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FDA Recall: Toxic Levels of Vitamin D in Dog Food
The FDA is recalling at least 25 products from eight different brands of dry dog food that contain toxic levels of Vitamin D. The brands include: Ahold Delhaize, ANF Inc. ELM Pet Foods Inc., Kroger, Lidl (Orlando brand), Nutrisca, Natural Life Pet Products, and Sunshine Mills Inc. State and private lab test results indicate that some samples of these products contained as much as approximately 70 times the intended amount. Vitamin D is stored in the liver and it regulates the calcium and phosphorus balance in your dog's body. A high amount of vitamin D can cause kidney failure and even death for all dog ages, young dogs and puppies are having a higher risk Symptoms to watch out for include vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, excessive drooling, weight loss, and increased urination. You can find the full list of recalled pet foods, information on bag sizes and LOT numbers here. If your dog has these symptoms, contact your veterinarian or pet care clinic immediately for guidance.