In November 2018, eight dog foods were recalled because they may have contained excessive levels of vitamin D.
Dogs ingesting elevated levels of Vitamin D may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.). Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction.
ANF, Inc. issued a voluntary recall of select products of ANF Pet Lamb and Rice Dog Food due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D.
November 29, 2018 - Lot codes in this voluntary recall were distributed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.
November 28, 2018 - The recalled dog food products were distributed in retail stores within the United States as well as some export distributors in Japan, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Israel, Canada and South Korea.
November 23, 2018 - The recalled products consist of the following lot numbers manufactured between March 3, 2018, and May 15, 2018.
November 23, 2018 - Harris Teeter has removed the recalled products from its shelves.
November 13, 2018 - The products were distributed to retail stores in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and California.
November 5, 2018 - Nutrisca became aware of the elevated levels of vitamin D after receiving complaints from three pet owners of vitamin D toxicity after consuming the product.
November 5, 2018 - Natural Life Pet Products of Saint Louis, Missouri, USA is voluntarily recalling our Chicken and Potato dry dog food due to it containing elevated levels of Vitamin D.