It depends on who’s asking.
Information was being shared on Facebook that Hill’s pet food added another product to their excess vitamin D recall. No confirmation of this was provided on the FDA website, so…
I called Hill’s yesterday afternoon (5/16/2019 4 PM ET) and asked: “Has Hill’s added to their recall list? There is information being shared on Facebook that another pet food has been added.”
Hill’s responded: “No, the last update to the recall was March 20, 2019.”
Dr. Laurie Coger then contacted Hill’s pet food via the veterinary side of the Hill’s website (HillsVet.com – 5/16/2019 4:15 PM ET). Dr. Coger contacted them via a web-chat and asked the same question: “Is there an addition of I/D canned to the vitamin D recall?”
With a veterinarian, Hill’s gave a different answer. They responded:
“SKU 3389, which already had some lot#s on the recall list. We added another lot# 102020T21.”
Hill’s also told Dr. Coger “they are not contacting vets who may have purchased it. Only a “small amount made”, no reports of problems.”
Two VERY different responses to the same question.
The facts are:
- Hill’s added another pet food to the recall list: Hill’s Prescription Diet i/d Canine Chicken & Vegetable Stew 12.5oz (SKU 3389, Batch code 102020T21);
- Hill’s did not admit this addition to a pet owner; but,
- Hill’s did admit this addition to a veterinarian that directly asked, however the pet food manufacturer has decided not to alert other veterinarians who may have sold the pet food to pet owners.
This speaks volumes.
Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,
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