Hill’s Prescription Diet and Science Diet Recall | January 2019

The Hill’s Prescription Diet and Science Diet recall is for select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D. This is a voluntary recall by Hill’s Pet Nutrition.
Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels, can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction.
See below for additional details and the list of products included in this recall.

This recall has been added to the Safe Pet Treats app.  Available on iTunes and Google Play.

Safe_Pet_Treats_App_Screenshot
Safe Pet Treats App Screenshot

From the FDA Website:

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and the length of exposure, and dogs 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. Pet parents with dogs who have consumed any of the products listed and are exhibiting any of these signs should contact their veterinarian. In most cases, complete recovery is expected after discontinuation of feeding.

In the United States, the affected canned dog foods were distributed through retail pet stores and veterinary clinics nationwide.  No dry foods, cat foods, or treats are affected.

Pet parents who purchased the product with the specific lot/date codes listed should discontinue feeding and dispose of those products immediately or return unopened product to your retailer for a refund.   For more information, please contact Hill’s via our website or at 1-800-445-5777.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition learned of the potential for elevated vitamin D levels in some of our canned dog foods after receiving a complaint in the United States about a dog exhibiting signs of elevated vitamin D levels.  Our investigation confirmed elevated levels of vitamin D due to a supplier error. 

We care deeply about all pets and are committed to providing pet parents with safe and high quality products.  Hill’s has identified and isolated the error and, to prevent this from happening again, we have required our supplier to implement additional quality testing prior to their release of ingredients.  In addition to our existing safety processes, we are adding our own further testing of incoming ingredients. 

For further information, please contact Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. at 1-800-445-5777 Monday-Friday during the hours of 9am-5pm (CST) or at contactus@hillspet.com.  Information can also be found at www.hillspet.com/productlist

This voluntary recall only impacts canned dog food and primarily in the United States. It is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  Impacted products outside of the United States will be subject to separate notices on the country-specific website.  If you are outside of the United States, please check your own country’s Hill’s website for more information.

Product List

Product Name: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® c/d® Multicare
Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz
SKU Number: 3384
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T10, 102020T25

Product Name: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine
Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz
SKU Number: 3389
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T04, 102020T10, 102020T19, 102020T20

Product Name:  Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine
Chicken & Vegetable Stew 5.5oz
SKU Number:  3390
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T11, 112020T23, 122020T07

Product Name: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® z/d® Canine 5.5oz
SKU Number: 5403
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T17, 112020T22

Product Name: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® g/d® Canine 13oz
SKU Number: 7006
Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T19, 112020T20

Product Name: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine 13oz
SKU Number: 7008
Lot Code/Date Code: 092020T30, 102020T07, 102020T11, 112020T22, 112020T23

Product Name: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® j/d® Canine 13oz
SKU Number: 7009
Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T20

Product Name: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® k/d® Canine 13oz
SKU Number: 7010
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T10, 102020T11

Product Name: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® w/d® Canine 13oz
SKU Number: 7017
Lot Code/Date Code: 092020T30, 102020T11, 102020T12

Product Name: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® z/d® Canine 13oz
SKU Number: 7018
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T04, 112020T22

Product Name: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Metabolic + Mobility
Canine Vegetable & Tuna Stew 12.5oz
SKU Number: 10086
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T05, 102020T26

Product Name: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® w/d® Canine
Vegetable & Chicken Stew 12.5oz
SKU Number: 10129
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T04, 102020T21

Product Name: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Low Fat
Canine Rice, Vegetable & Chicken Stew 12.5oz
SKU Number: 10423
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T17, 102020T19, 112020T04

Product Name: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Derm Defense®
Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz
SKU Number: 10509
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T05

Product Name: Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Small & Toy
Breed Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 5.8oz
SKU Number: 4969
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T18

Product Name: Hill’s® Science Diet® Puppy Chicken &
Barley Entrée 13oz
SKU Number: 7036
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T12

Product Name: Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Chicken &
Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz
SKU Number: 7037
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T13, 102020T14, 112020T23, 112020T24

Product Name: Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Turkey &
Barley Dog Food 13oz
SKU Number: 7038
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T06

Product Name: Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Chicken &
Beef Entrée Dog Food 13oz
SKU Number: 7040
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T13

Product Name: Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Light with Liver
Dog Food 13oz
SKU Number: 7048
Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T19

Product Name: Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Chicken &
Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz
SKU Number: 7055
Lot Code/Date Code: 092020T31, 102020T13

Product Name: Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Beef &
Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz
SKU Number: 7056
Lot Code/Date Code: 092020T31, 112020T20, 112020T24

Product Name: Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Turkey &
Barley Entrée 13oz
SKU Number: 7057
Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T19

Product Name: Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Healthy
Cuisine Braised Beef, Carrots & Peas Stew dog food 12.5oz
SKU Number: 10452
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T14, 102020T21

Product Name: Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Youthful
Vitality Chicken & Vegetable Stew dog food 12.5oz
SKU Number: 10763
Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T04, 102020T05, 112020T11

Click here for the FDA website.

Comments

comments

Share This Post

Post Comment