BREAKING NEWS RECALL ALERT: Canned Cat Food Recall Includes 9 Lives & Special Kitty

Written by: Dina Fantegrossi
Dina Fantegrossi is the Assistant Editor and Head Writer for HomeLife Media. Before her career in writing, Dina was a veterinary technician for more than 15 years.Read more
| Published on January 4, 2017

The J.M. Smucker Company has announced a voluntary recall of some of their 9 Lives, EverPet and Special Kitty canned food products due to the possibility that certain batches may contain lower than recommended levels of thiamine (vitamin B1).

The issue was discovered during a quality assurance review at the manufacturing facility. As of yet, no cats have been reported ill and the recall is being conducted as a precaution.

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Affected Products

Only products on the following list that were shipped to stores between December 20 and January 3 are affected by the voluntary recall.

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The Risk

A low thiamine diet can cause weight loss, poor appetite, salivation and vomiting after being fed for several weeks. In extreme cases of thiamine deficiency, neurological issues like seizures and “wobbly walking” may occur. If you suspect that your cat may be displaying the symptoms of a thiamine deficiency, contact your veterinarian immediately.

According to the J.M. Smucker company news release:

“If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency is typically reversible,”

If You Have Product

If you have any of the affected products call 1-800-828-9980 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or email And, of course, discontinue feeding the food to your cat.

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