Nestle Purina PetCare is voluntarily recalling one lot of Purina Veterinary Diets OM Overweight Management wet cat food, available through veterinarians in the US and Canada, in response to a consumer complaint received by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Analytical testing of the product sample by the administration indicated a low level of thiamine (Vitamin B1).
The recall is for 5.5-ounce cans of Purina Veterinary Diets OM Overweight Management Feline Formula marked with a "best-by" date of June 2013, production code 11721159 and can UPC code 38100-13810. This product was distributed to veterinary clinics between June, 2011 and May, 2012 throughout the U.S. and Canada. The product is not sold in retail stores.
Cats fed this affected lot exclusively for several weeks may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency. Symptoms of 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. Contact a veterinarian immediately if your cat is displaying any of these signs.
Consumers should discard the recalled product immediately. Consumers in the US may contact the company at +1.800.982.8837, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT. Consumers in Canada may contact the company at +1.866.884.8387, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET.