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Product safety lawyer Michelle Victor and her team are investigating a claim on behalf of cat owners whose pets have developed Feline Pancytopenia.

In June 2021 Fold Hills Foods recalled several hypoallergenic cat food products because of safety concerns.

The recalled foods have been identified as having a possible link to the disease pancytopenia, and include Applaws dry cat food, Pets at Home AVA and Sainsbury’s Hypoallergenic dry cat food. A full list of the foods affected can be found on the  Foods Standards Agency website.

What is Pancytopenia

Pancytopenia is a very rare condition where the number of platelets, red blood cells and white blood cells rapidly decreases. Symptoms can vary, but can include lethargy, loss of appetite, bleeding, pale gums and bruising.

Pancytopenia is a very serious condition and is often fatal, so customers are advised to stop feeding the recalled products to their cats immediately and to contact a vet if their cat is showing any symptoms.

Cat owners need to be assured that pet food on sale will not put their cat at risk of disease. The stories we have been hearing from distressed pet owners are truly disturbing and we are making investigations with a view to bringing a claim against the relevant pet food manufacturers. We encourage other cat owners who believe their pets may have been similarly affected to get in touch.

Michelle Victor, leading product safety lawyer

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If you have purchased any of the recalled cat foods, and your cat has developed Pancytopenia, you can register your interest and a member of our team will be in touch.

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Michelle Victor


Michelle is a leading consumer rights lawyer and head of the food safety team in London

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Angela Bruno

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Angela is a leading product safety and consumer rights lawyer. She also co-manages the food safety team at the London office.

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