Mars Petcare has issued an urgent recall of some packs of Pedigree and Chappie dry dog food because they may contain overly high levels of vitamin D.
If dogs consum too much vitamin D over a sustained period it can result in symptoms including lethargy, stiffness, vomiting, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss.
In very high levels it can even lead to serious issues such as renal dysfunction.
“The recall is being launched due to a raw material used in this production not meeting our high quality and food safety standards and is outside specification,” the company said in its recall notice.
“Mars Petcare asks consumers who have purchased the affected products not to feed it to their dog and to contact Mars Petcare Customer Service.”
The affected products are:
- Chappie Complete Chicken and Wholegrain Dry Dog Food – 3 kg – Best-before date: 11 May 2022 – Batch code: 045F9MIN05
- Pedigree Mixer Adult Dry Dog Original – 3 kg – Best-before dates: 12 February 2022, 20 February 2022, 22 February 2022 – Batch codes: 046E9MIN05, 046F9MIN05, 048A9MIN05
- Pedigree Mixer Adult Dry Dog Food Original – 10 kg – Best-before dates: 12 February 2022, 17 February 2022 – Batch codes: 046E9MIN08, 047C9MIN08
- Pedigree Adult Complete Dry Dog Food with Chicken and Vegetables – 12 kg
– Best-before dates: 10 February 2022, 11 February 2022, 12 February 2022 – Batch codes: 046C9MIN08, 046D9MIN08, 046E9MIN08
- Pedigree Adult Complete Dry Dog Food with Chicken and Vegetables – 2.6 kg – Best-before dates: 6 February 2022, 15 February 2022 – Batch codes: 045F9MIN05, 047A9MIN05
Mars Petcare said notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products.
The company also plans to contact customers who have bought the affected products when possible.
You can contact Mars Petcare Customer Service on 0800 013 3131 or at https://uk.pedigree.com/about-us/contact/
Anyone with concerns that their pet may be showing symptoms of illness after eating one of the affected products has been advised to contact a vet.