The J.M. Smucker Company announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of 9Lives® Protein Plus® canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1). No illnesses related to this issue have been reported to date and the product is being recalled out of an abundance of caution.
9Lives® Protein Plus® With Tuna & Chicken, UPC code 7910021549, 4 pack of cans, 5.5 oz each, Best if Used By 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 if Used By Date Apr. 17, 2020 – Sept.14, 2020
No other 9Lives® products or products of The J.M. Smucker Company are impacted by this recall.
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.
Pet parents who have impacted product should stop feeding it to their cats and dispose of the product.
For questions about the recall and information about refunds or replacement coupons, 9lives.com or call 1-888-569-6828, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM ET.