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FDA: Dog food sold at Kroger, Lidl could contain toxic levels of Vitamin D

Posted December 4, 2018 10:35 a.m. EST
Updated December 4, 2018 10:44 a.m. EST

The FDA has recalled a long list of dry dog food after receiving complaints that dogs eating the food experienced vitamin D toxicity.

"Testing found that samples of the dog food contained excessive, potentially toxic amounts of vitamin D," according to a statement by the FDA.

Too much Vitamin D can cause serious health problems like kidney failure or death in dogs. The affected products reported to the FDA include:

  • Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food (4, 15 and 28 lb. bags)
  • Natural Life Pet Products Chicken & Potato Dry Dog Food (17.5 lb. bags)
  • Sunshine Mills, Inc. Evolve Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food (14 and 28 lb. bags)
  • Sportsman’s Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food (40 lb. bags)
  • Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food (3.5,16 and 30 lb. bags)
  • ANF, Inc. ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food (3 and 7.5 kg bags)
  • Lidl Orlando Grain-Free Chicken & Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food
  • Kroger Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dog Food (4, 14 and 24lb. bags)
  • ELM Pet Foods, Inc. ELM Chicken and Chickpea Recipe
  • ELM K9 Naturals Chicken Recipe (9 – 40 lb. bag)
  • Ahold DelhaizeNature’s Promise Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food (14, 28 and 4 lb. bags)
  • Nature’s Place Real Country Chicken and Brown Rice Dog FoodUPC 72543998959 – 5 and 15 lb. bags)

Only dog food by the affected brands is recalled. Pet owners should not feed their dogs these recalled products. A full list of lot numbers and best-by dates can be found on the FDA website.

The FDA is asking veterinarians who suspect vitamin D toxicity in their patients to report them through the Safety Reporting Portal or by calling their local FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators.

This is a developing situation and additional recalls may be announced.