canned cat food over
thiamine fears; Pet
food company issues
By Lindsay Goldwert
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Thursday, March 3rd 2011, 12:08 PM
WellnessThe pet food brand Wellness is recalling
certain cans of cat food due to thiamine fears.
Cat food owners may want to ***** up their ears:
The pet food brand Wellness is recalling certain
cans of cat food.
WellPet, the company that manufactures the high-
end kitty chow, issued a voluntary recall this week
for its canned cat food over concerns that certain
lots may not contain sufficient amounts of thiamine
or vitamin B1.
The company urges consumers not to feed their cats
Wellness Canned Cat Food (all flavors and sizes)
with best by dates of April 14, 2013, through Sept.
30, 2013. The same goes for the Wellness Canned
Cat Food Chicken & Herring (all sizes) with best by
dates of Nov. 10, 2013, or Nov. 17, 2013.
Cats need thiamine and can become ill if they’re
lacking the nutrient for several weeks.
Symptoms of deficiency displayed by an affected cat
can be gastrointestinal or neurological in nature.
Early signs of thiamine deficiency may include
decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight
loss. In advanced cases, neurological signs can
develop that may include ventriflexion (bending
toward the floor) of the neck, wobbly walking,
circling, falling and seizures.
If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency can be
Consumers can call (877) 227-9587 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Eastern time weekdays or visit wellnesspetfood.com
for more recall information.
Thoreau said, 'A man is rich in proportion to the things he can leave alone.'