FDA Recalls Several Dog Food Brands After Finding Toxic Levels Of Vitamin D

December 04, 2018 - 1:40 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Several dry dog food brands are being recalled after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said they could contain toxic levels of vitamin D.

High levels of Vitamin D can cause serious health problems for pets, including vomiting, weight loss, kidney failure and death. FDA scientists found some of the recalled foods contained as much as 70 times the intended amount of vitamin D.

“Pet owners whose dogs have been eating the recalled brands and are showing these symptoms should contact their veterinarians.”

Brands affected by the recall include Nutrisca, Natural Life Pet Products, Sunshine Mills, Inc., ANF, Inc., Lidl (Orlando brand), Kroger, ELM Pet Foods, Inc., Ahold Delhaize, and others. 

All the brands buy their products from the same manufacturer.

Pet owners should not feed the recalled food to their dogs and retailers shouldn't sell the foods, the FDA advises. Illnesses related to the recalled food can be reported through the FDA's Safety Reporting Portal or by calling appropriate state’s FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators.

For a full list of recalled pet foods, visit the FDA website.