ODESSA, Fla. — Stratford Care USA Inc. is recalling multiple brands of Omega-3 supplements for cats and dogs due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin A.
Vitamin A is an essential nutrient for dogs; however, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to health issues depending on the level of Vitamin A and the length of exposure. Vitamin A toxicity may include general malaise, anorexia, nausea, peeling skin, weakness, tremors, convulsions, paralysis and death.
Stratford Care USA Inc. is taking this action after receiving a single Serious Adverse Event from a sole consumer regarding their dogs’ exhibiting signs of Vitamin A toxicity after consuming the supplement. This is the only Adverse Event to date. Currently, Stratford Care is taking all necessary steps in collaboration with the FDA to remove all products with these lot numbers from the market.
No other Stratford Care USA products are affected.
Omega-3 supplements for cats and dogs was distributed throughout the United States in veterinary clinics, distribution centers, retail stores and online marketplaces such as Amazon and Chewy.
The white plastic container containing 60 soft gels has the marking on the bottom of the container that states “lot 31133 EXP 04/13/23” and “lot 30837 EXP 10/26/22”, this product has been private labeled under various brand names, please see the labels and chart listed here.
Stratford Care USA is solely a distributor of supplements and other companion animal products. The lots in question were produced by a contract manufacturer and sold to Stratford Care USA. Pet owners who purchased this supplement listed above are asked to immediately stop feeding and throw it away in a container where no other animals, including wildlife, can access and consume it.
Veterinary and other retail partners should remove and destroy the affected product from their inventory.