A brand of frozen dog food sold at PetSmart is being recalled over concerns it could cause serious health issues.
Wet Noses Natural Dog Treat Company is recalling approximately 51,000 packages of Simply Nourish frozen dog food that contain elevated levels of Vitamin D.
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Affected Simply Nourish frozen food products were distributed at select PetSmart stores nationwide. Products are packaged in 2lb and 4.5lb packages with best by dates between 8/26/22 and 1/13/23. Flavors include chicken and veggies, beef and barley, turkey and sweet potato, and pork and veggies.
Consumers should stop feeding the products to their dogs. Dogs ingesting elevated levels of Vitamin D may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss. Vitamin D when consumed at very high levels or over a long period of time can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction.
Consumers who have dogs that have consumed the recalled products and are exhibiting symptoms should contact their veterinarian.
The recall was initiated after a routine nutrition test confirmed elevated Vitamin D levels on certain Simply Nourish frozen food products. Subsequent investigation indicates the problem arose as a result of the vitamin mix dosage being significantly reduced by the vitamin mix manufacturer, and this change was not detected or properly communicated. As a result, the dosage was not reduced.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
"We deeply about our customers and their pets, and have put corrective actions into place to ensure this issue does not reoccur," Wet Noses Natural Dog Treat Company said in a statement.
Consumers who have purchased Simply Nourish Frozen Food are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.