Lockdown boom in UK pet ownership fuels cat and dog food shortage


Major supermarkets struggle to meet demand for pouches and say situation could last all year

The rising ownership of cats and dogs during the lockdown has led to a run on pet food and warnings of a nationwide shortage of supplies that is likely to last all year.

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Sainsbury’s sent an email alert to customers who buy pet food regularly to apologise about a “national shortage of dog and cat food pouches”.

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