NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A warning for pet parents! The J.M. Smucker Company is voluntarily recalling one lot of Natural Balance canned cat food due to potential deadly health concerns.
The company said it received reports of pets having adverse reactions to 5.5 oz. cans of Natural Balance Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula.READ MORE: 3 Arrested, 1 Suspect Still Wanted For Drive-By Shooting That Injured 4 In Yonkers
The concerns are likely due to elevated levels of choline chloride, the company said.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said cats ingesting the product could suffer 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.READ MORE: Campaign 2021: Polls Open For Early Voting In New York City Primaries; First With Ranked Choice Voting
Pet owners who notice any of these symptoms should call their cat’s veterinarian right away, and throw out the potentially deadly cat food.
The affected products include the following information on the bottom of the cans:
- Product Name: 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.MORE NEWS: Biden And G-7 Partners Launch Infrastructure Initiative For Developing Countries
The company said no other Natural Balance products are included in the recall.