It feels like every few weeks we are dealing with a new pandemic-related shortage, and this latest one affects your furry family members.

It is kind of crazy how long this list is getting. It started with toilet paper, moved on to chicken wings and even kids' juice boxes. It has also been affecting the supply of big-ticket items like cars. And now even your four-legged friends are feeling the pinch of disrupted supply chains.

Pet's Have To Go Without Favorite Food

Have you noticed shopping for pet food around the Capital Region recently that what you normally get for your dog or cat just is not there? Out 2 cats are big fans of Fancy Feast canned food, but there have been times recently when it just has not been available. So we will switch to another food, and then that one is eventually unavailable as well. Our pet food shopping has definitely been a moving target lately when shopping supermarkets of the big box stores in our hometown of Clifton Park. But why?

Lack Of Pet Food Due To Supply Chain Disruption

If you do a Google search, you will see a ton of stories pop up about various food shortages across the nation. According to a report from WTOP news, the supply chain disruption has forced pet food makers to focus more on their biggest seller, dry food, which has put less focus on producing canned pet food. There is a solution though if you are not seeing your pet's favorite food: the WTOP story suggests diversifying what your pets eat so you have options.

Thankfully, our cats have no respect for our kitchen countertops and still have plenty of human food to graze on when we turn our backs. They especially love those hot rotisserie chickens we bring home!

Which Pet Is Banned In NY and In Every Other State?

Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to states, some organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, advocate for federal, standardized legislation that would ban owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.

Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.

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To prepare yourself for a potential incident, always keep your vet's phone number handy, along with an after-hours clinic you can call in an emergency. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also has a hotline you can call at (888) 426-4435 for advice.

Even with all of these resources, however, the best cure for food poisoning is preventing it in the first place. To give you an idea of what human foods can be dangerous, Stacker has put together a slideshow of 30 common foods to avoid. Take a look to see if there are any that surprise you.


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