Why is there a shortage of dry cat food 2021?
As many of you have probably already noticed, the recent COVID pandemic has led to a pet food shortage that could last until 2022. Shortages in raw ingredients, packaging materials, and problems with shipping across the US means that pet food companies are struggling to keep up with the increased deman
Is there a recall on cat food 2022?
TFP Nutrition is recalling HEB Texas Pets Indoor Complete Dry Cat Food because of potential Salmonella contamination. The product was manufactured on Nov. 13, 2022, at TFP Nutrition’s Nacogdoches, Texas facility
Why is there a 2022 cat food shortage?
With the cat food shortage, it’s not necessarily about the ingredients. Instead, one main factor has to do with the packaging. ?We import a lot of aluminum from China,? Penfield said, noting the country has continued with some Covid-19 lockdowns. ?It’s just causing this disruption within the aluminum can supply chain.?Nov 4, 2022
Why is there a shortage of cat food in stores?
Why are there cat food shortages in 2022? There are two main factors that are affecting the current availability of cat food, especially canned food: aluminum shortages and ingredient shortages
What happened to Friskies cat food?
Ongoing industry-wide supply chain challenges are making it difficult to get key ingredients that meet our quality and safety requirements, which has led to the difficult decision to suspend production on some products, including: Friskies Indoor Delights Cat Food With The Flavors Of Chicken, Salmon & Cheese And A …
Why is Friskies out of stock 2022?
It says, ?Due to unprecedented levels of demand as a consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak, retailers in some locations may be struggling to meet normal levels of supply and delivery.? Also, when searching for Friskies wet cat food on retailers’ websites, you will find that some of the varieties are out of stock.
Why is Walmart out of cat food?
Manufacturers say the shortages are due to pandemic manufacturing shutdowns and a surge in pet adoptions.
Is Friskies cat food going out of business?
In the letter, Purina said: ?Thank you for contacting the Nestlé Purina PetCare Co. We appreciate you letting us know your concern. We’re sorry to share that our 13-ounce Purina Friskies brand cat food cans have been discontinued.
Why is Fancy Feast out of stock everywhere?
Canned cat food ? from well-known brands like Fancy Feast, Friskies and 9 Lives ? is the most elusive. Several factors are responsible, including pandemic-related manufacturing delays, bad weather, and an uptick in pet ownership and pampering.
The 2022 cat-food shortage and what to do about it
The 2022 cat-food shortage and what to do about it The 2022 cat-food shortage and what to do about it These photos are from my local grocery-store pet-food aisle. The shelves are almost bare. There are few cat-food brands left, and few flavors and formulations. It’s possible that things are even worse at your local grocery or pet store. What is going on? In this post I’ll review the factors that are affecting cat-food availability in 2022 and what a loving cat guardian can do to safely feed their cats through this difficult time. Why are there cat food shortages in 2022? There are two main factors that are affecting the current availability of cat food, especially canned food: aluminum shortages and ingredient shortages. Aluminum shortage is the bigger problem affecting your ability to buy wet cat food right now, so let’s address that issue first. Aluminum shortages are affecting the wet cat-food business Most wet cat food is packaged in cans. Most of those cans are made from aluminum, although some cat-food manufacturers use steel or tin-coated steel. Demand for aluminum has been growing for the last several years, for a number of reasons, including: Aluminum cans are…
Why is there a cat food shortage in the US? Experts explain
Why is there a cat food shortage in the US? Experts explain (Image credit: Getty Images) The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many changes to our way of life, but kitty owners are facing a new challenge – a cat food shortage. So why are shoppers being confronted with empty shelves when trying to buy their furry friend the nutrition they need?Iowa State University professor Jonathan Phares who studies supply chains told Wifr.com (opens in new tab) that he believes that various different reasons are working together to make cat food scarce. An increase in the number of cats owned, coupled with a lack of ingredients and even packaging, have caused a perfect storm to disrupt cat food supplies.First, the good news: American households took to adopting a lot more cats in 2020 as the pandemic began. This surge has remained high – while other pet adoptions tailed off – meaning a lot more families are still choosing to make cats a permanent part of their household.However, more felines to feed means greater demands on the already smaller supplies of cat food, hence the emptier shelves.Find great deals on the…
'Not completely COVID-19's fault': Here's why there's a wet cat …
WPRI.com EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Supply chain issues have been wreaking havoc at stores for some time now, and cat owners are the latest to feel their impact. There’s currently a nationwide shortage of cans of wet cat food, according to Dr. Farbod Farhadi, an associate professor of business at Roger Williams University. “This time, it’s not completely COVID-19’s fault,” Farhadi said. He said the United States is one of the biggest importers of aluminum from China, where a manufacturing plant had to shut down late last year. “There was an accident in one of the — like a major accident — in one of the aluminum production manufacturing factories in China,” Farhadi explained. That accident combined with an increase in pet ownership and a shift by some businesses (like breweries) to using aluminum cans has greatly increased demand and caused the shortage. “People are using more and there’s less production, and then there was that accident in China, so all together caused this shortage,” Farhadi said. Stop & Shop spokesperson Caroline Medeiros confirmed to 12 News that the supermarket chain is seeing…
