Unfortunately foods can be toxic to humans and animals. There are several resources available to check to see if there are any current food recalls and alerts for your furry loved ones.

Here are the resources and what is being discussed and possibly recalled now:

U.S. Food & Drug Administration

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration put out an alert to pet owners about potentially toxic levels of Vitamin D in several dry pet foods. After receiving complaints from pet owners about dogs with vitamin D toxicity, one of the firms reported to the FDA that it was recalling dry pet food due to potentially toxic levels of vitamin D. Many other brands with a common contract manufacturer have also been recalled. Here is a list about the brands that have been recalled.

Fast Facts

  • The FDA is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about recalls of several dry dog foods after receiving complaints that dogs eating the food experienced vitamin D toxicity.
  • Testing found that samples of the dog food contained excessive, potentially toxic amounts of vitamin D. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, but very high amounts can cause serious health problems like kidney failure or death.
  • At this time, the only pet products that have been impacted are food made for dogs.
  • Pet owners should discontinue feeding these recalled products.
  • The FDA is asking veterinarians who suspect vitamin D toxicity in their patients to report them through the Safety Reporting Portalor by calling their local FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators. Pet owners can also report suspect cases to the FDA.
  • This is a developing situation and additional recalls may be announced.

American Veterinary Medical Association

The American Veterinary Medical Association has a page on their website about animal food recalls and alerts. You can check it from time to time to stay current.

Animal Health Foundation

This website has an entire year of what is happening in the pet food industry.

Petfood Industry

Stay up to date with Petfood Industry’s list of US and international cat and dog food, pet treat and companion animal feed recalls. According to FDA, pet food can be recalled by a manufacturer to remove product from the market, by FDA request or by FDA order under statutory authority.

Dog Food Advisor

The Dog Food Advisor is a public service website put out by Mike Sagman designed to help pet owners make more informed decisions when buying dog food. Here is a list of the current dog food recalls.

Petful

Petful has been researching U.S. dog food recalls for several years now, and they have compiled the following list. Recalls are listed in order from newest to oldest. Looking for cat food recalls? Go here.

If you have any questions about your pet’s food, call your local Veterinarian to assist you? Animal Care Center in Smyrna, GA, is owned and operated by Otto H. Williams, DVM. The veterinary practice specializes in complete healthcare for cats and dogs and offers services including preventative, surgical and nonsurgical care, internal medicine, grooming and boarding to Cobb County and surrounding cities such as Vinings, Marietta, Mableton and Sandy Springs. Call today at 770.438.2694 or request an appointment.