Pet At Home Recalls Cat Food After Reported Illness
Pets At Home has ordered a recall of four lines of its AVA dry cat food products after three cats were reported to be seriously unwell. The food products were found to have lower levels of Vitamin B1 or thiamine present than specified in the recipe.
Cats exhibited symptoms such as sudden collapse, fitting, widespread twitching and general unsteadiness after consuming the biscuits. These are not the classic symptoms of thiamine deficiency.
Daily Echo reported that the Food Standards Agency issued a product recall of AVA Veterinary Approved Grain Free Mature 7+ Cat Food Optimum Health, 2kg with product code 7120400 and batch codes 6165 - best before 14 June 2017, 6181 - best before 30 June 2017, 6295 - best before 22 October 2017 and 6363 - best before 29 December 2017.
AVA Veterinary Approved Grain Free Mature 7+ Cat Food Optimum Health, 4kg with product code 712401 and batch codes 6165 - best before 14 June 2017, 6169 - best before 18 June 2017, 6210 - best before 29 July 2017, 6252 - best before 09 September 2017, 6325 - best before 21 November 2017 and 7016 - best before 16 January 2018.
AVA Veterinary Approved Grain Free Senior 12+ Cat Food Optimum Health 2kg with product code 712402 and batch codes 6161 - best before 10 June 2017, 6166 - best before 15 June 2017 and 6229 - best before 17 August 2017.
AVA Veterinary Approved Grain Free Adult Cat Food Indoor/Neutured, 1.5kg with product code 712407 and batch codes 6165 - best before 14 June 2017, 6166 - best before 15 June 2017, 6188 - best before 07 July 2017 and 7006 - best before 6 January 2018.
No other Pets At Home or AVA products are known to be affected. The symptoms began suddenly after 4-6 weeks. The three cats identified with symptoms are all stable and recovering according to BBC.
If you have purchased any of the listed products please return it from where you bought it and get a full refund. If you are concerned that your cat might be showing some symptoms call 0800 328 4204. You may consult Pets At Home customer advisers or seek immediate veterinary advice.