Potentially Toxic Vitamin D Levels in Several Dry Dog Foods

The FDA has become aware of reports of vitamin D toxicity in dogs that ate dry dog food produced by a common contract manufacturer and marketed under several different brand names. This is a developing situation, and the FDA will provide updates as they become available.

After receiving complaints from pet owners about dogs with vitamin D toxicity, one of the firms reported to the FDA that it was recalling dry pet food due to potentially toxic levels of vitamin D. Many other brands with a common contract manufacturer have also been recalled. The FDA is working with the contract manufacturer to provide a comprehensive list of affected brands.

The recalled products were sold nationwide. To date, the recalled dry dog food products include:


Product Size UPC

Best-By Date / Lot Code

Natural Life Pet Products

Chicken & Potato
Dry Dog Food
17.5 LB 0-12344-08175-1

12/04/2019 – 08/10/2020


Chicken and Chickpea
Dry Dog Food
4 LB 8-84244-12495-7 02/25/2020 – 09/13/2020

15 LB

28 LB


Sunshine Mills, Inc.

Evolve Chicken & Rice
Puppy Dry Dog Food
14 LB 0-73657-00862-0

11/01/2018 – 11/08/2019

Sportsman’s Pride Large Breed
Puppy Dry Dog Food

40 LB 0-70155-10566-0

40 LB


Triumph Chicken & Rice
Recipe Dry Dog Food

3.5 LB 0-73657-00873-6

16 LB


30 LB


ANF, Inc.

ANF Lamb and Rice
Dry Dog Food

3 KG

9097231622 11/23/2019
7.5 KG



Lidl (Orlando Brand)

Orlando Grain-Free Chicken & Chickpea
Superfood Recipe Dog Food

TI1 03/03/2019

TB2 03/21/2019

TB3 03/21/2019

TA2 04/19/2019

TB1 05/15/2019

TB2 05/15/2019


Abound Chicken and Brown Rice
Recipe Dog Food
4 LB 11110-83556

All Lot Codes

14 LB

24 LB


Elm Pet Foods, Inc.

Elm Chicken and Chickpea Recipe 3 LB 0-70155-22507-8

D2 02/26/2019

TE1 04/30/2019

TD1 09/05/2019

TD2 09/05/2019

Elm Chicken and Chickpea Recipe

28 LB 0-70155-22513-9

TB3 04/06/2019

TA1 07/02/2019

TI1 07/02/2019

Elm K9 Naturals Chicken Recipe

40 LB 0-70155-22522-9

TB3 09/14/2019

TA2 09/22/2019

TB2 10/11/2019

Ahold Delhaize

Nature’s Promise Chicken &
Brown Rice Dog Food
4 LB


All Lot Codes

14 LB

28 LB


Nature’s Place Real Country Chicken
and Brown Rice Dog Food

5 LB 72543998959
15 LB


FDA scientists are analyzing reports and information currently available to determine whether the illnesses are definitively connected to diet. They have evaluated samples of some of these products, and State and private lab test results indicate the food tested contained as much as 70 times the intended amount of vitamin D.

Excess vitamin D in a dog’s diet can cause vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss. Vitamin D at toxic levels can cause kidney failure and death.

Next steps for pet owners: If your pet has been eating any of the recalled products and is showing symptoms of vitamin D toxicity, contact a veterinarian immediately. Provide a full diet history. Don’t feed the recalled products to your pet or any other animal. Contact the company listed on the package for further instructions or throw the products away in a manner that prevents children, pets and wildlife from accessing them.

Next steps for retailers: Don’t sell the recalled foods. Contact the manufacturer for further instructions. The FDA also encourages retailers to contact consumers who have purchased recalled products, if they have the means to do so, to alert them about the recall.

Next steps for veterinarians: Be aware that vitamin D toxicity may present as hypercalcemia, similar to dogs that have consumed rodenticide. In these cases, the FDA suggests you confirm diet history to verify whether the dog has been eating any of the recalled products. Case reports, especially those confirmed through diagnostics, can be submitted to the FDA electronically through the Safety Reporting Portal or by calling your state’s FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators. For an explanation of the information and level of detail that would be helpful to include in a complaint to the FDA, please see How to Report a Pet Food Complaint.

Click here to see the full FDA alert with links to individual product recall press releases.