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FDA Alerts Pet Owners and Veterinarians Expanded Recall Manufactured by Hill’s Pet Nutrition

Hills Dog Food Recall

FDA Alerts Pet Owners and Veterinarians About Potentially Toxic Levels of Vitamin D in 33 Varieties of Hill’s Canned Dog Food in Expanded Recall

Expanded recall of 86 total lots of 33 varieties (SKUs) of canned dog foods manufactured by Hill’s Pet Nutrition after receiving complaints that dogs eating the food experienced vitamin D toxicity.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition initiated this recall in late January 2019, however, as of March 20, 2019, the firm expanded the scope of the recall to include additional products and product lots. In May 2019 the firm expanded the recall to include an additional product lot code for a variety of canned food in the recall.

Excessive D vitamin toxicity

Testing leading up to the January recall and the March and May recall expansions found that samples of the dog food contained excessive, potentially toxic amounts of vitamin D. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, but very high amounts can cause serious health problems like kidney failure or death.

At this time, the only pet products that have been recalled are Hill’s Pet Nutrition canned food made for dogs.

Excess vitamin D in the diet can cause vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss. Vitamin D at toxic levels can cause kidney failure and death.

What Brands Have Been Recalled?

On January 31, 2019, Hill’s Pet Nutrition notified the FDA about a report of vitamin D toxicity in a dog that ate a canned Hill’s dog food and initiated a recall of 25 products. On March 20, 2019, Hill’s expanded the recall to include 19 additional products of canned dog food. The recall is only for canned dog food and does not affect canned cat food, dry food (kibble), or treats.

The list of recalled dry dog food products provided to the FDA on January 31, 2019 includes:

Hill’s Prescription Diet c/d Multicare Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5 oz, SKU 3384
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T10
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T25
Hill’s Prescription Diet i/d Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5 oz, SKU 3389
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T04
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T10
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T19
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T20
Hill’s Prescription Diet i/d Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 5.5 oz, SKU 3390
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T11
Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T23
Lot Code/Date Code: 122020T07
Hill’s Prescription Diet i/d Canine 13 oz, SKU 7008
Lot Code/Date Code: 092020T30
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T07
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T11
Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T22
Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T23
Hill’s Prescription Diet i/d Low Fat Canine Rice, Vegetable & Chicken Stew 12.5 oz, SKU 10423
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T17
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T19
Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T04
Hill’s Prescription Diet z/d Canine 5.5 oz, SKU 5403
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T17
Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T22
Hill’s Prescription Diet g/d Canine 13 oz, SKU 7006
Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T19
Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T20
Hill’s Prescription Diet j/d Canine 13 oz, SKU 7009
Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T20
Hill’s Prescription Diet k/d Canine 13 oz, SKU 7010
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T10
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T11
Hill’s Prescription Diet w/d Canine Vegetable & Chicken Stew 12.5 oz, SKU 10129
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T04
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T21
Hill’s Prescription Diet w/d Canine 13 oz, SKU 7017
Lot Code/Date Code: 092020T30
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T11
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T12
Hill’s Prescription Diet z/d Canine 13 oz, SKU 7018
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T04
Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T22
Hill’s Prescription Diet Metabolic + Mobility Canine Vegetable & Tuna Stew 12.5 oz, SKU 10086
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T05
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T26
Hill’s Prescription Diet Derm Defense Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5 oz, SKU 10509
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T05
Hill’s Science Diet Adult 7+ Small & Toy Breed Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5 oz, SKU 4969
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T18
Hill’s Science Diet Puppy Chicken & Barley Entrée 13 oz, SKU 7036
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T12
Hill’s Science Diet Adult Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13 oz, SKU 7037
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T13
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T14
Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T23
Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T24
Hill’s Science Diet Adult Turkey & Barley Dog Food 13 oz, SKU 7038
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T06
Hill’s Science Diet Adult Chicken & Beef Entrée Dog Food 13 oz, SKU 7040
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T13
Hill’s Science Diet Adult Light with Liver Dog Food 13 oz, SKU 7048
Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T19
Hill’s Science Diet Adult 7+ Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13 oz, SKU 7055
Lot Code/Date Code: 092020T31
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T13
Hill’s Science Diet Adult 7+ Beef & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13 oz, SKU 7056
Lot Code/Date Code: 092020T31
Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T20
Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T24
Hill’s Science Diet Adult 7+ Turkey & Barley Entrée 13 oz, SKU 7057
Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T19
Hill’s Science Diet Adult 7+ Healthy Cuisine Braised Beef, Carrots & Peas Stew Dog Food 12.5 oz, SKU 10452
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T14
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T21
Hill’s Science Diet Adult 7+ Youthful Vitality Chicken & Vegetable Stew Dog Food 12.5 oz, SKU 10763
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T04
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T05
Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T11
The list of additional canned dog food products provided to the FDA on March 20, 2019 as part of an expanded recall includes:

