Following the discovery of potentially elevated levels of vitamin D, Nestle Purina PetCare announced a recall of certain types of dog food. Nestle’s Purina, according to the Food and Drug Administration’s website, is recalling prescription dog food after receiving “two contacts about two separate confirmed cases of dog exhibiting signs of vitamin D toxicity after consuming the diet, to date.” The dogs have recovered after they were removed from the food, it said.
A notice on the product’s availability stated that it could only be purchased by prescription in the United States. It covers the 8-pound and 20-pound bags. The recall applies to the Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EL Elemental in 8-pound and 20-pound bags. The recalled items have UPC Codes of 38100 19190 (8-pound bag) or 38100 19192 (20-pound bag); and they have production codes matching any of the following: 2249 1082; 2250 1082; 2276 1082; 2277 1082; 2290 1082; 2360 1082; 2361, and 1082.
Affected products should also be removed or destroyed by veterinary offices and retailers.
What To Look For?
Too much Vitamin D toxicity may lead to vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, and excessive drooling to renal (kidney) dysfunction.
The FDA-backed notice said.
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs; however, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and the length of exposure .
For information about obtaining a refund or if one has questions or concerns, Purina says consumers can contact the company at 1-800-345-5678 or through email.
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