Supermarkets warn pet boom causing food pouch shortages
09/03/2021 | news | business | 680
Sainsbury's, Tesco and Morrisons have seen demand rise after more people bought pets during lockdown.
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09/03/2021 12:21:55 14 6
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Oh no!!!!!

How will we cope?
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09/03/2021 12:22:53 11 19
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Pets have a large carbon footprint. Are we sure that they are absolutely necessary?

Plus cats kill more wildlife than property developers.
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09/03/2021 12:28:30 33 1
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They must be big cats to be able to kill property developers
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09/03/2021 12:31:29 2 2
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I can't imagine cats kill very many property developers.
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09/03/2021 12:41:57 3 3
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Humans have a vastly greater carbon footprint than pets. Are kids absolutely necessary - not at all. A couple with 2 cats is vastly less harmful to the planet than any family, even if the family is vegan, drives an electric car etc. Let us have our pets and enjoy them.
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09/03/2021 13:47:34 1 2
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So do you ipsa. Are we sure you are absolutely necessary?
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09/03/2021 12:23:58 142 10
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Remember that a pet is for life, not just for lockdown.
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09/03/2021 13:25:44 81 104
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In what way is breeding more animals for meat for dog and catfood, and letting more cats out at night to kill millions more birds, slow-worms and other wildlife....in what way is this looking after our planet better, or helping us to get closer to net zero carbon?
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09/03/2021 16:02:53 1 1
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Several of these pets are an insurance policy against further lockdown causing food shortages.

Could feed a family of four for a week on a labrador.
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MVS
09/03/2021 12:24:21 38 7
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This must be the most important story of the day. Nothing else of importance happening anywhere in the World?
Well at least now we know that our pets too must suffer along with us.
Certainly more headline worthy than some certain ex-Royal story! Removed
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09/03/2021 14:43:15 8 3
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Oh, there's lots of important things happening now. The Republican state senate of Georgia just passed a voter suppression bill last night that will massively disenfranchise black and minority voters (who are mostly democrats).

But try seeing an actual news story on the BBC. It's all supermarket shortages, squirrel's riding skateboards and other trite nonsense.
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09/03/2021 12:24:42 17 7
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*Tried to resist puns*

*fails*

Blimey, they've made a real dog's dinner of it all
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09/03/2021 12:25:23 10 2
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Shock, horror...I'm devastated.....no, I'm not, I'm lying, not really hardly earth shattering news is it!
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09/03/2021 12:25:24 73 18
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Let them eat steak
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09/03/2021 12:26:53 37 19
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sorry, couldn't resist it
Our dogs does. He's a right scrounger and just whines away until you drop food. Forget the 3 second rule. 0.3 seconds when he's around. You drop it, it's his.

We just get our dog food from a dog food supplier twice monthly. Nice Raw cow and bull parts (privates included) and tripe, none of this overpriced packaged crap from the supermarket.
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09/03/2021 15:11:15 3 0
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Raw, with some bone. Much better for them than manufacturers rubbish!
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09/03/2021 16:44:47 2 0
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Ours do already.

We have to make do with Tescos value ready meals while "the guys" wolf down rib of beef or leg of lamb.

Be careful what you wish for when you get a dog .. they take over your life.
655
09/03/2021 17:25:25 0 1
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...if they voted for Brexit, of if they didn't!
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09/03/2021 17:27:35 0 0
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Why are people downvoting what is obviously a joke (one that, for the record, made me smile, which is good when we're all still in lockdown!)?
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09/03/2021 12:25:24 73 18
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Let them eat steak
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09/03/2021 12:26:53 37 19
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sorry, couldn't resist it
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09/03/2021 13:51:17 12 2
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RoFL, seems your humour is way too sophisticated for some of the readers.

Keep it going, we need to learn how to smile again.
There are cheaper places than Sainsbury's to buy dog food. Why not open up the Meghan story for comment? Removed
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MVS
09/03/2021 12:31:38 11 4
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That really has made me laugh. This is the BBC hosted forum! Pet food is safe.
We can say whatever we like about that.
They could not possibly let real Britains loose on that pack of slanderous accusations. The World might learn that we are not all the way the BBC would portray us.
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OwO
09/03/2021 12:32:25 8 6
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The BBC couldn't possibly allow people to poke holes in the story of it's darling Meghan
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09/03/2021 12:33:26 7 4
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Because a lot of the people on here can’t be trusted to have civil discourse on racism as quite often it results in racist language being used.

I know it’s only a minority of people that get on like children but because of them we all get treated like one
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09/03/2021 12:36:44 6 2
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It's cheap & nasty reality television on steroids!
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09/03/2021 12:44:29 3 3
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Because the racists can’t be trusted
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09/03/2021 12:22:53 11 19
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Pets have a large carbon footprint. Are we sure that they are absolutely necessary?

Plus cats kill more wildlife than property developers.
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09/03/2021 12:28:30 33 1
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They must be big cats to be able to kill property developers
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09/03/2021 12:31:45 5 1
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Thanks for that. I needed cheering up.
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09/03/2021 15:05:30 2 0
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One way of stopping said property developers concreting over our countryside though. Bring on the property developer eating cats!
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09/03/2021 15:53:47 0 0
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Big cats are dangerous, but a little pussy never hurt anyone.
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09/03/2021 12:29:16 3 5
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Poor cats. Cats deserve the best - once we had one that would only eat fillet streak. Anything else he would turn his back to the plate of food, shake his rear left leg, then shake his rear right leg and walk away. I wouldn't eat pet food either!
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09/03/2021 12:41:25 5 1
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Looked after my mums cat once, woke me up at 5am with a paw in the face to feed it

Hours of badgering later when I eventually gave it the “new” food it looked at me liked I’d vomited on it, hissed at me and sauntered off through the cat flap without touching the food
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bbc
Oh no!
Said no one.

'The journalist Owen Jones said his cat was less than impressed'

As we are with the quality of his 'journalism'
Removed
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09/03/2021 12:31:50 16 20
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ouch ! meeooowwww!
It's a different Owen Jones to the one you dislike due to his views and sexual orientation. Removed
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09/03/2021 12:52:25 10 2
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Even amongst his own readership, his extreme views often don’t go down well.
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09/03/2021 12:56:16 1 9
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How much of it have you actually read?
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09/03/2021 13:28:00 2 9
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Is it because it isn't right wing enough for you.
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09/03/2021 13:29:23 7 1
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A dog is for life, not just for Covid.
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09/03/2021 12:25:24 73 18
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Let them eat steak
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09/03/2021 12:31:25 18 2
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Our dogs does. He's a right scrounger and just whines away until you drop food. Forget the 3 second rule. 0.3 seconds when he's around. You drop it, it's his.

We just get our dog food from a dog food supplier twice monthly. Nice Raw cow and bull parts (privates included) and tripe, none of this overpriced packaged crap from the supermarket.
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09/03/2021 12:45:31 6 25
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"Babygirl" gets a teeny tiny portion of cheesy-eggy toast for brekkie.

Apart from her "dry nummy-nummies" our household is a meat-free zone.
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09/03/2021 12:22:53 11 19
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Pets have a large carbon footprint. Are we sure that they are absolutely necessary?

Plus cats kill more wildlife than property developers.
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09/03/2021 12:31:29 2 2
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I can't imagine cats kill very many property developers.
There are cheaper places than Sainsbury's to buy dog food. Why not open up the Meghan story for comment? Removed
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MVS
09/03/2021 12:31:38 11 4
bbc
That really has made me laugh. This is the BBC hosted forum! Pet food is safe.
We can say whatever we like about that.
They could not possibly let real Britains loose on that pack of slanderous accusations. The World might learn that we are not all the way the BBC would portray us.
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09/03/2021 12:28:30 33 1
bbc
They must be big cats to be able to kill property developers
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09/03/2021 12:31:45 5 1
bbc
Thanks for that. I needed cheering up.
Oh no!
Said no one.

'The journalist Owen Jones said his cat was less than impressed'

As we are with the quality of his 'journalism'
Removed
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09/03/2021 12:31:50 16 20
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ouch ! meeooowwww!
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09/03/2021 12:32:10 111 10
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If meat production is to be dramatically reduced as per the Vegan wish list, convincing my dog that a blend of Brussel Sprouts & Cabbage is good for him is going to prove far more difficult than shortage of packaging.
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09/03/2021 12:58:12 106 4
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Convincing your nose that a blend of Brussel Sprouts & Cabbage is good for your dog is going to prove far more difficult than convincing your dog to eat it.
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09/03/2021 14:52:56 6 0
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So is keeping all your windows permanentlyopen to clear the stink of dog f***s lol
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09/03/2021 14:53:36 8 0
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The resulting gases won't just damage the ozone layer
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09/03/2021 16:07:38 1 5
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Or maybe you don't need a living toy altogether
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09/03/2021 16:58:43 1 0
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Having got your dog to eat it, you’ll need a turbine to extract the resultant fumes.
And plenty of air freshener.
There are cheaper places than Sainsbury's to buy dog food. Why not open up the Meghan story for comment? Removed
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OwO
09/03/2021 12:32:25 8 6
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The BBC couldn't possibly allow people to poke holes in the story of it's darling Meghan
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09/03/2021 12:40:32 5 4
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I'm awaiting birth of second grandchild. When I wondered out loud whether, like some ancestors, the baby would have ginger hair, was that racist? If it wasn't, why? I do buy expensive dog food for my arthritic dog, though, ordered online. Sainsburys and Tesco don't sell it. Amazed that anyone buys food in pouches, my dog would clear that in one lick.
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09/03/2021 12:32:58 155 11
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I've just checked the market data out and the pound and stock market seem to be weathering this devastating news quite well
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09/03/2021 13:02:30 72 20
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To whoever's down voted this please lighten up we haven't had a subject like this for a bit of lighthearted fun for ages. Although I have to admit the pound is marginally down against the euro so they must be weathering the storm better than us. I suppose it's our fault for concentrating on vaccines
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09/03/2021 14:08:25 3 5
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Remember what goes up will come down.
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09/03/2021 12:33:02 54 8
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"The journalist Owen Jones "

Not the annoying one from The Guardian, different person altogether.
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09/03/2021 14:35:02 23 7
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Oh that one, I spy with my little eye something beginning with C.
There are cheaper places than Sainsbury's to buy dog food. Why not open up the Meghan story for comment? Removed
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09/03/2021 12:33:26 7 4
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Because a lot of the people on here can’t be trusted to have civil discourse on racism as quite often it results in racist language being used.

I know it’s only a minority of people that get on like children but because of them we all get treated like one
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MVS
09/03/2021 12:38:15 6 5
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The BBC 'knows' who those people are and have the technology to prevent them posting on here. This after all is a 'publisher' platform, not a technology platform, and we all have to have a bona fide BBC account to comment.

The BBC however does not like the majority voice heard when it does not conform to its London=centric perceptions of what Britain really thinks about our country.
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Ben
09/03/2021 12:36:37 119 9
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buying pet food in pouches is ridiculous. It costs more and is encouraging wasteful packaging. Better off buying a big sack of dog food.

A shortage of the all-round not good option is.... good.
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09/03/2021 12:38:10 31 77
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Not all pets want dry food, it probably is wasteful yes but if you care for your pets, that's what you do.
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09/03/2021 12:38:11 33 2
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Our cat doesn't like dog food
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MVS
09/03/2021 12:39:17 9 7
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Better still buying some raw ingredients and making it at home
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09/03/2021 12:50:53 13 1
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Wet food makes the sack soggy and it falls to bits.
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09/03/2021 14:10:54 9 1
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Larger resealable containers are a better way.
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09/03/2021 14:36:24 6 2
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big bags of dog food are no good for cats, they can only digest meat and there are lots of vegetables in dog food.
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09/03/2021 14:38:23 10 2
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One of my 3 cats has digestion issues and throws up most food. In the wild he'd have died young, probably. But I can buy him some specialist wet food designed for cats with gastrointestinal problems.

They don't make a dry food variant.

Also, 2 of my cats are adopted strays, eho had such bad teeth they had to be removed. They struggle with dry food, and really need something softer.
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09/03/2021 17:04:21 1 0
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Unless your pet has special diet requirements that means you can only use pouches, its much better for the environment to buy dry or canned food. The pouches are usually made of single use plastic and foil composite which doesn't get recycled, where a metal can is widely recycled.
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09/03/2021 17:45:17 0 0
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The little tin foil cans work quite well. But best of all is to get hold of racehorse meat, I know a number of country folk do that and it is the cheapest way if yu have large or lots of dogs.
There are cheaper places than Sainsbury's to buy dog food. Why not open up the Meghan story for comment? Removed
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09/03/2021 12:36:44 6 2
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It's cheap & nasty reality television on steroids!
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09/03/2021 12:37:54 171 11
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Sainsburys 152 years old, dogs first domesticated 13,000 years ago, how did dogs survive for 12848 years before Sainsbury's?
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09/03/2021 13:19:24 185 4
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They shopped in Tescos !
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09/03/2021 13:21:28 8 4
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Remember there were far far far fewer of them and us even 50 years ago. Much easier to feed.
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09/03/2021 13:22:25 7 1
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Its a dog eat dog world.
Or perhaps they can eat all the surplus seagulls and pigeons now our town centre bins are always empty.
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09/03/2021 14:24:55 22 0
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because they didn't need their food packed in vast amounts of unnecessary plastics and ate the food we humans would now rather waste.
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Rob
09/03/2021 15:44:26 6 0
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It's just food pouches-tins and dry foods are available. Probably the finger should be pointed at inexperienced owners who buy premium products rather than a tried and tested brand
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09/03/2021 19:00:37 0 0
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I used to treat my canine to fresh meat twice a week with wholegrain rice (not white rice)
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Ben
09/03/2021 12:36:37 119 9
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buying pet food in pouches is ridiculous. It costs more and is encouraging wasteful packaging. Better off buying a big sack of dog food.

A shortage of the all-round not good option is.... good.
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09/03/2021 12:38:10 31 77
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Not all pets want dry food, it probably is wasteful yes but if you care for your pets, that's what you do.
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09/03/2021 13:47:47 24 13
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Pets don't 'want' anything.

They will eat whatever is put in front of them. It is their owners who are way to soft that fall for the advertisements and misinformation.

In the wild animals don't eat cooked and otherwise processed foods.
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09/03/2021 14:32:22 5 6
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if you hadn't given it anything else it would soon eat it.
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09/03/2021 14:36:08 6 9
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If they’re starving then they’ll eat it.
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09/03/2021 14:50:41 5 4
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What did we have before pouches? It's a marketing gimmick. You open your own meal for one & pop it in the microwave & you get to treat your pet the same (less the microwave of course). You now feel that the pet is getting the same 'luxuries' as you but the pet doesn't give a flying (unless it is a parrot of course).
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09/03/2021 16:46:42 0 1
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Stop treating them like spoiled brats then!
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09/03/2021 16:57:47 1 1
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Respectfully, if you care for your pets you buy fresh food, not chemically addictive products processed by Pedigree.
There are plenty of meat products available from the butcher.
Dry food is produced by many smaller producers who don’t use additives.
If you can be bothered to research it, there’s loads of choice without resorting to processed c**p.
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09/03/2021 18:05:41 0 1
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Oh come on. People own pets not the other way around. If I had your attitude my cat would still be drinking milk. Train your animal to eat other things instead of letting it dictate what you buy.
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Ben
09/03/2021 12:36:37 119 9
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buying pet food in pouches is ridiculous. It costs more and is encouraging wasteful packaging. Better off buying a big sack of dog food.

A shortage of the all-round not good option is.... good.
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09/03/2021 12:38:11 33 2
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Our cat doesn't like dog food
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09/03/2021 12:33:26 7 4
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Because a lot of the people on here can’t be trusted to have civil discourse on racism as quite often it results in racist language being used.

I know it’s only a minority of people that get on like children but because of them we all get treated like one
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MVS
09/03/2021 12:38:15 6 5
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The BBC 'knows' who those people are and have the technology to prevent them posting on here. This after all is a 'publisher' platform, not a technology platform, and we all have to have a bona fide BBC account to comment.

The BBC however does not like the majority voice heard when it does not conform to its London=centric perceptions of what Britain really thinks about our country.
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09/03/2021 12:45:52 2 2
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No, they don’t. They have a list of “no” words that they won’t allow on but given how many ubiquitous terms can be used in a racist manner. The bbc relies on users to report comments that get past their filter and as such offensive stuff can stay up for a while.

Plus there is nothing preventing people making new accounts or commenting via a VPN to get around a block.
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09/03/2021 12:38:58 9 3
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Scare stories like this, just add fuel to the fire.
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Ben
09/03/2021 12:36:37 119 9
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buying pet food in pouches is ridiculous. It costs more and is encouraging wasteful packaging. Better off buying a big sack of dog food.

A shortage of the all-round not good option is.... good.
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MVS
09/03/2021 12:39:17 9 7
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Better still buying some raw ingredients and making it at home
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09/03/2021 14:32:22 10 1
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I can see a new TV programme themed about that very topic ... how about 'Celebrity Petfood Masterchef' - sounds like prime time viewing to me.
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09/03/2021 12:40:08 13 4
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The person who wrote this ain't a pet owner.

Anyone remember "In test 8/10 owners said their cats preferred it"?
A cat will eat carrion if available, so I doubt they'll starve. They'll just go from house to house and eat what's given.

As for our dog, we spend 15 quid a fortnight on Raw Cow parts from a dog food supplier. That's packets of tripe, bones, penises, testicles, ears. He loves them.
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09/03/2021 12:44:16 14 2
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Sounds like a reasonable winter stew.
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09/03/2021 14:36:45 0 0
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Sounds like your suppliers herd have gender issues.
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09/03/2021 14:58:37 1 0
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Do cows have penises then?
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09/03/2021 16:50:05 1 0
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Sounds like a load of bull to me...
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09/03/2021 17:00:01 0 0
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£360 quid a year to feed your dog. You could do something useful with that (like give it to an animal charity)!
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OwO
09/03/2021 12:32:25 8 6
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The BBC couldn't possibly allow people to poke holes in the story of it's darling Meghan
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09/03/2021 12:40:32 5 4
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I'm awaiting birth of second grandchild. When I wondered out loud whether, like some ancestors, the baby would have ginger hair, was that racist? If it wasn't, why? I do buy expensive dog food for my arthritic dog, though, ordered online. Sainsburys and Tesco don't sell it. Amazed that anyone buys food in pouches, my dog would clear that in one lick.
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09/03/2021 12:41:00 63 3
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Sainsbury's warns of national shortage of pet food pouches
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I've gone into meltdown..................................& I haven't got any pets.
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09/03/2021 15:20:45 12 3
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It gives some people something to do.....the next bandwagon for them t panic and jump on
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09/03/2021 12:41:25 4 7
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Not caused by Brexit, then?
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09/03/2021 12:29:16 3 5
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Poor cats. Cats deserve the best - once we had one that would only eat fillet streak. Anything else he would turn his back to the plate of food, shake his rear left leg, then shake his rear right leg and walk away. I wouldn't eat pet food either!
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09/03/2021 12:41:25 5 1
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Looked after my mums cat once, woke me up at 5am with a paw in the face to feed it

Hours of badgering later when I eventually gave it the “new” food it looked at me liked I’d vomited on it, hissed at me and sauntered off through the cat flap without touching the food
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09/03/2021 13:13:34 0 2
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Why do you have a cat flap if you were looking after someone else's cat?
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09/03/2021 12:22:53 11 19
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Pets have a large carbon footprint. Are we sure that they are absolutely necessary?

Plus cats kill more wildlife than property developers.
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09/03/2021 12:41:57 3 3
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Humans have a vastly greater carbon footprint than pets. Are kids absolutely necessary - not at all. A couple with 2 cats is vastly less harmful to the planet than any family, even if the family is vegan, drives an electric car etc. Let us have our pets and enjoy them.
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09/03/2021 13:04:25 2 1
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So, should we be encouraging cats to kill property developers?
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09/03/2021 12:42:30 4 9
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Tories make a dog's dinner out of everything they touch
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09/03/2021 13:12:02 0 14
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"You wouldn't let it lie"
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09/03/2021 12:43:22 28 3
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Why is it that some muppet always has to start some inane trend using "gate"? Hashtag pouch gate? Come on, grow up.
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09/03/2021 13:14:03 32 17
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Pouchy Mc Pouchface not withstanding
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09/03/2021 14:41:16 1 0
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It's lazy journalism, something most of our tabloids and the beeb excel at.
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09/03/2021 14:46:50 5 0
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If you don't have a gate the dog will escape
The person who wrote this ain't a pet owner.

Anyone remember "In test 8/10 owners said their cats preferred it"?
A cat will eat carrion if available, so I doubt they'll starve. They'll just go from house to house and eat what's given.

As for our dog, we spend 15 quid a fortnight on Raw Cow parts from a dog food supplier. That's packets of tripe, bones, penises, testicles, ears. He loves them.
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09/03/2021 12:44:16 14 2
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Sounds like a reasonable winter stew.
There are cheaper places than Sainsbury's to buy dog food. Why not open up the Meghan story for comment? Removed
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09/03/2021 12:44:29 3 3
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Because the racists can’t be trusted
Compared with the spiteful, childish ramblings of the Ginger Winger and his z-list actress wife on the phoniest interview show of all, I guess this is big news Removed
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MVS
09/03/2021 12:48:06 4 3
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Hear! Hear1. Wont last on here for very long!
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09/03/2021 12:49:08 3 3
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It was all casual & off the cuff - according to Oprah's script.
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09/03/2021 12:53:04 0 1
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Who cares... all your outrage is doin* is feeding the media beast. Ignore this rubbish
She's been upgraded to a Z list?
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09/03/2021 12:45:07 18 8
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Best HYS for years. No left-wing views to be expressed?
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09/03/2021 12:47:33 24 2
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Don't be species intolerant - it's paws not wings
Our dogs does. He's a right scrounger and just whines away until you drop food. Forget the 3 second rule. 0.3 seconds when he's around. You drop it, it's his.

We just get our dog food from a dog food supplier twice monthly. Nice Raw cow and bull parts (privates included) and tripe, none of this overpriced packaged crap from the supermarket.
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09/03/2021 12:45:31 6 25
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"Babygirl" gets a teeny tiny portion of cheesy-eggy toast for brekkie.

Apart from her "dry nummy-nummies" our household is a meat-free zone.
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MVS
09/03/2021 12:38:15 6 5
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The BBC 'knows' who those people are and have the technology to prevent them posting on here. This after all is a 'publisher' platform, not a technology platform, and we all have to have a bona fide BBC account to comment.

The BBC however does not like the majority voice heard when it does not conform to its London=centric perceptions of what Britain really thinks about our country.
44
09/03/2021 12:45:52 2 2
bbc
No, they don’t. They have a list of “no” words that they won’t allow on but given how many ubiquitous terms can be used in a racist manner. The bbc relies on users to report comments that get past their filter and as such offensive stuff can stay up for a while.

Plus there is nothing preventing people making new accounts or commenting via a VPN to get around a block.
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09/03/2021 12:46:01 38 2
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At last important news !!
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09/03/2021 12:46:04 16 4
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Lots of new British pet food suppliers founded in the last year.

Keep calm and buy British pet food.
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09/03/2021 12:45:07 18 8
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Best HYS for years. No left-wing views to be expressed?
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09/03/2021 12:47:33 24 2
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Don't be species intolerant - it's paws not wings
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09/03/2021 12:48:04 126 6
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A shortage of pet food pouches, use a can then, or is that too hard to think off?
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09/03/2021 13:35:02 102 7
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One has to wait for one's housekeeper to attend to operate one's can-opener. One is not au fait with such devices ;-)
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09/03/2021 13:57:27 17 15
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Cats can tell the difference - clearly you aren't the owner of a cat
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09/03/2021 14:25:05 9 1
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My pair have learned to throw stuff at the back of my head if they get served anything different.
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09/03/2021 14:32:01 10 2
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You are clearly not owned by a discerning cat.
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09/03/2021 15:18:24 1 1
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it's just for the lazy people that only feed their pets on pouches and their kids microwave meals, the processed food generation that have no brains or common sense
Compared with the spiteful, childish ramblings of the Ginger Winger and his z-list actress wife on the phoniest interview show of all, I guess this is big news Removed
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MVS
09/03/2021 12:48:06 4 3
bbc
Hear! Hear1. Wont last on here for very long!
My friend had a black labrador which mated with a golden retriever. When I wondered aloud what colour the pups may be, he stopped speaking to me. Removed
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09/03/2021 12:49:07 33 3
bbc
As last comment was moderated, I'll say again that my arthritic dog eats expensive food ordered online, which isn't sold by Sainsburys or Tesco. I know cat food comes in pouches but unless dog versions are enormous my dog would polish one off with one lick.
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09/03/2021 13:20:02 15 9
bbc
Of course you can get dog food in pouches. Dogs come in very different sizes you know.....
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09/03/2021 12:49:08 3 3
bbc
It was all casual & off the cuff - according to Oprah's script.
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09/03/2021 12:43:57 58 10
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Love the sponsored article, so Sainsbury’s sends BBC a press handout as Sainsbury’s is overloaded with stock. BBC has become a promotion company
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09/03/2021 12:49:38 92 4
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There certainly will be a shortage now as those with pets go out and panic buy. It is as if these companies do it deliberately to increase sales
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09/03/2021 13:01:41 38 22
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Conspiracy theory number 1,254,873
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09/03/2021 16:47:20 0 0
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Yeah, odd that?
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Ben
09/03/2021 12:36:37 119 9
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buying pet food in pouches is ridiculous. It costs more and is encouraging wasteful packaging. Better off buying a big sack of dog food.

A shortage of the all-round not good option is.... good.
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09/03/2021 12:50:53 13 1
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Wet food makes the sack soggy and it falls to bits.
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09/03/2021 14:51:38 0 0
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Soggy sack?
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09/03/2021 12:52:03 10 4
bbc
I know we are all fed up with the pandemic and could do with a little lighter news.......................................but really?!
Oh no!
Said no one.

'The journalist Owen Jones said his cat was less than impressed'

As we are with the quality of his 'journalism'
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It's a different Owen Jones to the one you dislike due to his views and sexual orientation. Removed
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09/03/2021 12:52:12 11 2
bbc
Despite the lockdown coupled with this shortage, there doesn't seem to be a shortage of an end result. Perhaps there's a shortage of plastic bags?
Oh no!
Said no one.

'The journalist Owen Jones said his cat was less than impressed'

As we are with the quality of his 'journalism'
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09/03/2021 12:52:25 10 2
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Even amongst his own readership, his extreme views often don’t go down well.
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09/03/2021 12:54:31 8 1
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Whoops I thought it was the annoying idiot from the guardian
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09/03/2021 12:53:04 0 1
bbc
Who cares... all your outrage is doin* is feeding the media beast. Ignore this rubbish
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09/03/2021 12:52:25 10 2
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Even amongst his own readership, his extreme views often don’t go down well.
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09/03/2021 12:54:31 8 1
bbc
Whoops I thought it was the annoying idiot from the guardian
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09/03/2021 12:55:47 1 2
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She's been upgraded to a Z list?
Oh no!
Said no one.

'The journalist Owen Jones said his cat was less than impressed'

As we are with the quality of his 'journalism'
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09/03/2021 12:56:16 1 9
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How much of it have you actually read?
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09/03/2021 12:53:18 12 6
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Just plain bad management (again!) - shelf gaps at Sainsbury's have been an on-going feature for years.

Management is far to busy with 'politically correct', 'doing the right thing' initiatives, rather than basic tasks like getting stock onto shelves.
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09/03/2021 17:07:41 0 0
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They've been very busy buying other companies and ruining them - like Argos. It's a shame they were blocked from buying ASDA as that could have been their cummupance. 'Sainsbury's: Tesco quality at Waitrose prices'. I should have been in advertising (actually I was for a little while)!
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09/03/2021 12:55:22 239 5
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I urge all readers to remember that cats live to 19 and dogs to 12

It’s a real shame that many cats and dogs bought in lockdown will be “discarded” once lockdown is lifted.

Please do not abuse these animals.
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09/03/2021 13:13:45 32 171
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Dog pouches Sainsbury’s lack of.

I find the sanctimonious post and RSPA trying to act like the animal police a joke, seems unelected organisation are now controlling people lives in the name of pets, sick of the adverts about some dog called!!! Trying to humanise by calling the dog or cat a name, and saying would you do that, well of course not , but ain’t going to give money to these charities
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JP
09/03/2021 14:28:20 7 17
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how do you know they will be discarded? that is a rather large presumption?
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09/03/2021 14:42:26 13 27
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The abuse is Humans turning wild animals into pets for self gratification
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09/03/2021 14:50:27 27 1
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We need massive fines for selfish people who abandon their pets post covid. I can see the Blue Cross being overwhelmed with cockapoos, labradoodles and other assorted mongrels, bought by uncaring people to alleviate the boredom of lockdown.
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09/03/2021 15:02:12 1 8
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Your name says everything I need to know about you. If global warming is great don't preach to me about my animals.
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09/03/2021 15:36:07 0 2
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No need to discard your dog. Advertise it on ebay. I hear they are selling for silly money at the moment.
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09/03/2021 15:28:17 3 0
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The world became even more senseless when the price of dogs tripled overnight. We now have the sad situation of people trying to rehome their untrained pets for the same price as they paid for them. A cookerpoo (a mongrel) is selling for up to £3000. Unfortunately they are now worthless and will struggle to find any home. A pouch shortage is just symptomatic of this madness.
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09/03/2021 16:16:53 0 0
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i doubt it giving the prices they charge these days ?
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09/03/2021 16:44:49 1 0
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Agreed - better if they were never born/bred for the feeble minded to buy on a whim. Meanwhile many of them are a damned nuisance to neighbours, etc. I'm tired of the barking from local pooches and having to avoid (if I'm lucky) their faeces when I go for some exercise. What's with the poo bags hanging in trees, often close to a dedicated bin anyway? There should be FAR more controls on dogs.
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09/03/2021 12:32:10 111 10
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If meat production is to be dramatically reduced as per the Vegan wish list, convincing my dog that a blend of Brussel Sprouts & Cabbage is good for him is going to prove far more difficult than shortage of packaging.
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09/03/2021 12:58:12 106 4
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Convincing your nose that a blend of Brussel Sprouts & Cabbage is good for your dog is going to prove far more difficult than convincing your dog to eat it.
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09/03/2021 14:41:17 7 0
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ha ha, yeah.
Prunes for desert maybe?
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09/03/2021 12:59:14 76 2
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There were queues at Jollyes when I passed this morning.
Now I know why.
Can some media mogul print that there is going to be a shortage of common-sense this year so that we can see where the queues form?
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09/03/2021 15:07:42 22 3
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Unbelievable. Imagine having to go to an ACTUAL PET SHOP because Sainsburys doesn't have enough stock. Scandalous
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09/03/2021 13:00:01 11 3
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There's been a shortage of kitten food and puppy food for quite a while
Partly because of panic buying, partly because we import it
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09/03/2021 16:58:36 0 0
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Hope it get's stopped at customs then!
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MVS
09/03/2021 12:24:21 38 7
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This must be the most important story of the day. Nothing else of importance happening anywhere in the World?
Well at least now we know that our pets too must suffer along with us.
Certainly more headline worthy than some certain ex-Royal story! Removed
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09/03/2021 13:14:13 2 1
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Blue on Blue ?
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09/03/2021 14:39:05 15 4
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anything is more newsworthy than that. Boo hooo I am rich but people don't like me and I have never looked in the mirror to see what it is about me they don't like so I can change. I am the victim here ( how much did you say I was getting for this again) Give me my privacy as soon as I have finished appearing on telly and slagging everyone off.
Oh No, Megan Gate is putting the parasite family firmly into focus. Removed
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09/03/2021 12:49:38 92 4
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There certainly will be a shortage now as those with pets go out and panic buy. It is as if these companies do it deliberately to increase sales
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09/03/2021 13:01:41 38 22
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Conspiracy theory number 1,254,873
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09/03/2021 14:45:06 2 1
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If it's a conspiracy, why has EVERY advert on TV got a dog in it?
Kids can no longer get on adverts singing,talking dogs on adverts like pensions didn't know dogs got state pensions.
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09/03/2021 16:51:50 0 1
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Sheep no. 6,056,493,721; you can have your number branded on your rump, or an RFID chip in your head; the 'choice' is yours.
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09/03/2021 12:32:58 155 11
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I've just checked the market data out and the pound and stock market seem to be weathering this devastating news quite well
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09/03/2021 13:02:30 72 20
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To whoever's down voted this please lighten up we haven't had a subject like this for a bit of lighthearted fun for ages. Although I have to admit the pound is marginally down against the euro so they must be weathering the storm better than us. I suppose it's our fault for concentrating on vaccines
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09/03/2021 14:27:18 4 9
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1 t0 1.16804 not bad. Before the result of the referendum was known it was about 1 to 1.35,
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09/03/2021 16:36:45 3 0
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When you say weathering the storm, it would suggest its raining cats and dogs out there....
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09/03/2021 13:02:46 22 3
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Give it a year and so many of those people who bought pets for company in lockdown will be bored of them and getting rid. Dog shelters will be overflowing.
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09/03/2021 13:09:59 27 2
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Dogs Trust or the RSPCA, cannot remember which, is anticipating 30,000-80,000 new inmates
Disgraceful
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09/03/2021 14:53:44 2 0
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During lockdown our local Cat and Dog Shelter refused to release any animals to new enquirers.
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09/03/2021 16:49:02 1 0
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We are waiting for at least one.

OK .. partly I admit because we don't want to pay £1200 for a pup when ours cost about £300 each 4 years ago.
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09/03/2021 19:06:57 0 0
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At the extremely overinflated prices pets were costing I doubt that very much!
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09/03/2021 12:41:57 3 3
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Humans have a vastly greater carbon footprint than pets. Are kids absolutely necessary - not at all. A couple with 2 cats is vastly less harmful to the planet than any family, even if the family is vegan, drives an electric car etc. Let us have our pets and enjoy them.
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09/03/2021 13:04:25 2 1
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So, should we be encouraging cats to kill property developers?
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09/03/2021 12:57:21 36 8
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Lack of dog food pouches says Sainsbury’s, you should not feed your dogs with these pre-made pouches, far better the dried biscuits and fresh veg fish etc too many dogs are fat, mind you have you seen many of the owners, probably the dog don’t get a look in
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09/03/2021 12:58:30 56 16
bbc
Probably, like Unilever, the board is too busy with "inclusivity" to worry about little things like securing food for pets !!!
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09/03/2021 13:18:30 11 63
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What a hateful comment that says so much about you
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09/03/2021 14:41:44 10 2
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Saying black cats are bad luck is racist
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ET
09/03/2021 17:03:48 1 1
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Securing food? Most pet food factories take pretty much anything.
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09/03/2021 13:08:19 3 3
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In which the "we hate the BBC" frother-faction merges seamlessly with the "we hate Sainburys" frother-faction....

Just going to chuck another handgrenade in: a lot of specialist puppy and kitten food is imported from .... you.....know.....where........

{gawd elp us- perhaps we could make bio-fuel and pet food out of them}
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09/03/2021 13:09:56 7 11
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I know someone who is a logistics manager at a large supermarket. It is Brexit related. The supermarkets predicted this would happen. But they don't say it is Brexit due to the reaction of the Rabid Brexit supporters who go mental if you say anything bad about Brexit.
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09/03/2021 13:12:43 10 9
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Have you been drinking at lunchtime?

Suggest you go and have a lie down in a darkened room.
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09/03/2021 13:19:55 3 1
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How can it be Brexit related if you get your lead time and ERP runs correct?

Nothing to do with Brexit.
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09/03/2021 13:15:10 2 1
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Ahh a Brexit negative post, on dog food and the lack of at Sainsbury’s, so justifying EU due to lack of Sainsbury’s organisation.
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09/03/2021 14:08:13 0 1
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BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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09/03/2021 13:02:46 22 3
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Give it a year and so many of those people who bought pets for company in lockdown will be bored of them and getting rid. Dog shelters will be overflowing.
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09/03/2021 13:09:59 27 2
bbc
Dogs Trust or the RSPCA, cannot remember which, is anticipating 30,000-80,000 new inmates
Disgraceful
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09/03/2021 14:49:31 0 0
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COVID for dogs required then. No one cared about Chickens or Cattle being slaughtered due to disease so lets see if the same applies to mans best friend (yet its women who have more dogs)
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09/03/2021 13:10:59 13 3
bbc
Pet Food Pouches are the Story of the Day !!!

