Dear clients,

As you may already know, Hill’s Pet Nutrition has issued a voluntary recall/withdrawal of select canned canine diets due to elevated Vitamin D levels caused by a supplier error.
No dry dog foods, cat foods (both canned and dry), or treats were affected.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition has reported that “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, and dogs may exhibit symptoms such as:

– vomiting & excessive drooling

– loss of appetite

– increased thirst & urination”

Hill’s has noted that in most cases symptoms resolved after the discontinuation of feeding the affected diets. You may view their full statement at the links listed below or on our website.

Today, February 7th, 2019, Newtown Vet Hospital was notified that a limited amount of affected canned canine diets was distributed through our hospital. Below is the list of affected diets with associated SKU numbers. If you have any of the affected diets purchased through Newtown Vet, please discontinue feeding your pet and bring any opened or unopened cans to Newtown Vet for disposal and replacement.

Type of DietBatch(s)
Z/D Ultra Canine 12/13oz cans
Meta+Mob Veg & Tuna Stew 12×12.5oz cans102020T051
C/D Mul Chicken & Veg Stew 12×12.5oz cans102020T101
I/D Chicken & Veg Stew 12×12.5oz cans102020T101
I/D Canine 12/13oz cans102020T112
I/D Chicken & Veg Stew 24×5.5oz cans102020T113
Z/D Ultra Canine 24/5.5 oz cans102020T173
I/D Low Fat Stew 12×12.5oz cans102020T191
I/D Low Fat Stew 12×12.5oz cans112020T041
Z/D Ultra Canine 12/13oz cans112020T222
Z/D Ultra Canine 24/5.5 oz cans112020T223
I/D Chicken & Veg Stew 24×5.5oz cans112020T233
K/D Canine 12/13oz cans102020T102-102020T112
I/D Canine 12/13oz cans102020T182-102020T192
I/D Chicken & Veg Stew 12×12.5oz cans102020T191-102020T201
I/D Chicken & Veg Stew 12×12.5oz cans112020T041-112020T051
I/D Canine 12/13oz cans112020T222-112020T232
W/D Canine 12/13oz cans102020T242-102020T252
I/D Canine 12/13oz cans112020T082-112020T092
W/D Canine 12/13oz cans112020T092-112020T102

To read Hill’s complete statement on the recall, including how to check which batch your product is from, please click HERE.

If you have any questions regarding this recall, vitamin D toxicity symptoms, or reporting any other issues with Hill’s diets, please contact Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. at 1-800-445-5777 Monday-Friday during the hours of 9am-5pm (CST) or at For further information please see the website or call Newtown Vet.

As always, the Newtown Vet Hospital doctors and staff are here to help answer any questions or concerns. We appreciate your patience at this time and will continue to update our clients via email and social media outlets with new information.


The Doctors and Staff
Newtown Vet Hospital