Recalled dog foods and related-products

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Postby Blue Weim Mom » Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:14 am

I got his from another list- Wanted to pass it along!

Got this from another list
Warning: New Food recall
This is not related to the Diamond Brand news of old.

The Department of Agriculture and Markets has become aware of a recall of a ROYAL CANIN dog food. ROYAL CANIN Veterinary Diet Canine URINARY SO
in gel canned product has been recalled because of excessive levels of vitamin D3.
The excessive levels of vitamin D3 have resulted in 8 cases of hypercalcemia in dogs. The attached alert from the ROYAL CANIN Company contains important information concerning the recall of this product. This
product is only available for purchase through veterinarians.
February 2, 2006

We regretfully inform you of a recently uncovered problem with our ROYAL Canine Veterinary DietTU canned diets. Since November, we have had 8
reported cases from across the USA of hypercalceroia dogs. Clinical work-ups suggested high levels of vitamin D3. All of the dogs affected were on ROYAL
CANIN Veterinary Diet(tm) Canine URINARY SO(tm) in gel canned diet.
Consequently we started an exhaustive nutrient analysis of our canned products.
This week, we received the independent laboratory results of these nutrient analyses. It is now clear that there are production tots of ROYAL CANIN Veterinary Diet1" Canine URINARY SO(tm) in get canned product in
the market with excessive levels of Vitamin D3. The following production Lots are affected (the "best before" date codes are noted on the cardboard tray pack
mURINARY SO"1** m gel canned (best before 03/2007,05/2007 and 06/2007),
Our records indicate that you may have purchased some of the affected products. These production code lots should not be fed to pets. Please contact, your clients currently feeding these products to determine if they
are feeding an affected code tot. Our veterinarians and
representatives are also available to support you at all times.
You may contact your distributor for product replacement or refund. Please do not hesitate to contact you? ROYAL CANIN Veterinary Diet(tm)
representative, or our technical veterinary support team at 800 592-6687 with any questions or concerns that you may have,
The excess levels of Vitamin D3 in the affected production lots are due to a vitamin premix error. We have taken ! appropriate actions to ensure that this type of error does not recur. subsequent code lots have been tested
and, other than the production lots noted above, can be used with confidence.
We genuinely regret, that this has occurred as we peace the highest priority on the health of pets.
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Postby alan » Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:20 am

What's hypercalcemia?
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Postby tam » Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:32 am

It is elevated levels of calcium in the blood. Apparently it causes lethargy, vomiting, and other symptoms. Most often it is linked to cancer, but it sounds like according to the recall article, that it is probably traceable to the excessive amounts of vitamin D3.

Here's a link to a case study of hypercalcemia in a GSD:
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Postby gsptripp » Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:51 am

This is a prescription based dog food ('only available thru Veterinarians') so there was not a huge need for public alert. Individuals prescribed this food should have been notified by their Vets.
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Postby birdshooter » Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:05 pm

I take it there is no reason to be alarmed about any of there standard dry food?
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Postby gsptripp » Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:24 am

To the best of my knowledge there is no need to worry about standard RC foods. The problems were in some low cal food for dogs and cats.
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