RECALL - Canned cat food recalled for low levels of essential nutrient

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WILX A heads up for anyone who owns a cat. Several brands of canned cat food is being recalled tonight because they have low levels of nutrients cats needs.

The recall was issued for several different flavors of 9Lives, EverPet and Special Kitty brand foods due to possible low levels of thiamine.

Thiamine, also known as Vitamin B1, is essential for cats. Cats fed diets low in thiamine for several weeks may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency.

The FDA says symptoms of the deficiency in your cat can be gastrointestinal or neurological in nature, including decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight loss.

In advanced cases of thiamine deficiency in cats, neurological signs can develop, which include ventroflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, wobbly walking, circling, falling, and seizures.

Cat owners are advised to contact their veterinarian immediately if their pet is displaying any of these symptoms. If treated properly, thiamine deficiency is typically reversible.

No illnesses related to this recall have been reported so far.

You can see the complete list of recalled products by clicking Canned Cat Food Recall