A recall has been issued for many dry cat food brands from Diamond Pet Foods due to low levels of thiamine (also known as Vitamin B1) which is an essential vitamin for cats.

Recalled Products

  • Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula, 18 lbs.
    • Product code: NGF0703
    • Best by: July 10 2013
  • Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula 6 lbs.
    • Product code: NGF0802
    • Best by: August 15 2013, August 16 2013
  • Premium Edge Senior Cat Hairball Management Formula 6 lbs. & 18 lbs.
    • Product code: NGS0101
    • Best by: January 3 2014, January 4 2014
  • Premium Edge Senior Cat Hairball Management Formula 6 lbs. & 18 lbs.
    • Product code: NGS0702
    • Best by: July 10, 2013
  • Premium Edge Kitten Formula 6 oz. samples, 6 lbs. & 18 lbs.
    • Product code: MKT0901
    • Best by: September 26 2013, September 29 2013, September 30 2013, October 2 2013
  • Diamond Naturals Kitten Formula 6 oz. samples & 6 lbs.
    • Product code: MKT0901
    • Best by: September 30 2013
  • 4health All Life Stages Cat Formula, 5 lbs. & 18 lbs.
    • Product code: NGF0802
    • Best by: August 14 2013, August 18 2013

Symptoms

According to the examiner.com, cats that were fed these recalled foods for several weeks  might be at risk for developing the mentioned thiamine deficiency. Symptoms of this type of deficiency for cats can be gastrointestinal or neurological in nature, in which some early signals can include a smaller appetite, excessive salivation, vomiting, and weight loss.

In some worse cases of thiamine deficiency, signs that can show are ventriflexion of the neck (drooping towards the floor), wobbly / uncoordinated walking, circling, falling, and seizures.

What to do about it

If you have even the slightest suspicions that your cat has consumed these recalled foods or has these symptoms, it’s very important to contact your vet for consultation. So long as it’s treated promptly, thiamine deficiency can be reversed.

If you’ve purchased any of the items recalled, stop feeding them to your cat and discard them (the food, silly). Any questions, info, or refunds can be directed to Diamond Pet Food’s info center at ­888­-965-­6131 Sunday through Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST.

Topic for Discussion:

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