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FDA issues recalls for 9 dog food brands

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Posted at 7:44 PM, Jan 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-17 00:12:19-05

It might be time to take your dog food back to the store, or throw it out all together.

The FDA has recently extended their recall of dry dog food for toxic levels of vitamin D to 9 brands and 12 different types of food.

The FDA's initial recall began in early December, after the organization heard complaints about different dog foods causing vitamin D toxicity after consumption.

"Testing found that samples of the dog food contained excessive, potentially toxic amounts of vitamin D," wrote the FDA. "Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, but very high amounts can cause serious health problems like kidney failure or death."

PetMD says signs of Vitamin D poisoning in dogs include:

  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Depression
  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased thirst (polydipsia)
  • Increased urination (polyuria)
  • Dark tarry feces containing blood
  • Blood in vomit
  • Loss of weight
  • Constipation
  • Seizures
  • Muscle tremors
  • Abdominal pain
  • Excessive drooling

If your dog is displaying these symptoms, the next course of action is to immediately see a veterinarian.

The recalled dog foods are:

ANF, Inc.

  • ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food
    • UPC 9097231622 – 3-kg. bag
      • Best by November 23, 2019
    • UPC 9097203300 – 7.5 kg bag
      • Best by November 20, 2019

Ahold Delhaize

  • Nature’s Promise Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food
    • UPC 068826718472 – 14-lb. bag
      • All lot codes
    • UPC 068826718471 – 28-lb. bag
      • All lot codes
    • UPC 068826718473 – 4-lb. bag
      • All lot codes
  • Nature’s Place Real Country Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food
    • UPC 72543998959 – 5-lb. bag
      • All lot codes
    • UPC 72543998960 – 15-lb. bag
      • All lot codes

ELM Pet Foods, Inc.

  • ELM Chicken and Chickpea Recipe
    • UPC 0-70155-22507-8 – 3-lb. bag
      • D2 26 February 2019
      • TE1 30 April 2019
      • TD1 5 September 2019
      • TD2 5 September 2019
    • UPC 0-70155-22513-9 – 28-lb. bag
      • TB3 6 April 2019
      • TA1 2 July 2019
      • TI1 2 July 2019
  • ELM K9 Naturals Chicken Recipe
    • UPC 0-70155-22522-9 – 40-lb. bag
      • TB3 14 Sep 2019
      • TA2 22 Sep 2019
      • TB2 11 Oct 2019

Kroger

  • Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dog Food
    • UPC 11110-83556 – 4-lb. bag
      • All lots
    • UPC 11110-83573 – 14-lb. bag
      • All lot codes
    • UPC 11110-89076 – 24-lb. bag
      • All lot codes
      • Lidl (Orlando brand)
  • Orlando Grain-Free Chicken & Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food
    • Lidl product number 215662
      • TI1 3 March 2019
      • TB2 21 March 2019
      • TB3 21 March 2019
      • TA2 19 April 2019
      • TB1 15 May 2019
      • TB2 15 May 2019

Natural Life Pet Products

  • Chicken & Potato Dry Dog Food
    • UPC 0-12344-08175-1 – 17.5-lb. bag
      • Best by dates range: December 4, 2019 through August 10, 2020

Nutrisca

  • Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food
    • UPC 8-84244-12495-7 – 4-lb. bag
    • UPC 8-84244-12795-8 – 15-lb. bag
    • UPC 8-84244-12895-5 – 28-lb. bag
    • Best by date range: February 25, 2020 through September 13, 2020

Sunshine Mills, Inc.

  • Evolve Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food
    • UPC 0-73657-00862-0 – 14-lb. bag
    • UPC 0-73657-00863-7 – 28-lb. bag
  • Sportsman’s Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food
    • UPC 0-70155-10566-0 – 40-lb. bag
    • UPC 0-70155-10564-0 – 40-lb. bag
  • Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food
    • UPC 0-73657-00873-6 – 3.5-lb. bag
    • UPC 0-73657-00874-3 – 16-lb. bag
    • UPC 0-73657-00875-0 – 30-lb. bag

In the FDA's press release, they list that this is a developing situation and that more dog foods not listed above may be added to the recall, should discoveries be similar.

For future reference, when purchasing dog food, veterinary care professionals suggest looking for the AAFCO label on pet food bags to check for feeding trials, which ensure safer consumption for your pets.