Voluntary recall on Iams canned cat food
Story Date: 6/10/2010

Procter & Gamble Company recalls specific lots of Iams canned cat food

June 9, 2010

The affected Iams canned cat food is:
Iams ProActive Health canned Cat and Kitten Food, all varieties of 3 ounce and 5.5 ounce cans, with "09/2011" and "06/2012" date stamps on the bottom of the can.

The date stamps are found on the first line of the two lines stamped on the bottom of the can. All cans of this food marked with these two date stamps should be discarded.
This recall is limited to only Iams canned cat food in North America. No other Iams pet food is involved. Iams Veterinary Formula cat is NOT included in this voluntary recall.
Clinical signs of thiamine deficiency would be limited primarily to cases where pet owners have been feeding only canned cat food. Common symptoms may include anorexia, excessive salivation, generalized weakness, ataxia, ventriflexion (head and neck excessively curving under the body), tremors and seizures.

Veterinarians with suspected cases or who need further information should call the company's veterinary line at 800-535-8387. Pet owners can call P&G toll-free at 877-340-8826 for further information.

View the statement from Procter & Gamble:


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