Diamond Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling limited production codes of 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. Tests conducted by the company indicated the products might have a low level of thiamine (Vitamin B1).
From a press release, Diamond Pet Foods said this about the B1 vitamin, "Cats fed product with the previously listed Production Codes and Best By dates exclusively for several weeks may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency. Thiamine is essential 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 ventriflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, wobbly walking, falling, circling and seizures. Pet owners should contact their veterinarians immediately if a cat is displaying any of these signs. If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency typically is reversible."
These codes are: NGF0703 10-Jul-2013, NGF0802 15-Aug-2013, NGS0101 03-Jan-2014, NGS0702 10-Jul-2014, MKT0901 26-Sept-2013, MKT0901 30-Sept-2013, NGF0802-Aug.2014.
Check the codes on bags of cat food. If you have purchased any of these foods, return them to the store for a refund.
To avoid over processed pet foods that are mostly corn and corn by-products, make your pet food from natural ingredients at home. WebMD gives recipes and nutritional needs for cats.