The J.M. Smucker Company of Orville, Ohio, has issued a voluntary recall of certain varieties of 9Lives, Special Kitty and Ever Pet canned cat foods due to the detection of low levels of thiamine (vitamin B1).
A quality control team discovered the issue during a routine review of production records at the manufacturing plant. The lots were distributed to retailers between Dec. 20, 2016 and Jan. 3, 2017.
Cats who consume foods that are deficient in this essential vitamin over a period of a few weeks may develop decreased appetite, vomiting, weight loss and neurological issues such as seizures.
So far, no sick kitties have been reported. But if your cat does display any of these symptoms, you are advised to take them to the vet immediately. If detected and treated early, these issues are curable.
You can view a full list of the recalled products by clicking here.
The FDA states that pet parents who have cans of food from the affected lots should stop feeding this to their cats immediately. If you have any further questions, you can call the J.M. Smucker Company at (80) 828-9980 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST, or contact them via email at email@example.com.