Single Status Update
Have put this in the lounge to alert cat owners like me.
Just a heads up for any cat owners out there. It has come to light that there has been an alarming spike in cases of pancytopaenia within the cat world across the UK. This is currently under investigation by the Royal Veterinary College who are apparently full with poorly cats with this condition. At the moment toxins within certain dry foods are being investigated as a POSSIBLE link. I emphasise this link has not proven as a positive cause yet but owners feeding their cats these foods are being advised to consider avoiding any dry food with a certain code on until more is known. Currently under investigation is AVA and Applaws dry food with the establishment code GB218E5009 but it is worth checking any dry food you may have for that code. The same manufacturer manufactures both foods. I also believe some Sainsbury’s food is affected. My cats do have Applaws dry and that code appears on the bag so I am withdrawing the food until more is known. They seem none the worse but I am not risking it as some families have lost 2 beloved cats within the same household. As a cat lover I thought I would just raise awareness for other cat lovers. Both are well respected brands and my Rupert will not be happy his chicken with extra duck has been taken off the menu!
The manufacturers have put out a product recall
FOLD HILL FOODS LTD IS RECALLING A NUMBER OFPRODUCTS IT MANUFACTURES ON BEHALF OF PARTNER BRANDS - Fold Hill : Fold Hill
They seem ok but have withdrawn the Applaws and will watch them carefully. Can’t imagine all 5 of my cats being ill with pancytopaenia - horrific thought. Roops is almost 16 now and I think his kidneys are fading a little AVA had an issue with food some years ago I recall but I don’t think Applaws has never been recalled before - both made in the same place. Will take it back to Pets at Home tomorrow for a refund and get them something else. I mix up a combination of dry food with Royal Canin Gastro stuff, Orijen and the Applaws - they have had it for years. Hope they get it sorted. They have wet food at meal times but the dry is left down for them to graze on.