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ATLANTA – Doctors from BluePearl Georgia Veterinary Specialists are urging people to stop using and return or discard certain bags of cat food manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods after the company issued a voluntary recall affecting 25 states Sunday.

According to a press release issued by Diamond Pet Foods, the company is recalling certain bags of Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula dry cat food, Premium Edge Senior Cat Hairball Management Formula dry cat food, Premium Edge Kitten Formula dry cat food, Diamond Naturals Kitten Formula dry cat food and 4health All Life Stages Cat Formula dry cat food after tests conducted by the company indicated the products might have a low level of thiamine (Vitamin B1).

Thiamine is an essential vitamin for cats in maintaining normal nervous system function. Symptoms of thiamine 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, which may include cervical ventroflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, ataxia (wobbly walking), falling, circling and seizures.

Altogether, the products were distributed to customers located in Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.

People who have the recalled products should return or discard them immediately.  

The following products are subject to the recall:

Product

Size

Production Codes

Best By

States

Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula

18 lb. bags

NGF0703

10-Jul-2013

Massachusetts

Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula

6 lb. bags

NGF0802

15-Aug-2013,
16-Aug-2013

Florida, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia

Premium Edge Senior Cat Hairball Management Formula

6 lb. and
18 lb. bags

NGS0101

03-Jan-2014,
04-Jan-2014

Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma

Premium Edge Senior Cat Hairball Management Formula

6 lb. and
18 lb. bags

NGS0702

10-Jul-2013

Florida, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia

Premium Edge Kitten Formula

6 oz. samples,
6 lb. and 18 lb. bags

MKT0901

26-Sept-2013
29-Sept-2013
30-Sept-2013
02-Oct-2013

Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia

Diamond Naturals Kitten Formula

6 oz. samples and 6 lb. bags

MKT0901

30-Sept-2013

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina

4health All Life Stages Cat Formula

5 lb. and
18 lb. bags

NGF0802

14-Aug-2013,
18-Aug-2013

Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia

About BluePearl Veterinary Partners
Formed in 2008, BluePearl Veterinary Partners is headquartered in Tampa, Fla., and employs more than 1,200 people including approximately 250 veterinarians. BluePearl hospitals are referral-only and don't provide primary care.

Most BluePearl hospitals offer 24-hour emergency care services. BluePearl is one of the world's principal providers of approved veterinary residency and internship educational programs.

BluePearl also participates in and conducts clinical trials to study the effectiveness of new drugs and treatments, which give clients access to cutting-edge medicine not yet commercially available and improves the quality of care delivered to our patients.