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Purina Expands Recall of Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EL Dry Dog Food

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  • Company Announcement Date: 03/10/2023
  • Product Type: Animal & Veterinary
  • Reason for Announcement: Potential Elevated Ingredient Level
  • Company Name: Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
  • Brand Name: Purina
  • Product Description: Veterinary Diets EL Elemental prescription dry dog food

Company Announcement

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company has expanded its voluntary recall of Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EL Elemental (PPVD EL) dry dog food to include two additional lots of the prescription formula. This recall adds two more lots of the dry dog food diet to those Purina recalled on February 8, 2023, due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D.

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs; however, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and the length of exposure. Vitamin D toxicity may include vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, and excessive drooling to renal (kidney) dysfunction.

Purina expanded the recall following an investigation that uncovered new information about the lots affected. No other Purina pet care products are affected.

The affected lots were distributed throughout the United States by prescription only through veterinary clinics, Purina Vet Direct, Purina for Professionals, and other select retailers with the ability to validate a prescription.

A list of the additional impacted product is below. Bags of PPVD EL with the UPC Code and Production Code below should be immediately discarded.


Product UPC Code Production Code
(*First 8 characters equal to)
Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EL Elemental (PPVD EL)
8 lb and 20 lb bags
38100 19190 – 8 lb
38100 19192 – 20 lb
2213 1082 (NEW)
2214 1082 (NEW)

Pet owners who purchased bags of the product listed above are asked to immediately stop feeding and throw it away in a container where no other animals, including wildlife, can get to it. If signs such as weight loss, excessive drooling, vomiting, loss of appetite or increased thirst or urination have occurred in their dog while eating this diet, pet owners should contact their veterinarian.

Veterinary and other retail partners should remove and destroy the affected product from their inventory.

Please contact the Purina team directly Monday – Saturday, 8am – 5pm CST at 1-800-345-5678 or via email at https://www.purina.com/contact-us for questions or assistance in getting a refund.

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