Central Veterinary Associates Alerts Cat Owners of Recall of Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® Wet Cat Food

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

VALLEY STREAM, N.Y. -- Central Veterinary Associates (http://www.centralvets.com/) has announced that Ainsworth Pet Nutrition of Meadville, Pennsylvania is voluntarily recalling five varieties of Rachael Ray's™ Nutrish® wet cat food due to potentially dangerous levels of vitamin D. The nationwide recall comes after eleven reported illnesses were associated with these products.

The following Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® wet cat food products are affected by the recall:

Paw Lickin' Chicken & Liver, Size: 2.8 oz; UPC: 071190007032, Best By dates through Aug 17 2015
Ocean Fish & Chicken Catch-iatore, Size: 2.8 oz; UPC: 071190007049, Best By dates through Dec 1 2016
Ocean Fish-a-licious, Size: 2.8 oz; UPC: 071190007056, Best By dates through Dec 1 2016
Tuna Purrfection, Size: 2.8 oz; UPC: 071190007063, Best By dates through Dec 1 2016
Lip Smackin' Sardine & Mackerel, Size: 2.8 oz; UPC: 071190007070, Best By dates through Dec 1 2016
Chicken Lovers Variety Pack, Size: 12 count pack of 2.8 oz. cups, UPC: 071190007773, Best By dates through Dec 1 2016
Ocean Lovers Variety Pack, Size: 12 count pack of 2.8 oz. cups, UPC: 071190007780, Best By dates through Dec 1 2016

While vitamin D is important in regulating calcium in a cat's body, elevated levels of Vitamin D can be extremely harmful to cats. Symptoms usually develop within 12 to 36 hours, and include vomiting, diarrhea, increased thirst and urination, muscle tremors, and seizures.

“We are asking all cat owners who have bought this product to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund,” said Dr. John Charos, President/CEO, Central Veterinary Associates. “Be sure to observe your pet for any symptoms of excessive vitamin D intake. If they become very ill, take them to a veterinarian immediately.”

Central Veterinary Associates’ hospital in Valley Stream is open 24 hours a day. For more information, or to make an appointment, call (516) 825-3066 or visit www.centralvets.com

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About Central Veterinary Associates

Central Veterinary Associates is a 24-hour, full-service hospital that provides optimal small animal medicine, including exotic medicine. The main hospital is located in Valley Stream, which provides 24-hour care at its state-of-the-art facility. Central Veterinary Associates also has other convenient locations in Mineola, Great Neck, Bayside, Far Rockaway and Forest Hills. The hospital features intensive care units and intravenous infusion pumps and offers state-of-the-art radiology, endoscopy, ultrasonography, otoscopy and dentistry services. Central Veterinary Associates has over 110 staff members, including 13 veterinarians, as well as a board-certified radiologist, surgeon and internist available for consultation, a canine and feline general practice specialist and certified veterinary acupuncturist on staff. For more information, call 1 (888) 4CVA-PET (428-2738) or visit www.centralvets.com.