Some types of 9 Lives cat food subject of a recall

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According to the Food and Drug Administration, some specific lots of 9 lives canned cat food may have low levels of thiamine, or vitamin B-1.

The items being recalled are 9 Lives Protein Plus with tuna and chicken, with a best used by date of March 27, 2020 through November 14, 2020. Also, 9 Lives Protein Plus with tuna and liver with a best used by date of April 17, 2020 through September 14, 2020.

The products are distributed by the J.M. Smucker Company. A spokesman says none of the recalled products were manufactured in Topeka or at any of the Kansas Smucker’s facilities. The FDA says no other 9 Lives products or products of the manufacturer are impacted by this recall. 

So far, no cats have become ill, but the recall is out of an abundance of caution. The agency says thiamine is an essential ingredient for cats. Symptoms of deficiency include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting, failure to grow and weight loss. Advance cases could cause seizures and even sudden death. Pet owners who have the product should stop feeding it to their cats and dispose of the food.

Link to the FDA recall notice.

Link to all current FDA recalls

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December 31 2021 11:59 pm