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FDA Expands Dog Food Recall With More Brands Being Labelled As 'Toxic'

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Last month, a recall was announced for three different brands of dog food. Abound, Nature's Place, and Nature's Promise all had issues with their Chicken and Brown Rice recipes.

Each of the affected brands were found to have an elevated level of vitamin D in them, and having this high level could actually be toxic for your dog.

However, this recall has now expanded once again, with more dry dry food kibbles being found to have the same issue of excessive vitamin D.

The FDA has issued an update with the new list of dog foods that are potentially toxic to dog:

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • ANF, Inc. ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food

UPC 9097231622 3 kg bag Best by Nov 23 2019
UPC 9097203300 7.5 kg bag Best by Nov 20 2019

  • Lidl (Orlando brand) Orlando Grain-Free Chicken & Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food

Lidl product number 215662
TI1 3 Mar 2019
TB2 21 Mar 2019
TB3 21 Mar 2019
TA2 19 Apr 2019
TB1 15 May 2019
TB2 15 May 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

  • ELM Pet Foods, Inc. ELM Chicken and Chickpea Recipe

UPC 0-70155-22507-8 3 lb. bag
D2 26 FEB 2019;
TE1 30 APR 2019;
TD1 5 SEP 2019;
TD2 5 SEP 2019.
UPC 0-70155-22513-9 28 lb. bag
TB3 6 APR 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.

  • 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

The FDA is currently investigating the situation to try and find the source for the contaminated levels, but are warning dog owners to keep a close eye on their pets if they have consumed any of this food.

"FDA scientists have evaluated samples of some of these products, and State and private lab test results indicate that the food contained as much as approximately 70 times the intended amount of vitamin D. Consuming food with such high levels of vitamin D is potentially toxic to dogs and in severe cases may lead to kidney failure and/or death."

The symptoms of elevated vitamin D levels that you need to watch out for include:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Increased thirst
  • Vomiting
  • Excessive urination
  • Increased drooling
  • Weight loss

If your dog starts exhibiting these behaviors, go to the vet immediately. "If your pet is having symptoms of vitamin D toxicity, contact a veterinarian immediately," the FDA says. "Provide a full diet history to your veterinarian. You may find it helpful to take a picture of the pet food label, including the lot number."

Source - FDA / ABC / CBS

Make sure you keep a close eye on your pups!