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food Bag
  • 40-pound Sportsman's Pride® Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food Bag
  • 40-pound Sportsman's Pride® Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food Bag
  • 3.5-pound Triumph® Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food Bag
  • 16-pound Triumph® Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food Bag 
  • 30-pound Triumph® Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food Bag

Earlier in November, Nutrisca and Natural Life Pet Products, both based in St. Louis, Missouri, issued the voluntary recalls, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

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Nutrisca has recalled one formula of its dry dog food nationwide. Affected bags have the best-by date code of Feb. 25, 2020, through Sept. 13, 2020. 

“Nutrisca became aware of the elevated levels of vitamin D after receiving complaints from three pet owners of vitamin D toxicity after consuming the product,” the company said in the recall. “An investigation revealed a formulation error led to the elevated vitamin D in the product.”

Those recalled items are:

  • 4-pound Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food with bag UPC 8-84244-12495-7.
  • 15-pound Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food with bag UPC 8-84244-12795-8.
  • 28-pound Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food with bag UPC 8-84244-12895-5.

Pet owners with those products should dispose of them immediately or return them for a full refund at the point of purchase. 

Natural Life Pet Products recalled only one item in eight states. The company’s 17.5-pound Natural Life Chicken & Potato Dry Dog Food Bag has been recalled in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and California. The affected bags have the best-by date code of May 29, 2020, through Aug 10, 2020.

Owners should stop feeding the product to their dogs immediately and dispose of the item or return it to the point of purchase for a full refund.

More information from Nutrisca and Natural Life Pet Products can be found by calling (888) 279-9420 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, or by email at consumerservices@nutrisca.com.

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