With recent reports of potentially deadly side effects for cats, the J.M. Smucker Company is voluntarily recalling one lot of Natural Balance canned cat food.
The company said it has received reports of pets having adverse reactions to 5.5 oz. cans of Natural Balance Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula. The company said the issue is likely a result elevated levels of choline chloride.
The U.S. FDA said cats that ingest the product could suffer symptoms such as nausea with excessive salivation, constricted pupils and poor vision, diarrhea or vomiting, or more severe symptoms like difficulty walking, muscle shaking, tremors, irregular heartbeat, difficulty breathing and possible cardiac or respiratory failure sometimes leading to death.
Pet owners who notice their cat having any of these symptoms should call their cat’s veterinarian right away, and throw out the potentially deadly cat food.
The affected products will include the following information on the bottom of the cans:
Natural Balance® Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula canned cat food
5.5 oz can
Retail UPC Code: 2363353227
Lot Code: 9217803
Best If Used By Date: 08 04 2021
The product is commonly sold in pet specialty stores and online throughout the U.S. and Canada and that no other Natural Balance products are included in the recall. The company has reported that no other Natural Balance products are included in the recall.