Dog owners in New York warn against food recalls that may cause kidney disease
Nestlé Purina PetCare has expanded its recall of Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EL Elemental dry dog food. food was called out becausePossible elevated levels of vitamin D.”
The FDA says that vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, however, consuming too much can lead to health problems that vary depending on the amount and time of exposure.
Dogs can suffer from health problems if they take too much vitamin D. These can include vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and impaired kidney function.
The FDA says that it was supplier error that led to the high levels of vitamin D in the dog food.
An original recall was announced on February 8, but toxic levels of vitamin D were recently found in two additional batches of products, expanding the recall.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, the dry food for dogs has been distributed throughout the United States, including New York, with prescription available through veterinary clinics and select other retailers.
The batches of dog food included in the recall include lot numbers 2213 1082 and 2214 1082, and UPC code numbers 38100 19190 (8-pound bags), and 38100 19192 (20-pound bags). No other Purina pet care products are included in this recall.
If you purchase a bag of dog food that has been recalled, you must immediately stop feeding it to your dog. It should be placed in an enclosure where animals or other wild animals cannot enter, and it should be disposed of.
To refund the pet food included in this recall, pet owners can visit the Purina website.
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