Hill’s Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care with Lamb Canned Dog Food 13 oz, 12-pack, SKU 2697
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T25
Hill’s Prescription Diet c/d Multicare Urinary Care Chicken & Vegetable Stew Canned Dog Food, 12.5 oz, 12-pack SKU 3384
Lot Code/Date Code: 092020T29
Hill’s Prescription Diet c/d Multicare Urinary Care Chicken & Vegetable Stew Canned Dog Food, 5.5 oz, 24-pack SKU 3388
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T18
Hill’s Prescription Diet i/d Digestive Care Chicken & Vegetable Stew Canned Dog Food, 12.5 oz, 12-pack SKU 3389
Lot Code/Date Code: 092020T28
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T24
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T25
Hill’s Prescription Diet i/d Low Fat Canine Rice, Vegetable & Chicken Stew 5.5 oz, 24-pack SKU 3391
Lot Code/Date Code: 092020T27
Hill’s Prescription Diet i/d Low Fat Digestive Care Rice, Vegetable & Chicken Stew Canned Dog Food, 12.5 oz, 12-pack SKU 10423
Lot Code/Date Code: 092020T27
Lot Code/Date Code: 092020T28
Lot Code/Date Code: 092020T24
Hill’s Prescription Diet g/d Aging Care Turkey Flavor Canned Dog Food, 13 oz, 12-pack SKU 7006
Lot Code/Date Code: 092020T22
Hill’s Prescription Diet w/d Digestive/Weight/Glucose Management Vegetable & Chicken Stew Canned Dog Food, 12.5 oz, 12-pack SKU 10129
Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T11
Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T05
Hill’s Prescription Diet w/d Digestive/Weight/Glucose Management with Chicken Canned Dog Food, 13 oz, 12-pack SKU 7017
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T24
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T25
Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T09
Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T10
Hill’s Prescription Diet r/d Canine 12.3 oz, 12-pack SKU 7014
Lot Code/Date Code: 092020T21
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T27
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T28
Hill’s Prescription Diet Digestive Care with Turkey Canned Dog Food, 13 oz, 12-pack SKU 7008
Lot Code/Date Code: 092020T21
Hill’s Science Diet Adult Chicken & Barley Entrée Canned Dog Food, 13 oz, 12-pack SKU 7037
Lot Code/Date Code: 092020T22
Hill’s Science Diet Adult Beef & Barley Entrée Canned Dog Food, 13 oz, 12-pack SKU 7039
Lot Code/Date Code: 092020T31
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T21
Hill’s Science Diet Adult Chicken & Beef Entrée Canned Dog Food, 13 oz, 12-pack SKU 7040
Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T10
Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T11
Hill’s Science Diet Adult 7+ Beef & Barley Entrée Canned Dog Food, 13 oz, 12-pack 7056
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T28
Hill’s Science Diet Adult 7+ Healthy Cuisine Roasted Chicken, Carrots & Spinach Stew Dog Food, 12.5 oz cans, 12-pack SKU 10449
Lot Code/Date Code: 092020T28
Hill’s Science Diet Healthy Cuisine Adult Braised Beef, Carrots & Peas Stew Canned Dog Food, 12.5 oz, 12-pack SKU 10451
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T28
Hill’s Science Diet Healthy Cuisine Adult 7+ Braised Beef, Carrots & Peas Stew Canned Dog Food, 12.5 oz, 12-pack SKU 10452
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T28
Hill’s Science Diet Adult Perfect Weight Chicken & Vegetable Entrée Dog Food 12.8 oz, 12-pack, SKU 2975
Lot Code/Date Code: 092020T28
The additional canned dog food lot code provided to the FDA on May 17, 2019 includes:

Hill’s Prescription Diet i/d Digestive Care Chicken & Vegetable Stew Canned Dog Food, 12.5 oz, 12-pack SKU 3389
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T21

The recalled products were distributed through retail pet stores and veterinary clinics in US nationwide.

 

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