If you or your cat is a fan of Nutro Natural Choice Complete Care or Nutro Max dry cat foods, check the “Best If Used By” date on the bag. If it’s between May 12, 2010 and August 22, 2010. (holy shit, how long does cat food keep for?), take it back to the store where you bought it for a full refund — “a US-based premix supplier” screwed up and gave these foods incorrect levels of zinc and potassium, which can have a negative impact on your pussy.

Nutro discovered this during an internal audit, and they haven’t received any reports from consumers of cats hurt by this error. Still, you should watch your “cat for symptoms, including a reduction in appetite or refusal of food, weight loss, vomiting or diarrhea,” which my cat has all the time even without exposure to Nutro.

More questions? Call 1-800-833-5330 between 8 AM-4:30 PM CT to get them answered.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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