25 products by Hills recalled; grieving pet owners say too late

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Dog food recall: Hill’s Pet Nutrition food may contain dangerous levels of vitamin D. The company’s canned Prescription Diet and Science Diet foods were affected in the recall.

Caitlin Gibson, a journalist for The Washington Post, tweeted that her dog died after eating the affected prescription food. 

Another woman, Freman, from Texas, said her dog suffered a fatal heart attack on Nov 9th, with vets unable to provide an explanation for her dog’s death. The dog had been sent to the vet overnight after becoming lethargic, throwing up bile, drooling incessantly and having diarrhea. The vet stay turned to a trip to the animal hospital as doctors tried to figure out what was wrong.

“A lot of the symptoms my dog had were symptoms of vitamin D overdose,” Freeman said. The food is “supposed to be good for your dog. It was expensive, but I was willing to pay it because I wanted my dog to get better.” She had been recommended Hill’s Pet Nutrition “Prescription Diet i/d dog food” by a vet to treat her dog’s gastroenteritis. Within days, the dog deteriorated rapidly without explanation. Her dog’s name was Mocha.

An excerpt from their site:

“Update January 31, 6:30 pm CST:           

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling 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.”… 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 contactus@hillspet.com

https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/grieving-pet-owners-say-dog-food-recall-came-too-late-1437813827768

The recall comes two months after multiple dog food brands were recalled over the same concern.

Here is a list of affected products:

Hill’s® Prescription Diet® c/d® Multicare Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz

SKU NUMBER: 3384

LOT CODE/DATE CODE: 102020T10, 102020T25

Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz

SKU NUMBER: 3389

LOT CODE/DATE CODE: 102020T04, 102020T10, 102020T19, 102020T20

Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 5.5oz

SKU NUMBER: 3390

102020T11, 112020T23.122020T07

Hill’s® Prescription Diet® z/d® Canine 5.5oz

SKU NUMBER: 5403

102020T17,112020T22

Hill’s® Prescription Diet® g/d® Canine 13oz

SKU NUMBER: 7006

112020T19,112020T20

Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine 13oz

SKU NUMBER: 7008

092020T30, 102020T07, 102020T11,112020T22, 112020T23

Hill’s® Prescription Diet® j/d® Canine 13oz

SKU NUMBER: 7009

112020T20

Hill’s® Prescription Diet® k/d® Canine 13oz

SKU NUMBER: 7010

102020T10, 102020T11

Hill’s® Prescription Diet® w/d® Canine 13oz

SKU NUMBER: 7017

092020T30, 102020T11, 102020T12

Hill’s® Prescription Diet® z/d® Canine 13oz

SKU NUMBER: 7018

102020T04, 112020T22

Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Metabolic + Mobility Canine Vegetable & Tuna Stew 12.5oz

SKU NUMBER: 10086

102020T05, 102020T26

Hill’s® Prescription Diet® w/d® Canine Vegetable & Chicken Stew 12.5oz

SKU NUMBER: 10129

102020T04, 102020T21

Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Low Fat Canine Rice, Vegetable & Chicken Stew 12.5oz

SKU NUMBER: 10423

102020T17, 102020T19,112020T04

Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Derm Defense® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz

SKU NUMBER: 10509

102020T05

Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Small & Toy Breed Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 5.8oz

SKU NUMBER: 4969

102020T18

Hill’s® Science Diet® Puppy Chicken & Barley Entrée 13oz

SKU NUMBER: 7036

102020T12

Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz

SKU NUMBER: 7037

102020T13, 102020T14,112020T23, 112020T24

Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Turkey & Barley Dog Food 13oz

SKU NUMBER: 7038

102020T06

Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Chicken & Beef Entrée Dog Food 13oz

SKU NUMBER: 7040

102020T13

Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Light with Liver Dog Food 13oz

SKU NUMBER: 7048

112020T19

Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz

SKU NUMBER: 7055

092020T31, 102020T13

Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Beef & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz

SKU NUMBER: 7056

092020T31,112020T20,112020T24

Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Turkey & Barley Entrée 13oz

SKU NUMBER: 7057

112020T19

Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Healthy Cuisine Braised Beef, Carrots & Peas Stew dog food 12.5oz

SKU NUMBER: 10452

102020T14, 102020T21

Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Youthful Vitality Chicken & Vegetable Stew dog food 12.5oz

SKU NUMBER: 10763

102020T04, 102020T05,112020T11



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