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Dog Food Recalled Due To Risk Of 'Serious Health Issues'

Check your dog's food, as it may lead to serious health issues.

December 01, 2018 - 5:43 pm

(WWJ) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is encouraging dog owners to check their furry friends' dog food, as three dog food brands have been recalled.

The FDA says Sunshine Mills, the maker of several brands of pet food, has recalled three brands and seven total products, citing potentially high levels of vitamin D that could lead to serious health issues, including kidney failure.

Sunshine Mills says the brands affected by the recall are Evolve, Sportsman's Pride and Triumph.

Evolve Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food, Sportsman's Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food and Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food are the products in question.

The packages with a "Best Buy Date Code of November 1, 2018, through November 8, 2019" are affected and should not be fed to pets. Dogs who have eaten them and exhibit any of the symptoms should be seen by a veterinarian, the company said.

In a statement posted on the FDA's website, the company says Vitamin D in high doses can be dangerous to dogs.

"Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels, can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction," the company said.

Symptoms include vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst and urination, excessive drooling and weight loss.

Consumers who have bought the recalled products can return them to the seller for a refund.

No other Evolve, Sportsman's Pride or Triumph products are affected, the company said.

Several other dog food makers have issued similar recalls, including Elm Pet Foods.

See the list of recalls.