Diamond Cat Food Recalled For Thiamine Deficiency

Diamond Pet Foods has recalled certain bags of dry cat food following 21 reports of health problems in cats. Select batches of Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat and Premium Edge Hairball do not contain enough thiamine, which is an essential nutrient for cats. Without it, they could develop thiamine deficiency. If untreated, this disorder could result in death, says the AP.

Symptoms of thiamine deficiency include: decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight loss.

Later, neurological problems could develop including, bending the neck toward the floor, wobbly walking, circling, falling and seizures.

The cat food was distributed in the following states: 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.

Return it to a retailer for a full refund. For more info, call 800-977-8797.

Cat food recalled over thiamine deficiency [AP]
[Diamond Pet]