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Mon Jan 4, 2021, 12:06 PM

Is there a run on cat food?

My upcoming Chewy delivery will be missing several items because they were out of stock, so I swung by Target to pick up some Fancy Feast and treats. The Fancy Feast shelves were nearly empty and I wound up buying more than I had planned in varieties my cats arenít that fond of, just because I was afraid of running out.

I think weíre having another of those weird shortages we have nowadays.

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Reply Is there a run on cat food? (Original post)
spinbaby Jan 2021 OP
sweetloukillbot Jan 2021 #1
AirmensMom Jan 2021 #2
I_UndergroundPanther Jan 2021 #13
AirmensMom Jan 2021 #19
Mike 03 Jan 2021 #3
tblue37 Jan 2021 #4
ret5hd Jan 2021 #5
I_UndergroundPanther Jan 2021 #10
ret5hd Jan 2021 #11
Butterflylady Jan 2021 #6
dewsgirl Jan 2021 #7
Chipper Chat Jan 2021 #8
dewsgirl Jan 2021 #17
I_UndergroundPanther Jan 2021 #9
blueinredohio Jan 2021 #12
I_UndergroundPanther Jan 2021 #15
spinbaby Jan 2021 #14
Jirel Jan 2021 #16
Freddie Jan 2021 #18
Ziggysmom Jan 2021 #20
durablend Feb 9 #21
hamsterjill Feb 9 #22

Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 12:07 PM

1. Chewy has been running about 4 days behind for me

Haven't had any full outages, but everything is taking a while.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 12:09 PM

2. Interesting.

We make ours, so I don't know. But everything else we get from Chewy is on its way as of this morning.

Some of the manufacturers have changed their formulas/cans/whatever, according to our daughter. Could be the change is causing delays in stock?

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Response to AirmensMom (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 12:48 PM

13. I would love to learn how to

Make my own cat food for Othello. Cats have specific dietary needs and I would want to meet those needs just with better quality meat.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 09:39 PM

19. Well, I hate to start the cat food wars again.

Suffice it to say that I switched my gravely ill 8- and 7-year-old mother and son Abyssinians when I had nothing to lose (they were that sick) and they lived to be 17 and 18. I can't tell you how many people said I was going to kill them.

We now have 6 kitties, ages 10 months, 6, 14, 15, and 18 years old thriving on the same diet.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 12:18 PM

3. This is a helpful thread. Lots of Chewy customers here.

I have an autoship due tomorrow and usually they are prompt but I'll be prepared for delays.

Thanks DUers for the info.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 12:23 PM

4. I got my autoship last week. Nothing missing.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 12:23 PM

5. A dent/discount store here had an entire shopping cart filled yesterday...

with Fancy Feast for 3 cans/$1.00

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 12:44 PM

10. Wow I would have hit that!

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 12:45 PM

11. A package of Tuna Helper and I'm good to go!!!

(I kid, I kid)

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 12:25 PM

6. There has been a call back of a certain cat food company

Can't remember the name, but it might be that this company makes cat food for several companies.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 12:37 PM

7. We haven't been able to find Alpo canned dog food for 6

or 7 months. At first I assumed it was recalled, but most other brands are back.
Extremely frustrating when this happens, especially when you have picky eaters.

Definitely a new wave of shortages has been happening. I couldn't find toilet bowel cleaner for about 4 or 5 months. Toilet paper/paper towels came back and over the past month our Wal Mart is down to 1 brand of each when I'm there.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 12:40 PM

8. Does anyone remember Rival Dog Food?

Popular in the 50s. Smelled awful. And I won't even bring up Pard.

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Response to Chipper Chat (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 01:07 PM

17. No I wasn't born until the mid 70's, I can't imagine. I think it all

smells awful. Cat and Dog food.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 12:41 PM

9. I went to Walmart

And the open stock of cat food was skimpy too. Most of it was pate,Othello hates pate. The open stock was skimpy pickings.

So I bought him the ocean delight 40 can pack of Friskies. And the 40 packs were mostly picked over too.

The ocean delight pack was the second to the last one.

Seems like a weird shortage here..

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 12:48 PM

12. I always bought Friskies extra gravy.

It was hard to find too so when I would find it I would buy one or two boxes. I had to have her euthanized right before Thanksgiving. So I gave the rest to my sister who has a cat that will eat anything.

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 12:50 PM

15. Othello loves the xtra gravy ones.

There were no extra gravy left at walmart I walk to, I was pissed.

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Response to I_UndergroundPanther (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 12:49 PM

14. The pandemic seems to create weird shortages

A couple of weeks ago it was tomato soup.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 01:06 PM

16. No, but there are shipping issues.

Lots of people are unhappy with Chewy right now.

There's no problem getting cat food, depending on where you buy. But I've noticed that even at our local grocery store, sometimes they will have bare shelves. It seems more like a problem with how shipping is being scheduled (this happens on multiple types of items, like one day, it's pet food, another day it's frozen foods, and another it'll be baking staples). Our local pet food store almost always has some stock of everything, but often it will be just one flat of a particular item. That means that we almost always can get some items there at least as a stopgap, but we're better off ordering on Amazon for best shipping with as many cats as we have, and the special needs of some.

Yes, I know - Amazon. But like or hate them, they keep the goods moving when you need them.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Mon Jan 4, 2021, 01:58 PM

18. My last Chewy auto-ship was a couple days late

They emailed me to let me know.
My boys only like ONE kind of wet food (Fancy Feast Naturals Chicken and Gravy) and Chewy lets you buy just 1 kind in quantity. Never had a problem with them and their prices are much better than Amazon.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Mon Jan 11, 2021, 08:49 AM

20. Chewy went downhill after Petsmart purchased them.

In 2017 PetSmart paid $3.35 billion for Chewy. I donít buy from retailer that sell live animals in their stores. PetSmart stores purchase their live stock from less than caring suppliers.

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Response to spinbaby (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 06:35 PM

21. asdf

I see the thread stopped a month ago, but the stores here are nearly wiped out. Apparently there's production issues, guessing COVID related. Better stock up if you find any.

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Response to durablend (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 07:41 PM

22. Yes.

The local Pet Supplies Plus store has a very limited supply of anything made by Purina. Itís scary.

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