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Old 03-15-2011, 07:10 AM
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Good morning: Until I read the posts on this forum regarding the Wellness cat food, I was feeding Edward 1/2 can a day, along with his preferred dry food. That was over a week ago, and yesterday I received the following:
SUBJECT: Product Recall Notification Regarding Your Amazon.com Orde
DATE: Monday, March 14, 2011 12:14 PM

Greetings from Amazon.com.

WellPet LLC, in cooperation with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), is voluntarily recalling certain lots of Wellness canned cat food. Our records indicate that you have purchased one of the items listed in this recall through the Amazon.com website.

The recall lots involved in this voluntary recall are: Wellness Canned Cat Food (all flavors and sizes) with best by dates from 14APR 13 through 30SEP13; Wellness Canned Cat Food Chicken & Herring (all sizes) with 10NOV13 or 17NOV13 best buy dates. A full listing of recalled lots can be found in the FDA recall bulletin at:
Wellpet LLC Voluntarily REecalls Certain Lots Of Canned Cat Food

Recent laboratory testing found that the recalled lots might contain less than adequate levels of thiamine, which can lead to a thiamine deficiency if consumed regularly by cats. Symptoms of deficiency displayed by an affected cat can be gastrointestinal or neurological in nature. If your cat has consumed the recalled lots and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Customers who still have cans of cat food from these lots are advised to stop feeding them to their cats and call WellPet at (877) 227-9587 Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm Eastern Time. Consumers with further questions should visit www.wellnesspetfood.com

If you purchased this item for someone else, please notify the recipient immediately and provide them with the information in the FDA bulletin concerning these safety issues.

We regret the inconvenience this recall has caused you but trust you will understand that the safety of our customers and their companions is our highest priority.

Thanks for shopping at Amazon.com.


Customer Service

My question is: can this food have caused or contributed to the problems he had with his eyes? [See: https://www.city-data.com/forum/cats/...weepy-eye.html ]
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:54 AM
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I don't think so. Coincidence. How are his eyes now? Is he on the l-lysine?

Symptoms of thiamine deficiency from the press release you linked to in your thread:

Symptoms of deficiency displayed by an affected cat can be gastrointestinal or neurological in nature. Early signs of thiamine deficiency may include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting, and weight loss. In advanced cases, neurologic signs can develop, which may include ventriflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, wobbly walking, circling, falling, and seizures.
There are a couple of threads about the wellness recall in this forum.
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Old 03-15-2011, 08:02 AM
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Yes; his eyes are clear and open, and no tearing or redness. The med the vet prescribed (with the antibiotic) every day, drops in both eyes, and also the L-lysine and Echinacea in his cat food. He doesn't like being wrapped up like a tortilla in a big Afghan, but he's still sweet and gentle and puts up with it. The L-lysine I've been sprinkling on his dry food, and at the bottom find there is a lot left of the white stuff, so I put warm water in the last of the dry food, stir it up, and he gobbles it right up. Must not have any taste. A big drop of the Echinacea in the dry food, too. I thought he would not eat it, but he does.
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