Hill’s Canned Dog Food Recall

This isn’t just local news, but we know there are a lot of dog owners among our readers, so we thought it would be useful to pass along this notice of a current recall for Hill’s canned dog food products. (Again, please note:  this is for CANNED DOG FOOD only – no dry foods, cat foods or dog/cat treats are included.)

According to the recall notice, which has been circulated in the last few days by local vets who sell many of the prescription-based items:

“Hill’s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and the length of exposure, and dogs may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels, can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction. Pet parents with dogs who have consumed any of the products listed and are exhibiting any of these signs should contact their veterinarian. In most cases, complete recovery is expected after discontinuation of feeding.

In the United States, the affected canned dog foods were distributed through retail pet stores and veterinary clinics nationwide. No dry foods, cat foods, or treats are affected.
Pet parents who purchased the product with the specific lot/date codes listed should discontinue feeding and dispose of those products immediately or return unopened product to your retailer for a refund. For more information, please contact Hill’s via our website or at 1-800-445-5777.”

To determine whether dog food you have purchased is included in the recall, see https://www.hillspet.com/productlist.  The page provides a list of affected products and shows you how/where to locate the SKU and Date Code/Lot Code on the cans. The list of recalled foods includes (depending on lot number and SKU):

Hill’s® Prescription Diet® c/d® Multicare Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 5.5oz
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® z/d® Canine 5.5oz
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® g/d® Canine 13oz
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine 13oz
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® j/d® Canine 13oz
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® k/d® Canine 13oz
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® w/d® Canine 13oz
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® z/d® Canine 13oz
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Metabolic + Mobility Canine Vegetable & Tuna Stew 12.5oz
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® w/d® Canine Vegetable & Chicken Stew 12.5oz
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Low Fat Canine Rice, Vegetable & Chicken Stew 12.5oz
Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Derm Defense® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Small & Toy Breed Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 5.8oz
Hill’s® Science Diet® Puppy Chicken & Barley Entrée 13oz
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Turkey & Barley Dog Food 13oz
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Chicken & Beef Entrée Dog Food 13oz
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Light with Liver Dog Food 13oz
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Beef & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Turkey & Barley Entrée 13oz
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Healthy Cuisine Braised Beef, Carrots & Peas Stew dog food 12.5oz
Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Youthful Vitality Chicken & Vegetable Stew dog food 12.5oz

For more information, see Hill’s FAQ page, call 1-800-445-5777 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST, Mon-Fri) or e-mail contactus@hillspet.com.

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About Elizabeth Fuller

Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - first in the Sycamore Square neighborhood, and since 2012 in West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill. She was long-time board member of the Sycamore Square Neighborhood Association, currently serves on the board of the West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill Neighborhood Association, spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.

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