Hills Prescription Diet and Science Diet Recall

  • Manufacturer: Hill’s Pet Nutrition, LLC
  • Date: January 31, 2019
  • Cause: Excessive vitamin D
  • Product(s) Affected: Selected canned dog foods
  • Annoucement: Hill’s Pet Nutrition are issuing a voluntary recall of some of their canned dog foods.
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What’s Being Recalled?

All of the products affected by this recall were sold and distributed nationwide across multiple retail pet stores and veterinary clinics.

The following products have been affected by this recall:

  • Product: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® c/d® Multicare Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz
  • SKU: 3384
  • Lot Code: 102020T10, 102020T25
  • Product: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz
  • SKU: 3389
  • Lot Code: 102020T04, 102020T10, 102020T19, 102020T20
  • Product: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 5.5oz
  • SKU: 3390
  • Lot Code: 102020T11, 112020T23, 122020T07
  • Product: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® z/d® Canine 5.5oz
  • SKU: 5403
  • Lot Code: 102020T17, 112020T22
  • Product: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® g/d® Canine 13oz
  • SKU: 7006
  • Lot Code: 112020T19, 112020T20
  • Product: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine 13oz
  • SKU: 7008
  • Lot Code: 092020T30, 102020T07, 102020T11, 112020T22, 112020T23
  • Product: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® j/d® Canine 13oz
  • SKU: 7009
  • Lot Code: 112020T20
  • Product: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® k/d® Canine 13oz
  • SKU: 7010
  • Lot Code: 102020T10, 102020T11
  • Product: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® w/d® Canine 13oz
  • SKU: 7017
  • Lot Code: 092020T30, 102020T11, 102020T12
  • Product: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® z/d® Canine 13oz
  • SKU: 7018
  • Lot Code: 102020T04, 112020T22
  • Product: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Metabolic + Mobility Canine Vegetable & Tuna Stew 12.5oz
  • SKU: 10086
  • Lot Code: 102020T05, 102020T26
  • Product: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® w/d® Canine Vegetable & Chicken Stew 12.5oz
  • SKU: 10129
  • Lot Code: 102020T04, 102020T21
  • Product: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Low Fat Canine Rice, Vegetable & Chicken Stew 12.5oz
  • SKU: 10423
  • Lot Code: 102020T17, 102020T19, 112020T04
  • Product: Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Derm Defense® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz
  • SKU: 10509
  • Lot Code: 102020T05
  • Product: Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Small & Toy Breed Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 5.8oz
  • SKU: 4969
  • Lot Code: 102020T18
  • Product: Hill’s® Science Diet® Puppy Chicken & Barley Entrée 13oz
  • SKU: 7036
  • Lot Code: 102020T12
  • Product: Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz
  • SKU: 7037
  • Lot Code: 102020T13, 102020T14, 112020T23, 112020T24
  • Product: Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Turkey & Barley Dog Food 13oz
  • SKU: 7038
  • Lot Code: 102020T06
  • Product: Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Chicken & Beef Entrée Dog Food 13oz
  • SKU: 7040
  • Lot Code: 102020T13
  • Product: Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Light with Liver Dog Food 13oz
  • SKU: 7048
  • Lot Code: 112020T19
  • Product: Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz
  • SKU: 7055
  • Lot Code: 092020T31, 102020T13
  • Product: Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Beef & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz
  • SKU: 7056
  • Lot Code: 092020T31, 112020T20, 112020T24
  • Product: Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Turkey & Barley Entrée 13oz
  • SKU: 7057
  • Lot Code: 112020T19
  • Product: Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Healthy Cuisine Braised Beef, Carrots & Peas Stew dog food 12.5oz
  • SKU: 10452
  • Lot Code: 102020T14, 102020T21
  • Product: Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Youthful Vitality Chicken & Vegetable Stew dog food 12.5oz
  • SKU: 10763
  • Lot Code: 102020T04, 102020T05, 112020T11

No other Hill’s Prescription Diet or Hill’s Science Diet products are affected by this recall.

Please find below the images of the products affected:

Elevated Vitamin D

Dogs that digested large amounts of vitamin D may demonstrate loss of appetite, excessive drooling, weight loss, vomiting, increased thirst, and increased urine.

If left untreated, dogs can develop serious health conditions such as renal failure.

Pet owners who believe their dog has consumed too much vitamin D should consult their veterinarian immediately.

Message From Company

Below is a statement from the company regarding the recall:

“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.”

“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.”

What Do I Do Now?

Pet owners who purchased the products with the specific lot codes or SKU listed should dispose of the products appropriately and discontinue feeding them to their pets.

To discard the products at no extra cost customers should contact Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. at 800-445-5777, Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM (CST). Alternatively, consumers can contact contactus@hillspet.com.

More information can be found on their website at:

www.hillspet.com/productlist

Products distributed outside the U.S will have separate notices on the specific country’s website. If you live outside the United States, please refer to your country’s individual Hill’s website.

U.S citizens that wish to report a complaint about FDA-regulated pet food must do so via their consumer complaint coordinator in their local area.

Alternatively, go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Any Canadian citizens wishing to report any health and safety concerns relating to this product by filling in the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

You can go back to our list of dog food recalls in the U.S.