ORRVILLE, Ohio The J.M. Smucker Company is expanding the limited voluntary recall on three brands of cat food.
EverPet, 9Lives and Special Kitty canned cat food have been recalled because of possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1).
The issue was discovered by the Quality Assurance team during review of production records at the manufacturing facility. No illnesses related to this issue have been reported.
The product is being recalled out of an abundance of caution.
Cats that are fed diets low in thiamine for several weeks may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency. Thiamine is an essential part of a cat's diet.
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.
The affected product was distributed to a limited number of retail customers from December 20 through January 3, 2017.
For more information on the recall visit the FDA website here.