Supply-chain interruptions prompt shortage of pet food nationwide

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The supply chain issues we’ve been tracking are now hitting a billion-dollar business, your dogs and cats.

There’s a pet food shortage across the country.

A shortage of aluminum cans and manufacturers having a tough time getting raw ingredients has led to the problem.

Steven George, general manager at Pet Stuff in Minnetonka, says the shortage may last a while.

“Food brands are promising they are going to get better in the next four and six months; others are saying it might be up to a year before we see some of their products back in stock,” George said. “It really is kind of a wave of one week it’s ten brands, other weeks it may be one brand that has a shortage, so it really depends on a weekly basis.”

Pet food prices have gone up about 10% to 15% over the last few months.