Tampa, Florida -- Diamond Pet Foods has issued a voluntary recall of certain bags of cat food that affects 25 states.
Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners are urging cat owners to stop using and return or get rid of the bags of cat food voluntarily recalled after tests conducted by the company indicated the products might have a low level of thiamine (Vitamin B1).
The following bags are being recalled at this time:
- 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
- 4health All Life Stages Cat Formula dry cat food
BluePearl vets say 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 (difficulty walking), falling, circling and seizures.
Altogether, the company reports 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.
For more information, visit http://www.diamondpet.com/recallhome/.