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Reviewed Aug. 7, 2018
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.
Reviewed June 27, 2018
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.
Reviewed June 24, 2018
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.
Reviewed June 23, 2018
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.
Reviewed June 22, 2018
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.
Reviewed June 17, 2018
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.
Reviewed June 15, 2018
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.
Reviewed June 14, 2018
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.
Reviewed June 13, 2018
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.
Reviewed June 12, 2018
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.
Reviewed May 7, 2018
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!
Reviewed May 4, 2018
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.
Reviewed April 26, 2018
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.
Reviewed April 25, 2018
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.
Reviewed April 23, 2018
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.
Reviewed April 8, 2018
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...
Reviewed April 7, 2018
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.
Reviewed March 15, 2018
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.
Reviewed March 11, 2018
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.
Reviewed March 5, 2018
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.
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2018
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.
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2018
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.
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2018
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.
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2018
My 3 cats all are inside cats... I fed all 3 this 9Lives Plus Care. Within a day violent vomiting, I am so upset the one cat is very ill. The other two no energy. You better recall this crap. Before more cats are affected... Please!!!
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2017
9Lives killed my cat, I hate that I ever purchased the product. My cat became sick vomiting, not eating, and shaking. He lost his battle this weekend. My family is heartbroken, a member of our family was removed over $10.99.
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2017
I recently started feeding my 2 cats 9Lives salmon and whitefish canned food. At first everything seemed fine and they liked eating it. After a week or two, they started vomiting it. Now one of the cats won't eat anything and has been crying like she's hungry but refuses to eat. I have even tried homemade cooked chicken, turkey, beef, canned human tuna and milk. She takes a lick and then stops. Something is really wrong and I am starting to suspect the canned 9Lives has something in it making them sick. She is going to the vet tomorrow.
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2017
I have been using 9Lives Plus for yrs for all my rescues. I had a Tom that needed to have his peepee removed because of like a sand in his urinary tract. All my seniors since then are coming down with kidney failure??? I thought I was trying to prevent this. I now have a 6-yr-old with weak kidney??? I have had no problem with males getting blocked. Why the kidney problem? Please explain.
Reviewed Sept. 28, 2017
9Lives can cat food Real Chicken and Beef Gravy lot # 7151803, A1BEF1636, Best Used By 5-30-2020. I purchase two 4 can packs. I noticed the can looked strange. The lid was not flat, it was bubbled on top. When I opened the can it kind of exploded (pressure). It was not vacuum packed. When it exploded it went in my face and my shirt which got soiled. The food had a foul odor. My cat walked up to the bowl and backed up. I have a cat that eats everything and when he walked away I knew something was terribly wrong with the cat food. I have been using 9Lives wet and dry cat food for years. I have 2 cats and they always look forward to dinner but not tonight!!!
Reviewed July 27, 2017
I want to share with you about feeding cats anything with Tuna or White fish and you may already know this. I bought for my cats 9Lives can cat food and noticed immediately my senior cat started to have convulsions and seizures! He was having them so bad he couldn't walk! I jumped on Google and found what was going on with him was Mercury Poisoning! I stopped feeding them any food with Tuna or White fish and no more seizing. So beware, if you feed yours any canned or dry food with tuna or white fish and they start showing signs or acting weird like seizing stop feeding immediately! That was the scariest thing I have ever seen but now I know. Mercury is found in larger fish like Tuna. So remember: the bigger the fish the more mercury. So with that said, I fed them Salmon and they are fine and no signs of Mercury Poisoning so it's a good choice if you want to feed them fish.
Reviewed June 15, 2017
Have been using 9Lives Cat Food for over a year now. Cats were okay. Only liked 2 of the flavors they had though. Last month, I noticed they were having issues with vomiting cat food back up occasionally. Then in the last 3 or 4 weeks they have nearly stopped eating any of the wet food (9Lives) I have put out for them. Cats are experiencing weight loss. I recently opened a can of Meaty Pate with Real Chicken and Tuna (their regular favorite) and it turned this color not long after I put it out for them. Don't know what's going on with the 9Lives Company, but I'm switching cat food brands for sure!
Reviewed June 14, 2017
I have 3 indoor cats and I feed 4 outdoor cats. I usually Friskies hard and soft food for my cats. They get 1 can soft food in the mornings and there 4 bowls always has hard food for them. My cats range from 2 yrs to 5 yrs old. I have never had any problems with them throwing up till I bought them 9Lives last week. They went 3 days without eating their hard food. They picked at the food and my oldest cat walked away from dish and instantly throw up. I usually have to fill their bowls twice a day but for 3 days their food stayed the same amount and they all would cry when I went near their bowls.
The same with the outdoor cats. They would not touch their food. I watched them go to the dishes then sniff food and walk away. I don't know what is in their food but my youngest cat eats anything he sees me eating even pancakes so for him to not eat this stuff it scares me to think what I was feeding them. I had bought a 13lb bag and throw away most of it. I will never buy this brand and will make sure to tell all the cat lovers I know about my experience with 9Lives.
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2017
I have been feeding my cat the 9Lives cat food because likes the can food, but he became sick. I thought to switch to a different brand and decided to go with EverPet cat food figuring that would help, but it didn't, so I took my cat to the vet and they had to keep him there for a while. A few days later there was no change. $200.00 later I decided to try to feed it to him through a feeder. He started looking better, but he was getting weaker. I took him back to the vet and $51.00 dollars later due to him needing vitamins and a stronger medication.
I went to buy more food and was told that there was a recall on the 9Lives cat food so I bought the EverPet food instead. I now discovered that there is a recall on the EverPet. WTH... This cat is really sick and if he doesn't improve, he may have to be euthanized, which is not where I want to go. I think these pet food co's need to pay the vet bill and hospital bills and should the case of euthanization be the only option, there should be a lawsuit.
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2017
In Dec. I got my 15 year old cat 9Lives, to give her a change. She got very sick! & has lost over 10 lb. 4 cans of your 9Lives may cost my cat her life. I WILL NEVER EVER BUY 9LIVES AGAIN. I was not planning on my furbaby getting sick off your food!
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2017
I'd have to say surprisingly my cats did not like the white fish which I thought was normal to maybe see white shards. But! They always loved super supper which had nothing residual until the past couple of months or so.:-( Thank God this thing has been recalled in my area of Virginia.
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2017
Last year a neighbor moved and left at least 5 cats. I have been feeding them. Most of them are feral and will eat anything. The weather has been cold and I wanted to increase their calories I have added canned food. I bought 9Lives this time and they won't touch it. Not one of them. What's going on?
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2017
I usually buy Friskies canned food, but thought I would try the 12 pack of 9 lives canned food. My cat has started throwing up his food, and is crying because he is hungry but won't eat now. He never leaves any food on his plate but has been eating only half of the half can I give him. Am taking him to the vets Monday because of this recall as I think it is the food since it started about 3 or 4 days after giving him this food. The UPC numbers do not match but have a feeling it is still not good food. I have never had any problems with this cat and his eating until now. I am going to return the balance of the food even though these numbers are not on the recall list. I truly believe this is what is making him sick. I can't find my damned receipt from Meijers now. Don't care. I will throw away the 6 cans left. My cat is worth more than the money they cost. I still have the cans if you want them.
Updated on 01/10/2017: I actually called 9Lives and asked if they had expanded their recall. The woman said no and I told her about my cat throwing up after eating 9Lives and then he didn't want to eat again. He would try, then throw up and not go back to the food. This food was the chicken and also the Super Supper one. She asked me if I had taken him to a vet, which I was going to call them today until he acted better and kept the Friskies food down. I gave her the can number and she said that it wasn't in the list. I said, I know but maybe it should be? She said that she doubted it was the food and because I hadn't had a vet confirm that, it wasn't possible. I asked if it would be worth checking into to see if something was wrong and she pooh-poohed that.
I believe something is definitely wrong with the 12 pack of cans I bought. Every time I gave him 1/2 can it would come back up. This had never happened with 9Lives before. But to just being shut down as zero possibility sure isn't showing any kind of concern. Since I totally switched him back to Friskies, the vomiting has stopped but he is not totally back to himself yet. I was disappointed in the response I got from 9Lives - that nothing could be wrong just because I have a cat that was vomiting. She suggested that he ate something outdoors - wrong, he is totally an inside cat. She never asked my name, address or anything about me. I have saved the open can of food that I last gave him. Don't know if I can get it tested or not. Would like to put this on their site but can't find a Facebook site for them that lets messages be posted.
