Pets at Home has issued an urgent recall of a number of cat food products after three cats have become ‘seriously unwell’ from vitamin B1 deficiency.
A spokesperson for the cat food brand recalled, say that: “An investigation has revealed that, in the four affected products, the level of thiamine (vitamin B1) was much lower than we had specified. Testing confirmed only these four products are affected.”
The four recalled products are: AVA Mature Cat Chicken 2kg (code: 7120400), AVA Mature Cat Chicken 4kg (code: 7120401), AVA Senior Cat Chicken 2kg (code: 7120402) and AVA Adult Cat Neutered Indoor 1.5kg (code: 7120407).
Cat owners are asked to dispose of the above products immediately, but keep and return the packaging to any Pets at Home store for a full refund.
“We are aware of three cats which, sadly, became seriously unwell four to six weeks after switching to one of the affected products and required veterinary care.
“All three cats exhibited symptoms of sudden collapse, fitting, widespread twitching and general unsteadiness which are not the classic symptoms of thiamine deficiency.
“As pet lovers ourselves we recognise that you will be concerned about your own cat. If you have concerns that your cat may be showing any of these symptoms after switching to one of the four affected products then you should stop feeding and seek immediate veterinary advice. You can also contact one of our customer advisers on 0800 328 4204 for general advice. They will be pleased to help.”
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