Hill’s Prescription Diet and Science Diet Expand Recall On Dog Food

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On March 20, 2019, Hill’s Pet Nutrition issued a voluntary extended recall on multiple lots of their canned dog food due to elevated levels of vitamin D.

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.

This voluntary recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


What Is Recalled?

The following products are being added to the recall:

Hill’s® Prescription Diet® k/d® Kidney Care with Lamb Canned Dog Food, 13oz, 12-pack
SKU: 2697
Lot Code: 102020T25
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Perfect Weight Chicken & Vegetable Entrée dog food 12 x 12.8oz cans
SKU: 2975
Lot Code: 092020T28
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® c/d® Multicare Urinary Care Chicken & Vegetable Stew Canned Dog Food, 5.5oz, 24-pack
SKU: 3388
Lot Code: 102020T18
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Low Fat Canine Rice, Vegetable & Chicken Stew 24 x 5.5oz cans
SKU: 3391
Lot Code: 092020T27
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® r/d® Canine 12 x 12.3oz cans
SKU: 7014
Lot Codes: 092020T28 102020T27 102020T28
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Beef & Barley Entrée Canned Dog Food, 13oz, 12-pack
SKU: 7039
Lot Codes: 092020T31 102020T21
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Healthy Cuisine Roasted Chicken, Carrots & Spinach Stew dog food 12 x 12.5oz cans
SKU: 10449
Lot Codes: 092020T28
Hill’s® Science Diet® Healthy Cuisine Adult Braised Beef, Carrots & Peas Stew Canned Dog Food, 12.5oz, 12-pack
SKU: 10451
Lot Code: 102020T28
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® c/d® Multicare Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz
SKU: 3384
Lot Code: 092020T29
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz
Sku: 3389
Lot Codes: 092020T28 102020T24 102020T25
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® g/d® Canine 13oz
SKU: 7006
Lot Code: 092020T22
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine 13oz
SKU: 7008
Lot Code: 092020T21
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® w/d® Canine 13oz
SKU: 7017
Lot Codes: 102020T24 102020T25 112020T09 112020T10
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® w/d® Canine Vegetable & Chicken Stew 12.5oz
SKU: 10129
Lot Codes: 112020T11 112020T05
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Low Fat Canine Rice, Vegetable & Chicken Stew 12.5oz
SKU: 10423
Lot Codes: 092020T27 092020T28 092020T24
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz
SKU: 7037
Lot Code: 092020T22
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Chicken & Beef Entrée Dog Food 13oz
SKU: 7040
Lot Codes: 112020T10 112020T11
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Beef & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz
SKU: 7056
Lot Code: 102020T28
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Healthy Cuisine Braised Beef, Carrots & Peas Stew dog food 12.5oz
SKU: 10452
Lot Code: 102020T28

Photos: Dog Food Advisor


Symptoms of Vitamin D toxicity

Dogs ingesting elevated levels of Vitamin D may exhibit symptoms such as:

  • vomiting
  • loss of appetite
  • increased thirst
  • increased urination
  • excessive drooling
  • weight loss

Vitamin D when consumed at very high levels can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal failure.


Hill’s Pet Nutrition released a statement regarding the recall saying, “Hill’s Pet Nutrition learned of the potential for elevated vitamin D levels in some of our canned dog foods after receiving a complaint in the United States about a dog exhibiting signs of elevated vitamin D levels. Our investigation confirmed elevated levels of vitamin D due to a supplier error.

We care deeply about all pets and are committed to providing pet parents with safe and high quality products. Hill’s has identified and isolated the error and, to prevent this from happening again, we have required our supplier to implement additional quality testing prior to their release of ingredients. In addition to our existing safety processes, we are adding our own further testing of incoming ingredients.”

What should you do?

According to the FDA, pet owners and those caring for pets should stop feeding the products listed above immediately. Consumers with dogs who have consumed any of the products listed above and are exhibiting these symptoms, should contact their veterinarian.

Pet parents who purchased the product with the specific lot/date codes listed should discontinue feeding and dispose of those products immediately or return unopened product to your retailer for a refund.

For further information, please contact Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. at 1-800-445-5777 Monday-Friday during the hours of 9am-5pm (CST) or at contactus@hillspet.com. Information can also be found at www.hillspet.com/productlist

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Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast who lives in West Michigan. Her horse and 3 dogs are her children. She loves to write and share her knowledge of equine and canine nutrition. In her spare time she likes to volunteer with animal rescues, camp with her husband and dogs, and trail ride with her horse.
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