Cat Food Recalled For Low Levels Of Vital Vitamin

January 5, 2017

Dreamstime

Cat owners who feed their pets 9 Lives, EverPet and Special Kitty canned cat food are being urged to return unopened cans for a refund after it was discovered the food was dangerously deficient in a vitamin that’s essential to cats. Thiamine, or vitamin B1, is a vital for their health and a long-term deficiency can be fatal. Early symptoms of deficiency include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting, and weight loss while advanced deficiency include ventroflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, wobbly walking, circling, falling, and seizures. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your cat is displaying any of these symptoms. If treated promptly, a vitamin B1 deficiency is typically reversible. The recalled cat food, made by The J.M. Smucker Company and under the national brands 9 Lives, EverPet (sold at Dollar General stores) and Special Kitty (sold at Walmart), were distributed to a limited number of retail customers from December 20 through January 3, 2017. Individual cans and multi-packs are included in the recall.

The affected production includes the following:
Brand     Product Description                Lot Numbers    Units per Case     Selling Unit Size     UPC Code 
9Lives     Meaty Pate Chicken & Tuna  6354803            12                        13 oz                      7910052228
9Lives     Meaty Pate Seafood Platter   6356803            24                        5.5 oz                     7910000402
9Lives     Meaty Pate Seafood Platter   6355803            6                          4pk 5.5 oz each     7910003670
9Lives     Meaty Pate Super Supper     6358803            24                        5.5 oz                     7910000327
9Lives     Meaty Pate Super Supper     6358803             6                          4pk 5.5 oz each     7910002860
9Lives     Meaty Pate Super Supper      6355803           12                        13 oz                      7910052229
9Lives     Meaty Pate Super Supper     6364803           12                        13 oz                       7910052229
9Lives     Meaty Pate ChickenSeafood 6356803            6                         4pk 5.5 oz each      7910003640
9Lives     Meaty Pate ChickenTuna       6356803            24                       5.5 oz                     7910000324
9Lives     Meaty Pate Chicken Dinner   6356803            24                        5.5 oz                     7910000410
9Lives     Meaty Pate Liver&Chicken     6355803            6                         4pk 5.5 oz each      7910000312
9Lives     Meaty Pate OceanWhitefish   6358803            24                       5.5 oz                      7910000420
9Lives     Seafood Poultry VarietyPack  6307803            24                       5.5 oz                      7910053377
9Lives     Meaty Pate Chicken&Tuna     6357803             6                         4pk 5.5 oz each      7910003660
EverPet     Mixed Grill Dinner                 6356803             12                       13 oz                      7910053114
Special Kitty     Beef and Liver Dinner    6355803             12                       13 oz                      8113112120
Special Kitty     Classic Tuna Dinner      6358803             12                       13 oz                      8113112157
Special Kitty     Mixed Grill Dinner          6355803             1                        12 pk 13 oz each     8113109609
Special Kitty     Mixed Grill Dinner          6356803             12                      13 oz                       8113112119
Special Kitty     Super Supper                6355803            12                      13 oz                       7910079041

SOURCE: FDA

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