Thursday, November 5, 2009

DONA NOBLIS PACEM ~ Diamond Pet Foods Announces Cat Food Recall


Deficient Products Linked to Veterinary Emergencies

NEW YORK—On October 3, 2009, Diamond Pet Foods announced that it was voluntarily recalling Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Food and Premium Edge Hairball Cat Food. The recalled bags are coded: RAF0501A22X, RAF0501A2X, RAH0501A22X, and RAH0501A2X. The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is asking all pet parents to ensure that they are not feeding these recalled products to their cats, and to immediately return any recalled food to the place of purchase.

The recalled cat food is lacking Thiamine, also known as vitamin B1. Thiamine is an essential vitamin for cats, meaning they cannot manufacture it themselves and must acquire the vitamin from food. Thiamine supports the Central Nervous System, and a deficiency can lead to neurological problems ranging from mild loss of balance to life threatening seizures. Other symptoms of Thiamine deficiency include lethargy, loss of appetite, vomiting, mental dullness, dilated pupils, increased respiratory rate, and low body temperature.

Cats that have ingested Diamond Pet Foods' recalled food exclusively for an extended period of time are at risk and should be examined by a veterinarian. Cats exhibiting clinical signs as described above require immediate veterinary care. Anti-seizure medication, thiamine supplementation, and supportive care can lead to recovery, if the problem is addressed quickly enough. To date, the problem seems to be centered in the Rochester, New York area. There have been 14 confirmed cases of Thiamine deficiency linked to the recalled Diamond Pet Foods products, and all 14 cats were able to recover with medication, Thiamine supplements, and supportive care. The ASPCA® strongly encourages all pet parents, regardless of location, to ensure that their cat food has not been recalled and to immediately seek veterinary care for any symptoms of Thiamine deficiency.

26 comments:

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

We like the peace picture you have! Thanx for the recall info!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Nice thoughts on your Peace Globe and thanks for the heads up on the food recall, glad we don't feed that kind...

Amy and The House of Cats said...

That is a great peace picture. Thanks for the recall info - since it is voluntary it hasn't been announced by the FDA. I think it is great they are being proactive about it!

The Creek Cats said...

Love your peace globe!!

Thanks so much for sharing the recall with us. We purray for the any kitties who are affected by it.

Peace to you!

Milo and Alfie said...

Love and peace to yoo, today and always.

Angel and Kirby said...

Great peace globe.

Brian said...

Yep, that's a way cool Peace Globe...live long and foster!

Luna, Luzie and Olli said...

Love the Peace globe!
We can´t say something to the recall because we don´t have this food in Germany!


Peace to you and your family too!!!

The Island Cats said...

We wish you peace...today and everyday!

Thanks for the info about the recall...fortunately we don't eat these foods!

Alasandra said...

Wishing you peace.

Thanks for getthing the word out about the pet food recall. ~S,S,C & F

Eric and Flynn said...

We wish you peace today and every day.

Daisy said...

Thanks for the heads-up about the pet food recall. I hope none of our furry friends are hurted by that food!

Hugs and peace to you! ☮

Gracie said...

Joining all today in supporting the one thing this world desperately needs - PEACE! If only those that could make this so would only listen!!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Peace to you

Chuchu said...

Thanks for the information on the pet food. Don't feel safe nowsadays whatwith the pet food constantly having problems and being recall.

Forty Paws said...

Peace to all of you.

Luf, Us

Fin said...

A big piece of Peace to you!

It is so upsetting how often pet food is recalled!

Furkidsmom said...

Peace to you,

We don't use that food, but we'll pass the information on in case any of our pals do.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Cory said...

Peace to all of you!

Thank you for passing along the recall information. We will purr extra hard for those kitties who have eaten it.

Happy Cat Family said...

Wishing you peace today and always,
Together we build a peaceful World,
one paw at a time!
Lucky, Bugsy and Hope ~

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Very pretty Globe!
Mom was ready to start us on Diamond right before this recall, and glad she didn't.
Happy Friday ^..^
~ Noah

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Very nice Peace Globe!
At least they are recalling the food, not trying to blame someone else or deny that it happened as we've seen before with some companies.

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

Wunnerful Peace Globe message!

Dogwood said...

Oh, yes....this is the blog for me. I love cats!!! You came to my blog today due to the photos of our Rocky that you saw on someone's elses blog.

I will be back...Looks like lots of good info and sweet photos of kittie cats! Purrr...

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Thanks for posting this. News does not always get around. I lost a cat to kidney failure from the Chinese cat food fiasco before people knew what was going on. You may have saved the health/life of a cat with your post.

meowmeowmans said...

Peace to you, too!

Thanks for the heads-up on the cat food. Thankfully, we don't use that kind (nor does PAWS) ... but really good to know. We'll pass along the info!