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2017
My husband used to buy 9Lives dry cat food. Our cat would go crazy. She would nonstop meow when my husband would get home from work, climb on furniture, try and get into our food. We thought since it's so cold out that she didn't like being cooped up in the house. (She loves being outdoors.) And our cat would inhale her food. Last week I bought Purina dry cat food. And we have seen a positive change. Queenie doesn't meow nonstop, and staying out of mischief. She now eats her food slowly. Please do not buy 9Lives cat food!
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2017
We normally do not buy 9Lives for our two cats after being suspicious that the food was making them sick and the company never replied to our numerous emails, so we avoided this brand at all cost. 4 days ago we bought a pack of 24 cans to save some money since Christmas was stretching our budget thin. Today is day 3 of feeding our cats from this pack of cans. Both cats started vomiting until they have lost all stomach contents then continued to dry heave for over an hour. Our 8 year old cat now can't walk a straight line, is lethargic, has diarrhea and is mewing pitifully. Our 7 year old cat is also lethargic, has diarrhea and panting. When I manage to get them to take some water, they immediately vomit again.
Since today is a Sunday and New Year's day, the only vet open is the more expensive emergency offices. Since we have blown our budget on Christmas, we have no money for even our non-emergency vet and no one has money to loan us thanks also to their Christmas spending. I am devastated and afraid for the lives of our cats! Buyer beware!!! This food will at the very least make your cats very sick!
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2016
My furbabies are both 14 years old and usually have ate 9Lives dry food most of their lives. Started giving them 9Lives canned food and Oreo started throwing up then Fee Fee had a stroke!! First thought it might have something to do with moving instead of food (they're not used to going out or being in a different place). Then DG was out of dry food so I got them canned food again and that same week Fee Fee had her second stroke.:'( Never thought it was the canned food since they've ate 9Lives dry food most of their lives. Gave it to them Christmas Eve and my baby girl had ANOTHER stroke and went blind out of nowhere, and Oreo threw up all day. :'( Vet said it might be the food and sure enough. /3 Terrified after reading these comments that I might lose my furbabies. Don't feed your pets the canned food EVER!!!
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2016
My cats are finicky eaters. 9Lives has a variety of flavors. The price is reasonable. These are the most important reasons for me in buying this product. I have four cats. I feed them wet and dry food.
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2016
My cat loves the taste of the food. I'm only buying this food right now because it's the only food so far I found he's not getting an allergic reaction to. I'm just not happy with the ingredients because the first ingredient is corn. I do supplement a can of wet food with actual chunks of meat once a week.
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2016
They died. I had 10 cats and four of them died within one week. I am so sad. Just writing this makes me wanna cry. My dog got to eat some of the food as well and she was hidden for one week underneath the car. She just would not come out. I forced her to drink milk so she could get better. Luckily, she is not running around happy but there is nothing I can do that can bring my cats back. It is not the first time that I get a bad bag of 9Lives Cat Food.
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2016
When my wife bought a case of 40 9Lives canned food can to save money, we are cat lovers over 40 years, few days we noticed 4 cats vomiting and diarrhea. One of our cat loves to eat any chickens even McDonald chicken nuggets. That 9Lives can (chicken), she did not eat it. I wonder it was not real chicken? Also I notice they were not playful. Keep vomiting and diarrhea. We were done with that canned food and returned them and bought other different brands. Now they are back to old ways. I even emailed my messages to 9Lives company. I have not heard from them. The canned food should be recalled. What shame to keep selling them and getting sick! I wonder the canned cans were manufactured in China?
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2016
My 16 year old cat doesn't like dry food any more so she has been getting cans, Friskies most of the time. I ran out and got two cans of 9Lives from my neighbor, who told me it was on sale (4 cans for a dollar), so I got a bunch yesterday. This is the 2nd day that she eats a can, and she is going crazy. She is meowing/screaming loud, pacing around, restless, begging for more food but then stops eating, maybe not really knowing what she wants - restless. Now I am scared, and all those cans are going back to the store tomorrow.
Reviewed Sept. 14, 2016
Opened a new 3.15 pound bag of cat food that I bought last week and in the top of the bag was an off tan color, about 18 inch piece of a fabric like substance. How does something like that pass through the inspection line? It is definitely some piece of a machine, used to seal the bag or part of that process. Time to change the food our cats are fed.
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2016
My cat was very healthy. He is 6 years old. I live in Seoul and normally we feed him with Fancy cat food. This band was sold out at the supermarket so we decided give a try to 9Lives Cat Food (can). My cat started have bumps over his lip and nose. We thought were allergy or something dirty that he touched. But not. Now looking feedbacks and comments from others customer I realize is the cat food. We take him to Vet and they give a strong medication for fungus. We applied and the bumps disappear. One week later he started again the same condition. He starting losing his hair near his lips and is black. I do not know how this cat food is in store. Please keep away from this brand. Is poisoned and terrible.
Reviewed July 29, 2016
My experience is the worst. I had two cats that were 100% healthy eat this crap and became ill. My kitten died first, he was only 6 weeks old and a week exactly later my female cat age 12 yrs of age died as well. Each showing signs of lethargy and vomiting. I have never used 9Lives and never will. I'm disgusted and deeply depressed to have lost my babies. No money or apologies can make up for the mourning of my 4 year old with autism. She expresses herself by drawing pictures of them.
Reviewed July 9, 2016
I had bought a bag of 9Lives daily essentials last month. I started to notice he was losing his hair and wasn't gaining weight and now his right eye is bothering him. It's running and he can't open it all the way. I looked at his cat food and the bottom was nothing but big clumps of food and is completely covered in hairy mold. What can I do. I stopped giving it to immediately and started something new. Cat food companies should not be able to do this!
Reviewed May 28, 2016
Over the past week, I noticed that my cat who is about 8 years old has been throwing up or leaving runny stools in different parts of the house. He has also been lethargic and not his usual playful self. I had added 9 lives to his diet. This is the first time he's eaten 9Lives because he has been eating Fancy Feast (which can be pretty costly). But I bought the 9Lives because I thought I could save a few pennies. I didn't know why he was doing this -- I am still keeping him under watch. Whoever is reading this -- please do not buy this product. It will put your cat in ill health and possibly high vet bills if the cat doesn't get better. If my cat survives this storm, it will be Fancy Feast from now on!!!
Reviewed May 6, 2016
My orange tabby had 1/8 of the can 9 Lives Canned Tuna/Chicken this morning and within the hour, did not feel well - not his usual self. Checked out this blog and found similar comments. You need to check this batch... Purchased at Fred Meyer in late April.
Reviewed May 2, 2016
I recently adopted my kitty cat from a lady who fosters cats and adopted them out. She has always given them 9Lives. I gave him 9Lives when I first adopted him and he was fine. Now, he is getting VERY sick, throwing up EVERY TIME I give him his food. I stopped it and I have been just giving him meat and veggies and he is fine. He has been eating ALL day without any problems. I am glad I stopped feeding him the product when I did. The organic brands are pricey, but they are worth it and I guess I am going to have to start buying TRUSTED, organic brands and maybe I may have to just put my kitty on a paleo diet since none of these brands care about kitties producing a CHEAP POISON for money.
Reviewed April 21, 2016
I had an appointment at the vet for my buddy, Gus literally the day after he passed away. 12 more hours and he may have made it. I know everyone thinks their pet is the coolest, but Gussy boy was one of a kind. A sweet, loving and hilarious soul who packed a ton of laughs and life into his short 3 years. Was never a cat guy, but loved Gus since I saw him under a porch as a tiny nugget and would bring him haddock.
One morning found that baby alone next to his Ma's dead body and HAD to take him in. He was too little to make a go of it alone, and was too curious to leave. He would often take baby steps right toward traffic to investigate the noise. Lol. Glad I found him coz he was so smart and different than any cat I had ever encountered. He ALWAYS wanted to be part of things and in the mix. Really outgoing. Always wanted to play and would literally stand on his hind legs and reach up to you until you picked him up. Would even follow you from room to room, doing that "pick me up" dance and yelling until you did and paid him some attention. So cool and adorable.
I can't bring myself to get into the gory details, but after seeing the myriad of others' horrifyingly similar problems, symptoms, ends etc. I know that this poison in a can killed my little bro. The only time I ever fed it to him, he was dead days later. He had never been sick before that. Was up to date on all vaccinations, fixed and regularly checked. Whoever at 9Lives is responsible, I wish you all the worst possible and an end in which you die screaming! Rot and burn for poisoning and ending a sweet innocent life and for making me the one who fed him the poison, when he trusted me to care for him. I hate the 9Lives corporation! Please AVOID THIS DEADLY POISON at all COSTS!!! ** YOU MORRIS! YOU POSTERBOY OF MURDERERS!!! I hope if anyone is reading this that it isn't too late to save your furball. Best of luck and best wishes!
