Nutrisca's chicken and kikertemat had elevated levels of vitamin D
A brand of grain-free dog food has been recalled after at least three dogs became ill.
Food, Nutrisca's Chicken and Peppercorns, have elevated levels of vitamin D that are poisonous to dogs. Nutrisca was notified by three dog owners that their pet had been receiving vitamin D toxicity after consuming the food.
"An investigation revealed a formulation error that led to the elevated vitamin D in the product," the recall from the Food and Drug Administration
Nutrisca is chicken and frozen because of listeria, salmonella concerns.
Associated dog food bags were distributed to the stores nationwide.
Kikörstof formula is recalled in 4 pounds, 15 pounds and 28 pounds bags with best date 25 February 2020 to 13 September 2020. Best of the dates are placed on the back or bottom of the dog food bag. The affected UPC codes are: 8-84244-12495-7, 8-84244-12795-8 and 8-84244-12895-5.
No other Nutrisca pet food is affected, including the wet food version of chicken and chickpeas.
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Dog owners with the listed products should immediately stop feeding them to the pet. The product can be returned to the purchase point for full refund.
Elevated levels of vitamin D are toxic to dogs and can cause renal dysfunction, according to FDA notice. Symptoms of high vitamin D content in dogs include vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, excessive scratch and weight loss.
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