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I was shopping at Publix about a month ago and came across 9Lives wet cat food on sale and decided to stock up. Our family was adopted by a stray about a year ago and figured he’d enjoy some wet food for a change. A few weeks ago I noticed he was acting a little strange but didn’t think much of it. He’s now having trouble sitting up and he’s doing a weird thing with his neck. He is acting totally lost, circling around and around. A few days ago I was on Publix website and noticed a recall due to low levels of thiamine. All the symptoms fit and I’m livid at this company. After doing a lot of research I’m realizing what garbage I’ve been feeding this poor cat and that they are still selling it recall after recall. Shame on 9Lives!!!
I recently bought 9Lives for my 2 year old female cat since it looked to be a better affordable buy. Day 1. After eating we noticed her throwing up. We didn’t link it to the food until my dog got into her cat food and he started throwing up too. Day 2. We continued to give her the food because we weren’t sure if it was really the food doing this to her or maybe it was something her and my dog got into the day before without us noticing since they are little menaces together, but again she was throwing up again after eating the food. I did a little research on 9Lives daily essentials and found that the reviews were all a little scary and changed her food immediately. She has been doing much better since.
My beautiful feline daughter loved 9lives at one point. I would get this brand at the dollar store to supplement her other food. Here and there I noticed globs of hairballs she would purge up but thought nothing of it. Then a month ago, she started retching. She coughed up 2 hairballs and then just started vomiting up foamy saliva. It did not stop and I had to take her to the ER. It was 4 visits all together in one week because the local vet did not want to help us so my poor baby had to go 4X to the damn ER! Her retching did not stop and she also had stopped eating. I was beyond hysterical. The Xrays and blood work was fine.
The sonogram showed she had a mild thickening of intestine and it could be anything. It was recommended we do a food trial. The problem still continued and I cried and cried feeling helpless. She would not even go into her room where her food was. She refused to eat! We gave her an appetite stimulant and gave her some milk that seemed to help. We also got a box full of Meow Mix and she ate that like she had not eaten in years! Now I am reading the reviews of 9lives and I am shocked and yet now I have some closure about the problem. I will NEVER purchase that poison again!
My cat had never eaten 9Lives before. I actually bought it on a whim at Walmart. Wish I would of stuck with our normal brand! After eating 9Lives 20# blue bag for a week my cat died!!! He was only 5 years old. Shame on you 9Lives! People need to know that you’re killing pets. People love their pets like family. Check your product!!! I warn anyone and everyone DO NOT FEED YOUR CATS 9LIVES. They will die!
My cat loved this stuff... (9Lives pate). I just bought a new box of pate favorites and after eating he started vomiting all over the house. Thought he had an upset stomach, so I didn't link it to the food until the next day when again after eating he started vomiting but this time it came with horrible diarrhea, that my poor baby couldn't even make it to his litter box for... Never again will I feed him this crap. He seems to be feeling better today. He still has diarrhea but he's making it to the box and he's no longer vomiting. I am so happy it wasn't a worse ending and that he seems to be recovering. Please be very cautious of feeding your kitty this crap, something is very wrong with this food!
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I have one cat and one kitten. Neither would touch it. The next morning I tried again. Both smelled it and walked away. They would rather starve than eat it! They are not usually picky eaters. Don't buy this crap.
While I was growing up, my mom always fed our cats Meow Mix. I even did my 9th grade science fair project on 3 different brands with Meow Mix being one of them. Now, as an adult, I have 4 cats, a set of sisters and a younger set of brothers, Tiffany, Tabby (1 year old) Titan & Thor (5 months old). I fed them Meow Mix always until we were in the middle of a job change and wasn't going to have a paycheck for 3-4 weeks. I went to the Family Dollar in Alexandria, IN and purchased a 20# bag of 9Lives dry food. It was on sale at a decent price and I was limited on money, so I figured that it would last them until payday. I usually can't afford a big bag of Meow Mix and I was worried we would run out of food before our next payday. So needless to say, I bought it.