Reviewed April 6, 2016
I would NOT say it if I had any doubts! FAIR WARNING: Super Supper & Chicken/Tuna 9Lives DOES make your cat ill! I gave it to my cats against my better judgement, and 7 out of my 9 cats were vomiting for 3 or more days all day long! It's working its way out of their systems and their vomiting is almost done with I hope, but we are still on watch. 2 cats have vomited today. If you remember hearing anything about this kind of **, well, it is true! There have been no other changes to my babies' diets except the Super Supper & Chicken/Tuna by 9Lives! It breaks your heart when you can't get them the vet care they need in a case like this. Thankfully they seem to be okay now. Save yourself but most of all your sweet baby the pain!
Reviewed April 3, 2016
I bought a 4 pk of 9Lives chicken/tuna. Took home to feed 6 kittens from 2 separate litters. Within a day 5 of those 6 kittens were dead. Within A few hours of feeding them they would let out a painful scream and act like they were paralyzed from the neck down and Within no time they were gone. I am completely freaked out by this. I thought at the beginning "oh my, what have I done wrong" but after thinking again in the years we have been doing feline rescue never has this ever happened. I have more than enough experience caring for animals and have to convince myself this is not my fault.
Not sure why the 6th one survived the night other than I went and got another brand. She has since eaten twice and still alive. I could understand if they were all from 1 litter and would think maybe their mom passed something on but these were separate litters eating the same food. It's the only explanation we have. Going to see if we can find a place that will test the remaining cans out of the 4 pack to see if tainted with something. At this point not another one of my cats will be fed 9Lives ever and we have a LOT that come through here.
Reviewed March 20, 2016
Our cat normally loves wet food, including 9Lives. He used to be a street cat, so he's pretty smart about what he eats. He's happy with wet or dry food, but always eats the wet food first...until now. Something has gone seriously wrong with 9lives, and our cat won't even touch it. Fortunately, since we feed him dry food as well, he had another for option, and didn't starve or have to eat it out of desperation. Avoid 9Lives, at least until they sort this out but this issue doesn't speak well for their practices and if your cat refuses it, or pukes, you're not alone.
Reviewed March 18, 2016
9 Lives Meaty Pate with Real Chicken & Tuna. Can was purchased undamaged. Best by 12 29 18. 5363BC D1TCK0245. BEST BY 12 29 18. 5363BC D1TCK0246. Contents had mold growing in at least 3 spots towards the center NOT along the sides of the can. The largest spot was about quarter sized and the other two were about dime sized. I carefully reinspected the can for signs of post packing damage and none are visible. Contamination must have occurred prior to canning. None of the other cans that I have with the same numbers have the same problem. I thought you should know.
Reviewed March 10, 2016
We have been using 9Lives for over 20 years feeding all kinds of cats. Inside cats, outside cats, to include feral cats. Recently, NONE of the cats now will even touch the food. So what is in it, they know that I do not? They were eating it, began throwing up EACH day whenever they ate it. Now, they just eat the dry food which is NOT 9Lives. So, we give up, trying all the flavors=the same result. Going to another brand!
Reviewed Feb. 29, 2016
This would have to be one of the worst brands of cat food to buy. I bought a small bag from walmart and within a day or 2 I noticed my 6 month old cat's mouth was completely swollen and red and only getting worse. My 11 year old cat who normally eats a lot and isn't picky was also eating much less than usual. At first I wasn't sure what was causing the inflammation and figured it had to be the food since it was the food since it was the only change in our home. After thoroughly cleaning their bowls out and replacing it with their usual brands I noticed my oldest cat was eating normally again and the inflammation starting to improve. I will never buy this brand again and highly recommend anyone that cares about their pets to not buy this product at all.
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2016
I got a deal on 9Lives at my local grocery store and figured my cat would like it. When I opened up the can I could see red congealed stuff at the top but I thought nothing of it even though it did smell a little less appetizing than her regular Friskies. She didn't even touch the stuff and an hour later the stuff dried up and clumped in her food dish and I could see what looked like (and after further investigation) actually was little flecks of clear hard plastic. I immediately called the number on the can and filed a complaint with the company. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT BUY THIS FOR YOUR CAT.
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2016
What is going on with 9Lives cat food?! My cat throws it up when I feed it to him. I've tried giving him a different flavor of it and the same thing happens. I have to wonder what is really in this cat food. I've read reviews on here that says a lot of other people have had problems with it when feeding their cats also. Is this made in China and shipped here?
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2015
I feed my cats 9lives daily essentials and they have both ended up getting stones in their bladder which causes them to be unable to urinate and causes bladder to explode. My vet told me it's caused from bad food. ONE OF MY CATS HAVE DIED. MY OTHER IS ON THE VERGE OF DYING!! I cannot afford another $300 vet bill, let alone the one I'm still trying to pay on. My cats are like my babies and I hate to see them in this pain! I feel horrible for them and I miss my Knight every day. Now I'm about to lose Tiger too!!! 9lives was a company I thought I could trust. I will make sure to never use your products again. It's a shame that my cats had years left to live and fell ill due to horrible food products!!! This is my exact comment I mailed the company
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2015
My family had bought a house and the previous owner would feed the stray neighborhood cats. They were hanging around and causing a real problem with getting into the house and peeing when we weren't there. We decided to use 9Lives wet cat food to trap them so we could take them to the shelter. We bought a 4 pack of gravy and beef flavor and put it in a cage. The cats were basically starving and ran to the cage. We did manage to catch them but to our surprise the cats we caught refused to even touch this food. These are STARVING CATS, and they WOULDN'T TOUCH 9LIVES.
A few weeks later I used another can to give my cat his antibiotics. I thought the starving cats had belly aches and didn't feel like eating. I was wrong. My healthy and happy indoor cat who adores wet cat food wouldn't eat this food either. He just looked up at me with a look of disgust and disappointment. And get this, when I opened the last can, it was discolored and disgusting. The food was in date but it had started turning a very disturbing purple color. I threw out all the 9Lives I had in my house after seeing that cats are dying because of this product. 9Lives, NEVER AGAIN.
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2015
I have a tripod male 7 year old male cat who I have had for 6. Someone abandoned him and left him for dead. I took him in and he's been the best cat I ever had. I usually give Friskies wet food too, but decided to try 9Lives because money was a little tight and 9Lives was cheaper at the stores. Worst mistake I ever made. My cat (Smokey) would eat the gravy and run away from the food. My cat eats everything and it was not like him not to touch his food. He started losing weight. He was having problems pooping. He was constipated and blood was coming out of his bottom. He was wheezing trying to vomit, sneezing, with rattling while he was breathing, and nasty gunk coming out of his eyes. Took him to vet immediately. My cat is now on amoxicillin for an upper respiratory/urinary tract infection. And now have to have x rays done next week because the vet said he's not gaining any weight.
Since I switched him back to Friskies he's eating everything again. But the vet told me there is a possibility my cat might have another tumor and this time possibly growing in his stomach. They also told me to stay away from 9Lives. I have also emailed 9Lives and they just said they would let their managers know and sent me free coupons to get free cans of 9Lives wet food. My cat could have died. I'm pissed off because my cat has never been this sick after he had his back left leg removed due to a tumor. I don't know who was my cat's owners before me but I wonder if they also gave him 9Lives.
Updated on 11/23/2015: I figured I would give an update on my tripod cat Smokey. His X-rays came out normal considering no tumors but his liver has a growth on it and the blood results showed his liver's count was showing low. So now he's on amino acid pills and a special can kitty food that he has to eat for two weeks, and then go in for more blood work to check his liver levels again. The vet told me there's a possibility he might have to stay on amino acid pills and this special kitty food for the rest of his life. I asked the vet about his constipation with blood coming out and he said, "That has to do with his liver that we caught it in time."
I have been telling people, "Do not buy 9Lives products." I don't want anyone to go through what I'm going through which is expensive vet bills and having to go through constant heartache and tears not knowing if I'm going to have to put my cat down when he is still somewhat young. No owner and pet deserve these awful things. 9Lives you should be ashamed of yourselves.
