If you have a cat you loved, you need to pay attention to the latest cat food recall that was voluntarily issued by Diamond Pet Foods. In the wake of the recall, veterinarians have been urging cat owners to return or throw away any Diamond Pet Food that may be in your home.
The following types of cat food have now been recalled: 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 and 4health All Life Stages Cat Formula dry cat food.
So what’s the reason why the cat food is being recalled? Turns out that tests have concluded the food has low levels of Vitamin B1, also known as thiamine.
According to a press release from BluePearl Veterinary Partners, here’s what’s being said about thiamine:
“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 (wobbly walking), falling, circling and seizures.”
While Diamond Pet Food isn’t offered in every single state, here are the states we know it was sold 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.