Natural Life Pet Products and Nutrisca are recalling several of their dog foods due to an excess amount of Vitamin D. According to the companies’ recall notices on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, the presence of excessive vitamin D occurred due to a formulation error.
*Excess Vitamin D can lead to excess levels of Calcium in your dog’s blood. Excessive blood calcium can lead to kidney failure and ultimately Lymphoma cancer
Signs of Vitamin D Toxicity in dogs include vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. These are general signs of kidney disease.
According to the notices, consumers should immediately stop feeding the following dog foods to their canines:
- Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food (4 lb., 15 lb., and 28 lb.)
- Natural Life Chicken & Potato Dry Dog Food (17.5 lb.)
Both Missouri based pet food companies remind pet owners who have purchased their dog food affected by this recall to dispose of it immediately and contact their veterinarian should their canine show signs of vitamin D toxicity.