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2015
Purina was our first choice for food when our cat was a kitten, but have since changed to 9Lives. We were buying the 9Lives Kitten food, and our cat loved it. We are now feeding him 9Lives adult cat food, and he enjoys it very much. We tried other off brand cat foods, but he doesn't like them much. The canned food is also great. This is given to him twice a week, but he eats the hard food the majority of the time.
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2015
About a week ago, I bought my cats 9Lives dry cat food because the store was out of my usual brand. After feeding my three cats the 9Lives for 3 days, my cats have been throwing up every night and I can tell they are feeling bad. A friend asked me if I had changed their food at which time I told him bout getting 9Lives coz they were out of regular type of food. He informed me that he had read something about 9Lives having poisoned food... To make a long story short, I went and bought their usual brand and my cats are no longer sick. I thank God none of my babies died, but would like to warn others away from 9Lives!
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2015
My cat has become a little finicky with age as to her preference to which brand or flavor she prefers. Sometimes I have to switch brands and that can be frustrating.
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2015
I buy a lot of the canned cat food because I have 3 cats. They like the Purina indoor formula the best. I buy a 16 lb. bag every month. I feel like there's not enough variety of canned food. I buy about 60 cans of that.
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2015
The bag I bought was the biggest bag that the store had and it was reasonably priced. When I brought it home and fed it to my cats they seemed to like it, but after about an hour the cats started throwing it back up. None of the cats could keep it down. I had to take the bag back to the store and buy a different brand.
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015
We used to buy 9Lives canned food in the 4 packs - About 2 months ago EVERY time we fed our cats this food they ALL had projectile vomiting. Never again.
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2015
I've used more than one brand but Purina was what I used the most of. We mainly used dry cat food due to the bad smell when using wet food.
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2015
My 5 cats eat any dried food. For canned they prefer 9Lives with gravy regardless of type of meat. It could be chicken, beef or whatever. And as long as it has gravy they are fine.
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2015
This particular brand has become quite innovative over the years. And at a very competitive price. Not only does this company offer a formula for hairballs, you can now try a small box if your cat is indoor only or overweight or if you're concerned your cat hasn't been getting important nutrients. Plus I never have to throw food away. They eat every single piece. Crumbs included.
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2015
Despite the obnoxious aroma of most cat foods, the pets appear to like it. It is not uncommon for them to prefer juicier "wet" foods than tightly packed ones. Too wet does produce regurgitation, apart from normal dietary reactions. Dry foods are pursued with less vigor. Often times store brands generate greater appeal than national food company brands like 9Lives.
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2015
On the 19th of October my cat of 7 months got sick. On Oct. 20th he passed away. About 4 weeks ago we decided to get 9Lives dry cat food because it was cheaper to feed seven of our furry babies. Only two out of the seven got sick and threw up. One of my babies named Thor lost a lot of weight from throwing up all the time. He did not want to eat so I had to force feed him soy baby formula with pedialyte and some Iron drops to get him to feeling better and it worked, but my Nimers did not do so great.
One day he is throwing up we thought it was a stomach flu or the upset stomach just like we thought of Thor. We did the same for Nimers but it was too late. He died the next day. He was not sick very long. I am sadden by his death but I'm in rage of 9Lives for killing my babies and I want them to pay and take the cat food off the shelves of every store and close their company. I will sue and take them to court. Does anyone know who I can contact to sue. Thank you.
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2015
I usually purchase 9 Lives when it's on sale or Friskies. I have tried cheaper brands and they all seemed to eventually give my cats loose stools. I favor 9 Lives because it's a good food and I have never had problems with my cats eating this brand. It is also an affordable food. Not overpriced and it's a good product.
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2015
Ironic about Melissa from Easthampton as I am in the next town over in Holyoke, MA. My 2 cats have always eaten 9Lives wet sliced cat food. Then one of them started vomiting. The other would barely eat it. I ended bringing my beautiful Shadow to the vet and she had to be put down. Now my other cat is starting to vomit and cries in the litter box. She doesn't want to eat it.
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2015
I've kinda adopted a stray cat that showed up at my house. I can't hardly afford to feed myself at the moment but I make sure this cat gets fed at least twice a day usually 3 times. So I bought a few cans of 9lives different flavors and as I was putting this particular can of seafood platter, in her bowl. Thank goodness I noticed a chunk of what I have decided is most likely a piece of conveyor belt, a big piece, she is young and gobbles her food. She could've choked easily on this. I would be more than happy to send you a picture of it. Ok for some reason it wouldn't let me post my picture but I could email if you would like. Thank you.
Reviewed Sept. 16, 2015
Bought a 32 pack of canned 9Lives cat food. After an hour of opening it, my house smells like a fish dock (the can I opened was not seafood, it was chicken) and it all turns blood red!!! What the Hell is this??
Reviewed Sept. 2, 2015
This is ridiculous, I found worms in 3 out of the 4 cans I bought. It is disgusting. My cat could have had multiple problems had I not found this.
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2015
I have always fed my 3 year old cat the same brand cat food, I've never varied it. 8 weeks ago I took in 2 wonderful, lively young cats. About a week and a half ago, I switched their dry food brand from Purina one to 9Lives. I highly regret this action. My cat Andy is so sick. In less than a week he has lost weight, has become lethargic, and to be quite honest I am terrified he won't make it through the night. I took him to the vets today and they are running tests. I've been on the internet trying to see if there is anything I can do to help him.
As I was reading all of the horrible reviews, Jake (Andy's brother - my other young cat) went into his litter box and was literally crying while doing his business. I thought back to when I switched brands and remembered that my third cat threw up for the first 4 days that I have her 9 Lives. I find it a very strange coincidence that I switch food brands to 9 Lives, every thing else in my cat's environment has been the exact same and all 3 of my cats seem LESS health than before. I sincerely hope that Andy does not pass away. As a consumer I want to buy food for my cats that does not put strain on my wallet (9Lives is costing me a fortune in vet bills), risks the health of my fur-babies, and devastates my children. I hope that the 9lives company reads these reviews and realized they are hurting their consumers in the worst way.
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2015
Found pieces of metal in the chicken with garden sauce. My cat was choking and found the rest in his bowl.
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2015
My 4 cats love 9Lives dry and wet cat food. But the last 3 12lb bags I have purchased at different locations have been a half bag of crumbs. I already feed four cats that I would make sure they eat before I do but it's just a waste for me to keep buying bags when they won't eat crumbs. I didn't really think to write until I had yet another bag of crumbs. Thank you for listening.
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2015
I purchased 12 cans of the chicken cat food. My cat just had kittens and needs to eat a lot. She will not touch this stuff!! My cat will eat anything though. So this is beyond weird. She doesn't even recognize it as food! I've tried mixing bacon in with it and she moves the food around to eat the bacon but won't eat the cat food. I just wasted my freaking money and I'm super irritated.
Reviewed July 24, 2015
My cat has been eating 9Lives Longevity for almost 2 years now and seems to like it, but has always had bad breath. Vet says nothing is wrong and am wondering if it could be the dry food giving her this. Has anyone else had this problem? Thank you.
Reviewed July 21, 2015
I purchased a bag of 9Lives Cat Food and my cats have been throwing up many times daily. I purchased an alternate brand today and the puking has stopped already. 9Lives is not the only brand that has caused this in my cats. Also Kit & Kaboodle. Gonna stick with Meow Mix I suppose.
Reviewed July 18, 2015
I'm not sure what's going on with all these reviews. We consistently buy 9Lives for urinary tracts (it's just good in case any of the 30+ cats we care for need it) along with a few other brands (Purina, and the H-E-B brand) for all our cats. We've never in the past 20 years had any problems with any of our cats regarding the food we feed them. We even use canned cat food from time to time. Maybe it's the fact we buy our food from H-E-B rather than Walmart?
Reviewed July 17, 2015
My 3 month old kitten is very sick. I bought 2 small bags of 9Lives indoor complete for her and my older cat. The first bag they did fine with a few days ago. I opened the 2nd one. Now my kitten is very sick, very loose stool and vomiting. The older cat won't eat the food. It's been sitting there 3 days now Untouched. A friend of mine has her right now while I'm at work giving her did food and trying to help her. So I hope by the end of the day she is still with me.
Reviewed July 15, 2015
2 weeks ago I purchased a 20-lb bag of 9Lives dry cat food and since then the bed, floor, sofa, chairs, pretty much everything in the house has been vomited on! NEVER AGAIN will a 9Lives product enter my house. There has been NO previous vomiting issues with ANY other brand of food! I'm contacting the FDA next!
