Pets at Home is recalling four lines of its AVA dry cat food products because there are lower levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1) present than specified in the recipe. Pets at Home, a company located in the United Kingdom, is recalling lots of their Indoor, Senior, Mature AVA dry cat food varieties due to the vitamin deficiency.
An investigation revealed that, in the four affected products (see below), the level of thiamine (Vitamin B1) was much lower than the company had specified. Testing confirmed only these four products are affected.
The company is aware that several cats which became seriously ill four to six weeks after switching to one of the affected products and required veterinary care. All of the cats exhibited symptoms of sudden collapse, fitting, widespread twitching and general unsteadiness which are not the classic symptoms of thiamine deficiency.
The products being recalled are:
Poisoned Pets | Pet Food Safety News remains free (and ad-free) and takes me hundreds of hours a month to research and write, and thousands of dollars a year to sustain. Even if all you can spare is $1 it will help keep the website alive. If you find any value in what I do, please consider a donation of your choosing. Thank you!