The following recall announcement was posted on November 2 and expanded on the FDA’s site on November 9. Confirmed by Pet Age with Natural Life Pet Products:
Natural Life Pet Products of Saint Louis, Missouri is voluntarily recalling its Chicken & Potato Dry Dog Food 17.5 lb bags (UPC: 0-12344-08175-1) due to it containing elevated levels of Vitamin D. Bags affected now have a Best By Date code of December 4, 2019 through August 10, 2020. The products were distributed to retail stores in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and California.
Natural Life Pet Products became aware of the elevated levels of vitamin D after receiving complaints from three pet owners of vitamin D toxicity after consuming the product. An investigation revealed a formulation error led to the elevated vitamin D in the product.
Consumers should stop feeding the product listed above. Dogs ingesting elevated levels of Vitamin D 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. Consumers with dogs who have consumed the product listed above and are exhibiting these symptoms, should contact their veterinarian.
Consumers who have purchased the product affected by this recall should dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact Natural Life Pet Products at (888) 279-9420 from 8 AM to 5 PM Central Standard time, Monday through Friday, or by email at [email protected] for more information.