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Hill’s Science Diet and Prescription Diet Foods Recalled Due To Excess Vitamin D

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I cannot think of a veterinarian’s office I’ve been to that didn’t have Hill’s Pet Nutrition lines in their offices. In fact, it’s pretty much a go-to for vets to recommend for animals who have issues with weight or surgery recovery.

Now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported that Hill’s Pet Nutrition recalled several lots of their Prescription Diet and Science Diet dog foods, with concerns about the foods containing too much Vitamin D.

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While there’s likely no such thing as excess Vitamin D in humans, in dogs, too much Vitamin D can lead to serious conditions that include kidney dysfunction and has symptoms like nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and more.

Hill’s joins several other dog food companies, including Elm Pet Foods, ANF Inc., Natural Life Pet Products, Nutrisca and Sunshine Mills, Inc., who are voluntarily recalling brands of their food that may have too much Vitamin D.

Hill’s learned of the potential problem when they received a complaint about a dog who had elevated Vitamin D levels. Hill’s investigated and confirmed that there was a supplier error leading to the excess Vitamin D, and they voluntarily recalled 25 products and specific lot numbers of Prescription Diet adult and puppy foods.

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The recall is only for wet foods, and no dry dog foods are believed to be affected. The food was primarily distributed in the United States and the recall list includes lots of the c/d, i/d, z/d, w/d and g/d prescription formulas. To find the full lot number list and how to identify whether you have affected food, you can check out their recall list here.

If consumers choose, they can contact Hill’s Pet Nutrition at 1-800-445-5777 Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (CST) or at [email protected]


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