Central Veterinary Associates Alerts Pet Owners of 9Lives, EverPet and Special Kitty Brands Recalls

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

J.M. Smucker Company’s Most Popular Brands Found to Contain Insufficient Levels of Thiamine
 
VALLEY STREAM, NY — 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 Super Supper: 7910052239, 6364803, 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.
 
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About Central Veterinary Associates
Central Veterinary Associates is a 24-hour, full-service hospital that provides optimal small animal medicine, including exotic medicine. The main hospital is located in Valley Stream, which provides 24-hour care at its state-of-the-art facility. Central Veterinary Associates also has other convenient locations in Mineola, Great Neck, Bayside, Far Rockaway and Forest Hills. The hospital features intensive care units and intravenous infusion pumps and offers state-of-the-art radiology, endoscopy, ultrasonography, otoscopy and dentistry services. Central Veterinary Associates has over 110 staff members, including 13 veterinarians, as well as a board-certified radiologist, surgeon and internist available for consultation, a canine and feline general practice specialist and certified veterinary acupuncturist on staff. For more information, call 1 (888) 4CVA-PET (428-2738) or visit www.centralvets.com.