J.M. Smucker Company today announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of 9Lives® Protein Plus® wet, canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine, also known as vitamin B1, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The impacted products are:
9Lives® Protein Plus® With Tuna & Chicken, UPC Code: 7910021549, 4 pack of cans,
5.5 oz each, Best Used date: Mar. 27, 2020- Nov.14, 2020
9Lives® Protein Plus® With Tuna & Liver, UPC Code: 7910021748, 4 pack of cans,
5.5 oz each, Best Used date: Apr. 17, 2020 - Sept.14, 2020
The products were distributed to retailers nationwide.
Cats may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency if fed diets low in thiamine for several weeks.
The press release said early signs of thiamine deficiency may include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting, failure to grow, and weight loss.
Pet parents should stop feeding their cats this product immediately.
For questions, a refund or coupon for a replacement product, contact the company through this form or call 1-888-569-6828, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. E.T.