Reluctantly, my furbabies started eating it. Within a week, they were throwing up. During that same week, Titan, one of my 5 month old male furbabies, started coughing then threw up his food and kept throwing up until it was just white, foamy stomach bile. Then, he stopped using using the litter box and instead choosing to go on carpet, couches, recliners and bedding. Then, out of nowhere, he had 3 violent seizures in 5 days.
The seizures got worse with each one, more violent and lasting longer and longer with the last one being almost 3 1/2 - 4 minutes. He would roll and tumble and his poor little, weak body would shake and curl up, his eyes rolled into the back of his head and his tongue hung out. He looked like he was dying and there was nothing we could do to help him. It was one of the scariest things I had ever seen and I cried and cried, fully expecting him to pass right in front of us and with my 4 & 6 year olds crying in the next room as they walked in right as it started to happen. Thankfully and luckily he pulled out of it and within 2 minutes, he was back to himself.
I started to do some research after the first seizure. Then today, I stumbled upon a blog post about a fellow cat mom whose cat started having seizures out of nowhere at 5 years old. Numerous vet and feline neurologist appointments later, the kitty was diagnosed with Idiopathic Seizures and placed on ** 2x a day. She went on to write about how her family changed their diet years later to a more all-natural diet and changed the cat's diet along with theirs. She stated that after changing her cat's diet, the seizure medicine was no longer needed as the cat stopped having them altogether. This got me thinking.
So, I searched "9Lives Reviews" and ended up here. As I read all the reviews, my eyes widened with horror and panic. Immediately, I jumped up and grabbed my cats' food bowls and dumped the food into the garbage. I washed them out with soap and water so there was no residue of that crap left in their bowls. I left right there and took the last $5 we have to our name and bought a bag of Meow Mix. I may not be able to get to work tomorrow, but at least my cats will no longer be poisoned by this terrible brand.
I just changed it back tonight, so time will tell. I can say this, however, that after eating the Meow Mix, all 4 of my precious furbabies are starting to act more like themselves again. 9Lives is more like Killing Lives. I firmly believe that if the 9Lives company will not take the lives of our pets seriously and will not act on the many complaints of their consumers, then action needs to be taken by everyone coming together.
Their food is killing our furbabies and they do not even care! I am spreading the word and going to be calling as many people as will listen, including my local news channel. Channel 8 will investigate into complaints and I am going to make sure that my voice is heard loud and clear. Our animals are like our young little ones, we are their voice. Everyone that has left a review or reading over them, eyes wide in horror like I just was, need to come together and make this company be responsible! I almost lost my furbaby over $7.99. NEVER AGAIN. This product is toxic.
9Lives canned food - I have a senior cat, 15... she has always loved the cheaper brands best for some reason. I had been giving her Meow Mix and Fancy Feast for the last few years. I ran out of food and had to go to the corner store. I had given her 9Lives before without problems years ago. This time she ate it and within hours she had major diarrhea, just once, then she was walking in circles, peeing outside of her box and seemed to be in a daze all day. I gave her water but I had to hold the bowl up to her.
I don't know what 9Lives did differently but they seem to be poisoning cats left and right... she is starting to recover now and even started purring again today. Thank God. I love that cat since I saved her. Someone threw her out of a car window when she was days old, I had to dropper feed her and learn how to be a mother cat. Her eyes were not even open yet. I am a dog person and didn't care for cats. She changed my mind. Please NEVER feed your cats 9Lives again, they switched formula or something, probably moved to China.
My 2 old cats like 9Lives the best. Have tried other cat food but they will leave it sit in bowl until they both realize that is what is for the meal today.
The cat eats 9Lives Cat Food all the time. If he doesn't like food he won't eat so he must like it. I've tried other brands but he decided he didn't like it so I'd end up throwing it away. This is a good price and good variety. They offer chicken and that's the cat’s favorite.
