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Original Publish Date: June 16, 2015

Central Veterinary Associates has says that Ainsworth Pet Nutrition of Meadville, Penn. is voluntarily recalling five varieties of Rachael Ray’s Nutrish wet cat food due to potentially dangerous levels of vitamin D. The nationwide recall comes after eleven reported illnesses were associated with these products.

The following Rachael Ray Nutrish wet cat food products are affected by the recall:

 

  •  Paw Lickin’ Chicken & Liver, Size: 2.8 oz; UPC: 071190007032, Best By dates through Aug 17 2015
  • Ocean Fish & Chicken Catch-iatore, Size: 2.8 oz; UPC: 071190007049, Best By dates through Dec 1 2016
  • Ocean Fish-a-licious, Size: 2.8 oz; UPC: 071190007056, Best By dates through Dec 1 2016
  • Tuna Purrfection, Size: 2.8 oz; UPC: 071190007063, Best By dates through Dec 1 2016
  • Lip Smackin’ Sardine & Mackerel, Size: 2.8 oz; UPC: 071190007070, Best By dates through Dec 1 2016
  • Chicken Lovers Variety Pack, Size: 12 count pack of 2.8 oz. cups, UPC: 071190007773, Best By dates through Dec 1 2016
  • Ocean Lovers Variety Pack, Size: 12 count pack of 2.8 oz. cups, UPC: 071190007780, Best By dates through Dec 1 2016

While vitamin D is important in regulating calcium in a cat’s body, elevated levels of Vitamin D can be extremely harmful to cats. Symptoms usually develop within 12 to 36 hours, and include vomiting, diarrhea, increased thirst and urination, muscle tremors, and seizures.

“We are asking all cat owners who have bought this product to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund,” said Dr. John Charos, president and CEO of Central Veterinary Associates. “Be sure to observe your pet for any symptoms of excessive vitamin D intake. If they become very ill, take them to a veterinarian immediately.”

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