Limited Recall Announced For Canned Cat Food
The voluntary recall includes cat food from certain lots of 9Lives, EverPet and Special Kitty canned cat food.
Earlier this week, the J.M. Smucker Company announced that a Quality Assurance team found possible low levels of thiamine, or Vitamin B1, during a review of production records at a manufacturing facility. The affected product was distributed from Dec. 20 through Jan. 3. No health problems related to the issue have been reported.
According to the release:
Cats fed diets low in thiamine for several weeks may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency. Thiamine is essential for cats. Symptoms of deficiency displayed by an affected cat can be gastrointestinal or neurological in nature. Early signs of thiamine deficiency may include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting, and weight loss. In advanced cases, neurological signs can develop, which include ventroflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, wobbly walking, circling, falling, and seizures. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your cat is displaying any of these symptoms. If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency is typically reversible.