Periodically, pet foods are recalled for dangerous ingredients. Sometimes that even includes too much of a good thing.
In the past several months, kibble from at least eight dog food companies has been tagged for dangerously high levels of vitamin D, which can result in kidney failure or even death. Tell-tale signs of an overdose include appetite loss, vomiting and increased thirst and urination. Several dogs that ate the food fell ill, but all recovered.
If your pet eats a recalled product and exhibits suggestive signs, contact your veterinarian. Be ready to provide a diet history and photos of pet food labels with lot numbers.
If you’d like to keep up with pet food recalls as they’re announced, check “AVMA Pet Food & Product Recalls” on the website of the American Veterinary Medical Association.