Reviewed June 23, 2015
My kitty acts much younger than his years and is an indoor cat. I recently purchased 5 cans of 9Lives as I ran out of his regular wet cat food. I started feeding him the 9Lives on Wednesday, June 17 and he has been vomiting daily through today, June 22, when I took him off of 9Lives. He's had several bloody stools and has been drinking enormous amounts of water and acting as if he is in pain and frightened. I've just read these recent reviews of the product and can only believe that it is the 9Lives that is making my cat sick. Has there been a recall?
Reviewed June 23, 2015
I bought wet food from a Rite Aid (16 cans, actually) and to my disgust, I found maggots. I thought it must be expired and an oversight of the store, but the can has an expiration date of 6/2017! So I checked two more cans, and yet again, maggots. I am absolutely disgusted and I will never buy your cat food again!!! I have written to business bureaus and turned to social media to spread the word and warn other cat owners. There is absolutely no excuse for this level of neglect.
Reviewed June 19, 2015
I just adopted a cute cat and bought 9Lives canned cat food. Just want to check the quality of the food and I found this website. I went through all the reviews and was shocked about the bad reviews. However, my cat seems to love 9Lives better than the other cat food I bought her so I feed her half and half. It didn't go well for long. On the 5th day I fed her, as usual, after she was done, she came to my bedroom and jumped on my bed, then she threw up the whole food she ate. I dumped the rest of 9Lives and started to fed her other food. Now she is all well and has not thrown up since then. When the majority said the food is bad, you should believe that. Lesson learned the hard way...
Reviewed June 16, 2015
Ok, this is getting old. I changed my 18-year old cat to 9Lives and now I have 12 cans of wet cat food with 1 teaspoon of food inside the can. Come on who is letting this happen? I'm on a fixed income, I'm 54 years old, baby is 18 (88 in her years). I want nothing but the best for her and I don't need my $$$ to be wasted like this. I buy by the month so now I am running out because none of the cans are full of the food. It's the Meaty Pate Super Supper and the Hearty Cuts with Real Chicken & Fish in Gravy - all of them have 1 teaspoon of food in the can. I was told you was a good co., and made good healthy food for cats. Well no one said you would charge full price for 1 teaspoon in each can you buy. I'm so disappointed with 9Lives at this time, and I will let all my cat friends on Facebook know about this. Thank you for screwing me over.
Reviewed June 13, 2015
I have been rescuing cats for many years. And for many years I've relied on 9Lives because of the price and quality of the product. About a year ago all of the cats started getting diarrhea. I did all the tests for parasites which is usually the reason for bowel problems and they were all fine. I started giving them only bottled water thinking that it may be the water. Nothing helped. So here are 15 perfectly healthy cats having diarrhea constantly. Last month I hit some hard times financially and had to purchase the cheaper store brand food. I couldn't believe it. IMMEDIATELY the year long bout with the diarrhea had stopped. But I didn't add it up quite yet. Of course when I could I went and purchased more 9Lives (dry, I don't give wet) and the diarrhea came back immediately.
So now I am extremely upset. More than upset. My entire house smells awful, I had to tear up all my carpeting, spent thousands on tests and vet bills trying to figure this out and all along it was the ** quality of the food. I love every cat that comes to us. It broke my heart to see them so sick. At least now I know what the problem is.
Reviewed June 12, 2015
I can never get the pull tabs on the can to completely open the cans. I have cut myself on more than one occasion. This is extremely frustrating because I bought the 40 can box and had to throw half of them away because even my can opener couldn't open them all the way.
Reviewed June 11, 2015
First, let me say that I am a cat lover and have had them and adored them for many, many years!! I would do anything for my babies. But, this cat food has not been a problem for my cats at all. A very important point I want to mention is, as I was reading through these reviews all that I read consistently said that they had 'just bought', 'recently bought', 'bought a few weeks ago' the subject cat food and then complained of their cats having urinary tract issues. The problem is that you started it on them TOO LATE! They were already developing this problem from the previous cat foods you gave them and by the time you bought the urinary tract formula it was just too late to help them!
I know this b/c many years ago, my baby Studley got a urinary tract infection which is excruciatingly painful for the cat and costs in the thousands of dollars to correct. I had the surgery for my boy - b/c there was no other choice in my mind - and the vet said to start buying the urinary tract formula for my cats - and ONLY that!! Ever since then - and this was about 25-30 YEARS ago - I have been through a few sets of cats since then [I usually have three at a time! ;-)] and NONE of my cats have ever had this problem again since feeding them the urinary tract formula cat food [both wet and dry foods!] exclusively.
So whether it is 9Lives or another brand of urinary tract formula, the point I am stressing is that you can't buy this cat food and it will magically and immediately cure the cat. It must be given to them their entire lives and then they do prevent this horrible and expensive condition from occurring in cats! So just b/c you bought some within the past couple of months and they develop this condition only means you started feeding them this formula too late - not that the urinary tract formula food caused it!!! This is VERY IMPORTANT!! It is not a CURE it is a PREVENTATIVE measure!!
And I have no idea why the urinary tract formula food isn't promoted, advertised, even mentioned much more than it is - b/c using it has kept my indoor only kitties happy and healthy for 30 years now! But sadly, the usual time most people find out about it is AFTER their cat develops this devastating condition and then your choices are limited and very expensive. I tell all my friends with cats and try to spread the word on message boards like this one, in an effort to prevent others from losing their beloved furkids. And I hope whoever reads this will also pass this info along to anyone they know who has cats!! Often this formula can be very expensive to buy but, if you search around a little, you can usually find a pet store that will sell this formula for a reasonable price. I have always managed to find some at a decent price for the last 30 years! ;-)
And if you truly love your furkids, it will be worth it to you to spend the extra time to find the formula for a good price - and the 9Lives Plus Care does fit into that category, so I would recommend that you buy it. And it does not matter if others are more expensive, they are NO BETTER than the 9Lives. They all work equally well as a preventative measure to prevent urinary tract infection in your furkids! I hope this helps everyone and pray that you all have wonderful cats that live long, happy lives and provide you as with as much pleasure as mine do for me!! ;-)
Reviewed June 10, 2015
We bought a box of 12 mixed 9Lives cat food. We opened 3 cans of chicken flavored cat food and there is maggots in it. We stopped opening the cans of cat food when we discovered this and gave them dry cat food of a different brand. I cringe to think that my kids my have feed the cats maggot infested cat food without realizing it. I have video taped the maggots in the canned food and have shared the video on Facebook and youtube. I will no longer be using 9Lives cat food. A person couldn't pay me enough money to use it.
Reviewed June 10, 2015
Thanks to your product. I just watched my best friend of 9 years die who was completely healthy before eating your soft food. Very angry. Please don't feed this product to your cats. It's not pretty how they go :(...
Reviewed June 8, 2015
My cat has been on and loves 9Lives can cat food. The past two weeks she will not touch it. Tried different kinds. No go. She was throwing up and lost appetite, weight. Thought she was dying. I fed her table food and she ate it. She has never eaten table food in her life. She is hungry. I think something is wrong with the canned food. Cats know.
Reviewed May 31, 2015
9 Lives tender slices with real beef in gravy can cat food. My cat is 16 years old. He's very picky and likes cans better than dry. About two months ago I began buying him strictly cans. He began acting strange at the same time. Waited a while because at his age was not sure what to do. After a while of noticing he was not improving I brought him to vet. He said it was probably something with his brain after doing a test for leukemia which he did not have. After thinking about how sometimes he would be better and his old self and at other times be totally out of it I thought why is this happening at times and that is when I thought about the cat food.
It was always right after he would eat and after a while if he did not get another can he would be better. Also I recall that a few weeks back going to our local Wal-Mart and there was not a single can of 9 lives on the shelf. I should have thought that there may be something wrong then. I suggest all 9 Lives can cat foods to be pulled from the shelves and investigate. Until we are 100% positive that it's safe we will no longer buy or give him any canned cat food.
Reviewed May 21, 2015
I had our three cats on Meow Mix. Switched them to 9Lives a few weeks ago, and I opened the wet can food of 9Lives and found live worms in the cans. Thanks for the other reviews, will take my cats off of it and let my neighbor know about the problem with 9Lives who feeds the feral cats.
Reviewed May 20, 2015
I have used 9Lives Cat Food for over 10 years and never had a problem.....until two weeks ago. I purchased the 28lb bag of food from Walmart (which I normally do). I noticed that Miss Bailey had changed her sleeping location within a few days of purchasing the new bag of food. I didn't pay too much attention to it at the time. Then a few days later she joined me in the kitchen and it was then I realized something was wrong. She was skin and bones and had anal oozing. I kept her comfortable and in a quiet dark spot. I kept offering her fresh food and she wouldn't even try it.
