BREAKING NEWS: Two More Major Pet Food Brands Have Recalled Dog Food Due To Excessive Levels Of Vitamin D

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ANF, Inc. and ELM Pet Foods, Inc. are voluntarily recalling certain dog foods due to elevated levels of vitamin D.

These recalls joins a growing number of others for the year of 2018.

These voluntary recalls are being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


What Is Recalled?

According to Dog Food Advisor, Elm dog food recall includes products manufactured between February 25, 2018 and October 31, 2018 with the following “Best By” dates:

3lb Elm Chicken and Chickpea Recipe
Size: 3-pound pkg
UPC Code: 0-70155-22507-8
TD2 26 FEB 2019
TE1 30 APR 2019
TD1 5 SEP 2019
TD2 5 SEP 2019
Elm Chicken and Chickpea Recipe
Size: 28-pound pkg
UPC Code: 0-70155-22513-9
TB3 6 APR 2019
TA1 2 JULY 2019
TI1 2 JULY 2019
Elm K9 Naturals Chicken Recipe
Size: 40-pound pkg
UPC Code: 0-70155-22522-9
TB3 14 Sep 2019
TA2 22 Sep 2019
TB2 11 Oct 2019

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According to Dog Food Advisor, ANF dog food recall includes products listed below that were distributed in retail stores in Puerto Rico.

ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food
Size: 3 kg bag
UPC: 9097231622
Best by date: NOV 23 2019
ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food
Size: 7.5 kg bag
UPC: 9097203300
Best by date: NOV 20 2019

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Symptoms of Vitamin D toxicity

Dogs ingesting elevated levels of Vitamin D may exhibit symptoms such as:

  • vomiting
  • loss of appetite
  • increased thirst
  • increased urination
  • excessive drooling
  • weight loss

Vitamin D when consumed at very high levels can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal failure.


What should you do?

According to the FDA, pet owners and those caring for pets should stop feeding the products listed above immediately. Consumers with dogs who have consumed any of the products listed above and are exhibiting these symptoms, should contact their veterinarian.

Anyone in possession of products affected by this recall should dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. If consumers have questions or would like a refund they should call ELM Pet Foods at 800-705-2111 from 8 AM to 5 PM ET Monday through Friday or by email at customerservice@elmpetfoods.com.

Consumers may contact ANF, Inc. customer service at 936-560-5930 from 8 AM to 5 PM Central Time, Monday through Friday. Or by email at mwhite@anf.com for additional information.

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Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast who lives in West Michigan. Her horse and 3 dogs are her children. She loves to write and share her knowledge of equine and canine nutrition. In her spare time she likes to volunteer with animal rescues, camp with her husband and dogs, and trail ride with her horse.
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