On May 11, Nestle Purina announced they have recalled one lot of Purina Veterinary Diets® OM Overweight Management canned cat food. The food is available through veterinarians in the U.S. and Canada.
In response to a consumer complaint, the company analyzed a sample of the product and identified insufficient thiamine (B1) levels.
The product recalled is Purina Veterinary Diets® OM Overweight Management canned cat food in 5.5 oz cans with UPC code 38100 – 13810, “best by” date of JUN 2013, and production code 11721159.
Cats with thiamine deficiency may exhibit decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight loss. As the deficiency worsens, cats may show ventriflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, wobbly walking, falling, circling and seizures.
Pet owners should contact their veterinarian immediately if their cat is displaying any of these signs. If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency is typically reversible. Pet owners who have any cans of this lot of food should discontinue feeding it to their cat and discard the product.