Yesterday my son brought me a sandwich for lunch. I ate a few bites and went to check on Miss Bailey, she smelled the roast beef and perked up. I gave her my sandwich a little bit at a time throughout the day and night. I switched her to can food and she seems to be doing better. Miss Bailey was the only cat so far to get so sick. I have 4 others that refuse to eat the food as well. I just feel so stupid! I just kept dumping out the food and refilling the bowl wondering why no one would eat it. I am so not happy with not knowing about the recall. I work in a grocery store and still never heard anything. I don't have the receipt but, I will keep the bag and the pics I took.
Reviewed May 9, 2015
I was just reading the reviews and it's a good thing I did so I can convince my mom to not get rid of my 11 year old cat. He was always good about using the box and was very playful, but since we have been buying the wet food as treats. They always liked wet food but 9Lives was cheaper than other brands. Now he won't eat it. My younger one will eat it a little, but for a time after he was weaned from his mother that's all he would eat was wet food. Anyway my older cat has started peeing in the closet and behind the couch. Haven't checked to see if he has crystals in his urine but that behavior has never been from him.
Important part -- I was just about to put half a can of OCEAN WHITEFISH DINNER down for my 2 cats and we add a little bottled water to help it last a bit longer, and when stirring it up I found a pretty big chunk of rubber. It was big enough to choke them if they were to eat it. It looks like some sort of industrial rubber seal. I looked on a 9Lives Facebook page with only 500 likes but it was the only one I found and someone else was spamming all of the posts with their experience of finding 3 fish bones in their can of food. The picture is the piece. It was one chunk, but when stretching it for a video, it broke since it's brittle.
Reviewed May 6, 2015
I have four cats that used to be strays. They used to eat anything but they won't eat 9LIVES cans of cat food. They love the other brands of cat food but will not eat 9LIVES. 9LIVES doesn't have the courtesy to put a phone number on their products so that we can complain. Our cats used to eat road-kill but not 9LIVES.
Reviewed April 26, 2015
I am sitting here in total shock after reading just 10 or so reviews. To say I am angry wouldn't even come close to what I am feeling. Angry, horrified, shocked, INCENSED! Several weeks ago I bought 9Lives Plus care which says "Helps Maintain Urinary Tract Health". I am not sure how long it took but my elder cat who is about 18 1/2 started crying every time he tried to urinate and not much would come out. I am on disability and couldn't afford to take him to the vet right away.
I am not sure how to recount my story so I am just going to put here that his sister who is a Maine Coon started sleeping a lot didn't seem to be acting herself. She disappeared and I have been under the assumption that someone stole her although I have had her 5 years and just couldn't imagine. Now after reading these other posts she is probably lying dead somewhere from eating this food! I have been devastated - my Trevor and my Jasmine are my CHILDREN!
It seemed that they both really liked the food at first but it seemed like less was being eaten and Jasmine and Trevor have always had great appetites. Jasmine ate quite a bit as a matter of fact but she was not overweight but this means she got way more of the food into her than Trevor did. I bought something else in the meantime and took Trevor to the vet. He is being treated for the very thing the bag says it is supposed to help UTI health. The vet is treating him for UTI infection.
He has been on antibiotics for several days and he has not cried as much, as a matter of fact he didn't cry for about a day and a half / 2 days and I really do NOT know what I was thinking. I am grieving for his sister and was thinking maybe she was the one who didn't like the food let me get it for him again. I obviously still had not realized what was going on. I feel terrible! Friday morning I bought and fed it to Trevor again and he ate it like crazy at first, but this morning (Sunday) he let out a very loud cry from the litter box for the first time in a couple of days. My mind instantly went to the food. Apparently with this particular affliction it takes a couple of days. He wasn't out of the woods to begin with but he had stopped crying now I have hung his life in balance again. NO 9LIVES has hung his life in balance.
I jumped online and this is the first place I found and I am just beside myself! I can't call the vet until tomorrow. I CAN'T afford the vet again, I am on disability and this has already cost me $150 AND Jasmine. I KNOW she didn't run away, she was indoor outdoor and her and Trevor had their own door. I no longer think someone cruelly took her either. I live on top of a mountain with a lot of wooded areas including a small wooded area right in my backyard. I am terrified but I will be looking for her around the wooded area. It is flooded right this second due to bad storm last night. After reading about the gentleman finding his cat dead outside I am terrified of finding her but it will be better than not knowing.
There is obviously no guarantee I will find her in my backyard. I am just at a loss for more words about her. It made me sick to read any more reviews so much sickness and death in just a handful of reviews. I can't believe this is still happening… What is going on 9Lives??? I forgot as well Trevor kept going outside and eating grass and throwing up for the most part it was phlegm but sometimes it was brownish. I know he has done it in the past but thru my grief of losing Jasmine, I was starting to realize he was doing it much more than in the past. I mentioned it to the vet and he said "we will do blood work if the antibiotics don't work."
Now I am going to call the vet first thing in the morning to see what course of action I need to take knowing my boy is poisoned! ALSO I had given my momma the cat food after Trevor and or Jasmine didn't seem to like it anymore and HER cat had to be taken to a vet for Urinary Tract Infection. I thought how strange they would get one around the same time! NOW I know why. His obviously started first but as I stated above, I was unable to get Trevor to the vet right away due to being on disability. A friend on Facebook msgd me and said how strange another friend of mine is taking her cat to the vet for a UTI. I am going to try and contact my friend asap and see what kind of food her friend is feeding her cat! WE have VET BILLS to PROVE my story about Trevor and my momma's cat. I can't prove anything about Jasmine but none of us are stupid here! 2 + 2.
I saw someone's review talking about maybe a batch being bad so I wanted to let it be known I bought each bag at stores that are 20 miles apart in different packaging. One was regular bag and this one is a resealable bag. I will talk to my momma later when she gets home see if she still has the bag. It may be eaten by now, if not I will obviously tell her to get rid of it and try and get a lot number. But that being said this is a very large problem since people are writing from ALL OVER. It's reminding me of the Blue Bell Ice Cream deaths. THEY pulled ALL products after human's dying. I wonder how many animal deaths will have to happen before 9Lives gets their act together. My animals have always been my CHILDREN. Jasmine being gone has affected me just as much as had she been human. I know there are people out there that understand that! They are my only companions!
I am checking the box for an attorney to contact me, I hope all of you are as well! You people at 9Lives should be ashamed of yourselves but obviously you are not or you would be doing something about this. I hope many many people find this site. I for one am going to start alerting as many people as I can on Facebook in person… etc.
Reviewed April 20, 2015
My daughters beloved Calico is laying here dying in my arms after days of bloody diarrhea and vomiting uncontrollably. She so severely dehydrated and lethargic. She was strictly an inside cat... NEVER BEEN OUTSIDE. Healthy and playful until 2 weeks ago when we bought our first bag of 9 Lives Dry Cat food. NOTHING ELSE about the cats’ daily routine. My daughter is devastated... absolutely inconsolable. To make matters worse now our big maine coon is vomiting. We are saving the cat food and the original bag to be analyzed by the vet and if they say it is the food we are suing!
Reviewed April 19, 2015
We experienced the bag of cat food we purchased as being infested with tiny moth-like bugs.
Reviewed April 3, 2015
Last week I bought the 28lb bag of 9 Lives Daily Essentials Cat Food for the feral cats I tend to. This was the first time I tried this food. My 2 indoor kitties eat "4 Health" dry cat food, but they always get a few daily "treats" of the feral dry. Shadow Ninja always gets more several times a day, because he's a little food machine who's "always starving" (at least he wants you to believe this so he gets more treats).
He has ALWAYS/constantly tried to get into the container of the feral dry... After 2 days of eating some a few times a day he's stopped doing it. He comes running full speed when he hears the cans being opened or treat pouch being opened... Not today though. I noticed yesterday, he has been off to himself and not as sociable... Today is the same. I am hoping he's just "under the weather and will be fine soon". BUT the 1 feral, the female is very, very sick. I noticed her lying on the back porch approx 2 hours ago and it appears she's dying. I believe she's a young cat around 3 maybe 4. She normally hisses and runs if you come within 10 feet of her... She didn't move when I crouched down beside her.
