Purina Recalls Vet Diet for Cats on Thiamine Deficiency

Nestlé Purina PetCare voluntarily recalled one lot of its Purina Veterinary Diets OM Feline Formula canned cat food today due a possible subnormal level of thiamine, an essential vitamin for cats.

By BowTie News Editors | Posted: May 11, 2012, 8:15 p.m. EST

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Purina Recalls Vet Diet on Thiamine Deficiency
Nestlé Purina PetCare recalled one lot of its Purina Veterinary Diets OM (Overweight Management) Feline Formula canned cat food today on suspicion of subnormal levels of thiamine.
Nestlé Purina PetCare voluntarily recalled one lot of its Purina Veterinary Diets OM (Overweight Management) Feline Formula canned cat food today due a possible subnormal level of thiamine (Vitamin B1), an essential vitamin for cats.

The company recalled the lost as a precautionary measure in response to a consumer complaint received by the FDA regarding the thiamine content of the food.

The recall includes 5.5 oz. cans with “Best By” date June 2013, production code 11721159 and UPC code “38100 – 13810.” The “Best By” date and production code are located on the bottom of the can.

Cats fed exclusively from the affected lot for several weeks may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency, according to Purina. Symptoms of thiamine deficiency include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight loss. In advanced cases, neurological signs can develop, including ventroflexion (bending toward the floor) of the neck, wobbly walking, falling, circling and seizures. Purina recommends owners of cats displaying these symptoms contact their veterinarian.
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Maddy    Somewhere, NY

5/19/2012 5:19:18 AM

I'm glad I don;t feed my kitty Purina! :)

Cathy    Hubbard, OH

5/16/2012 4:54:47 AM

Sad that this happens. The good part is that Purina recalled it. I hope no kitties out there were harmed from it. I also hope the vets out there will contact the people who bought the food from them.

Jane    Tindale, CT

5/15/2012 7:09:35 PM

Good article.

Anon    City, CA

5/14/2012 6:08:26 PM

I'm getting tired of all these recalls. It's like it isn't safe to feed your cats anything any more.

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