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Mums and their kittens are keeping staff at Romney House busy, caring for their every need! Would you be able to give them a hand by buying some food for these special cats, most in need of quality nutrition?

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** UPDATE - PETS AT HOME ARE TONIGHT REMOVING ALL APPLAWS DRY AND AVA DRY FOOD FROM THEIR SHELVES **

**FURTHER UPDATE - OFFICIAL RECALL NOTICE AND ALL PRODUCTS LISTED HERE **

www.foldhill.co.uk/fold-hill-foods-ltd-is-recalling-a-number-of-products-it-manufactures-on-behal...

We have become aware of an increase in cats within the UK falling ill with pancytopenia (symptoms below).

The Royal Veterinary College London are leading investigations into this.

So far it seems there MAY be a link to one cat food manufacturing establishment, which is used by several different brands.

We must emphasize that IF the cause, this is likely be traced back to a small number of INDIVIDUAL BATCH NUMBER/S and date of manufacturer.

However, we feel there is enough evidence at the moment along with the severity of illness caused to advise not feeding dry food with the following establishment registration number: GB218E5009.

Again- at present we do NOT know that this is the definite cause, or which individual batch numbers or dates may be effected.

We will update you as soon as we hear more from the RVC.

Temporarily use an alternative food with a different establishment number e.g Royal Canin, Hills or Purina ProPlan.

Do not throw your bag away. Do not rush to return bags or contact the manufacturers yet.

Brands manufactured at this establishment include:
Applaws
Sainsburys
AVA

Pancytopenia is reduced levels of red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.
Symptoms include: Lethargy. High temperature. Pale gums. Blood in the urine or faeces (faeces will usually be dark black). Small areas of bruising to the skin or gums.

If you notice any of these symptoms contact your vet immediately.

We believe there have been around 80 cases, so compared to the whole cat population a small percentage and we do not want to cause panic. However, severe pancytopenia is usually a rare condition, so this increase is concerning and warrants investigation.

If you think your cat may have been affected please ask you vet to complete this questionnaire: rvc.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/pancytopenia

More information:
www.rvc.ac.uk/news-and-events/rvc-news/rvc-study-to-investigate-mysterious-recent-spike-in-severe...

15/6 - update
www.rvc.ac.uk/news-and-events/rvc-news/feline-pancytopenia-update

15/6 - ALL PRODUCTS LISTED HERE

www.foldhill.co.uk/fold-hill-foods-ltd-is-recalling-a-number-of-products-it-manufactures-on-behal...
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