Science Diet Recall of Select Canned Dog Foods
Hill’s Pet Nutrition (Science Diet) is voluntarily recalling, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and the length of exposure, and dogs may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels, can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction. Pet parents with dogs who have consumed any of the products listed and are exhibiting any of these signs should contact their veterinarian. In most cases, complete recovery is expected after discontinuation of feeding.
In the United States, the affected canned dog foods were distributed through retail pet stores and veterinary clinics nationwide. No dry foods, cat foods, or treats are affected.
Pet parents who purchased the product with the specific lot/date codes listed should discontinue feeding and dispose of those products immediately or return unopened product to your retailer for a refund. For more information, please contact Hill’s via our website or at 1-800-445-5777.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition learned of the potential for elevated vitamin D levels in some of our canned dog foods after receiving a complaint in the United States about a dog exhibiting signs of elevated vitamin D levels. Our investigation confirmed elevated levels of vitamin D due to a supplier error.
We care deeply about all pets and are committed to providing pet parents with safe and high quality products. Hill’s has identified and isolated the error and, to prevent this from happening again, we have required our supplier to implement additional quality testing prior to their release of ingredients. In addition to our existing safety processes, we are adding our own further testing of incoming ingredients.
For further information, please contact Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. at 1-800-445-5777 Monday-Friday during the hours of 9am-5pm (CST) or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information can also be found at www.hillspet.com/productlist
This voluntary recall only impacts canned dog food and primarily in the United States. It is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Impacted products outside of the United States will be subject to separate notices on the country-specific website. If you are outside of the United States, please check your own country’s Hill’s website for more information.
|Product Name||SKU Number||Lot Code/Date Code|
|Hill’s® Prescription Diet® c/d® Multicare Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz||3384||102020T10|
|Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz||3389||102020T04|
|Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 5.5oz||3390||102020T11|
|Hill’s® Prescription Diet® z/d® Canine 5.5oz||5403||102020T17|
|Hill’s® Prescription Diet® g/d® Canine 13oz||7006||112020T19|
|Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine 13oz||7008||092020T30|
|Hill’s® Prescription Diet® j/d® Canine 13oz||7009||112020T20|
|Hill’s® Prescription Diet® k/d® Canine 13oz||7010||102020T10|
|Hill’s® Prescription Diet® w/d® Canine 13oz||7017||092020T30|
|Hill’s® Prescription Diet® z/d® Canine 13oz||7018||102020T04|
|Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Metabolic + Mobility Canine Vegetable & Tuna Stew 12.5oz||10086||102020T05|
|Hill’s® Prescription Diet® w/d® Canine Vegetable & Chicken Stew 12.5oz||10129||102020T04|
|Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Low Fat Canine Rice, Vegetable & Chicken Stew 12.5oz||10423||102020T17|
|Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Derm Defense® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz||10509||102020T05|
|Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Small & Toy Breed Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 5.8oz||4969||102020T18|
|Hill’s® Science Diet® Puppy Chicken & Barley Entrée 13oz||7036||102020T12|
|Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz||7037||102020T13|
|Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Turkey & Barley Dog Food 13oz||7038||102020T06|
|Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Chicken & Beef Entrée Dog Food 13oz||7040||102020T13|
|Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Light with Liver Dog Food 13oz||7048||112020T19|
|Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz||7055||092020T31|
|Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Beef & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz||7056||092020T31|
|Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Turkey & Barley Entrée 13oz||7057||112020T19|
|Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Healthy Cuisine Braised Beef, Carrots & Peas Stew dog food 12.5oz||10452||102020T14|
|Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Youthful Vitality Chicken & Vegetable Stew dog food 12.5oz||10763||102020T04|
*additional note – many recalls, the company’s own websites don’t address the issue. The Hill’s website, to the company’s credit, is proactively warning consumers.