June 9, 2010 - The Procter & Gamble Company is voluntarily recalling specific lots of its canned cat food in North America as a precautionary measure. Some of this product does not meet quality standards for thiamine.
The affected Iams canned cat food is:
|Product Name||Date on Bottom of Can|
|Iams ProActive Health canned Cat and Kitten Food - all varieties of 3 oz & 5.5 oz cans||09/2011 to 06/2012|
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.
Thiamine deficient clinical signs 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, tremors and seizures.
Thiamine deficiency diagnosis is most often based on history, clinical signs, and response to treatment.
Treatment: (North American Companion Animal Formulary, Eighth Edition 2008)
B1 injectable or oral, depending on severity of signs
- PO q 24 hr
If you have a suspect case or need further information please call the Iams veterinary line at 800-535-8387. Concerned pet owners who have purchased canned cat food with these codes should discard it. For further information call P&G toll-free at 877-340-8826.
P&G Pet Care apologizes for any inconvenience this situation may cause you and wants to assure you that P&G Pet Care is taking all the necessary steps to ensure their product quality meets your expectations.