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Purina expands prescription dog food recall

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Nestlé Purina is expanding its recall of specialty dog food after more bags were found to have potentially toxic levels of vitamin D.

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company in February issued a voluntary recall for select lots of Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EL Elemental prescription dry dog food after at least two dogs showed symptoms of vitamin D toxicity after eating the food.

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, but elevated levels can cause health issues including vomiting and kidney problems, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

The original recall covered 8-pound bags of dog food, all with UPC code 38100 19190, and 20-pound bags of food with UPC code 38100 19192.

Nestlé Purina now says a supplier error resulted in potentially high levels of vitamin D in two additional product lots. The affected products are:

Product UPC Code Production Code
(*First 8 characters equal to)
Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EL Elemental (PPVD EL) 8 lb. and 20 lb. bags 38100 19190 – 8 lb
38100 19192 – 20 lb
2249 1082
2250 1082
2276 1082
2277 1082
2290 1082
2360 1082
2361 1082
2213 1082 (NEW)
2214 1082 (NEW)

Anyone who purchased the food should immediately stop use and throw it away in a container where no other animals, including wildlife, can get to it.

Pet owners can contact Purina by phone Monday – Saturday from 8 a.m. – 5 pm CST at 1-800-345-5678 or via email at us for questions or help to get a refund.

A graphic for recalled bags of Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EL Elemental prescription dry dog food. (Provided Photo/FDA)