P&G recalls cat food due to low vitamin level

Posted by Christi Reynard email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -  Procter & Gamble Company is voluntarily recalling specific lots of its Iams canned cat food because testing indicates the product may contain insufficient levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1), which is essential for cats.

This recall is limited to only all varieties of Iams ProActive Health canned Cat and Kitten Food in 3 oz & 5.5 oz cans, with the dates 09/2011 to 06/2012 stamped on the bottom.

Cats fed the recalled products as their only food are at greater risk for developing signs of thiamine deficiency.  If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency is typically reversible.

Early signs of thiamine deficiency may include loss of appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight loss.

In advanced cases cats may suffer seizures, wobbly gait, falling, circling or ventroflexion (downward curving) of the neck.  Contact your veterinarian immediately if your cat is displaying any of these signs.

Consumers who have purchased canned cat food with these codes should throw it out.

For further information or a product refund, call P&G toll-free at 877-340-8826 Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST.

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