I always worry about what I am feeding my cats. I have researched making my own cat food for them but the nutritional supplements essential for cats make it very costly and time consuming. We place our trust in the companies that make pet foods that they will provide the best we can give them. Since cats can be quite finicky with their food preferences, it does not make for an easy job. We all know that what they like today they will turn their noses up at tomorrow but next week, it might be exactly what they want.

My cat, Oliver, was diagnosed with diabetes last month. Since then, I have been on a quest to get him healthy. I have spent so much time researching pet foods and reading cat food labels (which is not easy if your eyes are over 40) trying to find the best food possible to get him healthy. He is currently in remission, which may not last long due to the nature of feline diabetes, but it is so obvious that what goes into his body is making a difference in his health.

Being so hyper aware of what I am feeding my cats makes me want to share this information with you. The FDA has issued an alert announcing a voluntary recall of certain kinds of cat foods made by the J.M. Smucker Company which was discovered at the manufacturing facility. Although there have been no reported illnesses,14 kinds of 9Lives food, EvertPet Mixed Grill Dinner and five kinds of Special Kitty food distributed from December 20, 2016 to January 3, 2017. These food are being recalled for possible low levels of thiamine.

Thiamine deficiency can cause gastrointestinal or neurological problems in cats.

If you have any cans of cat food from these lots, do not feed them to your cat and call the J.M. Smucker company at 1-800-828-9980 Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EST or contact consumer.relations@jmsmucker.com.

Here is a list of the affected products from FDA.gov:

BrandProduct DescriptionUPC Code Consumer UnitLot NumbersUnits per CaseSelling Unit SizeUPC Code on Case
9LivesMeaty Pate Chicken and Tuna791005223863548031213 oz7910052228
9LivesMeaty Pate Seafood Platter79100004026356803245.5 oz7910000402
9LivesMeaty Pate Seafood Platter7910000367635580364pk
5.5 oz each
9LivesMeaty Pate Super Supper79100003276358803245.5 oz7910000327
9LivesMeaty Pate Super Supper7910000286635880364pk
5.5 oz each
9LivesMeaty Pate Super Supper791005223963558031213 oz7910052229
9LivesMeaty Pate Super Supper791005223963648031213 oz7910052229
9LivesMeaty Pate with Chicken and Seafood7910000364 (793641)635680364pk
5.5 oz each
9LivesMeaty Pate with Chicken and Tuna79100003246356803245.5 oz7910000324
9LivesMeaty Pate with Chicken Dinner79100004106356803245.5 oz7910000410
9LivesMeaty Pate with Liver and Chicken7910000312 (793121)635580364pk
5.5 oz each
9LivesMeaty Pate with Ocean Whitefish79100004206358803245.5 oz7910000420
9LivesSeafood Poultry Variety Pack79100533776307803245.5 oz7910053377
9LivesMeaty Pate with Chicken & Tuna7910000366635780364pk
5.5 oz each
EverPetMixed Grill Dinner791005311463568031213 oz7910053114
Special KittyBeef and Liver Dinner811311212063558031213 oz8113112120
Special KittyClassic Tuna Dinner811311215763588031213 oz8113112157
Special KittyMixed Grill Dinner with printed wrap81131096096355803112 pk
13 oz each
Special KittyMixed Grill Dinner without printed wrap811311211963568031213 oz8113112119
Special KittySuper Supper811317904163558031213 oz7910079041


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