Hill Prescription Dog Food Recall

Hill's Prescription Diet and Science Diet Dog Food Recall

Hill's Pet Nutrition is recalling multiple lots of BOTH its Prescription Diet and Science Diet dog foods due to elevated levels of vitamin D.

Very high levels of vitamin D can lead to serious health issues in dogs, including kidney dysfunction. And death. Dawgs are dying from eating food with elevated levels of vitamin D.

This is a voluntary recall which should be a mandatory recall and all affected dawg food taken off the shelves and lots of media exposure. Dogs have been and still are dying and after owners spent thousands of dollars on vet bills. One question is why haven't vets been told that this product is causing deaths since it is sold at veterinarians and why aren't vets understanding what the problems are? If Hills had recalled the product would vets have understood the problem right off the bat and possibly have been able to save the dawgs that have died? And just how many dawgs have died? In 2007 it was over 10,000 and the dawg food maker and the FDA knew about the problem for six months before they alerted the public.

Once again we are seeing massive recalls of dog food that isn't being handled as serious as it should be. Hills isn't the only dog food that has had this problem, but most of them have been more off brands and jerky treats so I haven't posted anything about them. If you want to be notified of dawg food recalls sign up here:

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TaZsa's picture

I changed the way I feed my animals after the 2007 recall. My sweet giant poodle died from eating poisoned food. Now I feed my 4 cats and standard poodle (all rescues) raw food, from a local pet deli;
http://www.woodyspetdeli.com/
Dry food is poison, very little actual available nutrition in it after all the processing.
I also don't trust the human supply train. Don't eat meat people, it's really, really bad for you. So is dairy. Cruelty free is the way to go. I want to explore the possibility of feeding my animals cruelty free too, that may be more challenging than it was getting some kibble addicted cats to eat raw!

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snoopydawg's picture

@TaZsa

The FDA sat on the fact that dawgs were dying from the melamine for 6 months while thousands more died. Glad to hear that you have a place that sells this for your fur babies. I made my dawgs food for a few months until I found some that was supposed to be better. But now even those companies are putting critters at risk because they are importing ingredients from China.

But what irks me about this recall is that it's voluntary. And apparently veteranians are not being called about this. Again pets are dying. Hills isn't the only food that has the problem with too much vitamin D so I'm wondering where this originated? And why?

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The public has been conditioned over time—in ways that would make Pavlov’s dawg seem like an in independent thinker

Deja's picture

Probably the same reason doctors still prescribe poison to people. $$$$

I don't see any reason why the perks given to doctors by BigPharma reps aren't also given to vets.

I hope you don't feed that to your pack!

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snoopydawg's picture

@Deja

This company formed after the 2007 pet die off as did many others and they advertised that their ingredients came from American companies only. They of course were more expensive and now they're importing crap from foreign countries. Boo! Truth in advertising isn't being enforced anymore.

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The public has been conditioned over time—in ways that would make Pavlov’s dawg seem like an in independent thinker

Deja's picture

@snoopydawg I PMd you.

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Bollox Ref's picture

Science Diet for Cats became impossible to find in these parts, for some reason. I'm glad the little guys now have a better source of nutrition.

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.