Cat treats recalled due to possible presence of propylene glycol

Blue Buffalo Company issued a voluntary recall for a limited production of Blue Kitty Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats that may contain low levels of propylene glycol. The recall notice was posted on the US Food and Drug Administration website.

Propylene glycol is not permitted by the FDA for use in cat food. According to the recall notice, cats reacting to high doses of propylene glycol may exhibit signs of depression and may have a loss of coordination, muscle twitching, and excessive urination and thirst.

The treats under the recall have been distributed nationwide through pet stores and online sales.

The treats are sold in 2-ounce plastic stand-up pouches. Only these specific code dates of this product are involved:

  • Blue Kitty Yums Tasty Chicken Recipe, UPC: 859610007820 – Best If Used By: April 24, 2016.
  • Blue Kitty Yums Tasty Chicken Recipe, UPC: 859610007820 – Best If Used By: July 24, 2016.

No other Blue Buffalo products are involved in this recall. The FDA received one consumer complaint regarding the recalled treats.

If your cat has eaten the recalled product and has any of the symptoms described above, please contact your veterinarian. If you have any more questions you can contact Blue Buffalo at (888)667-1508 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday or by email for more information. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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