We are reaching out to inform clients who purchase certain Hill’s food that their pet may have been exposed to high vitamin D levels in their food. Today Hill’s released the information to us regarding the recall. Not all products contain the elevated vitamin D levels- the article detailing which lot numbers that were effected is at the bottom of this email.
This is the FDA statement regarding elevated vitamin D in pets: While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and the length of exposure, and dogs may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels, can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction. Pet parents with dogs who have consumed any of the products listed and are exhibiting any of these signs should contact their veterinarian. In most cases, complete recovery is expected after discontinuation of feeding.
If you look at the list and the associated lot number on your can of food you will be able to determine if your purchase contains food that is tainted. At this time Hill’s would like all customers with suspect food to call their customer service line:
We suspect they will be inundated with calls so we have also provided their consumer affairs email address.
For more information please check: https://www.hillspet.com/productlist
FDA announcement: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm630232.htm
Food Recall Website with Lot Numbers: https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall/hills-prescription-science-diet-dog-food-recall/
Please reach out to us if you have questions!