Cat Food Recall: Pet Store Chain Recalls AVA Dry Cat Food Products After Some Cats Become ‘Seriously Ill’

Pets At Home have issued a recall of four types of their AVA dry cat food products after three cats have so far been identified has consuming and becoming seriously unwell because there are lower levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1) present than specified in the recipe.

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The affected cats have exhibited symptoms ranging from sudden collapse, fitting, widespread twitching and general unsteadiness which are not the classic symptoms of thiamine deficiency.

The food types affected are:

Product: AVA Veterinary Approved Grain Free Mature 7+ Cat Food Optimum Health

Pack size: 2kg

Product code (under the barcode): 7120400

Batch codes:

6165 – best before 14 June 2017

6181 – best before 30 June 2017

6295 – best before 22 October 2017

6363 – best before 29 December 2017

Product: AVA Veterinary Approved Grain Free Mature 7+ Cat Food Optimum Health

Pack size: 4kg

Product code (under the barcode): 712401

Batch codes:

6165 – best before 14 June 2017

6169 – best before 18 June 2017

6210 – best before 29 July 2017

6252 – best before 09 September 2017

6325 – best before 21 November 2017

7016 – best before 16 January 2018

Product: AVA Veterinary Approved Grain Free Senior 12+ Cat Food Optimum Health

Pack size: 2kg

Product code (under the barcode): 712402

Batch codes:

6161 – best before 10 June 2017

6166 – best before 15 June 2017

6229 – best before 17 August 2017

Product: AVA Veterinary Approved Grain Free Adult Cat Food Indoor/Neutered

Pack size: 1.5kg

Product code (under the barcode): 712407

Batch codes:

6165 – best before 14 June 2017

6166 – best before 15 June 2017

6188 – best before 07 July 2017

7006 – best before 6 January 2018

Those who have bought this food can return to the store purchased from for a full refund. If you are concerned your cat may be ill, seek immediate veterinary advice.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) issued a product recall notice because they are responsible for animal feed regulations and enforcement of pet food labelling through local authorities in England and Wales.

You can find out more about the four types of food affected here.

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