Nestlé Purina PetCare has extended a prescription dog food recall
Nestle Purina is recalling more of its dry dog food because a supplier contained more vitamin D than recommended.
The recall, first announced last month, relates to Poorna’s Pro Plan Veterinary Diet EL Elemental dog food in eight-pound and 20-pound bags. Anyone who bought the vet-prescribed food should throw it away and contact Poorna for a refund, the agency said. Food should be completely destroyed to avoid being eaten by wildlife, Purina noted.
According to the Pet Health Insurance Association of North America, nearly 69 million U.S. households will own a dog in 2022, making them the nation’s most popular pet.
Vitamin D is an important nutrient in a dog’s diet, but excessive amounts can cause excessive drooling, vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, and urinary and kidney dysfunction.
Two pet owners who bought the recalled food reported their dogs had high vitamin D levels, Purina said. The dogs recovered after they stopped eating the food. No other Purina pet food labels were affected, the company said.
Purina sells prescription dog food nationwide through veterinary clinics and online. The UPC codes are 38100 19190 and 38100 19192. Anyone with questions can contact Purina at 1-800-345-5678 or visit Purina’s website.
In 2018, a number of dog owners reported Animals that are sick or dead After eating food made by Hill’s Pet Nutrition. The company eventually recalled the product. That same year, the Food and Drug Administration recalled eight other brands of dog food with elevated, or potentially elevated, levels of vitamin D.
Christopher J. Brooks
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