I looked out about 20 mins later and she was stuck in the large water bowl (trying to get a drink) and her nose was at the water line. I grabbed her by the scruff of her neck and took her out... You could tell she wanted to react, hiss, run, but she couldn't. I took her a short bowl of water and put it in front of her, then some tuna... Nothing. She sat with a weak wobble. 5 mins later she was back in the water bowl. I touched the back of her neck and she started freaking out (of course!) and was able to flop herself out of the bowl and take 2 steps before she lost all strength and lay back down. She's still there and sadly the way she looks I expect her to pass before morning :( I wouldn't want to stress her out by trying to crate her... She's a True Feral and would do more damage than good!
ALL the cats have been very healthy up until I bought this damn 9 Lives! The only thing in common between all the kitties is the 9 Lives! 1 feral seems ok and the other one I haven't seen today. I decided to do an internet search and am beyond horrified after finding these reviews! How many pets must get sick and/or die before Purina or whoever checks into this!?! I emptied the feral bowls of 9 Lives and washed them... I have to go get something else for them... I have approx 27 pounds of obvious toxic poison disguised as cat food I must dispose of properly! PLEASE don't feed this to your furry family or feral! An attorney can contact me if they'd like!
Reviewed April 1, 2015
I have feed my two cats 9Lives one can a day for 10 years. Once in a while they would verp. Normal. Go to vets once a year for shots. One time when moving they got fleas, got rid of those. Inside only cats very loving. Both of my cats are not themselves. My Maine coon had a haircut one month ago. Two weeks later started noticing a boil like wound on him. Took to the vet. She assumes it's a allergy. Gave him steroids. Said could be the food. I really think something has changed not just new labels. They do seem chunky at times and smooth - others less or more juices. But my beautiful Maine coon is losing weight - keeps vomiting. His skin is getting blisters all over him. He is miserable, and my little 10 year old fluffy 8 lb cat is now 5 lbs. and doesn't want to play and constantly vomiting.
I'm out of money. I'm on disability. I have kidney problems... they kept me me feeling good. And now I think both of my great personalities, my Willey and Juliette are not ok. Their hair feels rough and damaged when they have always been soft and fluffy. In ten years only moved once. Nothing new in the apartment or water etc... I just don't know anything other than I'm dreaming about this now... I just want them better. Disability comes on the third. Then I have to try and find them something else I can trust. They are my children.
Reviewed March 30, 2015
I have a 19 yr old cat next month. I just switched over to this food approximately 4 weeks ago! My very healthy cat all the sudden has taken a turn for the worse! I noticed a weight loss in my cat after about 2 1/2 to 3 weeks after I started the food but I thought it was because it was new. He was eating it but started out not eating a lot then gradually increased & then all the sudden started eating less & less & now he wont eat @ all. Now my cat lays in his bed with his favorite toy & baby blanket wrapped as we have to try & force feed him baby food & water!
He's lost a ton of weight (He was very healthy but started having crystals in his urine so I switched to this food) & I honestly believe it is the food as he was eating all. It's the only thing I've changed in 19 yrs with him! I can't afford a veterinarian visit now & I have spoken to them. They say I'm doing pretty much all I can unless I can bring him in. I'm contacting 9 lives to see if this can be resolved in any way before my cat passes! Very sad pet owner!!! I have current pictures of my cat now but they are on my basic phone & I don't know how to move them to here. I have no way to transfer to my computer!
Reviewed March 28, 2015
I fed my perfectly healthy adult cat 9 Lives canned food because I needed to save money. Within a month she developed urinary tract problems and began peeing outside the box. I damaged her by feeding 9 lives. If you love your cat do not feed this product.
Reviewed March 28, 2015
My cat recently passed away from a tumor near her stomach. I was feeding her some food my niece recommended that was sold at the pet store where she worked with no problems. Then about fives years ago, I started feeding my cat 9Lives wet food and Purina Cat Chow in the morning. Since then my cat started getting lumps on her skin, two were very large. The Vet took a sample of the fluid from them and could not find any cancer. Since she had very long hair, she would spit up hairballs. I used to brush her, but couldn't with the lumps. I did try a baby hair brush, that helped a little. In the last few months she was vomiting, and in the last month, she also had diarrhea. When she just ate little nibbles, I took her to the vet and learned she had the tumor. She couldn't eat much and was almost starving. So we did put her to sleep. Not sure if this was caused by the food, but after reading the postings, I am wondering.
Reviewed March 15, 2015
I just wanted you to know that your hard cat food makes my cat throw up every time she eats it so I had to throw it away. I will never again buy it for her.
Reviewed March 13, 2015
Our family has always had cats, since we were kids and now that I'm married I have two cats of my own and we have always fed our cats 9 Lives because it was obvious they preferred the taste of it. They always seem to enjoy it much more than any other brand and we have always had strong healthy cats that live very long lives. I noticed all the complaints were with wet food, we only feed ours dry food. Perhaps this problem is only with canned food because the dry food has worked perfectly for us.
Reviewed March 7, 2015
I used to buy it all the time for my cat. Now he has crystals forming in his urine and now on a special diet food. Sorry 9 lives.
Reviewed March 3, 2015
I have two boy kitties about two years old. They are not related and very healthy. I switched to 9Lives as one was starting to have a peeing problem (urinary tract) and he is susceptible to the infections. The plus care is supposed to help maintain a healthy urinary tract. This particular kitty is a piggy. He turned his nose from it when I put the dry food down for him. He's been eating it about three days, along with my other kitty. He got sick yesterday, vomiting. About four times in total, but small amounts. Last night the other kitty started vomiting as well. We figured we would mix in more digestible wet food to maybe help, again 9Lives. Now they are projectile vomiting and very sluggish. Going to bring them to after hours vet. If it is this food and they have not recalled it, after I contact them, I am getting a lawyer.
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2015
Thank God I found this website. I just bought four-four packs of 9 lives wet food for my 10 week old kitten. I have been feeding her only Fancy Feast. She seems to like it really well. And sleeps well and plays well so it must be giving her enough nutrition. I bought the 9 lives because 15 years ago I had a cat that only ate that and he was very healthy. Guess things have changed! I was reading up on 9 lives and found this site. Thank goodness because when I got home from work tonight that is what she was going to have for the first time! I called Wal-Mart and they are taking it back! Thank you for letting me know and possibly saving my kittens life!
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2015
I have 32 cats I feed daily and they have been eating nine lives for about 2 years now. Recently they have been having issues with vomiting and bloody stool. I have recently lost 2 old feral cats due to illness which is unexplainable. I am definitely going to switch to another brand just because I love my babies. Glad I found this forum and seen other cat owners' experiences with nine lives cat food.
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2015
I usually am very picky about what I feed my three cats. I made the mistake of sending husband out for cat food. He came back with 9Lives indoor dry cat food, and immediately after the first feeding the problems started. My cats barely emptied their bowls, and started throwing up. There was puke everywhere. And the smell that came from the litter box was unbearable. I would have to scoop the litter every time they used while they are 9 lives. The smell was soooo bad. After about three days of cleaning up puke, I refused to feed my cats that poison. I went and bought Blue wilderness, and the puking has stopped and the litter box is finally back to normal. I threw out the rest of the nine lives, and I will never buy it again.
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2015
I don't normally buy my cat 9Lives. She usually eats another brand, sometimes Priority. Anyway, i fed my baby (cat, not human!) some of the 9lives, and she ate it okay. Except for when she was done, i noticed a TON of bones in the bottom of the can. Now, i understand that cats in the wild will eat the bones of their prey, but beef bones are waaayyyy different than rodent/avian bones. She has blood in her waste, and is running a high fever. I will take her in the morning to see if she's been hurt inside. If she has, i will consider suing the company.
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015
This is my experience, for what it is worth. Until a year ago, I had five cats. I am down to two. My first loss was a 23 year old gray sweetie. She had cancer of the mouth. The second was a 9 year old yellow male; he had cancer of the mouth. I just lost the 3rd this week, a yellow female, "Momma Kitty". She had cancer of the bowel. I have stewed over this for months trying to determine what is happening. I give my cats raw meat, cooked meat. They eat very little dry now because of it. The only thing I have consistently given them is 9 Lives flaked fish in a can. It was the only canned cat food they would eat. I gave it in the morning as it was convenient. My 23 year old had never eaten much canned cat food as I could not afford it when she was young. Is it the cause? I don't know. All I know is it is the only thing that links the three, and none of them have had it consistently until the last five years.
