It is a heartbreaking story; one that many of us can relate to. However a comment from the pet food maker stated in this NY media report is very unsettling.
Her name was Lilly; she was only four years old. She is one of the reported 13 cats in the Rochester, NY area that became ill from eating Premium Edge Cat Food; Lilly didn’t make it.
The food was pulled from store shelves (Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat and Premium Edge Hairball Cat foods with the following codes RAF0501A22X 18lb., RAF0501A2X 6 lb., RAH0501A22X 18 lb., RAH0501A2X 6lb) due to a vitamin B-1 deficiency.
A comment reported in the above linked article really bothers me. ”The company says vitamin B-1 deficiency would only have been a problem if the food was fed by itself and not mixed with other cat food.” Excuse me? Was this instruction printed on the cat food label? ‘Feed with another brand of cat food just in case we make a mistake’. Are they suggesting it was the pet owners fault? Unbelievable.