Cat Food Recall Affects 9Lives, EverPet & Special Kitty Brands

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The J.M. Smucker Co. announced a voluntary recall Tuesday of some 9Lives, EverPet and Special Kitty canned food products because of possible low levels of thiamine, or vitamin B1.

The company said no illnesses related to this issue have been reported and the products are being recalled out of an abundance of caution.

According to the FDA, thiamine is essential for cats and a deficiency can lead gastroinestinal or neurological problems. Symptoms of deficiency can be gastrointestinal or neurological. Symtoms include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting, and weight loss.

Contact your vet immediately if your cat is displaying any of these symptoms. If treated properly, the deficiency is reversible.

When you buy commercially-prepared food for your cat, it's because you trust a company that sells pet food to make meals that are nutritious for our feline friends.

The affected food includes certain types of 9Lives, Everpet and Special Kitty. A full list of the included products, which were shipped to retailers from December 20 to January 3, can be found here.

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