FDA recalls 9 Lives cat food due to low levels of thiamine

(FDA) The J.M. Smucker Company is voluntarily recalling certain types of 9 Lives canned cat food because of possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1).

The products being recalled are 9 Lives Protein Plus with tuna and chicken, with a best-used-by date of March 27, 2020, through Nov. 14, 2020.

Also, 9 Lives Protein Plus with tuna and liver with a best-used-by date of April 17, 2020, through Sept. 14, 2020.

So far, no cats have become ill, but the recall is out of an abundance of caution.

The FDA says thiamine is an essential ingredient for cats.

Symptoms of deficiency include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting, failure to grow and weight loss.

Advanced cases could cause seizures and even sudden death.

Pet parents who have this product should stop feeding it to their cats and dispose of the product.