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Dog food recall prompted after discovery of dangerously high Vitamin D levels

Dog food recall of Simply Nourish products: Dog sat in front of two food bowls
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A dog food recall of a number of Simply Nourish products has taken place after a routine nutrition test discovered that they contained dangerous levels of Vitamin D. Even though dogs need Vitamin D as part of their diet, too much of it can lead to a number of serious health issues, such as renal dysfunction.

It’s thought that around 51,000 packs, which were sold at select PetSmart stores nationwide, have been affected by the voluntary recall, which was issued by the Wet Noses Dog Treat Company.

The recall includes the following products:

  • Simply Nourish Frozen Beef & Barley 2lb (UPC: 73725792266)
  • Simply Nourish Frozen Beef & Barley 4.5lb (UPC: 73725792267)
  • Simply Nourish Frozen Chicken & Veggies 2lb (UPC: 73725792262)
  • Simply Nourish Frozen Chicken & Veggies 4.5lb (UPC: 73725792264)
  • Simply Nourish Frozen Pork & Veggies 2lb (UPC: 73725792078)
  • Simply Nourish Frozen Pork & Veggies 4.5lb (UPC: 73725792078)
  • Simply Nourish Frozen Turkey & Sweet Potato 2lb (UPC: 73725792260)
  • Simply Nourish Frozen Turkey & Sweet Potato 4.5lb (UPC: 73725792263)

But not all of the above products have been affected. 

The ‘Best By’ ranges of the packs included in the recall range from 11/10/2022 - 01/12/2023, except the Pork & Veggies variety, which ranges from 08/26/2022 - 01/13/2023.

Should you have any of these products at home, you are advised to stop feeding it to your pooch and return the item to the store that you bought it from for a full refund. 

If your canine starts to exhibit any of the following symptoms, you need to seek medical advice from your veterinarian:

  • Increased thirst
  • Increased urination
  • Loss of appetite
  • Excessive drooling
  • Vomiting 
  • Weight loss

A full list of the products that are being recalled, along with the original recall statement, can be found on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website

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Chloe Petrylak

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