My cats like all children loved this cat food even though it is not the healthiest diet for them. The grain and preservatives in this cat food turns out are not at all healthy for a cat. So this food is low grade and it is not worth the price you pay for it. Although they have a good mix of proteins, they are using meal mixes instead of whole meat proteins and they use way too much salt. So I have now changed my cat food and my cats are doing much better.
I looked at the ingredients and they are far less superior than Blue Buffalo or equivalent. The more expensive brands have better ingredients, not byproducts and fillers some of the cheaper brands have.
9Lives Cat Food is a brand my cat enjoys. It comes in a small can my cat enjoyed. The can is full of flavor, compact with meat, texture with softness my cat really knows. 9Lives is a brand can always tells when he being fed.
After 12 days of feeding Surf 'N Turf canned food to my cat, she died. The vet didn't know what her sickness was coming from, lethargy, diarrhea, ultimately anemia. He said she looked to have multiple internal issues as well. I got a new kitten, and she started showing the same signs. I looked up the food and sure enough, it's from hell itself. 9Lives customer support didn't take me seriously, and didn't act like they would do much about it! I switched my new kitten's food and she has recovered! I'll never be able to replace my Lilith though. Shame on you 9Lives.
We also have had 5 cats get seriously ill from eating 9Lives Essential Dry Cat Food 20# bag. I notice vomiting and diarrhea in a couple of cats and thought they got into something. As the days went on I saw more and more diarrhea and vomiting. The cats were not playing. Just sleeping. They were getting seriously dehydrated and was giving them fluids when it occurred to me that it maybe the food. I purchased something else and that same day the vomiting stopped and the diarrhea went away by the next day. I tried complaining to 9Lives but they didn't seem to care. Bad food. Stay away.
I have fed our cats 9Lives Cat Food for a couple of years now and they seem to prefer it over the other cat foods they have tried. I'm one of those people if it's not broke don't fix it.
This is a cat rescued from a kid who had allergies and he raised it from a baby kitten. The cat will not eat any table food, loves the canned variety (9Lives Cat Food). Some dry food.
I had to put my 6 month old baby kitten down. She had liver failure and she was anemic. As I'm reading these comments I see the comparison in symptoms. She was sick the same way these other cats were and instead of letting her suffer the vet advised putting her down. We had to bury our first family pet and my 5 year old daughter cried saying it wasn't fair. I'm convinced it was from the food even though we switched when we heard about the recall it was too late for my baby!!! I believe we should start a class action suit against 9Lives!
I wish you have 0 star to rate my experience. I fed my cat with 9Lives wet food by my first time. First day my cat didn't eat it, so I put the food in the plate in a ziplock bag and the second day I tried again. I went outside to walk my dog and when I returned 10 minutes after my cat was death. She was just three years old. This food kill my cat.
We have been very worried as several of our cats have been getting sick. When I checked out this site and realized that other people are having the same problem I got angry. I’ve been feeding my cats 9Lives Daily Essentials for years. The last month and a half we have purchased three 20 lb bag of Daily Essentials from our Dollar General.
We have nine cats and at first it was just one here and there throwing up, now we have five who have started vomiting after eating, some have been meowing constantly, there is fighting too many times in a day. Three have not wanted to be held, they have all been sleeping more than usual and we have several who have been peeing outside of the litter box. These behaviors did not happen before the contents of these bags of food was used. We will no longer be buying any 9Lives products. 9Lives you need to figure out what the problem is and fix it. We will be buying from a different company. Unfortunately I don't keep receipts, but I know what we purchase monthly.
Started feeding 9Lives this weekend. I went in the Dollar Store, because we were out of cat food, this was the only brand of wet food they had available. Our cats ate the food Sunday and Monday. One of them threw up everything she ate, but even so, I found her last night dazed and drooling after eating. She recovered and seems to be ok. Our other cat ate a double portion and hasn't been so lucky. Last night he lost control of his back legs. He walked like he was drunk. This morning I went to check on him and he can't move anything but his head, too weak to stand or move. He is at the vet now, getting IV fluids, steroids, not sure if he is going to survive.