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2015
My cats mostly like dried food. I decided to try 9Lives and I was surprised my kitty really loved it. But after about a week my poor kitty started vomiting like crazy, and constantly. She would wake me up and vomit on my bed, all over the floor, etc. It was a living nightmare. This was going on for days and it made my life miserable. I tend to believe they put something in that cat food to make her like it so much, but bottom line she did start vomiting like crazy only after 9Lives was started. When I read some cat foods can trigger food intolerances, I got rid of it and changed to Purina One for sensitive stomachs and the problem went away. I can only say BUYERS BEWARE!
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015
I took pity on four feral cats that began feeding. They had been eating mostly Purina. Since I am on a tight budget, I used a coupon on bought 9Lives. Since I put out 9Lives, there is only one cat now, who won't touch it. I thought perhaps they didn't care for it, but now after not seeing them for weeks, (except the one who won't touch it) I decided to do an internet search. I hope they didn't eat the 9Lives I put out, and got sick and died. I suspect that is what happened. I am so sad and sick over this!
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2015
I had a house cat that was 10 years old and in great shape. I thought I would give her a treat and get her a can of wet cat food since she has always had dried and table scraps. I bought a 4-pack and fed her and her sister one can. I saw that the sister got more of the can so the next day I kept her sister out and fed just her the can food. Less than half an hour after I fed her the food, she started crying and coming up to me and crying and trying to throw up.
About an hour later she was throwing up brown bile and still crying. It was late and I kept her in bed with me while she was still crying and throwing up till morning. By morning she couldn't cry anymore and was totally lifeless. I took her to the vet right when they open and they told me she was in complete renal failure. I had to put her down. It had to be the food that was the only thing different in her life. Thank God I didn't let her sister eat any of that can or I would have lost both of them.
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2015
I had switched to this cat food. My cat Lua threw it up and she passed away. She had no health issues and was up to date on all shots. This catfood is poisonous! If you love your animal do not feed them this!
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2015
My cat (Fluffy) is 14 years old and since she was a year old all she has ate is 9Lives. In the past 2 years the only flavor she will eat is super supper but the texture does not seem to be the same and she turns her nose to it. Some cans I open are juicy and smooth looking. Those are her favorite. Other cans look dry and a thicker - almost chunky looking. Those she won't touch. I seem to waste a lot. Is there something different in the making? I must waste 5-10 cans a month. Over 2 years this is adding up and I finally can't take it anymore. Just thought I'd let you know. I don't know if I should keep trying my luck with 9Lives or switch to another cat food. I am on disability and can't afford to keep throwing away cat food. Thanks for listening.
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015
My 14 and 12 year old cat have have been raised on 9 lives but recently they started throwing up and having severe diarrhea. One cat's stomach is so swollen that you can't even touch it without her yelping out in pain.
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2015
I am sad and angry this situation and feel so bad for my cats: I bought a bag of 9lives Plus Care on 1/5/15. Since eating it, 6 of my 7 cats have been sick. It has gone in waves from cat to cat and includes: lots of throwing up - including blood in the vomit - and no eating and no drinking for a few days. 6 of the cats went through this in the course of a 1 1/2 week period. At the beginning of the 1 1/2 weeks I took the oldest kitty to the vet. I got special intestinal food that I fed to each kitty once they stopped vomiting. Then today (1-15-15) I took the youngest one to the vet because she didn't seem to be getting any better. Blood tests ruled out any illness they could have all had. The vet said the only other possibility was the food - the 9 lives Plus Care.
At this point I am waiting for this youngest cat to get over the hump. She is now eating a special recovery food from the vet. She also had subcutaneous fluids today because she was dehydrated, a shot for nausea, and a shot to help settle her stomach. Crossing my fingers they are all feeling 100% soon - too much for them to go through. (And it's stressing me out.) Thanks for listening.
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2015
Last week I was a little short on cat food and decided to go with something less expensive. So, I bought 9Lives. About 24-48 hrs later, my cat Mazie has diarrhea and vomiting! Now I have to take her off of food for 24 hrs and give her pedialite.
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015
I have 2 cats (2 yrs. old and 6 mons. old) was feeding them Friskies and had no problems. I started giving them 9Lives and that's when they started to puke. I found a pretty good sized puddle of fresh blood on the carpet. I switched back to Friskies and all is normal. That stuff is poison!!! Please do not buy 9Lives, it will take all nine of their lives in a painful and gross way.
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2014
My cats have been vomiting and experiencing diarrhea since eating 9 Lives. I can't explain why a product that I've been giving them for nearly a year would suddenly make them ALL sick. After reading some reviews, I wonder if I purchased a bag with bacteria growth. They all have the same symptoms; vomiting, diarrhea, and now lack of interest in eating ANYTHING. It's unreal to me that so many other people have encountered these same issues, and the company can just continue to produce this food without the animal's health in mind. Wouldn't you check to make sure the good WASN'T contaminated with bacteria BEFORE you passed it through inspection and then onto the consumer? Are you cleaning your packaging machines? Where are the machines located? Does US law even apply? I'm doing thorough research on these things. Moving forward, we may be switching to a raw diet.
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2014
Projectile vomiting after serving this putrid smelling hash. I vary flavors and didn't know till the 2nd time that it was the one variety. Vomited so vigorously, we were both terrified. PULL IT FROM THE SHELF BEFORE MORE HARM IS DONE.
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014
I'm 90 % sure the bag of 9 lives I bought made my two cats sick and killed another. I moved a few months ago and there were 4 outside cats there but only two of them stay at the house constantly and the other two eat and run. The two that stay I noticed were not acting right so I called the after hours vet and he told me to bring them in. He stated that he believed that have been exposed to some sort of toxin. He treated the cats and I also told him to go ahead and give them any shots they would need. I bought some litter boxes and brought the stray cats in my home and it has been two days and they seem to be feeling better. One and possibly the two cats that eat and run were not so lucky. I found one of the cats yesterday dead on the side of my home and have not seen the other one as of yet. I have been here 4 months now and there is nothing else other than the food I bought that these cats could have gotten into to make them sick. I truly believe it was the 9 lives cat food I bought them. Is there any way to have the food tested to see if it has an toxin in it?
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2014
Purchased a 4 pack with real chicken lamb & no fish. No mention of fish in Exterior labeling. The product is packaged so that the consumer isn't aware fish and the stench is being purchased. Only when the cans are individual can fish be seen.
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2014
I bought some 9Lives wet food for my 3 cats. I went it to feed them and my 2 kittens wouldn't eat it but my oldest cat did, so I let her and I didn't get the food up quick enough when she was done and my puppy got a hold of it which she does on occasion with other brands when I'm not looking but has never gotten sick and now both my cat and puppy are sick throwing up some type of white stuff. It's horrible, I can't believe this is not recalled. I am taking to puppy to the vet and hopefully it is just a upset stomach so I don't have to drag my sick 17 year old cat out in the cold. I really hope she doesn't get any worse.
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2014
Can't believe the people with same complaints about 9Lives. My cat ate 9Lives dry and canned and began vomiting/diarrhea, shallow breathing, and weak. So sick I spent last night comforting her. I truly thought she was dying. First thing this morning went to vet. Believes it is intestinal bacteria. Still not doing well but on medication and I am hopeful.
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2014
I have always feed my cats 9 lives because I have one that is picky and won't eat anything but 9 lives dry cat food. I purchased a 13 lb. bag of the plus care on Friday October 24, 2014. I have four cats, none will eat it. I have one that ate it and now she throws up when she tries to eat it. I put food in their dishes Friday evening and have not had to give them any more food.
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2014
I have at least two cats who are suffering some of the same symptoms described in other posting. Two have nearly liquid diarrhea. One have vomited several times and will not eat. If the maker of 9 lives reads this you should know that I am incandescent with rage AND I am a lawyer!! If my pets do not recover, I will be contacting you.
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2014
There most definitely is something wrong with the Nine Lives Dry Cat Food because the colony of feral cats that I provide for refuse to eat it... when it comes to feral cats refusing to eat what is provided for them, that is a very good indicator that something is wrong with the product. This is an incredibly disgusting situation and extremely unfair to the consumer that this is not being investigated.
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014
I have used 9 Lives quite a bit and just recently when I gave it to my cats I had a couple of them get sick. My one cat has been throwing up and pooping at the same time!! The first day it was watery and smells bad. Now it's orange and smells. Sorry to be graphic but this is ridiculous. My other cat has been sick since I got her about a month or so ago, with the same symptoms, and I had never contributed it to this but I'm guessing it is. I used Friskies exclusively with never a problem and since I introduced the 9 Lives, my kitties have been sick!! I've had my kittens at the vet already and I am going to have to take a couple back in due to this. I'm not sure what you're putting in this food but obviously it's not good for consumption.