Brick City Cat Hospital

702 South Magnolia Avenue
Ocala, FL 34471

(352)732-7877

brickcitycat.com

RECALL RECALL RECALL

The J.M. Smucker Company today (12/7/18) announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of 9Lives® Protein Plus® wet, canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1). No illnesses related to this issue have been reported to date and the product is being recalled out of an abundance of caution.
The impacted products are as follows:
Product Name UPC Code Product Size Best if Used By Date
9Lives® Protein Plus® With Tuna & Chicken 7910021549 4 pack of cans, 5.5 oz each
Mar. 27, 2020- Nov.14, 2020
9Lives® Protein Plus® With Tuna & Liver 7910021748 4 pack of cans,
5.5 oz each
Apr. 17, 2020 - Sept.14, 2020
The Best if Used By information can be found on the bottom of each can.
These products were distributed by The J.M. Smucker Company to a variety of retailers nationwide.
No other 9Lives® products or products of The J.M. Smucker Company are impacted by this recall.
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, failure to grow, and weight loss. In advanced cases, thiamine deficiency may include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting, failure to grow, and weight loss. In advanced cases,
neurological signs can develop, which include ventroflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, mental dullness,blindness, wobbly walking, circling, falling, seizures, and sudden death. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your cat is displaying any of these symptoms. If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency is typically reversible.
Pet parents who have impacted product should stop feeding it to their cats and dispose of the product. If pet parents have questions or would like to receive a refund or coupon for replacement product, they should call it at 1-888-569-6828, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM ET.
The potential for low thiamine levels was identified internally by finished product testing.
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Welcome to Brick City Cat Hospital!

Brick City Cat Hospital in Ocala, FL is a full service feline only veterinary hospital. It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your cat. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy cats; early detection and treatment of disease as your cat ages; and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime. 


Our veterinarians and veterinary staff understand the special role your cat plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your cat's health care. We treat your cat as we would our own. Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education. Our entire healthcare team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual cat owner. 

At this site, you will find information about our practice philosophy, our services, helpful forms to assist you and an extensive Pet Medical Library for you to search for additional pet health care information. Brick City Cat Hospital has been helping cats and their families from Ocala, Belleview, Dunnellon, The Villages, Lady Lake, Citra and central Florida for close to 20 years! 

Thank you for taking the time to read about our veterinary practice and the services we offer. We welcome your comments and suggestions.  Please contact us at (352)732-7877 for all your feline health care needs.

 

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