Sainsbury’s has recalled several of its pet food products after “higher than specified levels of vitamin D”, which should not be consumed over long periods of time, were found.
The products in question were 12x100g and 48x100g selections of Adult Complete Nutrition in Jelly and Gravy, Senior and Puppy Complete Nutrition in Gravy, Adult Farmhouse Kitchen in Gravy and Jelly, and Adult Fine Flakes in Jelly and Broth in both Meat and Fish flavours.
The supermarket has apologised for the error and said that no other products have been affected.
Consuming a significantly large amount of vitamin D can cause a vast build up of calcium in the blood of animals, causing problems such as frequently urinating and vomiting.
The announcement comes on the same day an Australian pet food was found to have caused an incurable disease in over 70 dogs.