Pets at Home recalls food after cats '˜collapse'

Pets at Home is recalling four of its food products after a number of cats were taken ill.

The pets “exhibited symptoms of sudden collapse, fitting, widespread twitching and general unsteadiness” the firm said, after consuming the biscuits from their range aimed at senior and neutered cats.

Pets at Home is recalling four lines of its AVA dry cat food products because there are lower levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1) present than specified in the recipe.

The firm said: “Your cat should not eat affected product batches. The FSA is issuing this product recall notice because we are responsible for animal feed regulations and enforcement of pet food labelling through local authorities in England and Wales.”

Pets at Home said customers would be given a full refund.

The recall added: “Thiamine deficiency in cats may impact a cat’s health. Three cats have so far been identified which became seriously unwell after switching to one of the affected products and exhibited symptoms ranging from sudden collapse, fitting, widespread twitching and general unsteadiness which are not the classic symptoms of thiamine deficiency.”

If you have bought any of the listed products with the specified product codes, please return it to where you bought it for a full refund or call 0800 328 4204.

The affected lines
The affected lines