TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Tuffy’s Pet Foods on Tuesday issued a recall of approximately 1,600 cases of their product, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration.
The recalled food is Pure Vita Salmon Entree dog food in a Tetrapak carton because the manufacturer has said there may be high levels of vitamin D.
If dogs consume high amounts of vitamin D, it can cause problems such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. “Excessive levels” of the vitamin can also lead to kidney dysfunction.
No animals have become ill or injured as a result of the recall at this time. However, Tuffy’s is still temporarily disposing of the products listed below.
The FDA said, “Consumers should immediately stop giving the product listed below to their pets. Tuffy’s recommends that consumers whose dogs have consumed the potentially affected product and are exhibiting any of the symptoms mentioned above contact their veterinarian.
Pure Vita food was only delivered in the United States to distributors and stores.
The recalled product is limited to Pure Vita Salmon Entrance dog food in a Tetrapak can, UPC code “0 73893 96202 1” (found on the side of the box). The recalled products are identified by the “Expiration dates” and “Lot numbers” (found on the top of the carton) as indicated in the grid below.
All other Pure Vita pet foods should not be affected.
“The manufacturer of the affected product has identified and isolated the error and corrective actions are underway to prevent this from happening again,” the FDA said.
Individuals who purchased the recalled food must return the item to receive a full refund.
For consumer information or questions regarding this voluntary recall, please contact Tuffy’s Pet Foods, Inc. at (800) 525-9155 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central time, or by email at tufcustservice @ klnfamilybrands.com.