51,000 Packages Of Simply Nourish Dog Food Recalled Due To Elevated Levels Of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient in a dog’s diet, but consuming high levels can be fatal.

On August 13, 2021, Wet Noses Natural Dog Treat Company of Monroe, Washington, issued a voluntary recall of approximately 51,000 packages of Simply Nourish frozen dog food due to elevated levels of Vitamin D.

The recall was initiated after a routine nutrition test found elevated levels of Vitamin D in certain Simply Nourish frozen dog food products. The company reports that after investigating the incident, “the problem arose as a result of the vitamin mix dosage being significantly reduced by the vitamin mix manufacturer, and this change was not detected or properly communicated. As a result, the dosage was not reduced.”

No illnesses have been reported but consumers are urged to stop feeding the products listed below.

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What Is Recalled?

The recalled dog food varieties were sold in 2lb and 4.5lb packages across specific date ranges and were distributed in PetSmart stores nationwide.

Recalled Simply Nourish Frozen Dog Food

Simply Nourish Frozen Chicken & Veggies

2lb package
UPC: 73725792262
Best by range: 11/10/2022-1/12/2023

Simply Nourish Frozen Chicken & Veggies

4.5lb package
UPC: 73725792264
Best by range: 11/10/2022-1/12/2023

Simply Nourish Frozen Beef & Barley

2lb package
UPC: 73725792266
Best by range: 11/10/2022-1/12/2023

Simply Nourish Frozen Beef & Barley

4.5lb package
UPC: 73725792267
Best by range: 11/10/2022-1/12/2023

Simply Nourish Frozen Turkey & Sweet Potato

2lb package
UPC: 73725792260
Best by range: 11/10/2022-1/12/2023

Simply Nourish Frozen Turkey & Sweet Potato

4.5lb package
UPC: 73725792263
Best by range: 11/10/2022-1/12/2023

Simply Nourish Frozen Pork & Veggies

2lb package
UPC: 73725792079
Best by range: 8/26/2022-1/13/2023

Simply Nourish Frozen Pork & Veggies

4.5lb package
UPC: 73725792078
Best by range: 8/26/2022-1/13/2023

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Symptoms Of Vitamin D Toxicity In Dogs

– vomiting
– decreased appetite
– weight loss
– increased drinking and urination
– excessively drooling

The FDA states, “Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, so unlike water-soluble vitamins, when a dog – or other animal – gets too much, the excess is not rapidly excreted in his or her urine. Instead, it’s stored in fat tissue and the liver. Excessive vitamin D can lead to kidney failure and even death.”

Symptoms can occur in a matter of hours or days.

If you have fed any of the recalled product and your pet is showing any of the above symptoms, call your vet immediately.

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What To Do

If you have purchased this food and the UPC number matches the recall, stop feeding immediately.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled food are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions should contact Wet Noses Natural Dog Treat Company at 1-800-938-6673 from Monday-Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm PST.

The company stated, “We care deeply about our customers and their pets, and have put corrective actions into place to ensure this issue does not reoccur.”

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