WARNING: Don't feed your cat this food!

The J.M. Smucker Company, producers of Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Pate' Formula cat food, has voluntarily recalled the product because of potential deadly health concerns.  Cat owners, have we got your attention yet?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration informs us that the product contains "elevated levels of choline chloride."    In a press release from J.M. Smucker Company, a family pet that consumes the product may experience "nausea with excessive salivation, constricted pupils and poor vision, diarrhea or vomiting to more severe symptoms including difficulty walking, muscle shaking, tremors, irregular heartbeat, difficulty breathing, possible cardiac or respiratory failure and, in extreme situations, death."

The product is sold across the United States and Canada, and you should immediately check your supply of cat food for it so that you can dispose of it before mistakenly feeding this particular food to your beloved kitty.

If your cat does consume the product and begins to display any of the symptoms mentioned above, then you should bring your animal to a veterinarian for treatment immediately. Don't wait!

Here's the complete product information that would be listed on a can of this particular brand and "lot" of cat food, according to the U.S.D.A.

  • 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

This does not concern any other product produced by Natural Balance or the J.M.Smucker Company.  Your house cat will thank you for paying attention to this notice.

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