Cat food recalled for possible low thiamine levels

Published: Dec. 11, 2018 at 5:57 AM CST
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Cat owners, be sure to check your canned cat food and make sure it's OK for your pet to eat.

9Lives Protein Plus canned cat food is being recalled due to possible low levels of thiamine.

Cats fed diets low in thiamine for several weeks may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency. Symptoms can be gastrointestinal or neurological in nature, and early signs of thiamine deficiency may include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting, failure to grow and weight loss.

The Best if Used By information can be found on the bottom of each can.

These products were distributed by The J.M. Smucker Company to a variety of retailers nationwide.

No other 9Lives® products or products of The J.M. Smucker Company are impacted by this recall.

Pet parents who have impacted product should stop feeding it to their cats and dispose of the product. If pet parents have questions or would like to receive a refund or coupon for replacement product, they should email the Company by completing this form or calling it at 1-888-569-6828, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM ET.

The potential for low thiamine levels was identified internally by finished product testing.

The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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