Purina expands vitamin D recall

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The Purina recall I wrote about this morning has now been expanded to include a large number of foods.  All of these foods could possibly contain very high levels of vitamin D.  Mazuri foodToo much vitamin D can cause weight loss, joint stiffness, appetite loss and even death.

This recall affects a large number of foods, distributed in the following countries:

  • Canada
  • United States
  • Puerto Rico
  • Guam
  • Bahamas
  • Cayman Islands
  • Curaçao
  • Mexico
  • Cambodia
  • Japan
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • South Korea
  • Singapore
  • Chile
  • United Kingdom

What products are affected?


The following products are affected:

  • Aquamax – fish feed
  • Lab Diet – guinea pigs and other rodents, monkeys and other primates, frogs
  • Mazuri – game birds, small birds, parrots, waterfowl, guinea pigs, monkeys and other primates, rodents, fish, kangaroo, flamingo, crane, wolf, moose, zebra, mouse, koi, rabbit, turtle, bear, ornamental fish

For a complete list of product codes and names, you can see the FDA website.

Have you been affected?

So far, no animals have been reported to be sick.  The recall was made because of the possibility of too much vitamin D and is hopefully just a precaution.  However, if you feel your animal has become sick from eating one of these foods, please leave a comment below.

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3 Responses to "Purina expands vitamin D recall"

  1. jennifer says:

    We ran out of our regular feed and switched to the Mazuri for a week. We have about 20 dead birds. We are confirming it was from the feed.

  2. Nino says:

    Other than discontinuing feeding of the contaminated food, is there anything that can be done to reverse the effects of the consumption of fish food with excessive vitamin D?

    1. DrMarie says:

      Unfortunately I don’t treat fish at all. I’m not able to answer your question. Contacting an aquatic vet would be your best bet!

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