Dog food in Canada has just been recalled after dangerous levels of vitamin D was found in it. The recall was issued in both Canada and the US and includes eight different dog food brands.
Of the eight brands, only one was sold in Canada - Sunshine Mills. It was found to have 70 times the recommended level of vitamin D in it. In dogs, this can be especially dangerous.
Even though it's a vitamin, if pets get too much vitamin D they could suffer from vomiting, loss of appetite, and excessive thirst. In even more severe cases, this could lead to issues like kidney failure and even death.
In Canada, the specific foods from Sunshine Mills that are included in the recall are the Evolve Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food, Sportsman’s Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food, and Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food. All the recalled products had a sell-by date between November 1st and November 8th.
Pet owners who have bought this brand of food should stop giving it to their dogs immediately and discard of it or return it at the store they bought it from. They should also monitor their pets and contact their vet if they have any concerns.
An official national recall hasn't yet been issued from Health Canada, since dog food doesn't fall under the jurisdiction of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
However, the company Sunshine Mills, which announced the recall in the US confirmed that the recalled items are also sold in Canada.