Menomonee Falls, WI, November 15, 2018 – Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital and Exotic Care, Inc. sounds the alarm bells regarding two Missouri-based pet food companies and warning pet owners to watch over their dogs carefully. Due to complaints regarding vitamin D toxicity, Nutrisca and Natural Life Pet Products are recalling certain brands of dry dog foods.
According to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), a formulation error caused the presence of excessive amounts of vitamin D to be added to the food.
The warnings state that consumers should stop feeding the following products to their dogs immediately:
• Natural Life Chicken & Potato Dry Dog Food (17.5 lb.)
• Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food (4 lb., 15 lb., and 28 lb.)
“Please take this recall seriously. If you’ve recently purchased either of these products, keep a close eye on your pets”, warns Dr. Denise Follett. Dr. Jennifer Bloss added, “The symptoms of ingesting too much vitamin D include increased thirst, increased urination, vomiting, loss of appetite, weight loss, and excessive drooling. Vitamin D toxicity can be life-threatening if not treated.”
If your dog is showing any sign of these symptoms, it is essential to contact a veterinarian immediately. Also, Natural Life and Nutrisca advise customers who have purchased the affected products to dispose of it and not allow your pet to continue eating it, even if they show no symptoms.
About Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital & Exotic Care, Inc.
Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital & Exotic Care is a full-service veterinary hospital offering a wide range of comprehensive diagnostic, dental, surgical and medical services. The state-of-the-art facility is designed to provide medical care, early detection, and treatment of diseases and routine preventative care for pets of all species of small household pets such as dogs, cats, guinea pigs, mice, reptiles, rabbits, hamsters, and birds. Brook-Falls is one of the only clinics in the area to provide specialty medical, veterinary care services for exotic pets.
For more information regarding Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital or the dog food recall, please contact:
Dr. Jennifer Bloss or Dr. Denise Follett
Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital & Exotic Care, Inc.