Sainsbury’s has recalled a number of its own brand pet foods following concerns that they could cause vomiting and diarrhoea if fed to animals over a prolonged period.
The supermarket giant said it has identified that some batches of its pet food pouch range have higher than specified levels of vitamin D.
Although high levels of vitamin D over a short period (weeks/months) should not cause concern, over a longer period, symptoms can vary, but may include lethargy, stiffness, vomiting, diarrhoea or excessive urination, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) said.
If you have bought any of the affected products, you should stop feeding your pet with them and return the product to the shop you bought it from for a full refund.
If you have concerns that your pet may be showing symptoms of illness after eating one of the affected products then you should seek immediate veterinary advice, the FSA said.
Sainsbury’s apologised for the inconvenience caused.
The affected products
Adult Complete Nutrition in Jelly: 12x100g
Adult Complete Nutrition in Gravy: 48x100g
Adult Fine Flakes in Jelly: 48x100g
Adult Complete Nutrition in Gravy: 12x100g
Senior Complete Nutrition in Gravy: 12x100g
Puppy Complete Nutrition in Gravy 12x100g
Adult Farmhouse Kitchen in Gravy 12x100g
Adult Farmhouse Kitchen in Jelly 12x100gAdult Fine Flakes in Jelly (meat varieties) 12x100g
Adult Fine Flakes in Broth 12x100g
Adult Fine Flakes in Jelly (meat/fish varieties) 12x100g