IAMS cat food recall

Via Gilly’s local shelter, belated news:

Proctor and Gamble is voluntarily recalling Iams ProActive Health canned cat and kitten food (all varieties) 9/2011 to 6/2012 as a precutionary measure.  Diagnostic testing indicated that the product may contain insufficient levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1), which is essential for cats.  Cats that were fed these canned products as their only food are at greater risk for developing 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 defiency 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 (M-F 9am to 7pm EST).

Here’s the IAMS statement.

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