Nutro dry cat food recall.

    • Gold Top Dog

    Nutro dry cat food recall.

    We're not affected by this recall. For a while, I was feeding Jade Nutro Complete Care but Jade kept throwing up. So, I switched her to another brand that she really likes and it stays down. That was before this problem, as far as I know, maybe not. Maybe it was the reason she was throwing up. This release is in May and I think we had switched her before then but she still could have been eating food with this "Best" dates on it.

    Franklin, Tennessee (May 21, 2009) -- Today, Nutro Products announced a voluntary recall of select varieties of NUTRO® NATURAL CHOICE® COMPLETE CARE® Dry Cat Foods and NUTRO® MAX® Cat Dry Foods with “Best If Used By Dates” between May 12, 2010 and August 22, 2010. The cat food is being voluntarily recalled in the United States and ten additional countries. This recall is due to incorrect levels of zinc and potassium in our finished product resulting from a production error by a US-based premix supplier.

    Two mineral premixes were affected. One premix contained excessive levels of zinc and under-supplemented potassium. The second premix under-supplemented potassium. Both zinc and potassium are essential nutrients for cats and are added as nutritional supplements to NUTRO® dry cat food.

    This issue was identified during an audit of our documentation from the supplier. An extensive review confirmed that only these two premixes were affected. This recall does not affect any NUTRO® dog food products, wet dog or cat food, or dog and cat treats.

    Affected product was distributed to retail customers in all 50 states, as well as to customers in Canada, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Israel. We are working with all of our distributors and retail customers, in both the US and internationally, to ensure that the recalled products are not on store shelves. These products should not be sold or distributed further.

    Consumers who have purchased affected product should immediately discontinue feeding the product to their cats, and switch to another product with a balanced nutritional profile. While we have received no consumer complaints related to this issue, cat owners should monitor their cat for symptoms, including a reduction in appetite or refusal of food, weight loss, vomiting or diarrhea. If your cat is experiencing health issues or is pregnant, please contact your veterinarian.

    Consumers who have purchased product affected by this voluntary recall should return it to their retailer for a full refund or exchange for another NUTRO® dry cat food product. Cat owners who have more questions about the recall should call 1-800-833-5330 between the hours 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM CST

    • Gold Top Dog

    I don't know that botched mineral levels would cause nausea but I know enough to know that I don't know.


    According to Nutro's faq on the recall, cats can get nausea from too much zinc so, yes, a botched mineral level can cause nausea. So, she might have been affected by it. I have no brand loyalty to Nutro or any other brand. I simply reacted on my own advice. If it works, use it, if it doesn't, drop it.