More dog food recalled for possibly toxic levels of vitamin D

Hill’s list of recalled items

Hill’s list of recalled items

The original recall came after a complaint was made about a dog exhibiting signs of vitamin D toxicity as a result of eating a Hill's Pet Nutrition product.

Go into Saturday's National Puppy Day with caution: Hill's Pet Nutrition announced its voluntarily recalling eight different kinds of canned dog food for potentially toxic levels of Vitamin D.

Caitlin Gibson, a features reporter at The Washington Post, in early February tweeted that her dog had died after consuming prescription food from Hill's and had displayed symptoms of vitamin D poisoning.

Hill's first recall in January involved about 13.5 million cans sold nationwide and led to an unknown number of dog illnesses and death, CBS News reports.

The full list of recalled Hill's Pet Nutrition products can be found on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website.

The company says Vitamin D is a nutrient that dogs need, but too much can cause health problems.

The list continued
The list continued

But, it added, "our review did determine that there were additional products affected by that vitamin premix, and it is for that reason that we are expanding the recall".

The latest information from Hill's Pet Nutrition says products purchased between September 1, 2018 and March 21, 2019 are recalled as they may be potentially affected.

The company has said it learned of the potential for elevated vitamin D levels "in some of our canned dog foods after receiving a complaint in the United States about a dog exhibiting signs of elevated vitamin D levels" and that the initial "investigation confirmed elevated levels of vitamin D due to a supplier error".

If you've purchased one of the recalled products, you should stop feeding it to your pets immediately.

"So far, I haven't heard of a major number of dogs" that have been affected by the recalls, Hohenhaus told CBS.

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