Updated: Jun 11, 2019
There has recently been several recalls on pet food brands affected by extreme levels of Vitamin D. Even though none of the brands or recipes we carry have been affected, we'd like to keep you, a loyal customer and loving pet owner, well informed so you can provide your pet the very best. We are currently monitoring recalls closely HERE and will keep you updated about any more brands affected.
About High Levels of Vitamin D
Why are elevated levels of Vitamin D dangerous? Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin needed to regulate calcium and balance phosphorous in a dog's body. However, if consumed in high levels, it can lead to Vitamin D toxicity which can lead to serious health issues in dogs and can affect their kidneys, heart, gastrointestinal tract and central nervous system. Symptoms of Vitamin D toxicity include:
VomitingLoss of appetiteIncreased thirstIncreased urinationAbdominal painExcessive droolingWeight loss
What Brands and Recipes Have Been Affected?
As of December 7, 2018, the affected brands include:
ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food in the 3 kg bag with the Best by date of November 23, 2019, as well as ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food Food in the 7.5 kg bag with the Best by date of November 20, 2019. Elm Dog Food
ELM Chicken and Chickpea Recipe in the 3 lbs and 28 bags and ELM K9 Naturals Chicken Recipe in the 40 lb bag. Evolve, Sportsman's Pride and Triumph Dog
Evolve Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food in the 14 lb. and 28 lb. bag. Sportsman's Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food in the 40 lb. bag.
Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food in 3.5 lb, 16 lb, and 30 lb bags.
Nature’s Promise Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food in the 4 lb, 14 lb, and 28 lb bags with the Best by dates between November 1, 2018 to November 8, 2019.
Nature’s Place Real Country Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food in the 5 lb and 15 lb bags.
Abound Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food in the 4 lb, 14 lb, and 24 lb bags.
Orlando brand Grain Free Chicken & Chickpea Superfood Recipe manufactured between March 3, 2018 and May 15, 2018.
Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food in the 4 lb, 15 lb, and 28 lb bags with Best by dates between February 25, 2020 through September 13, 2020.
Natural Life Chicken and Potato Dry Dog Food in the 17.5 lb bag with Best by date of December 4, 2019 through August 10, 2020.
What To Do If Your Pet Has Consumed Any Of the Foods Recalled
If your pet has consumed any of the foods mentioned above, please contact your pet's veterinarian immediately and either dispose of the food or return it to where you originally purchased it. We will keep you updated if any more food brands are affected by high levels of Vitamin D.