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

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Sunshine Mills, Inc., of Red Bay, Alabama, is voluntarily recalling select products of Evolve, Sportsman’s Pride, and Triumph dog foods due to elevated levels of vitamin D.

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

This voluntary recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


What Is Recalled?

According to Dog Food Advisor, Bags affected have a Best Buy Date Code of November 1,
2018 through November 8, 2019. The Best Buy Date is located on the back of the bag.

The following products are being recalled:

Evolve Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food
Size: 14-pound bag
UPC: 0-73657-00862-0
Evolve Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food
Size: 28-pound bag
UPC: 0-73657-00863-7
Sportsman’s Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food
Size: 40-pound bag
UPC: 0-70155-10566-0
Sportsman’s Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food
Size: 40-pound bag
UPC: 0-70155-10564-0
Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food
Size: 3.5 pound bag
UPC: 0-73657-00873-6
Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food
Size: 16-pound bag
UPC: 0-73657-00874-3
Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food
Size: 30-pound bag
UPC 0-73657-00875-0


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. Contact Sunshine Mills, Inc. customer service at (800) 705-2111 from 7AM to 4PM Central Time, Monday through Friday. You can also email them at customer.service@sunshinemills.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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