Tuesday, October 12, 2010

RECALL:Blue Buffalo Co. recalls dry dog foods due to disproportionate Vitamin D levels

The Blue Buffalo Co. issued a voluntary recall for three of its dry dog food products that may contain excessive amounts of Vitamin D, which could cause Hypercalcemia in dogs.
The following dog foods were recalled by Blue Buffalo: Wilderness Chicken in 4.5-pound, 11-pound and 24-pound bags, marked with "best by" dates JUL1211B, JUL1311B, JUL2611Z, JUL2711Z and JUL2811Z; Basics Salmon in 11-pound and 24-pound bags, marked with "best by" dates AUG2111B and AUG2211B; and Large Breed Adult Chicken in 30-pound bags, marked with "best by" dates SEP 22 11 P, SEP 23 11 P, and OCT 26 11 P.
The affected products were sold nationwide at pet stores, retailers and wholesale outlets. Consumers are asked to return any unused product for a refund. According to the company, 36 dogs nationwide were reported having symptoms consistent with too much Vitamin D in their systems after being fed these recipes.

1 comment:

  1. This is just one of many in recent years, due to excessive Vitamin D or other synthetic nutrients in pet food. Royal Canin (too much Vitamin D), Nutro (too much zinc), and 21 polo horses died from a supplement overdose of the mineral selenium. The common factor to all of these events is the use of added man-made vitamins or minerals. With the exception of Nature’s Logic, all commercial pet food manufacturers producing dry kibble or canned food add chemically-synthesized vitamins and minerals to their foods.