130 blood disease cases in UK cats correlated to food

In the United Kingdom, officials advised cat owners not to feed their pets specific foods after finding correlations to a rare disease.

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On June 16, in the United Kingdom, the Food Standards Agency, Food Standards Scotland and Defra advised cat owners not to feed their pets specific recalled pet food products correlated to a rare blood disease. Since April 2021 there have been over 130 cases of feline pancytopenia, an illness that can often be fatal in cats, according to the Food Standards Agency. Pancytopenia is a rare condition where the number of blood cells (red, white and platelets) rapidly decrease, causing serious illness. 

Fold Hill Foods recalls cat food in UK over blood disease

Fold Hill Foods recalled the dry, hypoallergenic cat food products it manufactures for the brands detailed below because of this potential health risk. The products have been correlated to an increase in cases of pancytopenia in cats.

Applaws Cat Dry Chicken

  • Pack size         400g, 2kg and 7.5kg
  • Batch code      NA
  • Best before      All date codes

Applaws Cat Dry Chicken & Salmon

  • Pack size         400g, 2kg and 7.5kg
  • Batch code      NA
  • Best before      All date codes

AVA Adult Mature Chicken 7+

  • Pack size         2kg and 4kg
  • Batch code      All batch codes
  • Best before      All date codes

AVA Senior Chicken 12+

  • Pack size         2kg
  • Batch code      All batch codes
  • Best before      All date codes

AVA Sensitive Skin & Stomach

  • Pack size         1.5kg
  • Batch code      All batch codes
  • Best before      All date codes

AVA Weight Management

  • Pack size         1.5kg
  • Batch code      All batch codes
  • Best before      All date codes

AVA Hairball

  • Pack size         1.5kg
  • Batch code      All batch codes
  • Best before      All date codes

AVA Oral Care

  • Pack size         1.5kg
  • Batch code      All batch codes
  • Best before      All date codes

AVA British Shorthair

  • Pack size         1.5kg
  • Batch code      All batch codes
  • Best before      All date codes

AVA Persian

  • Pack size         1.5kg
  • Batch code      All batch codes
  • Best before      All date codes

AVA Maine Coon

  • Pack size         1.5kg
  • Batch code      All batch codes
  • Best before      All date codes

Sainsbury’s Hypoallergenic Recipe complete dry cat food with Salmon 1+ Years

  • Pack size         800g
  • Batch code      All batch codes
  • Best before      All date codes

Applaws Kitten Dry Chicken

  • Pack size         400g, 2kg and 7.5kg
  • Batch code      NA
  • Best before      All date codes

Sainsbury’s Hypoallergenic Recipe complete dry cat food with Chicken 1+ Years

  • Pack size         800g
  • Batch code      All batch codes
  • Best before      All date codes

Applaws Cat Dry Chicken & Lamb

  • Pack size         400g, 2kg and 7.5kg
  • Batch code      NA
  • Best before      All date codes

Applaws Cat Dry Chicken & Duck

  • Pack size         400g, 2kg and 7.5kg
  • Batch code      NA
  • Best before      All date codes

Applaws Cat Dry Ocean Fish

  • Pack size         350g, 1.8kg and 6kg
  • Batch code      NA
  • Best before      All date codes

Applaws Cat Dry Senior Chicken

  • Pack size         400g, 2kg and 7.5kg
  • Batch code      NA
  • Best before      All date codes

AVA Kitten Chicken

  • Pack size         300g and 2kg
  • Batch code      All batch codes
  • Best before      All date codes

AVA Adult Chicken

  • Pack size         300g, 2kg and 4kg
  • Batch code      All batch codes
  • Best before      All date codes

AVA Adult Fish

  • Pack size         2kg
  • Batch code      All batch codes
  • Best before      All date codes
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