Natura Pet issues 8-state voluntary recall of cat food; Canada included

Natura Pet Products issued a voluntary recall of some of its EVO dry cat and dry ferret food, citing a formulation error that resulted in insufficient levels of vitamins and excess minerals.

Pets that consume the food over a prolonged period could become ill, the company said in a press release. Early warning signs of a vitamin deficiency can include decreased appetite, lethargy, vomiting and weight loss. In most cases, if treated promptly a vitamin deficiency can be corrected.

The Nebraska-based company said the presence of excess minerals in the recalled products poses no health concern. There are 5 lots of the food that are affected by the recall.

So far, there have been no reports of animal health concerns to date, the company said.

The recall includes distributors in California, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Texas, Vermont and Canada. Some of the food was also sold online.

Retailers have been instructed to remove the affected lots from their shelves, and consumers should stop using the food and discard the product as normal household waste.

- check out the affected lots

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