On Feb. 28th 2011, WellPet LLC discovered that certain lots of Wellness canned cat food might contain less than adequate levels of thiamine (also known as Vitamin B1), and decided to voluntarily recall them.
If your cat's only food source has inadequate levels of thiamine for several weeks,they may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency. If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency is typically reversible.
Though the chance of developing this deficiency is remote, Wellness chose to withdraw these products from retailers’ shelves.
The lots involved in this voluntary recall are:
Wellness Canned Cat (all flavors and sizes) with best by dates from 14APR 13 through 30SEP13;
Wellness Canned Cat Chicken & Herring (all sizes) with best by date of 10NOV13 and 17NOV13.
If you have cat food from these lots, you should stop feeding it to your cats. You may call WellPet at 1-877-227-9587 to arrange for return of the product and reimbursement. For further information, please visit our website at http://www.wellnesspetfood.com.