Animals and Insects

Omega-3 supplements for dogs and cats recalled

Omega-3 pills for dogs and cats that were sold nationwide have been recalled because they could cause vitamin A poisoning.

Recalled pill bottles
Food and Drug Administration

More than 60 different brands of Omega-3 supplements for dogs and cats have been recalled because they can potentially the pets sick. 

Stratford Care USA said in a statement posted on the Food and Drug Administration's website that the supplements may cause elevated levels of vitamin A in the animals. 

The company says it has received one report of potential vitamin A toxicity. It reportedly occurred in a dog that consumed the supplement. 

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According to VCA Animal Hospitals, signs of vitamin A poisoning include vomiting, drowsiness and peeling of the skin. Longterm poisoning can reportedly cause weight loss, excessive bone development, painful or limited movement and death. 

Stratford Care USA said the pills were distributed throughout the U.S. at veterinary clinics, retails stores and online.

Pet owners are asked to stop feeding their dogs or cats the supplements and throw them away in a secure container where no other animals, including wildlife, can access them. 

Veterinary clinics have also been advised to stop providing the pills. 

People can contact Stafford Care USA at 877-498-2002 to inquire about a refund. 

Click here to see the full list of recalled pills. 

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