Shipments of Nestlé Purina PetCare cat food sold to Oregon, Idaho and Colorado are being recalled: They could be tainted with salmonella.
The recall covers only dry cat food sold under the Cat Chow Naturals label in 6.3 lb. packages and Friskies Grillers Blend brand distributed in 3.15 and 16 lb. packages. The company lists best-by dates and production codes on its website.
The company said the food was sent out by error to the three states in February, 2011 and could have been distributed to other Western states. Cats that eat the food could become ill, showing signs of a decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. They could also develop bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. If your cat has these or other symptoms, take it to a veterinarian.
Salmonella also sickens people who touch the food or infected pets. Symptoms should be treated by a medical professional.
For more or for a refund, please call 800-982-6559 or visit www.purina.com.