Understanding Pet Food Recalls

Some of you may not be aware of a food recall due to high levels of Vitamin D in certain brands of dog food. If Vitamin D levels are too high in your pet’s diet, they can develop Vitamin D toxicosis. Early signs may be as vague as decreased appetite, lethargy and weakness. If levels become too high, more severe clinical signs may be vomiting, diarrhea, drooling, fever and excessive thirst and urination.

Manufacturers that have issued a recall include ANF Pet Inc., ELM Pet Foods and Sunshine Mills. You should check your pet’s food and see if it is made by one of these manufacturers. If so, you can check online to see which dog food brands made by that manufacturer have been recalled.

If you feel your pet has been affected or have any concerns, please call us at Knoll Animal Hospital. We can discuss if testing is needed and what treatment, if any, your pet may need. Also, the most important quality to look for when choosing any pet food, is making sure it is AAFCO approved.

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