Published On: Sat, Dec 8th, 2018

Smucker’s recalls certain 9Lives canned cat food lots in US

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The J.M. Smucker Company (Smucker’s) has issued a voluntary recall of certain lots of 9Lives Protein Plus wet, canned cat food in the US, because of the products possibly containing possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1).

The company said that no illnesses connected to the issue have been reported as of now. Smucker’s said that the recall of the 9Lives Protein Plus wet lots is being done an abundance of caution.

The recalled canned cat food products from Smucker’s are:

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
9Lives Protein Plus wet, canned cat food product

9Lives Protein Plus wet, canned cat food product. Photo courtesy of PRNewsfoto/The J. M. Smucker Company.

No other 9Lives products or products of company are affected by the recall, which is being carried out in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration.

According to Smucker’s, cats that are subjected to diets low in thiamine for a number of weeks may be prone for developing a deficiency of the vitamin B₁, which is  essential for the animal.

Symptoms of thiamine deficiency shown by an affected cat could be neurological or gastrointestinal in nature.

Initial signs of the deficiency could be low appetite, salivation, vomiting, and also weight loss. Neurological signs can develop in advanced cases, which include bending towards the floor of the neck, circling, wobbly walking, falling, and even seizures.

Smucker’s said that pet parents who have the recalled canned cat food product should stop feeding it to their cats and throw it away.

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