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 Diet||Batch(s)|
|Z/D Ultra Canine 12/13oz cans||102020T042|
|Meta+Mob Veg & Tuna Stew 12×12.5oz cans||102020T051|
|C/D Mul Chicken & Veg Stew 12×12.5oz cans||102020T101|
|I/D Chicken & Veg Stew 12×12.5oz cans||102020T101|
|I/D Canine 12/13oz cans||102020T112|
|I/D Chicken & Veg Stew 24×5.5oz cans||102020T113|
|Z/D Ultra Canine 24/5.5 oz cans||102020T173|
|I/D Low Fat Stew 12×12.5oz cans||102020T191|
|I/D Low Fat Stew 12×12.5oz cans||112020T041|
|Z/D Ultra Canine 12/13oz cans||112020T222|
|Z/D Ultra Canine 24/5.5 oz cans||112020T223|
|I/D Chicken & Veg Stew 24×5.5oz cans||112020T233|
|K/D Canine 12/13oz cans||102020T102-102020T112|
|I/D Canine 12/13oz cans||102020T182-102020T192|
|I/D Chicken & Veg Stew 12×12.5oz cans||102020T191-102020T201|
|I/D Chicken & Veg Stew 12×12.5oz cans||112020T041-112020T051|
|I/D Canine 12/13oz cans||112020T222-112020T232|
|W/D Canine 12/13oz cans||102020T242-102020T252|
|I/D Canine 12/13oz cans||112020T082-112020T092|
|W/D Canine 12/13oz cans||112020T092-112020T102|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information please see the HillsPet.com 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