Saturday, June 12, 2010

Iams Cat Food Recalled for Possible B1 Deficiency

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is alerting cat owners to the Proctor & Gamble recall of some of its Iams canned cat food because of possible low levels of thiamine.

The company issued the recall of all varieties of 3-ounce and 5.5-ounce cans of Iams ProActive Health Cat and Kitten Food with the dates 09/2011 to 06/2012 stamped on the bottom of the cans. Diagnostic testing indicated that the product might contain low levels of thiamine, Vitamin B1. Cats fed these canned products as their only source of food could develop signs of thiamine deficiency.

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. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your cat is displaying any of these signs. If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency is typically reversible.

Consumers who have purchased canned cat food with these codes should discard it. For further information or a product refund call P&G toll-free at 877-340-8826 (Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 7 PM EST).
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