Purina Recalls Cat Food. Nestle Purina PetCare Purina Recalls Cat Food is recalling one lot of Purina Veterinary Diets ® OM Overweight Management canned cat food after a consumer complaint to the Food and Drug Administration. Testing by the FDA indicated low thiamine (vitamin B1) levels in the product sample.
Though there is no immediate danger to cats consuming the product, a thiamine deficiency can result after several weeks of consumption. Thiamine is essential for cats, and symptoms of thiamine deficiency may present as either neurological or gastrointestinal in nature. Symptoms of thiamine deficiency can include decreased appetite, vomiting, salivation, and weight loss. As the cat becomes more deficient in vitamin B1, neurological signs will often be displayed that can include seizures, circling, bending the neck toward the floor and unsteady gait. With treatment, thiamine deficiency can often be corrected.
The recalled lot of Purina Veterinary Diets ® OM Overweight Management Feline Formula is packaged in a 5.5oz can. Consumers should check the bottom of the can for a best-by date of June 2013 and a production code of 11721159. The UPC code on the can is 38100-13810.
If you are in possession of a recalled lot of Purina Veterinary Diets ® OM Overweight Management Feline Formula, Nestle Purina PetCare recommends you discontinue feeding the product and discard it. For further information, or to obtain a product refund, United States consumers and veterinarians can contact the company by calling 1-800-982-8837 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central time, or visit their website online at www.purinaveterinarydiets.com. If are a consumer or veterinarian in Canada, you can contact the company by calling 1-866-884-8387 Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time, or visiting www.purina.ca online.