Important notice for cat owners: Procter & Gamble Company has recalled specific lots of Iams canned cat food. The affected Iams canned cat food is Iams ProActive Health canned Cat and Kitten Food, all varieties of 3 ounce and 5.5 ounce cans, with “09/2011” and “06/2012” date stamps on the bottom of the can.
The date stamps are found on the first line of the two lines stamped on the bottom of the can. All cans of this food marked with these two date stamps should be discarded.
This is a voluntary recall as a precautionary 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.
This recall is limited to only Iams canned cat food in North America. No other Iams pet food is involved. Iams Veterinary Formula cat is NOT included in this voluntary recall.
Clinical signs of thiamine deficiency would be limited primarily to cases where pet owners have been feeding only canned cat food. Common symptoms may include anorexia, excessive salivation, generalized weakness, ataxia, ventriflexion (head and neck excessively curving under the body), tremors and seizures.
Pet owners can call P&G toll-free at 877-340-8826 for further information.
Read the statement from Proctor and Gamble here: http://media.iams.com/iams/en_US/data_root/html/recall_message.html