Pet owners:  You'll probably want to check what you're feeding your dog.  The Food and Drug Administration is expanding their recall of dog food products due to vitamin D toxicity.

Vitamin D in smaller doses is completely safe for dogs and is in fact a necessary nutrient.  However, in large doses, the vitamin can lead to serious side effects - such as weakness, vomiting, depression, seizures, muscle tremors, excessive drooling, abdominal pain, and weight loss.

The complete list with brand names of the effected dog foods is available on the Food and Drug Administrations website.  That site also includes UPC codes, product identification information, and bag sizes.  In general, the brands include:

  • Abound
  • ANF
  • ELM
  • Evolve
  • Natural Life
  • Nature's Place
  • Nature's Promise
  • Nutrisca
  • Old Glory
  • Orlando
  • Sportsman's Pride
  • Triumph

Obviously, if you have the dog food in question - don't feed it to your pets.  If you have already, watch them closely for signs of Vitamin D toxicity.  Contact the individual dog food manufacturers to return your merchandise.