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Diamond Pet Foods recalls cat food

December 09, 2009

The Humane Society of Washington County is warning pet owners to be aware of pet food recalls.

A recent press release from the Food and Drug Administration indicated Diamond Pet Foods issued a voluntary recall of cat food.

On Sept. 23, Diamond Pet Foods recalled Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat and Premium Edge Hairball cat food due to the potential to produce thiamine deficiency.

Thiamine is essential for cats. Symptoms of deficiency displayed by an affected cat can be gastrointestinal or neurological. At the first stage, the cat might show decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight loss. Later, neurological signs can develop, including ventriflexion of the neck (bending toward the floor), wobbly walking, circling, falling and seizures. If left untreated, these symptoms might result in death.

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If your cat has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, contact your veterinarian.

The affected products were distributed in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.

The affected date codes were RAF0501A22X, 18 pounds (BB28NOV10); RAF0501A2X, 6 pounds (BB28NOV10); RAF0802B12X 18 pounds (BB30FEB11); RAH0501A22X 18 pounds (BB28NOV10); and RAH0501A2X 6 pounds Consumers who have purchased the affected lots are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more information, contact the company at 1-800-977-8797, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time.

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