It's just been a little over two weeks since the FDA sent out a warning to dog owners, reminding them to check their pet food after multiple recalls were issued.
The first pair of recalls were over fears of salmonella and toxic ingredients present in the foods, and it looks like it just expanded to include more brands.
Hill's Nutrition, a company that specializes in specialty and prescription pet foods, is now voluntarily recalling over 20 varieties of canned dog food.
As the case has been in one of the previous recalls, the products from Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Science Diet lines contain excessive levels of vitamin D.
While the vitamin is part of a healthy diet, in excess it can lead to serious health problems, including kidney failure. So far, one illness has been reported.
"Hill’s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. 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," read the recall announcement.
If your dog has been consuming any of the recalled products, both Hill's Nutrition and the FDA urges you stop feeding them the foods immediately.
"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,” the announcement continued.
Only certain lot numbers and date codes have been affected, so you can check the full list here before throwing any pet food away.
Any unopened cans can be returned to the store or veterinary office you purchased them from for a full refund.
"We care deeply about all pets and are committed to providing pet parents with safe and high quality products. Hill’s has identified and isolated the error and, to prevent this from happening again, we have required our supplier to implement additional quality testing prior to their release of ingredients,” the company said before adding that they will be conducting further tests of any "incoming ingredients."
If you have any questions or concerns, contact Hill's Nutrition at 1-800-445-5777 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday.