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Posted on 03/13/2013 7:14:08 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
(WTNH) -- Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are urging people to stop using and return or discard certain bags of cat food manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods after the company issued a voluntary recall affecting 25 states.
Below is a press release from BluePearl Veterinary Partners:
According to a press release issued by Diamond Pet Foods, the company is recalling certain bags of Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula dry cat food, Premium Edge Senior Cat Hairball Management Formula dry cat food, Premium Edge Kitten Formula dry cat food, Diamond Naturals Kitten Formula dry cat food and 4health All Life Stages Cat Formula dry cat food after tests conducted by the company indicated the products might have a low level of thiamine (Vitamin B1).
Thiamine is an essential vitamin for cats in maintaining normal nervous system function. Symptoms of thiamine deficiency displayed by an affected cat can be gastrointestinal or neurological in nature. Early signs of thiamine deficiency may include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight loss. In advanced cases, neurological signs can develop, which may include cervical ventroflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, ataxia (wobbly walking), falling, circling and seizures.
Altogether, the products were distributed to customers located in Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.
People who have the recalled products should return or discard them immediately.
"If you have fed your cat with the affected product and notice your cat is not acting right, take him or her to your family veterinarian as soon as possible," said Dr. Laura Gibeon, a senior clinician with BluePearl in Manhattan. "Of course, if it is an after-hours emergency, we would be glad to help at any one of our locations."
The following products are subject to the recall:
Product -- Size -- Production Codes -- Best By -- States
Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula -- 18 lb. bags -- NGF0703 -- 10-Jul-2013 -- Massachusetts
Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula -- 6 lb. bags -- NGF0802 -- 15-Aug-2013, 16-Aug-2013 -- Florida, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia
Premium Edge Senior Cat Hairball Management Formula -- 6 lb. and 18 lb. bags -- NGS0101 -- 03-Jan-2014, 04-Jan-2014 -- Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma
Premium Edge Senior Cat Hairball Management Formula -- 6 lb. and 18 lb. bags -- NGS0702 -- 10-Jul-2013 -- Florida, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia
Premium Edge Kitten Formula -- 6 oz. samples, 6 lb. and 18 lb. bags -- MKT0901 26-Sept-2013, 29-Sept-2013, 30-Sept-2013, 02-Oct-2013 -- Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia
Diamond Naturals Kitten Formula -- 6 oz. samples and 6 lb. bags -- MKT0901 -- 30-Sept-2013 Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina
4health All Life Stages Cat Formula -- 5 lb. and 18 lb. bags -- NGF0802 -- 14-Aug-2013, 18-Aug-2013 -- Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia
Kitteh is not amused. :(
why pray tell all the fruits and veggies on the bag - cats are carnivores. I would never buy any food for my kitties that tout stuff they don’t need or want just to make me think it’s “balanced.” Makes me want to head back to my raw food recipe.
My two demand albacore tuna at least twice a week. If they don’t get it they trash a houseplant.
Ask me if I care. My cat eats Crunchy Yuckies, cheap cat food that comes in a flat green box and costs a buck fifty. And he’s glad to get it, fat moocher that he is. Occasionally I buy him little flat cans of expensive cat food. We call that “cat candy”.
Some Products recalled April, 2007. See Editor's Notes below. Brands include Diamond, Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul, Nutra Gold, Nutra Nuggets, Premium Edge, Professional Pet Food No products made by Menu Foods All foods contain US and Canadian ingredients Manufacture their own dry food Canned foods made by American Nutrition Wheat, wheat gluten or rice protein concentrate is not used in any of our dry, canned, or treat products. (from website 4/18/07) Diamond states that they have "added quality and safety protocol to all of our canned products to ensure that contaminants will not find there [sic] way into the supply chain." (5/17/07)
Cue Grumpy Cat...
on the one hand, I’m LOLing over your comment, and on the other, I’m wondering where I can get Crunchy Yuckies for my cats?
I feed ours Kit&Kaboodle which is pretty much the cheapest non-garbage dry food. I do mix it with the “diet” aka indoor cat food they don’t like as much, mostly so they don’t make pigs of themselves.
...notice your cat is not acting right...”
I dare anyone try to tell my cat how she is supposed to act. Take her to the Vet? I tried two different ones when it was time for shots and both times was asked to take her somewhere else.
Cats: Nature’s Cutest Extortionists.
I hates people what’s harms the kitties.
cats need their peas. moochelle did say.
An apple a day keeps the vet away
LOL - at the top of her chart did you see in large print the word WATCH?
If at first you don’t succeed...
They really do this. Most of the time they barely tolerate each other, but when tuna time rolls around they become fast allies. They also call a truce when it's time for their evening sleep.
I believe you. No sarcasm.
One of my cats will eat nothing but Purina Cat Chow Indoor Formula. We tried giving her some store brand food that looks very similar and she wouldn’t touch it.
The other two would have canned food morning, noon and night if we let them.
Be glad she prefers the Purina. When they were having all the pet food recalls due to the poisonous crap from China, Purina was never on the list. Most of the store brands were.
I feed ours regular Purina Cat Chow and have for many years. They also get a portion of canned cat food once a day. Except for an occassional case of the sniffles, our furballs have been a pretty healthy lot.
The two times I tried to save a little $$ by buying store brands, I ended up with BIG vet bills from having to treat them for cystitis. Those were the only two times we had that problem.
It sounds like your kitty knows what’s good for her. :-)
I know Diamond Pet Foods has some of the worst dog food ever. They have been in trouble for years. I don’t know why they haven’t gone out of business?
I get a laugh out of the commercials for dog and cat food, stressing wholesome fruits and vegetables.....dogs and cats are animals that eat meat....
Most cat food is loaded with corn products...when is the last time you had to chase cats out of your corn patch? When is the last time your cat left a half-chewed ear of corn on your front step?
Cats even more so than dogs. Cats are pure carnivores.
I agree all the grains and corn in cat foods isn’t good for them, but cats actually love corn. Give them access to fresh cobs left after corn on the cob and they go wild for it. At least our barn cats used to back in the day.
Vets gotta eat too.
Considering the rates they charge at ‘after-hours’ clinics; vets are eating as well as Michelle Obama. :-)
I dunno... I’ve known cats that would eat corn.
Well, actually my Little Lucy loves Doritos, especially the nacho flavored ones ;o)
>cats need their peas.<
We had a weirdo kitty that would eat the juice from canned peas. She loved the stuff.
That food was so bad that our cats wouldn’t even eat it. I don’t know how they knew that there was a “thiamine deficiency” in the food, and I suspect that it was otherwise adulterated. How the heck could cats tell that all the “vitamins” weren’t there?
They absolutely refused to do more than sniff it and walk away. We tossed out two large bags, and we didn’t even attempt to give them to the local shelter.
I smell a rat... Or worse.
I seem to recall that smell is a cat’s primary sense. My guess is that the food didn’t smell right to them.
Agree re the rat, and not the kind a kitty would enjoy.
That’s terrible. I have been buying a dry food that advertises no grains in it, and my kits like it fine - very high protein. Still, it just can’t be as good as a nice little chipmunk or blue jay ;o)
We switched from Premium Edge to Innova Prime Grain Free, and all three of our cats really like it.
They have a food toy that I fill each day. They have to work to get the food, and when they succeed in making it fall into the dish, it’s like a Vegas jackpot.
They’re so cute.
I had a foster cat that LOVED yogurt. Peach yogurt especially.