July 11, 2020

Nestlé Recalls Purina Veterinarian Diets OM Canned Cat Food for Thiamine Deficiency

Nestlé Purina PetCare (NPP) is recalling one lot of Purina Veterinary Diets® OM Overweight Management canned cat food because it has low levels of Vitamin B1 (thiamine).

Product details:

  • Purina Veterinary Diets® OM Overweight Management Feline Formula
  • 5.5 ounce cans
  • “Best By” Date JUN 2013
  • Production Code 11721159
  • UPC number 38100 – 13810
  • Sold by veterinarians in the United States and Canada
  • Distributed to clinics between June 2011 and May 2012 in the U.S. and Canada
  • Not sold in retail stores

Cats who eat this food may develop a thiamine deficiency, and will exhibit symptoms such as decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting, and weight loss. Neurological symptoms can develop after a period of time, including ventriflexion of the neck (bending to the floor), wobbly walking, falling, circling, and seizures. This deficiency is treatable and reversible.

If you have purchased this product, discard it in a closed container. For U.S. consumers and veterinarians, call 1-800-982-8837 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm CST. For Canadian consumers and veterinarians, call 1-866-884-8387 Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm EST.

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