RECALL: Purina Dog Food Recalled! What You Need to Know
If you’ve purchased this dog food, then don’t miss this recall! Because Purina has warned that it has elevated levels of vitamin D. According to Purina, two dogs got sick after eating their Pro Plan dog food, showing signs of Vitamin D toxicity. Purina has voluntarily recalled the pet food because it could cause vomiting and kidney failure.
What is a Recall?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States are the departments responsible for investigating potential problems with food safety. Of course, from their investigations, they may issue warnings to the public. In other words, a Recall by the FDA or CDC means that the product in question is not safe for the specified reason. Additionally, guidelines and instructions are given for each recall, based on the specific threat at hand. For example, they may warn that consumers should not consume the product. Or, they may suggest that the company responsible is willing to refund the purchase price.
Why is There a Recall?
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is voluntarily recalling select lots of Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EL Elemental (PPVD EL) prescription dry dog food due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D.
What is Vitamin D Toxicity?
Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs; however, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and the length of exposure. Vitamin D toxicity may include vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, and excessive drooling to renal (kidney) dysfunction.
Which Product(s) are Included in this Recall?
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Purina Pro Plan Veterinary
8 lb and 20 lb bags
38100 19190 – 8 lb
38100 19192 – 20 lb
No other Purina pet care products are affected.
Where Was the Recalled Product Sold?
The affected dry dog food was distributed throughout the United States by prescription only through veterinary clinics, Purina Vet Direct, Purina for Professionals, and other select retailers with the ability to validate a prescription.
Bags of PPVD EL with the UPC Code and Production Code below should be immediately discarded. Please click here to identify if you have affected product.
What Should You Do?
Pet owners who purchased bags of the product listed above are asked to immediately stop feeding and throw it away in a container where no other animals, including wildlife, can get to it. If signs such as weight loss, excessive drooling, vomiting, loss of appetite or increased thirst or urination have occurred in their dog while eating this diet, pet owners should contact their veterinarian.
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Source: News Release on Purina News