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March 11, 2013 at 6:00 PM

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More pet-food recalls announced

Diamond Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling limited production codes of five kinds of cat food: Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula dry cat food, Premium Edge Senior Cat Hairball Management Formula dry cat food, Premium Edge Kitten Formula dry cat food, Diamond Naturals Kitten Formula dry cat food and 4health All Life Stages Cat Formula dry cat food.

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), tests conducted by the company indicated the products might have a low level of thiamine (Vitamin B1).

Thiamine is essential for cats in maintaining normal nervous system function. Early signs of thiamine deficiency may include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight loss.
For more information on this recall, please read here.

The FDA has also announced that Diggin' Your Dog has recalled one lot of Strippin' Chicks Pet Treats because of possible contamination with salmonella bacteria. The product has only been distributed to Colorado and Nevada.

The lot being withdrawn includes five-ounce bags, and bears a lot code of 250322 and a use by date of 2-23-14.

Last week, the FDA announced that Steve's Real Food of Murray, Utah, recalled its 5 lb. bags of Turducken Canine Diet - 8oz. Patties because of possible salmonella contamination.

Salmonella can sicken animals that eat these products, and humans are at risk for salmonella poisoning from handling contaminated pet products.

For more information on these recalls, please read here and here.


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