Our furriend Bev, in the interest of getting the word out to the widest number of readers possible, asked us (in addition to a large number of other bloggers) to post the TRUTH about the voluntary recall of Iams Canned Cat Food (the "stinky goodness"). Only certain cans are being recalled, so please read the whole posting to know if YOUR food is part of the recall ... (Please note that the italics and bold-faced type are our own additions to the emailed text).
Bev states: "I am writing to you because of an emerging issue involving my company. We are voluntarily recalling Iams Canned Cat (wet) Food because of insufficient amounts of vitamin B1 (also known as thiamine).
Here are some important points about the issue:
P&G (Procter and Gamble) is voluntarily recalling specific lots of its Iams canned cat food in North America as a precautionary measure. Diagnostic testing indicated that the product may contain insufficient levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1), which is essential for cats.
This recall is limited to only Iams canned cat food distributed in North America. No other Iams pet food is involved.
Iams ProActive Health canned Cat and Kitten Food – all varieties of 3 oz & 5.5 oz cans
Date on Bottom of Can
09/2011 to 06/2012
Cats that were fed these canned products as their only food are at greater risk for developing signs of thiamine deficiency.
Early signs of thiamine deficiency may include loss of appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight loss. In advanced cases, signs may include ventroflexion (downward curving) of the neck, wobbly gait, falling, circling and seizures.
Contact your veterinarian immediately if your cat is displaying any of these signs. If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency is typically reversible.
Consumers who have purchased canned cat food with these codes should discard it. For further information or a product refund call P&G toll-free at 877-340-8826 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST).
... [W]e thank you for your help in sharing accurate information pertaining to the Iams Canned Cat Food recall.
Community Manager, P&G Pet Care"
If you are eatin' this type of Iams stinky goodness, please check the bottoms of the cans to make sure that you're not eatin' something that's part of the recall ... Be safe an' be smart. Your furriends, DaisyMae Maus & the Feline Americans