Mars Petcare UK is recalling several of its dog food products, including from the popular Chappie and Pedigree brands, over concerns they may contain levels of vitamin D that exceed the maximum permitted intake.
Consuming excessively high levels of vitamin D for a short period shouldn't lead to any adverse effects. But doing so over a long period could be harmful.
Read on for a full list of recalled products and what to do if you have bought these products or fed them to your pet.
Mars Petcare UK is recalling the below batches of products.
The specific batch code for each of these products should be visible on the packaging. Only those with the batch codes below are being recalled.
No other Pedigree or Chappie products have been affected.
Point of sale notices will also be displayed in all stores selling these products explaining why they are being recalled and what to do if you have bought them. Mars Petcare UK will also be contacting customers who have bought the affected products wherever possible.
If you have bought any of the above dog food products, you should stop feeding them to your dog and contact Mars Petcare Customer Service:
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) says that there's no need to be unduly concerned if your pet has been fed high levels of vitamin D fed over a short period of weeks or months.
However, very high levels of vitamin D for a prolonged period can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction.
You should look out for the following symptoms of high vitamin D ingestion, and contact a vet if you're worried: