Iams Prescription Renal Diet Cat Food Recalled

For the second time in as many months, Iams has issued a cat food recall, this time due to suspected salmonella contamination.

In June, Iams recalled it’s ProActive Health Food due to concerns that it lacked essential vitamins. Now, Iams is recalling specific lots of it’s Veterinary Formulas Feline Renal dry cat food as a precautionary measure due to fears it is contaminated with salmonella. An FDA analysis has identified a positive result for salmonella in some lots of this product. The cat food is only available via prescription through veterinary clinics, and the affected lots could have been purchased anywhere in the United States.

Salmonella can cause serious infections in cats, and, if there is cross-contamination caused by handling of the dry food, in people as well. Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Animals can be carriers with no visible symptoms and can potentially infect other animals of humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms you should contact your veterinarian.

No reports of animals or humans becoming ill as a result of coming into contact with this product have been received by the company, and the actions being taken are as a precaution. Customers who have bought this product with a lot code of 01384174B4 or 01384174B2 (found in the lower right corner on the back of the bag) are advised to discontinue use and dispose of it. Customer can contact Proctor & Gamble at 877-894-4458 with any questions they may have or to request a refund.

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