Not Sold at AE, But Cat Food Is Recalled - Jun. 10, 2010
We do not sell Iams at Animal Essentials, but in the interest of customers and others who do use the feed, please find the following item from pet industry news from Proctor & Gamble Co.
The food recall for a specific wet cat food from Iams was made on a voluntary basis from the company.
'The Procter & Gamble Co. has issued a voluntary recall of certain lots of its Iams canned cat food due to concerns of low thiamine levels.
The Cincinnati-based company is recalling all varieties of its Iams ProActive Health canned cat and kitten food in 3- and 5.5-ounce cans with “Best if Fed By” dates ranging from 09/2011 to 06/2012 printed on the bottom. The recall is limited to North America.
P&G called the voluntary recall a precautionary measure. Diagnostic testing indicated that the food may contain insufficient levels of thiamine (vitamin B1), P&G reported. Cats that were fed these canned products as their only food are at greater risk for developing signs of thiamine deficiency, according to the company.
Early signs of thiamine deficiency may include loss of appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight loss. In advanced cases, signs may include ventroflexion (downward curving) of the neck, wobbly gait, falling, circling and seizures. Cat owners are advised to contact their veterinarian immediately if their pet is displaying any of these signs.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled cat food should discard it. For further information or a product refund, call P&G at 877-340-8826, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., ADT.'