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Dog food recalled after pets who ate it became ill

Dog food recalled after pets who ate it became ill (MGN)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A pet food company is voluntarily recalling one of the dog food formulas after customers complained that it made their pets ill.

Nutrisca, of Saint Louis, Missouri is recalling their "Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food" for elevated levels of Vitamin D.

"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 can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction," said the recall alert on FDA.gov

Here are the products that are being recalled:

  • 4 lbs Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog FoodBag (UPC: 8-84244-12495-7)
  • 15 lbs Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog FoodBag (UPC: 8-84244-12795-8)
  • 28 lbs Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog FoodBag (UPC: 8-84244-12895-5)

"Bags affected have a Best By Date code of February 25, 2020 through September 13, 2020. The Best By Date code can be found on the back or bottom of each bag," said the recall alert.

If you have purchased a bag of the dog food, you are asked to dispose of it or return it to the place you purchased it for a full refund.

"We genuinely regret that this has occurred as we place the highest priority on the health of pets," said Nutrisca in the recall alert.

Consumers with questions may contact Nutrisca at (888) 279-9420 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Standard time, Monday through Friday, or by email at consumerservices@nutrisca.com for more information.


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