Pet Food Recalls In North Dakota Include Tuffy’s Pet Product.
Two large-scale October recalls involving elevated levels of vitamin D. Sounds harmless but can be lethal.
It seemed like this summer there was a rash of recall notices regarding a variety of pet foods and treats. Now there have been two announced just in the first two weeks of October.
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Read on for symptoms your pet may have elevated levels of vitamin D.
The second such recall in October was announced by the FDA on Tuesday, October 12th. Tuffy's Pet Foods is also voluntarily recalling one of its products also for possible elevated levels of Vitamin D. Recalled are 1,600 cases of Pure Vita Salmon Entree Dog Food. Here are the lot numbers for that product.
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Thankfully, no reports of illness or injury have been reported. Here's what the FDA issued about the effects of Vitamin D at unsafe levels.
Consuming elevated levels of vitamin D in dog food can cause adverse reactions in dogs of all sizes, including symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss. When ingested at excessive levels, vitamin D can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction.
So it's serious business.
The FDA claims conditions at the firm’s facilities likely contributed to the illness or death of hundreds of dogs and cats.
So what's one to do? Well, set yourself up for recall alerts from the FDA or sites like Dog Dood Advisor. When you see an article about a recall make sure and read it- the company's name isn't always reflected in the many products it produces.
It's kind of worrisome for me as I've been unable to find a particular dry dog food my Daisy dog loves just right out of the bag. Here she is...she just turned one year old.
Problem is I keep trying different brands/flavors of food and it'll just sit until I mix some of our little dog's food with it...
She's probably already spoiled and I'm doomed. But I would like to find a reliable dog food brand that's not up to its neck in recalls all the time.
I would certainly take suggestions about what your dog loves to eat!
Daisy's only true loves are her snuggle-bone and super comfy bone-pillow.
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