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Iams & Eukanuba dog and cat food recalls : August 2013

iamscatThe health and safety of your pets is very important to That Pet Place. We regret to inform you that P&G has announced a limited, voluntary recall of select Iams dry cat & dry dog and Eukanuba dry dog foods because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No health effects related to salmonella have been reported on these products. P&G is taking this precautionary step in order to ensure our customers and consumers get the highest level of quality and service. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.

Lot Code ExampleThe lot codes of the recalled products include: 3186 4177, 3187 4177, 3188 4177, 3189 Eukanuba4177, 3190 4177, 3191 4177, 3192 4177, 3193 4177, 3193 4177, 3194 4177, & 3195 4177. The lot code is located on the front or back of the bag at the top of the bag and is the bottom left number.

For more information on how to find your bag’s lot codes, please see Iam’s recall listing for dog foods, Iam’s recall listing for cat foods or Eukanuba’s recall listing for affected dog foods.

What to do if you have an affected product:
If you determine that you have one of the affected products you may return the product to That Fish Place – That Pet Place retail store or the store where you purchased your pet food for replacement or reimbursement for your purchase.

If you need additional information regarding this recall please visit Iams or Eukanuba’s websites.  We will keep you updated if there are any updates related to this recall. 


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    I have always fed my cat Iams Proactive Health dry food. Although the lot number on my current bag does not match with your published numbers, my 4-year old cat became very ill last night, throwing up more than 20 times. We spent the morning at the vet’s, having him blood tested, x-rayed and barium tested. He had lost 1/2 pound and was becoming dehydrated. He was treated with anti-nausea shots and was given fluids. Now that I have him home, he is sitting like a statue in the back of my closet.

    The lot number on the current bag of food is 31444173. I think you should check this lot also, in spite of the fact I live in California. It appears I may have poisoned my cat by feeding him Iams. The vet’s bill was more than $500, not to mention the trauma to my cat and to me.

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    I am so sorry you and your cat are going through this. I hope that he starts to feel better very soon.

    Your bag of food wasn’t listed on the Iams website (http://www.iams.com/en_us/data_root/_pdf/8-14-13%20Iams%20Recall%20Information_Cat.pdf) and wasn’t included in the recall. Iams has not notified us of any additions to the recall at this point, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t expand the recall at a later date, like Natura did.

    I think you should talk to your veterinarian to see how to submit a report to the FDA or Iams since your cat was ill after feeding their food.

    I have been feeding a homemade diet for my dogs and cats since the 2007 pet food recalls. If you are interested in trying a home cooked diet, talk to your veterinarian about what foods would be best for you pet.

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    I changed my 4 month old puppy to Iams Large breed food yesterday at supper time. In the night he became ill…vomiting. He slept most of the day and would not eat. Now he is drooling, vomiting and has extreme diarrhea. I called the vet and told her of the symptoms and she told me to go to this website and check the lot numbers on my bag of food. Although the lot number 321044175 is not recalled I am greatly concerned. My vet is going to test my pup for a variety of things but I feel very suspicious of the Iams food. I pray my little love is going to be alright 🙁

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    Oh no! Maybe the change was too fast for your puppy? Some dogs get really sick if you change their foods too quickly. its best to do it slowly over the course of a week or so. I really hope your puppy starts feeling better. I would contact Iams and let them know you have an incident with the lot number on your bag so that they can investigate whether they need to expand the recall.

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    I have used IAMS for a while now.. and it seems that there has been recalls for it.. my dog loves it.. but I got another puppy recently and they both were eating the recalled dog food.. and got very sick! Needless to say I am switching dog foods for good.. I have never heard of this many recalls in dog food… but I would like to thank you for letting us know about this problem! And it gave some insight to why my poor babies were so sick!

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    I am glad you were able to figure out why your pets were sick. Hope they start feeling well again soon. I’ve been feeding a homemade diet for years now… since the 2007 recall disaster. I suggest checking out this post on reading dog food labels before switching, and remember to make any switches very gradually!

    Best of luck, Heather C.

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