BUSINESS + ECONOMY

Furry friends now feeling the pinch of supply chain shortage issues

Jun 2, 2022, 9:00 PM
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Supply chain shortages are now having an impact on canned cat food, industry insiders say. (Stock: Unsplash)
(Stock: Unsplash)

SALT LAKE CITY — Humans aren’t the only ones being impacted by the supply chain shortages. Our furry friends are feeling the pinch as well.

Canned cat food is the latest victim to be added to the list. Industry experts say the soaring cost of aluminum cans is adding problems to the scarcity of turkey and chicken found in many canned cat foods. 

Specialty canned cat foods and brands such as Fancy Feast and Friskies are becoming harder to find on many story shelves. 

Several grocery store chains have discontinued some brands, mainly of the canned variety. Trader Joe’s eliminated four canned cat foods and two canned dog food brands citing ongoing supply chain issues.

That is forcing some cat owners to rely on home cooked food options, and that doesn’t always have the proper nutrition for their pets. 

Mark Jones contributed to this article.

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