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Simply Nourish Dog Food Recall

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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As of August 13, 2021 — Wet Noses Natural Dog Treat Company of Monroe, Washington, is recalling approximately 51,000 packages of Simply Nourish frozen dog food due to elevated levels of Vitamin D.

What Dog Food Products Have Been Recalled?

Recalled products are marketed in 2 lb and 4.5 lb packages across specific “Best By” dates.

Please see the full list of affected products included below:

Product Name Net Weight UPC Best By Range
Simply Nourish Frozen Chicken & Veggies 2 lb 73725792262 11/10/2022-1/12/2023
Simply Nourish Frozen Chicken & Veggies 4.5 lb 73725792264 11/10/2022-1/12/2023
Simply Nourish Frozen Beef & Barley 2 lb 73725792266 11/10/2022-1/12/2023
Simply Nourish Frozen Beef & Barley 4.5 lb 73725792267 11/10/2022-1/12/2023
Simply Nourish Frozen Turkey & Sweet Potato 2 lb 73725792260 11/10/2022-1/12/2023
Simply Nourish Frozen Turkey & Sweet Potato 4.5 lb 73725792263 11/10/2022-1/12/2023
Simply Nourish Frozen Pork & Veggies 2 lb 73725792079 8/26/2022-1/13/2023
Simply Nourish Frozen Pork & Veggies 4.5 lb 73725792078 8/26/2022-1/13/2023

No illnesses have been reported to date, and no other products have been affected.

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Cause of This Dog Treat Recall

The recall was initiated after a routine nutrition test confirmed elevated levels of Vitamin D on certain Simply Nourish frozen food products.

Subsequent investigation indicates “the problem arose as a result of the vitamin mix dosage being significantly reduced by the vitamin mix manufacturer, and this change was not detected or properly communicated.”

As a result, the dosage was not reduced.

What You Need to Know About Vitamin D Toxicity in Dogs

Dogs ingesting elevated levels of Vitamin D 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 or over a long period of time can lead to serious health issues in dogs… including kidney failure and death.

Consumers who have dogs that have consumed any of the products listed above and are exhibiting these symptoms, should contact their veterinarian.

Where Was the Product Sold?

The affected Simply Nourish frozen food products were distributed at select PetSmart stores nationwide.

A Message From the Company:

We care deeply about our customers and their pets, and have put corrective actions into place to ensure this issue does not reoccur.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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What to Do Now to Keep Your Dog Safe

Consumers should immediately stop feeding the above products to their dogs.

Consumers who have purchased Simply Nourish Frozen Food are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 800-938-6673 Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm PST.

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to the FDA’s “Report a Pet Food Complaint” page.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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