JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Listen up, cat owners: The Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall alert for certain varieties of 9Lives cat food.
The J.M. Smucker Company is voluntarily recalling its 9Lives Protein Plus wet, canned food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1).
The products affected include:
- 9Lives Protein Plus with Tuna & Chicken, 4-packs of 5.5-ounce cans, with Best if Used by date of Mar. 27, 2020-Nov. 14, 2020. UPC code: 7910021549
- 9Lives Protein Plus with Tuna & Liver, 4-packs of 5.5-ounce cans, with Best if Used by date of Apr. 17, 2020-Sept. 14, 2020. UPC code: 7910021748
Those who have the recalled products should stop feeding it to their cats.
To receive a refund or coupon for a replacement product, contact the company by completing this form or by calling 1-888-569-6828, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.
According to the FDA, no other 9Lives products or J.M. Smucker Company products are affected by this recall.
Cats fed diets low in thiamine are at risk of developing a deficiency which can lead to vomiting, loss of appetite, seizures, and sudden death.
Contact a veterinarian immediately if your cat displays any of these symptoms.