By Harriet Morphy-Morris
A leading dog food brand has been recalled from UK supermarkets due to dangerous levels of vitamin D.
The Hills Pet Nutrition dog food which was previously available in Sainsbury stores and online at the Hills Pet Shop has now been removed from all shelves.
The Food Standard Agency has said: “It exceeds the maximum recommended intake.”
Below is the canned food affected
** RECALL NOTICE FROM HILLS PET FOOD*** Hill’s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels, can lead to serious health issues in do … https://t.co/WCtQ0K2aeU pic.twitter.com/E5rHLFqyEc
— Lakes Veterinary (@LakesVeterinary) February 6, 2019
No dry dog food products have been affected, however customers should avoid the Hills Nutrition canned food and take dogs to the vets as soon as symptoms, such as increased fatigue, start to show.
The health issues associated with the product
- Excessive weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Increased thirst
- Increased urination
In response to customer outrage the company revealed their ‘deep concern’ for pets affected and in a press release they said: “We are committed to providing pet parents with quality products. Hills has identified and isolated the error and, to prevent this from happening again, we have required our supplier to implement additional quality testing prior to their release of ingredients.”
The issue has caused a demand from pet owners for thorough regulation of products and the importance of dog food having essential nutritional value needed for dogs growth.
Our reporter Harriet Morphy-Morris reports further,
Watch below: Local response to the recall
To have the affected discarded products replaced, at no cost, call 0800 282 438