Why is There a Cat Food Shortage? Here's the Reason! – FVEAP
Why is There a Cat Food Shortage? Here’s the Reason! Cat food is a crucial part of a cat’s everyday life. So, when COVID-19 hits the world, it is not only the people who get affected but also our fur babies. This dilemma manifested in empty shelves of cat food in grocery stores. Cat owners get alarmed by this and could not help but wonder, “why is there a cat food shortage?” The culprit of this canned cat food shortage is the lack of aluminum used for the cans and the meat ingredient for the cat food itself. The COVID-19 supply chain issues are to blame for the wet cat food shortage. This dilemma in the supply chain affected the dog food availability last year and now has spread to a shortage of cat food this year. This limited availability of cat food is now experienced in different states of the USA. Although the wet canned food is more limited in availability, there is also a dry cat food shortage experienced by cat owners. 1. A shortage of aluminum can Wet cat food is usually packaged in an aluminum can, although this varies…
What You Need to Know About the Pet Food Shortage
What You Need to Know About the Pet Food Shortage – Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown As many of you have probably already noticed, the recent COVID pandemic has led to a pet food shortage that could last until 2022. Shortages in raw ingredients, packaging materials, and problems with shipping across the US means that pet food companies are struggling to keep up with the increased demand from 2020.What does this mean for veterinary hospitals?As a veterinary hospital, we are struggling with an ever-changing list of both feline and canine pet foods that are on backorder or only available in very limited supply, especially canned food. For example: Purina NF Early Renal and varying over-the-counter Proplan products, Hills K9-z/d dry and Feline metabolic canned, and Royal Canin HP and HP Moderate and GI Low Fat Dry for dogs and SO dry, canned, and treats for cats are currently on backorder.This list changes on a weekly basis. Products we may have been able to get 1 week ago, may no longer be available today. For this reason, we will no longer be able to fill large pet food…
Cat food supply shortage: Why can't you find food for your kitties
Cat food supply shortage: Why can’t you find food for your kittiesThe latest product shortage may be hitting your cat’s dinner bowl.>> Read more trending newsPet owners across the country may be finding cat food shelves bare or with limited choices.WNCN reported it started last year when it was difficult to get stocks of canned dog food. At the time it was hard to find beef and lamb flavors for Fido.But that shortage has expanded to cat food, the news station reported.North Carolina is not alone in the pet food shortages.Canned food was nonexistent at Pet Smart locations around Los Angeles in early March, KTTV reported. A supply chain professor in Iowa said it’s happening even to retailers like Chewy.Jonathan Phares said supply chain issues started by the COVID-19 pandemic are to blame and that the issues have two different reasons, KCCI reported.First, the meat used in cat food is in short supply. Most of the popular food comes…
Cat Food Shortage Leaves Pet Owners in a Bind – AARP
Pandemic Cat Food Shortage Has Kitties Meowing Barbara Hengstenberg has had trouble finding specialty cat food for her pet. Courtesy Bill Hengstenberg Debra Bishop feels like she hits the lottery every time she finds Purina Friskies Shreds canned cat food on store shelves for her two rescue cats, 3-year-old siblings Max and Willow. The chicken- and turkey-flavored meals are hard to find these days because of a widespread pet food shortage. Canned cat food — from well-known brands like Fancy Feast, Friskies and 9 Lives — is the most elusive. Several factors are responsible, including pandemic-related manufacturing delays, bad weather, and an uptick in pet ownership and pampering. The situation is reminiscent of last year’s toilet paper sales surge, and the recent shortage of Grape-Nuts that had some fans paying as much as $110 a box through an online black market. Bishop says she often finds herself muttering under her breath as she searches the shelves for something her cats won’t turn their noses up to. “I’m clearly not the only one wondering what their kittens will eat,” says Bishop, 51, who lives in Penfield, New York. “I’ve shared smiles — under masks — with…
Canned pet food shortage continues amid supply chain woes
Canned pet food shortage continues amid supply chain woes article FILE – Tins of Purina ‘Gourmet’ Gold premium cat food sit on display. Pet owners may have a harder time than usual searching for their dog or cat’s favorite canned food and — you guessed it — the supply chain backlogs are still to blame. In June 2021, the Pet Food Institute (PFI), which represents America’s dog and cat food and treat makers, sent public comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) which outlined supply chain and manufacturing woes impacting the industry. And these same issues continue to plague manufacturers and consumers even now in 2022, according to PFI. “As the entire food system faced incredible disruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. pet food makers were also forced to address new ingredient sourcing and transportation challenges,” said Dana Brooks, president and CEO of PFI. “America’s dog and cat food makers responded with resiliency and are hard at work making nutritionally balanced food for our pets, but PFI is asking the Biden administration to identify policy solutions that will help further strengthen all of American food and agriculture for the future.” Even after COVID-19 cases started to…