Nothing has changed for our cats with the exception of this food. I'm hating myself now for doing the convenient thing and not going to another store for their usual Friskies, if I had, my cat might be ok today and not on the edge of death. I wish I had known about all these reviews people have left with similar problems. Do yourself a favor and don't feed your cat this garbage.
My mother is 79 years old. 2 weeks ago I took her female cat Michelle to the vet, due to vomiting, diarrhea, weak, laying around and crying out in pain. The vet gave her antibiotics and pain pills. No blood work was done due her weakness. She died the next day. A week after this happened my mom's male cat died the same way. 4 days after this one died, the oldest female cat of my moms was found dead. Mom had given her cats 9Lives daily essential cat food. These cats are all indoor cats. My mother is suffering very bad from losing her cats. Shame on you who makes and packages this food. Shame on you.
I’ve been feeding my cats 9 Lives Daily Essentials for years with no issues. Last week I bought a 20lb bag of Daily Essentials and since eating it the cats have started vomiting shortly after eating, meowing (caterwauling really) constantly, fighting all the time, ignoring their cat tree and all but refusing to use the litter box. None of these behaviors occurred before the contents of this bag of food was used. Now, while I am not swearing off 9 Lives products forever, the remainder of THIS almost full bag, will go in the pond to feed the fishes, ducks and geese. And until I am satisfied that the 9 Lives people have INVESTIGATED, IDENTIFIED, CORRECTED and/or ELIMINATED THE PROBLEM, my cats will be eating food from a different manufacturer...
I just bought a bag of 9Lives at Wal-Mart. My cats have always ate this with no issues. For some reasons with this new bag my cats act as though they haven't ate at all and have liquid bowel movements. One is barely eating, drinking and sick. This all started with this bag of food. After seeing the reviews I can see a pattern!!! Something is going on. I will no longer be purchasing this brand.
My 10 yr old male cat has eaten this food off and on for years without any issues. I recently bought a new bag from Walmart. My cat won't touch the food now. I am sure he ate some and he is lethargic and cannot jump onto the sofa without falling. His is not grooming himself and laying down on the floor which he never does. Last night he was really bad. I kept him in my bed so I could watch over him. He isn't meowing or playing or even trying to lay on me which he always did. I am hoping this runs its course and he recovers. Someone needs to look into this as soon as possible.
I purchased 3 20 pound bags of 9 Lives Daily Essentials cat food. I have 2 barns with cats and house cats. They are all vomiting and very sick. The cats in one barn are not eating at all and just sitting around looking very bad. I have fed this cat food for years - I will not feed it anymore.
I've got cats and they keep throwing up the cat food which is 9Lives dry cat food careplus. I just had a cat die and now I have another cat very very sick. I will never buy this cat food again and I will make sure that everyone knows to beware of this cat food... not a happy customer.
My senior cat started to have seizures when I was feeding him this garbage. I started buying it because it was convenient to get for the moment and it messed him up. I will never give my cat bad food ever again. Since I’ve been giving my cat good food now, he doesn’t have seizures anymore. What the heck is in it that causes this? Stop making this crap.
Plus Care made my cats sick. I have three indoor cats that I've fed Plus Care for years. Bought a new bag on Sunday 1/07 and they stopped eating all food and have been violently vomiting after eating from the new bag. They've all had no appetite and after taking them to the vet they're on antibiotics and appetite stimulants now. There is definitely something wrong with this batch of the Plus Care dry food.
My Puma has been eating 9Lives Plus Care for a few years. Recently he began vomiting within minutes of eating. I thought at first perhaps he just had a temporary upset stomach. But it's been going on two weeks, within minutes after eating he vomits multiple times. Breaks my heart, I'm a 9Lives fan but will definitely have to move on for my boy's sake.
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