Wexler Wallace is currently investigating claims that several varieties of Hill’s Pet Nutrition dog food contains excessively high amounts of Vitamin D, leading to potentially serious illness or death in affected dogs.
On January 31, 2019, Hill’s Pet Nutrition announced a voluntary recall of many varieties of the company’s canned dog food, following multiple owner complaints of illness in their pets. According to Hill’s, several of its products were being recalled due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D. Excessive amounts of Vitamin D can lead to severe health issues in dogs, including vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst or urination, weight loss, kidney failure, and possible death. Hill’s is advising the consumers of the recalled products to discontinue feeding of their affected canned product to pets and immediately dispose of the recalled products. However, we strongly encourage retention of the recalled product that you may have, as such may be relevant in upcoming litigation.
The recall notice, however, has recently expanded to include an additional eight lot numbers. If you checked the affected product list when it was first published, it may be advised to verify if you have any of the newly-recalled lots.
Numerous cases of severe illness and death due to vitamin D overdoses have been reported by Hill’s customers. If you purchased affected Hill’s Prescription Diet or Science Diet canned dog food and would like to speak with an attorney regarding a potential claim, fill out the form on this page for a free case evaluation.
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