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Purina Recalls Vet Cat Food; This Person Not Surprised
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Purina Recalls Vet Cat Food; This Person Not Surprised

So earlier today I read an article about Purina, a well-known cat food brand, voluntarily recalling a specific cat food. This cat food is a prescription cat food called OM: Overweight Management. The reason for the recall was due to the possibility of low levels of thiamine aka Vitamin B1. Now, it’s a good thing that this happened. I mean, you want the pet food companies to take action and fix a problem so to speak. However, when reading this little tidbit I found it rather amusing.

Why, you ask? Well, I just finished researching a little bit about prescription diets, recently wrote an article about one, and now I read this. From my research, I found that prescription cat food diets aren’t all that different from over the counter (OTC) food. In fact, I’m confident that I could find an OTC cat food that’s cheaper and better quality than this particular one while doing the same thing this one claims.

So the problem is low thiamine huh? Before I continue I have to share some facts, so my point comes across more clearly. Thiamine plays a role in the digestion of proteins. Cats need a lot of protein in their diets. Now, cat foods that are low in thiamine aren’t necessarily bad. It depends on where the protein source is coming from. My best, educated guess is that the protein source here is coming from by-products, which is not good.

So what I’m getting at is this: this cat food, which is a veterinary exclusive, is actually putting cats at risk for thiamine deficiency. Low thiamine promotes weight loss because of the cat’s inability to digest the protein. However, deficiency can cause health problems. People are always being duped into thinking that because it is vet exclusive, it’s high quality stuff. Because all it has to have is this ‘veterinary’ tag on it and people think ‘well this stuff MUST be good.’ I’ve fallen victim to this and I’d really hate to see others fall victim as well.

It’s just so important these days, for the responsible and caring cat owners, to read and understand what is on the label. Now, it’s not entirely possible to look at the ingredients and think ‘oh yeah, this stuff is definitely low in thiamine.’ In the article, it says the FDA had to do the testing to confirm the levels. However, just looking at the ingredient list should tip you off on how serious the company is in providing quality ingredients. If you want to go a step further, who is the owner of Purina? Nestle? That same company that makes chocolates? Hmm, I wonder what their intentions truly are... but that’s a whole other article.


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