RECALL ALERT: A Dry Dog Food Recalled Over Dangerous Levels Of Vitamin D


A pet food company is voluntarily recalling one dry dog food formula because it contains elevated levels of Vitamin D.

This recall by Nutrisca, of Saint Louis, MO, was sparked after three pet parents complained that their pets showed signs of vitamin D toxicity after consuming the food. According to a recall alert from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an investigation revealed a formulation error led to the elevated vitamin D.

What’s Recalled?

The recalled food was distributed to retail stores nationwide. Pet parents who buy and feed Nutrisca food should be on the lookout for the following formula:

  • Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food
    Package Size: 4 pounds
    Bag UPC: 8-84244-12495-7
    Best By Dates: February 25, 2020 thru September 13, 2020
  • Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food
    Package Size: 15 pounds
    Bag UPC: 8-84244-12795-8
    Best By Dates: February 25, 2020 thru September 13, 2020
  • Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food
    Package Size: 28 pounds
    Bag UPC: 8-84244-12895-5
    Best By Dates: February 25, 2020 thru September 13, 2020

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.

According to the FDA,

“No other Nutrisca® products, including Nutrisca® Chicken & Chickpea wet dog foods, are impacted. All other Nutrisca® dog and cat food products are safe to feed to pets.”

About Elevated Vitamin D

Dogs who have consumed elevated levels of Vitamin D may develop symptoms such as vomiting, weight loss, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, and excessive drooling. When consumed at very high levels, it can even lead to serious health issues such as renal dysfunction.

If your dog has consumed the recalled food and begins to show signs of any of these symptoms then call your veterinarian ASAP.

Feed This Food?

A message from the company includes the following statement:

We genuinely regret that this has occurred as we place the highest priority on the health of pets.”

While the company cooperates with the FDA, customers are encouraged to stop feeding the recalled foods immediately. You can toss it out or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact the company at 888-279-9420 from 8 AM to 5 PM Central Standard time, Monday through Friday, or by email at consumerservices@nutrisca.com for more information.