Hill’s Pet Nutrition has recalled several of their products due to health concerns for pets.
By, 26 Mar 2019
The culprit – Vitamin D
In normal amounts, Vitamin D is actually an important part of a dog’s nutritive needs.
However HIGH contents of Vitamin D in a dog’s food can cause vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, weight loss, and even renal dysfunction/kidney failure.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition has discovered alarmingly high amounts of Vitamin D in some of their products, and is now contacting all clinics and retailers to retrieve the products that have already been dispatched.
Before it’s too late
This is not the first time this problem has occurred within the company. The latest recall was only in January.
The March batches have already been sold in pet shops, vet clinics, and on Hill’s website. According to Trading Standards, you can return the food to wherever you bought it, and get a full refund for it.
See the photo below to know more about which products exactly are being recalled. You can check the SKU number on the bottom or side of the tins, or the Lot Code/Date Code on the top of the tins to see if you have any of the cans in question.
While this news is alarming, the manufacturer states on their website: “We care deeply about all pets and are committed to providing dog owners 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.”
For now, all products within Hill’s control have been placed on hold. But despite their efforts, it’s hard to know whether the company will recover from this second deficiency.