WellPet LLC announced Monday that it has voluntarily recalled certain lots of Wellness canned cat food. While recent laboratory testing found that most lots of Wellness canned cat food that were tested contain sufficient amounts of thiamine (also known as Vitamin B1), some of the lots listed below might contain less than adequate levels of thiamine. However, WellPet has decided to recall all of the lots listed below as a precaution. The products involved in this recall are:
- All flavors of Wellness Canned Cat Food with best by dates from April 14, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2013.
- All sizes of Wellness Canned Cat Chicken & Herring with best by dates of Nov. 10, 2013 and Nov. 17, 2013.
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COLUMBUS, OHIO — FEB. 1, 2011 — We are all aware of the importance of good dental hygiene for ourselves. But how many of us know that it is just as important for our pets? Good oral health has a direct impact on good overall health. While this is important all year round, this month is a reminder to take good care of your pets’ teeth, as February is National Pet Dental Health Month.
Periodontal disease is the most prevalent disease among adult dogs and cats. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and cats show signs of oral disease by age 3 (American Veterinary Dental Society). Left unchecked, plaque and subsequent tartar accumulation progresses to infection, destroys the gums, results in the loss of the periodontal structures and ultimately loss of teeth. Worse yet, severe periodontal disease can result in systemic disease, affecting the kidneys, heart muscle and liver.