If Fluffy is looking a little sickly, this might be the reason why…
Cat food recall from the The J.M. Smucker Co.
The J.M. Smucker Co. has issued a voluntary recall for certain cans of 9Lives, EverPet and Special Kitty cat food because they may have low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1).
While that doesn’t sound too alarming, thiamine deficiency left unchecked for several weeks in a cat can be dangerous. The Food and Drug Administration reports that cat owners should watch for decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight loss as early warning signs of thiamine deficiency.
Advanced cases of thiamine deficiency are marked by neurological signs like ventroflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, wobbly walking, circling, falling and seizures.
If your pet is exhibiting these symptoms, contact your veterinarian immediately. Thiamine deficiency can often be reversed if caught early.
Fortunately, no feline illnesses have been reported with this recall. The recall is being issued out of an abundance of caution following a routine review of production records at a manufacturing plant.
Here’s a list of the products included in this recall:
Call 1-800-828-9980 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or email [email protected] if you have any of the affected products.
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