Two large-scale October recalls involving elevated levels of vitamin D. Sounds harmless but can be lethal.

It seemed like this summer there was a rash of recall notices regarding a variety of pet foods and treats.  Now there have been two announced just in the first two weeks of October.

The first FDA recall notice this month was back on October 1st.  Fromm Family Foods voluntarily recalled 5,500 cases of Gravy Entree products.  Check your pet's food supply for the following...

Product Name

Net Weight

UPC

Best By Date Range

Four-Star SHREDDED BEEF IN GRAVY ENTRÉE
food for dogs, 12 cans per case, 11877
12 oz. per can7270511876Best By Date 082024
Four-Star SHREDDED CHICKEN IN GRAVY ENTRÉE
food for dogs, 12 cans per case, 11881
12 oz. per can7270511880Best By Date 082024
Four-Star SHREDDED PORK IN GRAVY ENTRÉE
food for dogs, 12 cans per case, 11879
12 oz. per can7270511878Best By Date 082024
Four-Star SHREDDED TURKEY IN GRAVY ENTRÉE
food for dogs, 12 cans per case, 11883
12 oz. per can7270511882Best By Date 082024

Read on for symptoms your pet may have elevated levels of vitamin D.

The second such recall in October was announced by the FDA on Tuesday, October 12th.  Tuffy's Pet Foods is also voluntarily recalling one of its products also for possible elevated levels of Vitamin D.  Recalled are 1,600 cases of Pure Vita Salmon Entree Dog Food.  Here are the lot numbers for that product.

Product Name

Net Weight

UPC

Lot Numbers

Best By Dates

Pure Vita Salmon Entrée Dog Food TetraPak12.5 oz. per carton0 73893 96202 10629101N1
0901101N1
29 Jun 2023
1 Sep 2023

Thankfully, no reports of illness or injury have been reported.  Here's what the FDA issued about the effects of Vitamin D at unsafe levels.

Consuming elevated levels of vitamin D in dog food can cause adverse reactions in dogs of all sizes, including symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss. When ingested at excessive levels, vitamin D can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction.

So it's serious business.

Back in August the FDA Issued an important warning to Midwestern Pet Foods regarding 12 pet food brands.  With this statement from dogfoodadvisor.com

The FDA claims conditions at the firm’s facilities likely contributed to the illness or death of hundreds of dogs and cats.

So what's one to do?  Well, set yourself up for recall alerts from the FDA or sites like Dog Dood Advisor.  When you see an article about a recall make sure and read it- the company's name isn't always reflected in the many products it produces.

It's kind of worrisome for me as I've been unable to find a particular dry dog food my Daisy dog loves just right out of the bag.  Here she is...she just turned one year old.

Problem is I keep trying different brands/flavors of food and it'll just sit until I mix some of our little dog's food with it...

She's probably already spoiled and I'm doomed.  But I would like to find a reliable dog food brand that's not up to its neck in recalls all the time.

I would certainly take suggestions about what your dog loves to eat!

Daisy's only true loves are her snuggle-bone and super comfy bone-pillow.

McGowan

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To prepare yourself for a potential incident, always keep your vet's phone number handy, along with an after-hours clinic you can call in an emergency. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also has a hotline you can call at (888) 426-4435 for advice.

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