Cat Food Recall: Iams ProActive Health Canned Cat and Kitten Food


Proctor and Gamble is voluntarily recalling specific lots of its Iams canned cat food in North America as a precautionary measure. Diagnostic testing indicated that the product may contain insufficient levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1), which is essential for cats.
This recall is limited to only Iams canned cat food distributed in North America. No other Iams pet food is involved.

Here’s What You Need to Know:

  • Product Name: Iams ProActive Health canned Cat and Kitten Food all varieties of 3 oz & 5.5 oz cans

  • Date on Bottom of Can: 09/2011 to 06/2012

  • Risk: Cats that were fed these canned products as their only food are at greater risk for developing signs of thiamine deficiency. Early signs of thiamine deficiency may include loss of appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight loss. In advanced cases, signs may include ventroflexion (downward curving) of the neck, wobbly gait, falling, circling and seizures.

  • Action: Contact your veterinarian immediately if your cat is exhibiting any of these signs. If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency is typically reversible.

  • If you have purchased canned cat food with these codes, discard it. For further information or a product refund call P&G toll-free at 877-340-8826 (Monday Friday, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST).

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