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Hill's Science Diet, Prescription Diet Expands Canned Dog Food Recall 

March 22, 2019 - 10:54 am
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DETROIT (WWJ) - A popular pet food brand is expanding a recall of its canned dog food products.

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 source of the problem is the same vitamin premix that sparked a recall in late January. Following that recall, the company conducted a detailed review of its canned food varieties and determined that additional products were affected by the vitamin premix.

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.

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

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

  • Hill's Prescription Diet k/d Kidney Care with Lamb Canned Dog Food, 13oz, 12-pack, SKU: 2697, Lot Code: 102020T25​
  • Hill's Science Diet Adult Perfect Weight Chicken & Vegetable Entrée dog food 12 x 12.8oz cans, SKU: 2975, Lot Code: 092020T28​
  • Hill's Prescription Diet c/d Multicare Urinary Care Chicken & Vegetable Stew Canned Dog Food, 5.5oz, 24-pack, SKU: 3388, Lot Code: 102020T18​
  • Hill's Prescription Diet i/d Low Fat Canine Rice, Vegetable & Chicken Stew 24 x 5.5oz cans, SKU: 3391, Lot Code: 092020T27​
  • Hill's Prescription Diet r/d Canine 12 x 12.3oz cans, SKU: 7014, Lot Code: 092020T28, 102020T27, 102020T28​
  • Hill's Science Diet Adult Beef & Barley Entrée Canned Dog Food, 13oz, 12-pack, SKU: 7039, Lot Code: 092020T31, 102020T21​
  • Hill's Science Diet Adult 7+ Healthy Cuisine Roasted Chicken, Carrots & Spinach Stew dog food 12 x 12.5oz cans, SKU: 10449, Lot Code: 092020T28
  • Hill's Science Diet Healthy Cuisine Adult Braised Beef, Carrots & Peas Stew Canned Dog Food, 12.5oz, 12-pack, SKU: 10451, Lot Code: 102020T28​
  • Hill's Prescription Diet c/d Multicare Urinary Care Chicken & Vegetable Stew Canned Dog Food, 12.5 oz, 12-pack, SKU: 3384, Lot Code: 092020T29​
  • Hill's Prescription Diet i/d Digestive Care Chicken & Vegetable Stew Canned Dog Food, 12.5 oz, 12-pack, SKU: 3389, Lot Code: 092020T28, 102020T24, 102020T25​​
  • Hill's Prescription Diet g/d Aging Care Turkey Flavor Canned Dog Food, 13 oz, 12-pack, SKU: 7006, Lot Code: 092020T22​
  • Hill's Prescription Diet i/d Digestive Care with Turkey Canned Dog Food, 13 oz, 12-pack, SKU: 7008, Lot Code: 092020T21​
  • Hill's Prescription Diet w/d Digestive/Weight/Glucose Management with Chicken Canned Dog Food, 13 oz, 12-pack, SKU: 7017, Lot Code: 102020T24​, 102020T25, 112020T09​, 112020T10​
  • Hill's Science Diet Adult Chicken & Barley Entrée Canned Dog Food, 13 oz, 12-pack, SKU: 7037, Lot Code: 092020T22​
  • Hill's Science Diet Adult Chicken & Beef Entrée Canned Dog Food, 13 oz, 12-pack, SKU: 7040, Lot Code: 112020T10​, 112020T11​
  • Hill's Science Diet Adult 7+ Beef & Barley Entrée Canned Dog Food, 13 oz, 12-pack, SKU: 7056, Lot Code: 102020T28​
  • Hill's Prescription Diet w/d Digestive/Weight/Glucose Management Vegetable & Chicken Stew Canned Dog Food, 12.5 oz, 12-pack, SKU: 10129, Lot Code: 112020T11, 112020T05​
  • Hill's Prescription Diet i/d Low Fat Digestive Care Rice, Vegetable & Chicken Stew Canned Dog Food, 12.5 oz, 12-pack, SKU: 10423, Lot Code: 092020T27, 092020T28, 092020T24​
  • Hill's Science Diet Healthy Cuisine Adult 7+ Braised Beef, Carrots & Peas Stew Canned Dog Food, 12.5 oz, 12-pack, SKU: 10452, Lot Code: 102020T28​

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.