The J.M. Smucker Company recalled specific lots of 9Lives® Protein Plus® wet canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1). No illnesses related to this issue have been reported.
The recalled cat food products include:
|Product Name||UPC Code||Product Size||Best if Used By Date|
|9Lives® Protein Plus® With Tuna & Chicken||7910021549||4 pack of cans,
5.5 oz each
|Mar. 27, 2020- Nov.14, 2020|
|9Lives® Protein Plus® With Tuna & Liver||7910021748||4 pack of cans,
5.5 oz each
|Apr. 17, 2020 – Sept.14, 2020|
The cat food was distributed by The J.M. Smucker Company to a variety of retailers nationwide.
Cats fed diets low in thiamine for several weeks may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency. Thiamine is essential for cats.
The symptoms of a thiamine deficiency in cat can be gastrointestinal or neurological in nature. Early symptoms of thiamine deficiency may include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting, failure to grow, and weight loss.
In severe cases of thiamine deficiency, neurological signs can develop, which include downward bending of the neck, mental dullness, blindness, wobbly walking, circling, falling, seizures, and sudden death.
For more information, call the manufacturer at 1-888-569-6828, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM ET.
Source: The J.M. Smucker Company Issues Voluntary Recall of Specific Lots of 9Lives® Protein Plus® Wet, Canned Cat Food Due to Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1)