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Diamond Pet food recalls Premium Edge cat food

by Therese on October 3, 2009

in Cats, Pet Food Recall

Diamond pet food has recalled cat food due to problems reported in cats in the Rochester, NY area.

Diamond Pet Foods has withdrawn from distribution the following date codes of Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat and Premium Edge Hairball cat:  RAF0501A22X 18lb., RAF0501A2X 6 lb., RAH0501A22X 18 lb., RAH0501A2X 6lb.  The calls from pet owners or veterinarians regarding this issue have been centered in the Rochester, NY area.  All retail outlets shipped the above lots were contacted, asking them to pull the product from the store shelves.  The retailers were also asked to contact their customers via email or telephone requesting them to check the date code of the food.    However, if you or anyone you know has these date codes of Premium Edge cat food, please return them to your retailer.

Symptoms displayed by an affected cat will be neurological in nature.  Any cats fed these date codes that display these symptoms should be immediately taken to a veterinarian.

Product testing proved no contaminants were discovered in the cat food; however the cat foods were deficient in thiamine.  Diamond tracked the vitamin premix lot number that was utilized in these particular cat foods and have performed testing on another lot of Premium Edge cat food that used the same vitamin premix, and it was not deficient in thiamine.  No other neurological signs have been reported on any other product manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods.

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Bob October 7, 2009 at 7:03 am

Man – how can they get away with this?

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Carol October 13, 2009 at 2:26 pm

I just read at twitter a vet in NYC has an affected kitty…wonder if it is not so isolated (I remember those words in 2007.. “a few isolated cats”…)

http://twitter.com/VetLouiseMurray

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Gypsy October 15, 2009 at 3:15 am

Diamond is famous for having to recall the dry food it processes, isn’t it?

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Barb October 20, 2009 at 8:28 pm

I live in Rochester and fed my cat Premium Edge in an effort to provide her with a healthier diet. She got scabby sores on her head and became anorexic as a result of niacin deficiency. She was a lucky one. Although she almost died, my vets prompt, appropriate intervention saved her. What do we feed our pets???????

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Therese October 21, 2009 at 8:34 am

Barb, I’m sorry to hear about your cat, but glad to hear she’s doing better now.

If you visit the forums at our other website, http://www.thepetfoodlist.com you’ll find a lot of information about various pet foods. Many of our regulars over there have done extensive research on pet food that might help you make an informed decision.

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Jen October 27, 2009 at 7:44 am

Our 3 cats were affected, we actually were the first to call Premium Edge on 8/31/09. I adamently told them I watched our cats deteriorate with this new bag we opened, our cats were big healthy cats, Dr. Rettinmaiur would not look into more b/c our cats went outside. Our one cat died, the other almost died and the third had the least symptoms but he had lost weight and was sleeping a lot. I even called the FDA so sorry to anyone who lost their cat, I tried my best to warn everyone- I am glad it all finally came out and now everyone does believe me. It is sad they don’t take into consideration that a pet owner knows their pets best, and would believe what they have to say!

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Carol October 27, 2009 at 12:21 pm

Jen, I am sorry to read that you lost one of your kitties…are you in the same Rochester area? And did the FDA ever get back to you? or Diamond? Thanks for trying to be a first alert in this…

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Carol December 1, 2009 at 12:05 pm

FDA posted this today…18 states…not so isolated I say…and they say that there was recall info on the website Sept 23rd…NO ONE saw it…I think it was posted Oct 2 or 3…I see my vet saturday and will ask him if he was notified (RI)…

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm192404.htm

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