Last month, a dog food brand in Canada recalled a large number of products. Now, that same dog food brand, Hills' Pet Nutrition, has expanded its recall to include more products that have a high level of a potentially toxic ingredient. The popular brand is used by many local SPCA shelters in BC as well as by dog owners themselves. 

At the end of January this year, Hill’s Pet Nutrition recalled 22 products of dog food. Now, the brand is expanding its recall substantially. 

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Altogether, 31 items made by Hill’s Pet Nutrition have been recalled. This recall is due to a high level of vitamin D that has been found in the food. While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingesting too much can be incredibly toxic and even deadly. 

High levels of vitamin D intake can cause dogs to have stomach problems including vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. It can also lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction which impacts the kidneys. 

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According to the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, complete recovery of vitamin D intake can be done following the discontinuation of feeding. Any pet owner that may use this brand and believes that their dog is sick should stop using the food immediately. 

Hill’s Pet Nutrition has said in an online statement that the affected canned dog foods were distributed through retail pet stores and veterinary clinics. No dry foods, cat foods, or treats have been affected by the recall. 

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The pet food supplier also stated that they learned about the potentially high levels of vitamin D in their food after receiving a complaint in the United States about a dog exhibiting signs of elevated vitamin D levels. After an investigation, Hill’s Pet Norton confirmed that elevated levels were present due to a supplier error. 

“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. In addition to our existing safety processes, we are adding our own further testing of incoming ingredients,” writes Hill’s. 

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The complete list of recalled products is as follows: 

  • Hill's® Prescription Diet® k/d® with Lamb Canine 13oz SKU # - 2697 Lot Code/ Date Code - 102020T25
  • Hill's® Prescription Diet® c/d® Multicare Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz SKU # -3384 Lot Code/Date Code -092020T29
  • Hill's® Prescription Diet® c/d® Multicare Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 5.5oz SKU # - 3388 Lot Code/Date Code - 102020T18
  • Hill's® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz SKU # - 3389 Lot Code/Date Code -092020T28
  • Hill's® Prescription Diet® i/d® Low Fat Canine Rice, Vegetable & Chicken Stew 5.5oz SKU # - 3391 Lot Code/Date Code - 092020T27
  • Hill's® Prescription Diet® r/d® Canine 12.3oz SKU # -7014 Lot Code/Date Code - 092020T28
  • Hill's® Science Diet® Adult Perfect Weight Chicken & Vegetable Entrée Dog Food 13oz SKU # - 2975 Lot Code/Date Code - 092020T28
  • Hill's® Science Diet® Adult Beef & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz SKU # - 7039 Lot Code/Date Code - 092020T31
  • Hill's® Science Diet® Mature Adult Healthy Cuisine Chicken & Carrots Stew Dog Food 12.5oz SKU # - 10449 Lot Code/Date Code - 092020T28
  • Hill's® Science Diet® Adult Healthy Cuisine Braised Beef, Carrots & Peas Stew Dog Food 12.5oz SKU #- 10451 Lot Code/Date Code -  102020T28
  • Hill's® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz SKU #- 3389 Lot Code/Date Code - 102020T04
  • Hill's® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 5.5oz SKU # -3390 Lot Code/Date Code - 102020T11
  • Hill's® Prescription Diet® g/d® Canine 13oz SKU # - 7006 Lot Code/Date Code - 112020T19
  • Hill's® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine 13oz SKU #- 7008 Lot Code/Date Code - 092020T21
  • Hill's® Prescription Diet® j/d® Canine 13oz SKU #- 7009 Lot Code/Date Code - 112020T20
  • Hill's® Prescription Diet® k/d® Canine 13oz SKU #- 7010 Lot Code/Date Code - 102020T10
  • Hill's® Prescription Diet® w/d® Canine 13oz SKU #- 7017  Lot Code/Date Code -102020T24
  • Hill's® Prescription Diet® z/d® Canine 13oz SKU # - 7018 Lot Code/Date Code -102020T04
  • Hill's® Prescription Diet® Metabolic + Mobility Canine Vegetable & Tuna Stew 12.5oz SKU #- 10086 Lot Code/Date Code - 102020T05
  • Hill's® Prescription Diet® w/d® Canine Vegetable & Chicken Stew 12.5oz SKU #- 10129 Lot Code/Date Code - 112020T05
  • Hill's® Prescription Diet® i/d® Low Fat Canine Rice, Vegetable & Chicken Stew 12.5oz SKU #- 10423 Lot Code/Date Code - 092020T27
  • Hill's® Prescription Diet® Derm Defense® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz SKU #- 10509 Lot Code/Date Code - 102020T05
  • Hill's® Science Diet® Puppy Chicken & Barley Entrée 13oz SKU #- 7036 Lot Code/Date Code - 102020T12
  • Hill's® Science Diet® Adult Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz SKU #- 7037 Lot Code/Date Code - 092020T22
  • Hill's® Science Diet® Adult Turkey & Barley Dog Food 13oz SKU #- 7038 Lot Code/Date Code - 102020T06
  • Hill's® Science Diet® Adult Chicken & Beef Entrée Dog Food 13oz SKU #- 7040 Lot Code/Date Code - 112020T10
  • Hill's® Science Diet® Adult Light with Liver Dog Food 13oz SKU #- 7048 Lot Code/Date Code - 112020T19
  • Hill's® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz SKU #- 7055 Lot Code/Date Code - 092020T31
  • Hill's® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Beef & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz SKU #- 7056 Lot Code/Date Code - 102020T28
  • Hill's® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Healthy Cuisine Braised Beef, Carrots & Peas Stew dog food 12.5oz SKU #- 10452 Lot Code/Date Code - 102020T28
  • Hill's® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Youthful Vitality Chicken & Vegetable Stew dog food 12.5oz SKU #- 10763 Lot Code/Date Code - 102020T04

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