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Dog Food Recall: Blue Buffalo

dog food recallAfter as many recalls as there were this summer, it seems like going a month without a dog food recall is a pretty good stretch.  But here we go again with another one:  Blue Buffalo is voluntarily recalling 6 kinds of dry dog food, including a large breed formula.  These foods have too much Vitamin D in them, which can be harmful to some dogs.  

The foods being recalled are:


Dog food formula
Size Best if Used By
Blue Wilderness dry dog food, chicken flavor 4.5 pound

JUL2611Z &

JUL2711Z &


Blue Wilderness dry dog food, chicken flavor    11 pound    JUL1211B
Blue Wilderness dry dog food, chicken flavor 24 pound   

JUL1211B &


Blue Basics Limited Ingredient Formula dry dog food, Salmon and Potato Recipe 11 pound

AUG2111B &


Blue Basics Limited Ingredient Formula dry dog food, Salmon and Potato Recipe    24 pound

AUG2111B &

SEP2311P &


Blue Life Protection Formula Natural Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Large Breed Adult dog food 30 pound

SEP2211P &

SEP2311P &


These are the only foods affected by the recall.  They were distributed nationwide.  So far, 36 dogs across the country have been reported with symptoms of too much Vitamin D.

Vitamin D is good for dogs in certain quantities but can cause adverse effects when too much is eaten.   Symptoms of excess Vitamin D (a Vitamin D overdose?) include lethargy, abnormally frequent water consumption and urination.  These symptoms are not as serious as some of the other recalls we’ve seen recently but are still something to watch out for if you’ve been feeding your big dog one of these foods.  Contact your vet if your dog shows signs of a Vitamin D overdose.

If you have purchased any of these foods, you should return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.  If you have any questions, call Blue Buffalo at 1-877-523-9114, available 8am to 8pm Eastern Time.


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Source:  Food and Drug Administration. 

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