After receiving several complaints from pet owners reporting vitamin D toxicity in their dogs, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating a series of recalled brands of dry dog food it believes were produced by a common manufacturer. The name of the manufacturer has not been released. The FDA is working with the contract manufacturer to provide a comprehensive list of affected brands. At this time, the only pet products that have been impacted are food made for dogs.
The FDA tested products recalled for excess vitamin D and found them to be potentially toxic to dogs. Recalled products include dry dog food formulas under brands Nutrisca, Natural Life, Sunshine Mills, ANF, Inc., Lidl, Kroger, ELM Pet Foods, Inc. and Ahold Delhaize. The products were sold nationwide.
The FDA warns consumers of these products, which could cause health problems in dogs and, in serious cases, cause kidney failure or death. It advises consumers who have bought or fed these products to stop feeding and dispose of them. The FDA also encourages veterinarians and consumers who suspect vitamin D toxicity in patients to report them directly to the FDA.
For a comprehensive list of recalled products and updates on this investigation, visit the official FDA page warning pet owners about this series of recalls involving toxic levels of vitamin D in dry pet foods.
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