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Hills Dog Food Recall, Vitamin D Toxicity, Jigger’s & Horse Behaviour Conditioning – Episode 48



Thanks for checking out Episode 48 of the Two Vets Talk Pets Podcast, where too much talking of pets is barely enough. This episode is proudly supported by Zylkene from Vetquinol – a safe way to help your dog or cat that may be stressed or have a mild anxiety – safe in the young, the old, the big and the small. We had a great personal story of Victorian Schnauzer Rescue using it in their dogs.

This episode is also supported by Prime 100 Pet foods – Australian made, Single Protein source diets for dogs and cats! Huge range, lots of flavours, for lots of different life stages, and diseases – So many options, great diets, lots of variety. Super Tasty. I’m told…

And also we are putting the feelers out for friend of the show Dr Clint Yudelman, from Insight Mobile Veterinary Diagnostics – a mobile Veterinary Medicine Specialist service, operating around Melbourne, and the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas.  Clint is looking for a new vet to join his Mobile Specialist Service. Follow the link, and drop him a line if you are an Internal Medicine Specialist and are looking to get mobile!

This week Lewis has been playing with a Penguin that was rescued and brought into his work. Robbie was seeing incredibly large dogs down at the beach, and Lewis has received some right royal correspondence. 

Lewis also has some news about a dog running a half marathon instead of going to the toilet. Robbie found out about a great new game for all the boys and girls, who like to pat dogs, and get wet. Then Lewis has found an odd story about a lady that has some odd injuries, from a goat.

And watch out for Valentines day. 

There has been a recall on some Hills Canned Dog Food – read the media release here. Robbie then gives a run through in why too much Vitamin D is not a good thing. 

Lewis then delves into the reason to why horse trainers may ALLEGEDLY use electrical shock devices when trying to train horses. Boo Hiss…

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Otherwise, have an awesome day. 

I’m still not sure anyone actually reads down to this part…


URGENT Extra Episode – Hill’s Dog Food Recall



Hill’s Pet Nutrition Voluntarily Recalls Select Canned Dog Food for Excessive Vitamin D

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and the length of exposure, and dogs 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, can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction. Pet parents with dogs who have consumed any of the products listed and are exhibiting any of these signs should contact their veterinarian. In most cases, complete recovery is expected after discontinuation of feeding.

The affected canned dog foods were distributed through retail pet stores, veterinary clinics and e-retailers nationwide in Australia. No dry foods, cat foods, or treats are affected.

Pet parents who purchased the product with the specific lot/date codes listed should discontinue feeding and dispose of those products immediately. To have discarded products replaced at no cost, please contact the pet shop, e-Retailer or veterinary clinics where you purchased the product of specific lot/date code, or, contact Hill’s via our website or at 1800 679 932.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition learned of the potential for elevated vitamin D levels in some of our canned dog foods after receiving a complaint in the United States about a dog exhibiting signs of elevated vitamin D levels. Our investigation confirmed elevated levels of vitamin D due to a supplier error.

We care deeply about all pets and are committed to providing pet parents with safe and high quality products. Hill’s has identified and isolated the error and, to prevent this from happening again, we have required our supplier to implement additional quality testing prior to their release of ingredients. In addition to our existing safety processes, we are adding our own further testing of incoming ingredients.

For further information, please contact Hill’s Pet Nutrition Pty Ltd. at 1800 679 932 Monday-Friday during the hours of 9am-5pm (AEST) or at HillshelplineANZ@hillspet.com. Information can also be found at www.hillspet.com.au/productlist

This voluntary recall is not applicable in all countries. If you are outside of Australia please check your own country’s Hill’s website for more information.

AUSTRALIAN CAN NUMBERS ONLY BELOW