Hills Pet Nutrition has recalled five of its Prescription Diets for dogs after finding elevated levels of vitamin D in the products.

In a statement, the company explained that elevated vitamin D can cause vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. At high levels, it can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction.

The company is inviting 'pet parents' (dear god, spare me) whose dogs are suffering symptoms after eating the products to contact their veterinary surgeon.

Hill's also says it will cover the cost of testing total calcium, albumin and 25OH-Vitamin D3 metabolites in animals which have consumed affected products, at the VitDAL Lab at the Edinburgh Veterinary School.

The affected products are:

Product Name
SKU Number
Lot Code / Date Code
Hill's™ Prescription Diet™ Canine w/d 370g 8017U 102020T05
Hill's™ Prescription Diet™ Canine z/d 370g 8018U 102020T17
Hill's™ Prescription Diet™ Canine i/d 360g 8408U 102020T18
Hill's™ Science Plan™ Canine Adult Advanced Fitness Chicken 370g 8037U 102020T27
Hill's™ Science Plan™ Canine Mature Adult Active Longevity Chicken 370g 8055U 102020T14

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