On Sept 23, Diamond Pet Foods announced a recall of their Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat and Premium Edge Hairball Cat Food. In 21 reported cases (confined to New York and Pennsylvania) these foods have led to a Thiamine Deficiency. Thiamine is a vitamin essential for numerous feline body functions and a deficiency can lead to gastrointestinal and neurological complications. If your cat has eaten these foods, keep an eye out for decreased appetite, vomiting, weight loss, falling, erratic walking and seizures. If left untreated Thiamine Deficiency may be fatal so please consult your veterinarian if you notice any of these symptoms. The good news is that no new cases have been reported since Oct. 19 and there is no need to be concerned about any of Diamond Pet Foods other products.
For more information, visit FDA.gov. —Sarah Hyde