9 Brands of Dog Food Recalled Due to Potentially Toxic Levels of Vitamin D

January 16, 2019 Updated: January 16, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting pet owners and veterinarians about recalls of nine brands of dog food, following reports from pet owners that dogs that ate the food suffered vitamin D toxicity.

One of the pet food firms reported to the FDA that it was recalling its dry dog food due to potentially toxic levels of vitamin D following complaints from pet owners. Since then, other brands with a common contract manufacturer were recalled.

“Testing found that samples of the dog food contained excessive, potentially toxic amounts of vitamin D,” the FDA warning read. “Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, but very high amounts can cause serious health problems like kidney failure or death.”

According to the FDA, excess vitamin D can cause dogs to vomit or drool excessively. They may also have a loss of appetite or show signs of thirst, increased urination, and weight loss. The FDA urges pet owners to contact their veterinarians if their dogs have been eating the recalled brands and are showing such symptoms.

FDA scientists found that samples of the dog food contained about 70 times the intended amount of vitamin D, with the exception of Old Glory dog food from Sunshine Mills Inc.—it had about three times the intended amount of vitamin D, and therefore still qualifies as a class I recall.

A Class I recall is “a situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of, or exposure to, a violative product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.”

The recalled products were sold nationwide. The list of recalled products published by the FDA so far is re-published below. It is subject to further updates, as additional recalls may be announced.

  • Sunshine Mills, Inc.

  • Old Glory Hearty Turkey and Cheese Flavor Dog Food
    • UPC 0-70155-14297-9 – 12.75 lb. bag
      • TC3 29 October 2018
      • TA1 30 October 2018
      • TA2 30 October 2018
      • TC1 30 October 2018
      • TC2 30 October 2018
      • TC3 30 October 2018
  • Evolve Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food
    • UPC 0-73657-00862-0 – 14 lb. bag
    • UPC 0-73657-00863-7 – 28 lb. bag
  • Sportsman’s Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food
    • UPC 0-70155-10566-0 – 40 lb. bag
    • UPC 0-70155-10564-0 – 40 lb. bag
  • Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food
    • UPC 0-73657-00873-6 – 3.5 lb. bag
    • UPC 0-73657-00874-3 – 16 lb. bag
    • UPC 0-73657-00875-0 – 30 lb. bag
  • Ahold Delhaize (firm has not yet issued recall press)

  • Nature’s Promise Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food
    • UPC 068826718472 – 14 lb. bag (All lot codes)
    • UPC 068826718471 – 28 lb. bag (All lot codes)
    • UPC 068826718473 – 4 lb. bag (All lot codes)
  • Nature’s Place Real Country Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food
    • UPC 72543998959 – 5 lb. bag (All lot codes)
    • UPC 72543998960 – 15 lb. bag (All lot codes)
  • Kroger (12/5/18)

  • Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dog Food
    • UPC 11110-83556 – 4 lb. bag (All lot codes)
  • King Soopers (12/5/18)

  • Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dog Food
    • UPC 11110-83556 – 4 lb. bag (All lot codes)
    • UPC 11110-83573 – 14 lb. bag (All lot codes)
    • UPC 11110-89076 – 24 lb. bag (All lot codes)
  • ELM Pet Foods, Inc. (11/29/18)

  • ELM Chicken and Chickpea Recipe
    • UPC 0-70155-22507-8 – 3 lb. bag
      • D2 26 FEB 2019
      • TE1 30 APR 2019
      • TD1 5 SEP 2019
      • TD2 5 SEP 2019
    • UPC 0-70155-22513-9 – 28 lb. bag
      • TB3 6 APR 2019
      • TA1 2 JULY 2019
      • TI1 2 JULY 2019
  • ELM K9 Naturals Chicken Recipe
    • UPC 0-70155-22522-9 – 40 lb. bag
      • TB3 14 Sep 2019
      • TA2 22 Sep 2019
      • TB2 11 Oct 2019
  • ANF, Inc. (11/28/18)

  • ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food
    • UPC 9097231622 – 3 kg bag
      • Best by Nov 23 2019
    • UPC 9097203300 – 7.5 kg bag
      • Best by Nov 20 2019
  • Lidl (Orlando brand) (11/6/18)

  • Orlando Grain-Free Chicken & Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food
    • Lidl product number 215662
      • TI1 3 Mar 2019
      • TB2 21 Mar 2019
      • TB3 21 Mar 2019
      • TA2 19 Apr 2019
      • TB1 15 May 2019
      • TB2 15 May 2019
  • Natural Life Pet Products (11/2/18, expanded 11/9/18)

  • Chicken & Potato Dry Dog Food
    • UPC 0-12344-08175-1 – 17.5 lb. bag
      • Best by dates range: December 4, 2019 through August 10, 2020
  • Nutrisca (11/2/18)

  • Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food
    • UPC 8-84244-12495-7 – 4 lb. bag
    • UPC 8-84244-12795-8 – 15 lb. bag
    • UPC 8-84244-12895-5 – 28 lb. bag
      • Best by date range: February 25, 2020 through September 13, 2020

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