FDA Warns: High Levels Of Vitamin D Could Be Fatal To Your Dog
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration continues to investigate why toxic levels of Vitamin D were found in Kroger brand and Hill's Pet Nutrition dog food causing a recall of select products. While Vitamin D is an essential nutrient canines need, high levels can be toxic causing liver failure and death.
Besides eating pet food with high levels of Vitamin D, the other common source of toxicity are when dogs accidentally get into human vitamin supplements or by eating certain chemicals meant to kill rodents like rats and mice, called cholecalciferol rodenticides.
Contact your veterinarian immediately if you dog has signs of Vitamin D toxicity like vomiting, loss of appetite, heavy drooling and increased drinking & urination.
The FDA suggests there may be additional dog food recalls that will be issued as more information becomes available.
For the complete Dog Food Recall List, CLICK HERE