BREAKING NEWS: Major Pet Food Brand Recalls Dog Food Due To Excessive Levels Of Vitamin D

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Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets are voluntarily recalling certain lots of Nature’s Promise Dog Food due to elevated levels of vitamin D.

This recall joins a growing number of others for the year of 2018.

This voluntary recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. No illnesses have been reported.


What Is Recalled?

According to Dog Food Advisor, the following products are included in this recall event:

Nature’s Promise Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food
Size: 4 lb package
Best By Dates: November 1, 2018 to November 8, 2019
Nature’s Promise Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food
Size: 14 lb package
Best By Dates: November 1, 2018 to November 8, 2019
Nature’s Promise Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food
Size: 28 lb package
Best By Dates: November 1, 2018 to November 8, 2019


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 dysfunction.

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Vitamin D toxicity can lead to severe renal issues in dogs.


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.

Customers may contact Sunshine Mills, Inc. customer service at 800-705-2111 from 7 am to 4 pm Central Time, Monday through Friday. Or by email at customer.service@sunshinemills.com for additional information.

In addition, customers may call Giant/Martin’s Customer Support Center at 888-814-4268.

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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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