Tuffy’s Pet Foods is recalling certain packages of Pure Vita Salmon Entrée Dog Food due to elevated levels of vitamin D.
If you have a dog, this latest recall is for you. Earlier this week, Tuffy’s Pet Foods issued a voluntary recall for about 1,600 cases of Pure Vita Salmon Entrée Dog Food over concerns they may contain elevated levels of vitamin D.
Vitamin D can be dangerous to dogs in large doses. When they consume food with elevated levels of vitamin D, it could cause adverse reactions, including “vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss.” In severe cases, it could even cause renal dysfunction.
According to the notice, the recalled product was distributed to retail stores across the U.S. Only products with UPC code 0 73893 96202 1 are included in the recall. Fortunately, there have been no reports of dogs experiencing illnesses or injuries from consuming the recalled product. However, Tuffy’s is recalling the product out of an abundance of caution. For now, the company is urging consumers to stop feeding the product to their pets. If anyone has the recalled product, you should either throw it away or return it for a refund.
If you have additional questions or concerns about the recall, contact Tuffy’s Pet Foods, Inc. at (800) 525-9155.