Primal Pet Foods Recalls Raw Cat Food for Risk of Thiamine Deficiency

Primal Pet Foods Recalls Raw Cat Food for Risk of Thiamine Deficiency
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March 16, 2015

Primal Pet Foods has issued a recall of frozen cat food for low levels of thiamine.

The company issued the recall for its Feline Turkey Raw Frozen Formula following testing by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after a consumer complaint.

Thiamine is an ingredient that is essential for a cat's health. Cats fed only diets low in thiamine for several weeks may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency.

Only 3-pound bags of Primal Pet Foods Feline Turkey Raw Frozen Formula bearing UPC number 8 50334-00414 0 and Best By date 060815 B22 are involved in the recall. Neither FDA nor Primal have received any other reports concerning Thiamine in Primal products. No other product manufactured by Primal Pet Foods is involved in this voluntary recall.

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, neurologic signs can develop, which may include ventriflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, wobbly walking, circling, falling, and seizures. If your cat has consumed the recalled lot and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency is typically reversible.

Consumers who still have bags of cat food from this lot should stop feeding it to their cats and call the company at (866) 566-4652.