4Health cat food formula did have a voluntary recall in 2013.
We have a rescue that typically houses over 100 cats sometimes up to 150. We were on the Hill's shelter feeding program for 5 years. For the entire 5 years we cleaned cat throw up off the floors of the cattery every day, and we had at least 60% of the cats having bad diarrhea, making cleaning the cattery much harder. This year we did not get our contract uploaded to Hill's in time so we are not in the program any longer which is the best thing that has happened to our rescue. We started feeding 4health cat food which is produced and sold by the Tractor Supply Store. This food has no by products, corn or wheat. The fat added is chicken fat. Since we have started feeding this food there has not been any throw up on the floors, the cats are pooping logs, and they seem to have more energy and have been shedding very little compared to before. The 4health is $8.99 for the small bags(4lbs i think).
I started my 3 year old lab on 4Health whitefish formula about 2 months ago and she has had 2 episodes of severe vomiting and diarrhea. The first episode cleared up after 2 trips to the vet and multiple medications. The vet said she probably had some type of infection and I didn’t really think about it being the food. Now she is at the emergency vet for this second episode and she is now having bloody diarrhea. Her lab work is fine and her X-ray is also normal so I am thinking it must be the food. I am definitely throwing away all this food and will NEVER buy it again.
According to the Dog Food Advisor website, Simmons makes the 4health wet food, so I would think that they also make the wet cat food, but I'm not sure. I just saw the canned cat food at TS today, and picked up a can for them to try. If they like it, it's a good deal at .49/can.Diamond Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling limited production codes of Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula dry cat food, Premium Edge Senior Cat Hairball Management Formula dry cat food, Premium Edge Kitten Formula dry cat food, Diamond Naturals Kitten Formula dry cat food and 4health All Life Stages Cat Formula dry cat food. Tests conducted by the company indicated the products might have a low level of thiamine (Vitamin B1)Diamond Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling limited production codes of Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat Formula dry cat food, Premium Edge Senior Cat Hairball Management Formula dry cat food,Premium Edge Kitten Formula dry cat food, Diamond Naturals Kitten Formula dry cat food and 4health All Life Stages Cat Formula dry cat food. Tests conducted by the company indicated the products might have a low level of thiamine (Vitamin B1). There have been no complaints regarding thiamine levels, or any other health issues, related to these products. In association with this voluntary recall, Diamond Pet Foods has tested all other Diamond brands for thiamine deficiency to ensure the safety of the cat food it manufactures. No other product manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods is involved in this recall.4health Grain Free Cat Food provides high-quality nutrition and sustained energy levels for active cats. Cats can actually eat less of the grain free foods because they satisfy their appetite and leave them feeling full longer.Ingredients:
Whitefish, Fish Meal, Dried Ground Peas, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Turkey Meal, Tapioca, Egg Product, Turkey, Whole Dried Potato, Natural Flavor, Pea Protein, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Dried Bacillus Coagulans Fermentation Product, Dried Carrots, Whole Flaxseed, Dried Cranberry, Taurine, Salt, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Calcium Carbonate, Niacin, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Manganese Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Sodium Selenite, Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Source of Vitamin B6), Biotin, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Source of Vitamin K Activity), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Cobalt Sulfate, Potassium Iodide.Guaranteed Analysis:
Crude Protein (min.) 34%
Crude Fat (min.) 18.0%
Crude Fiber (max.) 3.0%
Crude Moisture (max.) 10%
Zinc (min.) 120 mg/kg
Selenium (min.) 0.4 mg/kg
Vitamin E (min.) 300 IU/kg