Cat Laws

A cat treat manufacturer has recalled Blue Kitty Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats due to the cat food product being contaminated with propylene glycol. Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd., issued the voluntary recall after it found the cat treats to be contaminated by the substance, which has been banned by the FDA as a cat food ingredient.

Cats May Show Signs of Depression

If your cat has eaten propylene glycol-contaminated food products, particularly if he or she has been exposed to the chemical in high doses, your cat might show signs of being depressed. Alternatively, your pet could lose coordination, experience muscle twitching, urinate excessively or experience excessive thirst.

Cat owners who fed their cats Blue Kitty Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats, and notice their cats exhibiting any of the above symptoms, are encouraged to get in touch with a veterinarian immediately. Affected batches of the cat food product were distributed across the United States and Canada, so anyone who regularly feeds this treat to their feline friends should be on high alert for signs and symptoms of contamination.

Affected Blue Kitty Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats were packaged in 2 oz. plastic stand-up pouches. To know if your cat treats were part of the contaminated lots, look at the UPC codes and "Best If Used By" dates. Affected "Best If Used By" dates are April 24, 2016, and July 24, 2016. The affected UPC code for both batches is 859610007820. These are the only Blue Buffalo Company manufactured cat treats affected by the recall.

Recall Initiated Out of an Abundance of Caution

The recall was instituted after the FDA tested the cat treats and found the presence of propylene glycol in a single bag of the treats. The entire lot of those treats was then recalled. Blue Buffalo says that no other incidents or reports have occurred relating to its treats to date. The company said it instituted the recall out of an abundance of caution.

If your cat was seriously injured by this dangerous food product, you may have a viable claim for product liability damages -- particularly relating to any veterinarian bills you have incurred as a result of the injury.