Fancy Feast Canned Cat Food Shortage

I mentioned it before, that it was becoming hard to find on the shelves. I still can’t find any sort of official press release, or even news article on it. However after finding the Purina Fancy Feast FB page I found the following posts (screenshots so that folks without FB can see them).

And many many more comments like this.

I was able to order in a selection of mixed cases via Chewy, but the selection even of those was limited. If you have a cat who only eats these products you’re going to want to be prepared to order in bulk cases, or even have to find something else they’ll eat.

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    • I Believe it. Purina is certainly one of the larger brands, but if they’re having trouble sourcing ingredients so are the others. The shortages are going to be spreading.

  1. I live in Ellsworth, Maine and there is definitely a cat food shortage here (perhaps dog food too, but I don’t have dogs, so haven’t checked). The store managers tell me that it’s the CANS that are in short supply. Factories closed down due to the virus, and can’t make the cans fast enough. I can’t find this *excuse* online, so am most puzzled.

    • Purina is saying ingredient shortage. However I’d be shocked if the factories didn’t have to at least slow down during the big shut down, and likely did have to close at least some, and so yes, that is likely a factor too if not the big one. I was kinda surprised that there wasn’t a shortage of foods sooner, but then people have always had to buy their pet food and that didn’t change with the shut down, so what we’re seeing now is the warehouse back up supplies finally having been bought out.

      I work for a national, and international, retailer, and I’ve had the chance to talk with vendor reps from a variety of our vendors, and yes, they have not recovered from the shutdown, so if the pet food companies had to shut down, or even just slow down, at all it is very likely that they are still feeling that as part of the problem. But what alot of people don’t realize is that alot of hte vitamin and nutrient supplements added to foods, pet and human, come from overseas, and with the shipping having gotten screwed all to hell with Covid, never mind the shut downs of the factories overseas that make those nutrient/vitamins, yup, there’s shortages! Plus yes, there was a big fuss several months ago about how aluminium cans were in short supply, so that may well be another factor too. Its all connected, the whole world wide supply chain for EVERYTHING got fucked all to hell in 2020. We’re going to be feeling it for a while.

      I don’t feed my dogs much premade foods, so I’ve not noticed it with the dog foods, but yes, I’d be surprised if it wasn’t affecting them too.

  2. It has been frustrating to find any information concerning Fancy Feast shortages. I have tried other brands and my cat won’t touch them. My cat will only eat four specific flavors. The hardest one is the chopped grill classic. She won’t eat any of them with gravy or anything other than the pate. I did find the chopped grill classic on amazon, but when I tried to order it, the order failed because it was not available. Since my cat will eat hard treats, I don’t believe she has any problems with her teeth. The lack of information about shortages is bad for customer relations.


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