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Cat Food Recalled Over Low Vitamin Levels: 9Lives, EverPet, Special Kitty

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Three brands of cat food have been recalled over low levels of thiamine. (Patricia Hofmeester/Dreamstime.com)

By    |   Thursday, 05 Jan 2017 05:57 AM

A major cat food manufacturer has voluntarily recalled 20 of its canned cat foods from three different brands because they may have low levels of thiamine (vitamin B1) that could be harmful to cats.

Without enough thiamine in their diets, cats may develop a deficiency, according to the FDA. A thiamine deficiency could show itself as neurological issues, decreased appetite, excess salivation, and weight loss. In advanced cases, bending of the neck toward the floor, wobbly walking, circling, falling, and seizures could result.

The J.M. Smucker Company recalled some of its 9Lives, EverPet, and Special Kitty canned foods even though no cats have been reported as having any symptoms or low thiamine levels. The company found the deficiency while doing a quality assurance review, Fox News reported.

The cat food would have been purchased between Dec. 20 and Jan. 3. It is unknown how many cans were sold.

Pet owners using the affected products should stop feeding it to their cats and call J.M. Smucker or email consumer.relations@jmsmucker.com for further instructions.

Any cats that might have a B1 deficiency can recover fully when treated promptly, Fox News said. Pet owners whose cats are displaying any symptoms of a thiamine deficiency should also call their veterinarians for treatment.

Recalled products include 13 9Lives Meaty Paté varieties of various sizes, 9Lives Seafood Poultry Variety Pack, EverPet Mixed Grill Dinner 13 ounce, and five different varieties of 13-ounce Special Kitty dinners sold within the affected dates.

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A major cat food manufacturer has voluntarily recalled 20 of its canned cat foods from three different brands because they may have low levels of thiamine (vitamin B1) that could be harmful to cats.
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