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Two food companies issue recalls following customer complaints of vitamin D toxicity

Both have warned pet owners of potential symptoms to look for in their dogs

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vitamin DMissouri-based pet food companies Natural Life Pet Products and Nutrisca are recalling certain dry dog foods following three complaints from pet owners about vitamin D toxicity.

According to the companies’ recall notices on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, the presence of excessive vitamin D came from a formulation error.

Symptoms of dogs ingesting too much vitamin D include vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss.

According to the notices, consumers should immediately stop feeding the following products to their dogs:

  • Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food (4 lb., 15 lb., and 28 lb.)
  • Natural Life Chicken & Potato Dry Dog Food (17.5 lb.)

The companies urge consumers who have purchased the products affected by this recall to dispose of it and contact a veterinarian should their animal show symptoms of vitamin D toxicity.

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