Alert: 9Lives, EverPet & Special Kitty Brand Recalls

Central Veterinary Associates (CVA) is notifying all local pet owners of the recent voluntary recall from J.M. Smucker Company. The well-known brand recently announced that its 9Lives, EverPet and Special Kitty cat food brands were found to contain low-levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1), which can lead to thiamine deficiency in felines. This is of concern for cat owners as a low thiamine level can have a significant health impact over time and can cause vomiting, salivation and decreased appetite. Extreme cases are known to have caused neurological problems.

The recalled products, along with UPC codes, lot numbers and units/selling size, are listed below:

-9Lives Meaty Pate Chicken and Tuna: 7910052238, 6354803, 12-pack of 13-ounce cans
-9Lives Meaty Pate Seafood Platter: 7910000402, 6356803, 24-pack of 5.5-ounce cans
-9Lives Meaty Pate Seafood Platter: 7910000367, 6355803, six four-packs of 5.5-ounce each
-9Lives Meaty Pate Super Supper: 7910000327, 6358803, 24-pack of 5.5-ounce cans
-9Lives Meaty Pate Super Supper: 7910000286, 6358803, six four-packs of 5.5-ounce each
-9Lives Meaty Pate Super Supper: 7910052239, 6355803, 12-pack of 13-ounce cans
-9Lives Meaty Pate with Chicken and Seafood: 7910000364 (793641) 6356803, six four-packs of 5.5-ounce each
-9Lives Meaty Pate with Chicken and Tuna, 7910000324, 6356803, 24-pack of 5.5 ounce cans
-9Lives Meaty Pate with Chicken Dinner, 7910000410, 6356803, 24-pack of 5.5 ounce cans
-9Lives Meaty Pate with Liver and Chicken, 7910000312 (793121), 6355803, six four-packs of 5.5-ounce each
-9Lives Meaty Pate with Ocean Whitefish, 7910000420, 6358803, 24-pack of 5.5 ounce cans
-9Lives Seafood Poultry Variety Pack, 7910053377, 6307803, 24-pack of 5.5 ounce cans
-9Lives Meaty Pate with Chicken & Tuna, 7910000366, 6357803, six four-packs of 5.5-ounce each
-EverPet Mixed Grill Dinner, 7910053114, 6356803, 12-pack of 13-ounce cans
-Special Kitty Beef and Liver Dinner, 8113112120, 6355803, 12-pack of 13-ounce cans
-Special Kitty Classic Tuna Dinner, 8113112157, 6358803, 12-pack of 13-ounce cans
-Special Kitty Mixed Grill Dinner with printed wrap, 8113109609, 6355803, 12-pack of 13-ounce cans
-Special Kitty Mixed Grill Dinner without printed wrap, 8113112119, 6356803, 12-pack of 13-ounce cans
-Special Kitty Super Supper, 8113179041, 6355803, 12-pack of 13-ounce cans

“Thiamine deficiency can lead to serious long-term health problems in pets,” says Dr. John Charos, DVM, President/CEO, CVA. “We urge everyone who has purchased the aforementioned cat food products to immediately cease feeding it to their pets and to return it to the store from which it was purchased for a full refund.”

If you suspect that your pet might be affected Thiamine deficiency, CVA keeps its hospital in Valley Stream open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, including all major holidays. For more information about CVA or to make an appointment, call 1 (888) 4CVA-PET (428-2738) or visit www.centralvets.com.

CVA keeps its hospital in Valley Stream open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, including all major holidays. For more information about CVA or to make an appointment, call 1 (888) 4CVA-PET (428-2738).

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