FDA recalls several brands of dry dog food for toxic levels of vitamin D
ABILENE, Texas —
The FDA recently recalled nine different brands of dog food for containing high levels of Vitamin D.
Vitamin D is healthy for dogs, but too much of it can lead to health problems.
"If they got that brand, one of those brands on the recall list, don't feed them any more of it," said local veterinarian Dr. Allen Bolt. A few popular brands recalled are Sunshine Mills and Kroger.
"Vomiting, diarrhea, heavy salivation, muscle trimmers and they just feel crappy," Bolt stated.
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, some of the products contained seventy times the intended amounts of Vitamin D.
"So, until you reach a certain level, you know, you don't see any symptoms, but when you start seeing the symptoms, it's serious then," mentioned Bolt.
Bolt added that if someone's dog is experiencing these symptoms, they should call their veterinarian.
"Vet fees are a lot of money, and they are very costly, so you want to have good quality things for them to make sure they are healthy," dog owner Milagros Caceres stated. He continued, "I do go for brand names and I usually stick with them."
For a full list of recalled brands, click here: https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/ucm627485.htm