URGENT! HILL’S DOG FOOD RECALL
Hill’s Pet Nutrition is having a recall on several of their canned dog foods. If you are currently feeding your dog a canned Hill’s Diet please go to https://www.hillspet.com/productlist to check if the diet you are currently feeding is on the list.
If your dog is eating the diet please review the clinic signs related to excessive intake of Vitamin D and contact your veterinarian to see if they recommend any testing. In most cases removal of the diet will resolve the issue.
This incident is because of a miscalculation from the supplier of a vitamin premix. Hill’s was informed of a case of excessive Vitamin D in one of their diets and was quickly able to find the cause. The recall includes all diets formulated with this premix and Hill’s is reevaluating their testing of supplier ingredients coming into the warehouse. As a veterinary nutritionist I was contacted today by phone to spread the word and emails will be going out to veterinarians as well as stores that sell these products. I am impressed with how rapidly they have addressed the issue.
– Heidi Allen
Here are some useful links that every pet owner should have on hand:
General Information on Pet Food
Pet Recalls (FDA’s Center of CVM) http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/RecallsWithdrawals/default.htm
Information of FDA Regulation of Pet Food https://www.fda.gov/animalveterinary/products/animalfoodfeeds/petfood/ucm2006475
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Nutrition Toolkit https://www.wsava.org/WSAVA/media/PDF_old/WSAVA-Global-Nutrition-Toolkit_0.pdf
- Cat nutrition information
National Research Council of the National Academies, 2006:
- Hill’s Pet Nutrition Handouts for Cat Owners
Weight Management in Cats:
Lower Urinary Tract Disease in Cats:
- The Ohio State University (OSU) College Of Veterinary Medicine
Indoor Pet Initiative for cat owners:
Information on Low-stress Change of Diet (OSU):
- National Research Council of the National Academies, 2006
- Hill’s Pet Nutrition Handout for Dog Owners
Weight Management in Dogs:
- Information about cardiomyopathy in Golden Retrievers: