We are writing to inform you that Hill’s Pet Nutrition has expanded and added more products to their voluntarily recall on select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D.
Per the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Website on March 20, 2019:
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.
In the United States, the affected canned dog foods were distributed through retail pet stores and veterinary clinics nationwide. No dry foods, cat foods, or treats are affected. Pet parents who purchased the product with the specific lot/date codes listed should discontinue feeding and dispose of those products immediately or return unopened product to your retailer for a refund. For more information, please contact Hill’s at 1-800-445-5777.
Following the last recall, Hill’s conducted a detailed review of all canned dog foods potentially impacted by the vitamin premix with elevated levels of vitamin D. They did additional product testing to ensure that they had taken all appropriate action. Their review determined that there were additional products affected by that vitamin premix, and it is for that reason that they are expanding this recall. They have identified and isolated the error and to prevent this from happening again, have required their supplier to implement additional quality testing prior to their release of ingredients. In addition to our existing safety processes, they are reporting they are adding their own further testing of incoming ingredients.
For further information, please contact Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. at 1-800-445-5777 Monday-Friday during the hours of 7am-7pm (CST) or at [email protected].
This voluntary recall only impacts canned dog food and primarily in the United States. It is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Impacted products outside of the United States will be subject to separate notices on the country-specific website. If you are outside of the United States, please check your own country’s Hill’s website for more information.
How to look for SKU and Date Code/Lot Code Locations on Impacted Canned Dog Food Products:
To see Table of Affected Products and new additional skus added to the list: Please go to their website by clicking here. If you feed your pet a Hill’s diet, please check to make sure what you have is not affected.
Once we were informed of this, we assure you that we checked and removed any affected lots of these products off of our shelves. Should you find any affected lots in your homes and they were purchased from one of our hospitals, you can contact our hospitals to exchange the products. Please make sure to contact us first to make sure that we have what you need in stock prior to making an exchange.