It seems that all I am writing about this month is recalls. Unfortunately, there has been another recall this week. It is not related to the Salmonella recalls at the Diamond food plant but rather, this time, Nestle Purina is recalling OM (Overweight Management) canned cat food. The concern is over low levels of Thiamine (B1). The company received a single complaint from the FDA. The FDA tested the food and found low thiamine levels.
This recall affects the 5.5 oz size can with the best before date of June, 2013. The production code is 11721159 and the UPC code is 38100-13810.
Last year I reported on a recall involving Wellness Cat Food. As described in that article, here are the symptoms of low thiamine. These symptoms usually take several weeks before they appear:
Usually, the gastrointestinal symptoms will be present before we see neurological symptoms.
If your pet has thiamine deficiency, most cats will make a full recovery by simply being fed a food with proper thiamine levels. If a cat is really sick they may require hospitalization plus B1 injections
If your cat has eaten this food, please let us know what (if any) symptoms the cat is experiencing. By leaving a comment, you will be helping others who are searching for information!
If you have questions about this recall you can reach Purina at:
1-800-982-8837 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time (in the US), or
1-866-884-8387 Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time (in Canada)