Pet parents: A massive recall has just been issued by a major brand. This time it affects Hill’s Pets Nutrition, which includes Hill’s and Science Diet canned foods– and it’s due to potentially HIGH levels of vitamin D that can lead to vitamin D toxicity.

The FDA and Hill’s Pet Nutrition just released the following statement:

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially 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, and dogs may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. 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.

In the United States, the affected canned dog foods were distributed through retail pet stores and veterinary clinics nationwide.  *No dry foods, cat foods, or treats are affected*

Pet parents who purchased the product with the specific lot/date codes listed should discontinue feeding and dispose of those products immediately or return unopened product to your retailer for a refund.   For more information, please contact Hill’s via our website or at 1-800-445-5777.

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. 

For further information, please contact Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. at 1-800-445-5777 Monday-Friday during the hours of 9am-5pm (CST) or at  Information can also be found at

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.  Impacted products outside of the United States will be subject to separate notices on the country-specific website.  If you are outside of the United States, please check your own country’s Hill’s website for more information.

I Love My Dog has included the entire list that has been recalled thus far. Be sure to check the FDA website, in case additional products are added to the list. Please read it carefully, check your cans, and follow Hill’s directions on how to get a refund. STOP FEEDING THIS TO YOUR DOG IMMEDIATELY! 

The following foods are affected:

Hill’s® Prescription Diet® c/d® Multicare Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz

SKU 3384

Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T10 AND 102020T25

Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz

SKU 3389

Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T04, 102020T10, 102020T19, And 102020T20

Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 5.5oz

SKU 3390

Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T11, 112020T23, 122020T07

Hill’s® Prescription Diet® z/d® Canine 5.5oz

SKU 5403

Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T17 AND 112020T22

Hill’s® Prescription Diet® g/d® Canine 13oz

SKU 7006

Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T19 AND 112020T20

Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Canine 13oz

SKU 7008

Lot Code/Date Code: 092020T30, 102020T07, 102020T11, 112020T22, 112020T23

Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Metabolic + Mobility Canine Vegetable & Tuna Stew 12.5oz

SKU 10086

Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T05 AND 102020T26

Hill’s® Prescription Diet® w/d® Canine Vegetable & Chicken Stew 12.5oz

SKU 10129

Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T04 AND 102020T21

Hill’s® Prescription Diet® i/d® Low Fat Canine Rice, Vegetable & Chicken Stew 12.5oz

SKU 10423

Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T17, 102020T19, 112020T04

Hill’s® Prescription Diet® Derm Defense® Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz

SKU: 10509

Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T05

Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Small & Toy Breed Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 5.8oz

SKU 4969

Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T18

Hill’s® Science Diet® Puppy Chicken & Barley Entrée 13oz

SKU 7036

Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T12

Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz

SKU 7037

Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T13, 102020T14, 112020T23, 112020T24

Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Turkey & Barley Dog Food 13oz

SKU 7038

Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T06

Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Chicken & Beef Entrée Dog Food 13oz

SKU 7040

Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T13

Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult Light with Liver Dog Food 13oz

SKU 7048

Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T19

Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Chicken & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz

SKU 7055

Lot Code/Date Code: 092020T31 AND 102020T13

Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Beef & Barley Entrée Dog Food 13oz

SKU 7056

Lot Code/Date Code: 092020T31, 112020T20, 112020T24

Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Turkey & Barley Entrée 13oz

SKU 7057

Lot Code/Date Code: 112020T19

Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Healthy Cuisine Braised Beef, Carrots & Peas Stew dog food 12.5oz

SKU 10452

Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T14 AND 102020T21

Hill’s® Science Diet® Adult 7+ Youthful Vitality Chicken & Vegetable Stew dog food 12.5oz

SKU 10763

Lot Code/Date Code: 102020T04, 102020T05, 112020T11




You can find more info on the FDA’s website by clicking here.