Skip to content

    Healthy Cats

    Font Size
    A
    A
    A

    Iams Cat, Kitten Food Recalled

    Cats Could Get Sick From Too Little Thiamine in Iams Canned Cat/Kitten Food
    By
    WebMD Pet Health News
    Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD

    June 10, 2010 -- Iams ProActive Health canned cat and kitten food contains too little thiamine -- an essential part of the cat diet -- and is being recalled by Procter & Gamble.

    The cat food was distributed throughout North America. The recalled product includes all varieties of Iams ProActive Health Cat and Kitten Food in 3 oz. and 5.5 oz. cans.

    Dates on the bottom of the recalled cans range from 09/2011 to 06/2012.

    Cats have to get plenty of thiamine (vitamin B1). If they don't get enough thiamine, they get sick.

    Early symptoms of thiamine deficiency may include:

    Advanced symptoms of thiamine deficiency may include:

    • Downward curving of the neck (ventroflexion)
    • Wobbly gait
    • Falling
    • Circling
    • Seizures

    If your cat shows any sign of thiamine deficiency, contact your veterinarian immediately. Treated promptly, thiamine deficiency is reversible.

    Pet owners who bought the recalled product should throw it out. Refunds are available via a toll-free call to Procter & Gamble weekdays from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Eastern time at 877-340-8826.

    Today on WebMD

    cat at table
    What's safe for them to eat?
    Maine Coon cat breed
    What they do and why cats have them.
     
    Kitten in litterbox
    How to solve them.
    cat meowing
    Why some cats are so talkative
     
    cat on couch
    Evaluator
    Kitten using litter box
    Quiz
     
    sleeping kitten
    Slideshow
    sad kitten looking at milk glass
    Slideshow
     
    cat at table
    Slideshow
    muddy dog on white sofa
    Quiz
     
    Maine Coon cat breed
    Article
    Pets: Behavior Problems in Cats
    Slideshow