The J.M. Smucker Company has issued a recall for a number of its canned cat food brands.
Low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1) in the food is the reason for the recall, which applies to some 9Lives, EverPet, and Special Kitty canned foods that were available in certain stores between December 20, 2016 and January 3, 2017.
According to the J.M. Smucker Company, thiamine is an important vitamin for cats, and the low levels of it in the food that has been recalled could potentially lead to a thiamine deficiency. Fortunately, such a deficiency is usually reversible.
Cats with a thiamine deficiency may display some or all of the following symptoms: poor appetite, salivation, vomiting, weight loss, pronounced downward neck flexion, ataxia, dilated pupils, and seizures.
No illnesses have yet been reported, but cat owners who have cans of food that have been recalled should stop feeding it to their cats immediately and contact the J.M. Smucker Company at 1-800-828-9980 during business hours, or contact the company via email at [email protected]
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