You always want to feed your cat something healthy, which is why you pay attention to the labels on the cat food and snacks you buy. But every once in a while some special unintended ingredient makes its way into those packages, which can lead to some very sick kitties.
The folks at Blue Buffalo have announced a recall of some Blue Kitty Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats because they may contain low levels of propylene glycol, a chemical barred from use in cat food.
Cats who have consumed a lot of propylene glycol may exhibit signs of depression along with loss of coordination, muscle twitching, and excessive urination and thirst.
The FDA says that if your cat has consumed the recalled product (details below) and has these symptoms, you should contact your veterinarian.
The recall is the result of a single customer complaint, which led to FDA testing of the Blue Buffalo product and the discovery of some propylene glycol in the affected lot.
The specific product being recalled comes in a 2-oz., plastic stand-up pouch. Only the packages with the following UPC codes and use-by dates are part of the recall:
Blue Kitty Yums Tasty Chicken Recipe, UPC: 859610007820 — Best If Used By: April 24, 2016.
Blue Kitty Yums Tasty Chicken Recipe, UPC: 859610007820 — Best If Used By: July 24, 2016.
Both the UPC and the date are found on the back of the package.
If you have any of these recalled treats, you can return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact Blue Buffalo at: 888-667-1508 from 8 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time Monday through Friday or by email at BlueBuffalo5883@stericycle.com for more information.