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Hill's Science Diet And Prescription Diet Canned Dog Food Recalled

February 01, 2019 - 3:50 pm

(WWJ) A popular pet food brand is pulling several of its canned dog food products from shelves.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is recalling the products over concerns about elevated Vitamin D levels -- which can cause a variety of serious symptoms in dogs. 

The recall includes multiple types and flavors of canned dog food, including Science Diet and Prescription Diet varieties, that were distributed through retail pet stores and veterinary clinics nationwide. No dry foods, cat foods or treats are affected.

"We care deeply about all pets and are committed to providing pet parents with safe and high quality products," the company said, in a statement. "Hill’s 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.  In addition to our existing safety processes, we are adding our own further testing of incoming ingredients."

Included are the following varieties: (Product name, followed by the size and SKU number, with lot/date codes below)

Hill’s Pet Nutrition recall codes
Credit: Hill’s Pet Nutrition

Hill's® Prescription Diet® c/d® Multicare Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz - 384
102020T10
102020T25

Hill's® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz - 3389
102020T04
102020T10
102020T19
102020T20

Hill's® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 5.5oz - 3390
102020T11
112020T23
122020T07

Hill's® Prescription Diet® z/d® Canine 5.5oz - 5403
102020T17
112020T22

Hill's® Prescription Diet® g/d® Canine 13oz - 7006
112020T19
112020T20

Hill's® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine 13oz  - 7008
092020T30
102020T07
102020T11
112020T22
112020T23

Hill's® Prescription Diet® j/d® Canine 13oz - 7009
112020T20

Hill's® Prescription Diet® k/d® Canine 13oz - 7010
102020T10
102020T11

Hill's® Prescription Diet® w/d® Canine 13oz - 7017
092020T30
102020T11
102020T12

Hill's® Prescription Diet® z/d® Canine 13oz - 7018
102020T04
112020T22

Hill's® Prescription Diet® Metabolic + Mobility Canine Vegetable & Tuna Stew 12.5oz - 10086
102020T05
102020T26

Hill's® Prescription Diet® w/d® Canine Vegetable & Chicken Stew 12.5oz - 10129
102020T04
102020T21

Hill's® Prescription Diet® i/d® Low Fat Canine Rice, Vegetable & Chicken Stew 12.5oz - 10423
102020T17
102020T19
112020T04

Hill's® Prescription Diet® Derm Defense® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz - 10509
102020T05

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Small & Toy Breed Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 5.8oz - 4969
102020T18

Hill's® Science Diet® Puppy Chicken & Barley Entrée 13oz - 7036
102020T12

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz - 7037
102020T13
102020T14
112020T23
112020T24

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult Turkey & Barley Dog Food 13oz - 7038
102020T06

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult Chicken & Beef Entrée Dog Food 13oz - 7040
102020T13

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult Light with Liver Dog Food 13oz - 7048
112020T19

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz - 7055
092020T31
102020T13

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Beef & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz - 7056
092020T31
112020T20
112020T24

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Turkey & Barley Entrée 13oz - 7057
112020T19

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Healthy Cuisine Braised Beef, Carrots & Peas Stew dog food 12.5oz - 10452
102020T14
102020T21

Hill's® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Youthful Vitality Chicken & Vegetable Stew dog food 12.5oz - 10763
102020T04
102020T05
112020T11

While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, vets say 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.

Anyone who purchased the product with the specific lot/date codes listed should throw the food immediately or return unopened product to your retailer for a refund. 

For more information, call Hill's at 1-800-445-5777.