Dog owners are warned to check their dog food as major brand Hill’s Pet Nutrition has issued a recall amid fears some of their products may cause serious health issues.

The global pet food giant is voluntarily recalling 13 select canned dog food products due to them potentially containing 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,’ a statement from Hills reads.

‘Dogs may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss.’

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‘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.’

The global recall affects Australian consumers who may have purchased Hill’s Prescription Diet and Hill’s Science Diet canned foods through pet stores, veterinary clinics, or online.

‘Our investigation confirmed elevated levels of vitamin D due to a supplier error,’ the company confirmed.

A full list of recalled products is available at https://www.hillspet.com.au/productlist and consumers can contact Hill’s via its website, call 1800 679 932 or email HillshelplineANZ@hillspet.com for more information.

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  • thanks for sharing, this is important to know!


  • Thank you for publicising recalls.


  • Thanks for sharing. I don’t buy this brand as it’s so expensive, but good to know of the recall.


  • Wow totally wouldn’t expect this from such an expensive quality brand.


  • Thanks for the heads up, hope all dog owners read this.


  • a bit concerning and you would think they would check/ test all these things before putting it on the market


  • Hope they have this posted at all pet stores

    • And at vet clinics and groomers and other doggy places.


  • I hoped their dry food is safe. Many give their pets. A lot give their dogs dry food and add liquid to it


  • Great advice for dog owners


  • Thank you for the info. My cavoodle eats this so I checked the cans very quickly.


  • Isn’t Hills the expensive one you buy from the vet? This is just not on. Standards need to get put in place with dog food


  • Luckily it’s not a brand I buy for my dog.


  • I do hope this recall/warning is shared far and wide to protect pets!


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