In keeping with a press launch dated February 8, 2023, Nestlé Purina Petcare Firm is voluntarily recalling choose Purina Professional Plan Veterinary Food regimen EL Elemental (PPVD EL) prescription dry canine meals on account of probably excessive ranges of vitamin D.
“Vitamin D is a necessary nutrient for canine; nonetheless, ingesting excessive ranges could trigger well being issues relying on vitamin D ranges and size of publicity,” the discharge stated. “Vitamin D toxicity could embody vomiting, lack of urge for food, elevated thirst, elevated urination, and extreme salivation secondary to renal (kidney) dysfunction.”
Purina stated it’s taking motion after receiving two contacts to this point about two separate confirmed instances of a canine exhibiting signs of vitamin D toxicity after consuming the food regimen. As soon as off the food regimen, every of the canine recovered.
Specification on affected meals
The affected dry canine meals was distributed by prescription solely via veterinary clinics, Purina Vet Direct, Purina for Professionals and different choose retailers throughout america with the flexibility to validate a prescription. Luggage with the next UPC and manufacturing code must be discarded instantly, in accordance with the corporate:
product: Purina Professional Plan Veterinary Food regimen EL Elemental (PPVD EL) 8-lb. and the 20-lb. Luggage
UPC code, 38100 19190 (8-pound bag), 38100 19192 (20-pound bag)
manufacturing code: (*first 8 characters equal) 2249 1082, 2250 1082, 2276 1082, 2277 1082, 2290 1082, 2360 1082, 2361 1082
Pet house owners who buy baggage of the product listed above are requested to cease feeding instantly and to throw it away in a container the place no different animals, together with wildlife, can get to it. Pet house owners ought to contact their veterinarian if their canine exhibits signs equivalent to weight reduction, extreme drooling, vomiting, lack of urge for food or elevated thirst or urination whereas consuming this food regimen.
Veterinary and different retail companions ought to take away the affected product from their stock and destroy it. No different Purina Pet Care merchandise are affected.
“We apologize to pet house owners and veterinarians for any concern or inconvenience this case could have induced,” Purina stated in a press release. “As pet consultants and pet house owners, the well being and well-being of pets is our high precedence.”
The Purina crew may be contacted immediately Monday-Saturday, 8am-5pm CST, at 1-800-345-5678. They can be emailed via www.purina.com/contact-us with questions or help with acquiring a refund.