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Posted March 16, 2023

Omega-3 Supplements for Dogs and Cats Recalled Due to Potential for Vitamin A Toxicity

On March 9, 2023, Stratford Care USA issued a recall of 62 brands of omega-3 supplements for dogs and cats due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin A. The recall was initiated following a report from a consumer that their dog exhibited symptoms of vitamin A toxicity after consuming one of the affected supplements.

Symptoms of vitamin A toxicity in dogs and cats may include malaise, anorexia, nausea, peeling skin, weakness, tremors, convulsions, paralysis, or death.

The recalled supplements (see product photos) were sold under various brand names (listed below) and distributed nationwide to veterinary clinics, distribution centers, retail stores, and sold on websites including Amazon and Chewy. They are packaged in  white plastic containers containing 60 soft gels and are marked with the following lot numbers and expiration dates:

  • Lot 31133 EXP 04/13/23
  • Lot 30837 EXP 10/26/22

Brands of omega-3 supplements affected by the recall include:

  • Orlando Vet Omega-V3 Softgels
  • All Creatures Animal Hospital Omega-3 Softgels
  • All Veterinary Supply Inc. Omega-3 Softgels
  • Jungle Pet Skin + Coat Omega-3 Softgels (UPC 85000395223)
  • Animal Medical Clinic Omega V3 Softgels (UPC 169682510808)
  • Animal Medical Clinic Melbourne Beach Omega V3 Softgels
  • Animal Care Hospital Omega-3 Fatty Acid Max Strength Soft Gels
  • Animal Medical Center Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Barnes Animal Hospital Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Brentwood Animal Hospital Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Cherokee Trail Veterinary Hospital Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Clinton Animal Hospital Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Clyde’s Animal Clinic Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Coastal Animal Clinic Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Columbia Hospital For Animals Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Compassion Veterinary Clinic Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Doc Ladue’s Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Dogwood Veterinary Hospital Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Doral Centre Animal Hospital Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Eagles Landing Veterinary Hospital Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Pet Health Solutions Omega Caps (UPC 814087005489)
  • SPCA of North Brevard Omega-V3 Soft Gels
  • LaVale Veterinary Hospital Omega-V3 Soft Gels
  • Twin Maples Omega-V3 Soft Gels
  • University Animal Hospital Omega-V3 Soft Gels
  • Venice Pines Veterinary Clinic Omega-V3 Soft Gels
  • Lake Dow Animal Hospital Omega-V3 Soft Gels
  • MVH Mann Veterinary Hospital Omega-V3 Soft Gels
  • All Paws Animal Clinic Royal Palm Beach Omega-V3 Soft Gels
  • Bottle Tree Animal Hospital Omega-V3 Soft Gels
  • Brookwood Veterinary Clinic Omega-V3 Soft Gels
  • Cleveland Park Animal Hospital Omega-V3 Soft Gels
  • Crown Heights Animal Hospital Omega-V3 Soft Gels
  • Eagle’s Landing Veterinary Hospital Omega-V3 Soft Gels
  • LVH Veterinary Omega-V3 Soft Gels
  • Mt Orab Veterinary Clinic Dr. Hayes’s Omega-V3 Soft Gels
  • Oak Tree Animal Hospital Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Patterson Veterinary Hospital – Mason Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Prospect Heights Animal Hospital Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Smyth County Animal Hospital Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Stateline Animal Clinic Omega-V3 Softgels
  • The Pet Clinic of Urbana, LLC Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Valdosta Animal Hospital Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Viking Community Animal Hospital Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Westbrook Animal Hospital Omega-V3 Softgels
  • My Pet Hospital Omega-3 Softgels
  • North Shore Animal League America Omega-V3 Softgels
  • NPC Northgate Pet Clinic Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Northwest Tennessee Veterinary Services Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Omega-V3 Soft Gels (UPC 850005963080)
  • Perry Animal Clinic Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Pleasant Plains Animal Hospital Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Seiler Animal Hospital Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Stratford Animal Health Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Summerfields Animal Hospital Omega-V3 Softgels
  • SensoVet Animal Health Wellness Advanced Omega-3 Softgel
  • University Animal Hospital Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Vet4Bulldog V4B Bully Fish oil omega-3 EFA (UPC 603981565911)
  • Waggin’ Wheel Vet Clinic Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Wellsboro Small Animal Hospital Veterinary Medical Center Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Wickham Road Animal Hospital Omega-V3 Softgels
  • Wilton Manors Animal Hospital Omega-V3 Softgels

Pet owners who purchased one of the recalled products should stop use immediately and throw it away in a container inaccessible to animals, including wildlife.

For tests of related products, see ConsumerLab's Fish Oil, Krill Oil, and Algal Oil Omega-3 Supplements Review, which includes our tests and Top Pick among omega-3 supplements for dogs and cats.

For more information, use the link below.

Stratford Care USA, Inc Recalls Omega-3 Supplements for Cats and Dogs Because of Possible Elevated Levels of Vitamin A

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