Blue Buffalo Pet Food -(Wilderness Chicken Flavor) may cause hypercalcemia

In case you have not heard yet –

VIN News is reporting some concerning news about Blue Buffalo Wilderness Diet Chicken Flavor; “veterinarians have revealed cases of hypercalcemia secondary to vitamin D toxicosis occuring in dogs…”

From VIN News Service:
Veterinarians report mysterious link between dog food and hypercalcemia

August 31, 2010
By: Jennifer Fiala
For: The VIN News Service

Veterinarians are trying to discern whether roughly a dozen dogs testing positive for hypercalcemia and consuming the same high-end diet is merely coincidence or a problem with the pet food in question.

The reports have cropped up on the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), an online community for the profession and parent of the VIN News Service. In message board discussions, veterinarians have revealed cases of hypercalcemia secondary to vitamin D toxicosis occurring in dogs that eat a single brand of dry pet food: Blue Buffalo Wilderness Diet, chicken flavor. In each of the cases, veterinarians report that dogs’ conditions have improved after switching brands.

So far, nothing concrete has identified a causal relationship between the food and illnesses in dogs. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), while reportedly alerted to adverse events tied to the food, has not prompted a recall, though the VIN News Service has been unable to reach officials with the regulatory agency directly.

Officials with Wilton, Conn.-based Blue Buffalo report that “tens of thousands of dollars” and hundreds of hours have been spent analyzing various batches of dog food, including samples from bags directly linked to specific cases of dogs testing positive for hypercalcemia and vitamin D toxicity.

Read the entire story HERE

Come on everyone, time to wake up and smell something rotten about processed pet foods!

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