Check Your Treats, Blue Buffalo Recall
Blue Buffalo Company announced recently that they’ve chosen to recall their Blue Kitty Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats out of fear they contain low levels of propylene glycol. The Food and Drug Administration has not provided approval of the organic compound as an ingredient in cat food.
Propylene glycol, when consumed in large quantities, may cause symptoms of depression, coordination problems, excessive thirst, frequent urination, and muscle spasms for your cat. Blue Buffalo discovered presence of propylene glycol as a result of a test that was conducted in response to a customer complaint. Only one bag of treats in the test was found with traces of the compound, and no other complaints have been issued. The recall is a precautionary measure.
The treats were sold in the United States and Canada at specialty pet stores, and is the only Blue Buffalo product being recalled. The treats were sold in 2 oz. pouches, and the recall is limited to packages with the “best if used by” dates April 24, 2016 and July 24, 2016 with the UPC number 859-610-007-820.
People who purchased the product for their pet are being offered a full refund. The FDA has advised pet owners who are concerned their cat may be displaying symptoms of propylene glycol consumption to consult their veterinarians.