The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a recall of several brands of dog food over concerns they could contain toxic amounts of vitamin D.
The warning, issued Monday, applied to at least 12 brands of dry dog food, some of which contained as much as 70 times the safe amount of vitamin D. While vitamin D is essential for dogs, high amounts can lead to kidney failure or death, the FDA said.
Vitamin D toxicity symptoms include loss of appetite, vomiting, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss. Pet owners whose dogs have been consuming the brands below and show such symptoms are urged to contact their veterinarians.
The FDA notes that this is a developing recall, and more brands may be added to the current list. For now, these are the brands/flavors being affected:
Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food
Natural Life Pet Products
Chicken & Potato Dry Dog Food
Sunshine Mills, Inc.
Evolve Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food
Sportsman’s Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food
Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food
ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food
Lidl (Orlando brand)
Orlando Grain-Free Chicken & Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food
Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dog Food
ELM Pet Foods, Inc.
ELM Chicken and Chickpea Recipe
ELM K9 Naturals Chicken Recipe
Nature’s Promise Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food
Nature’s Place Real Country Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food
For more information, including UPC codes, and to check the most up to date list of recalled brands, visit the FDA's website.