Hill’s Pet Nutrition has recalled select Science Diet and Prescription Diet canned dog food for possible elevated levels of vitamin D.

The affected dog food was distributed to pet stores and veterinary clinics nationwide. A complete list of the recalled canned dog food can be found here. Hills said that no dry food, cat foods or treats area affected by the recall.

Hill’s discovered the elevated vitamin D levels in some of its canned dog food after a complaint of a dog displaying the symptoms associated with higher vitamin D levels. Hills said through an investigation; it found the elevated vitamin D levels were caused by a supply error.

High levels of vitamin D can lead to health issues in dogs including vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. At high levels, vitamin D can also lead to renal dysfunction.

Dogs that display these symptoms should seek the care of a veterinarian. According to Hills, complete recovery from the symptoms is “expected after discontinuation of feeding” of the recalled canned dog food.

Consumers that purchased the affected dog food should stop feeding it to their dog immediately. They should dispose of the product or return unopened cans to the place of purchase for a refund.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Hill for more information through its website at www.hillspet.com/productlist or at 1-800-445-577 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday. Emails can be sent to contactus@hillspet.com.

Hills made the recall of the canned dog food with the cooperation of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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