Recalled (Expanded): 9Lives and Special Kitty Canned Cat Food

A few more products have been added to an earlier recall, which was initiated because of possible low levels of thiamine in the food.

Maker: The J.M. Smucker Company
Cause: Possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1)
Announcement: FDA report updated Jan. 11, 2017
What was recalled:


  • Meaty Pate Seafood Platter, 4 pack, 5.5 oz. each, Lot #6356803, UPC 7910003670
  • Meaty Pate Super Supper, 4 pack, 5.5 oz. each, Lot #6357803, UPC 7910002860
  • Meaty Pate Super Supper, 13 oz., Lot #6354803, UPC 7910052229
  • Meaty Pate With Chicken and Tuna, 5.5 oz., Lot #6357803, UPC 7910000324

Special Kitty

  • Mixed Grill Dinner with printed wrap, 12 pack, 13 oz. each, Lot #6356803, UPC 8113109609
  • Super Supper, 13 oz., Lot #6354803, UPC 7910079041

NOTE: View the original recall, dated Jan. 3, 2017, for details on the other affected products. Or see the complete recall history for 9Lives.

According to the FDA, “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,” the FDA says, “neurological signs can develop, which include ventroflexion (bending toward 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.”

There was one previous pet food recall in 2017. See it here:

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