Amazing dumbing down.
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09/03/2021 13:34:38 36 5
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It is better than more Ginge & Whinge revelations.
679
09/03/2021 19:10:02 0 0
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Costco has plenty, and far cheaper than the supermarkets.
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09/03/2021 12:42:30 4 9
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Tories make a dog's dinner out of everything they touch
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09/03/2021 13:12:02 0 14
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"You wouldn't let it lie"
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09/03/2021 13:09:56 7 11
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I know someone who is a logistics manager at a large supermarket. It is Brexit related. The supermarkets predicted this would happen. But they don't say it is Brexit due to the reaction of the Rabid Brexit supporters who go mental if you say anything bad about Brexit.
85
09/03/2021 13:12:43 10 9
bbc
Have you been drinking at lunchtime?

Suggest you go and have a lie down in a darkened room.
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09/03/2021 13:14:45 2 4
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See? ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I rest my case...……..
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09/03/2021 13:17:57 1 1
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I think youve proven the point somewhat.
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09/03/2021 12:41:25 5 1
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Looked after my mums cat once, woke me up at 5am with a paw in the face to feed it

Hours of badgering later when I eventually gave it the “new” food it looked at me liked I’d vomited on it, hissed at me and sauntered off through the cat flap without touching the food
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09/03/2021 13:13:34 0 2
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Why do you have a cat flap if you were looking after someone else's cat?
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09/03/2021 13:51:26 2 1
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Because I was looking after my mums cat at my parents house
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09/03/2021 12:43:22 28 3
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Why is it that some muppet always has to start some inane trend using "gate"? Hashtag pouch gate? Come on, grow up.
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09/03/2021 13:14:03 32 17
bbc
Pouchy Mc Pouchface not withstanding
Certainly more headline worthy than some certain ex-Royal story! Removed
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09/03/2021 13:14:13 2 1
bbc
Blue on Blue ?
85
09/03/2021 13:12:43 10 9
bbc
Have you been drinking at lunchtime?

Suggest you go and have a lie down in a darkened room.
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09/03/2021 13:14:45 2 4
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See? ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I rest my case...……..
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09/03/2021 13:17:29 14 3
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This is no bad thing. Having bought pouches in the past you fhen find they are non recyclable and could be mad ein Thailand which is unacceptable . No mention of welfare standards of the animals used in them. The food miles, lack of recycling and animal welfare issues should mean pouches of any kind should be banned crom being imported .
85
09/03/2021 13:12:43 10 9
bbc
Have you been drinking at lunchtime?

Suggest you go and have a lie down in a darkened room.
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09/03/2021 13:17:57 1 1
bbc
I think youve proven the point somewhat.
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09/03/2021 12:58:30 56 16
bbc
Probably, like Unilever, the board is too busy with "inclusivity" to worry about little things like securing food for pets !!!
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09/03/2021 13:18:30 11 63
bbc
What a hateful comment that says so much about you
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09/03/2021 14:54:08 18 4
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Dunno where the hate comes from except in your woke mind
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09/03/2021 16:46:49 2 1
bbc
:-D

Never mind.

We all laughed. At the joke AND you having a strop.

Buy One Get One Free .. Friend
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09/03/2021 19:00:38 2 0
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Sorry you are so sensitive...
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09/03/2021 13:19:16 6 4
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Oh dear, there's a shortage of single-use plastic packaging for a product that ought to be packaged in something recyclable instead. (I say "single-use" because I doubt many people will bother to collect up their used pouches and take them to one of the 136 special collection points set up by the manufacturer.)
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09/03/2021 12:37:54 171 11
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Sainsburys 152 years old, dogs first domesticated 13,000 years ago, how did dogs survive for 12848 years before Sainsbury's?
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09/03/2021 13:19:24 185 4
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They shopped in Tescos !
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09/03/2021 14:32:41 19 0
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Don't you mean Woolwoofs
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09/03/2021 14:41:35 14 1
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I thought Tesco's used them as ingredients?
Horses for courses I guess.
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09/03/2021 13:09:56 7 11
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I know someone who is a logistics manager at a large supermarket. It is Brexit related. The supermarkets predicted this would happen. But they don't say it is Brexit due to the reaction of the Rabid Brexit supporters who go mental if you say anything bad about Brexit.
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09/03/2021 13:19:55 3 1
bbc
How can it be Brexit related if you get your lead time and ERP runs correct?

Nothing to do with Brexit.
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09/03/2021 12:49:07 33 3
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As last comment was moderated, I'll say again that my arthritic dog eats expensive food ordered online, which isn't sold by Sainsburys or Tesco. I know cat food comes in pouches but unless dog versions are enormous my dog would polish one off with one lick.
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09/03/2021 13:20:02 15 9
bbc
Of course you can get dog food in pouches. Dogs come in very different sizes you know.....
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09/03/2021 14:47:24 0 0
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All descended from wolves.
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09/03/2021 15:03:31 5 0
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Like the ones that look like a rat on steroids?

*ducks*
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09/03/2021 13:20:15 3 7
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get rid of cats and dogs--story over!
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09/03/2021 13:20:17 4 14
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BBC =

"Shoppers panic bought pet food during the first national lockdown in 2020 but there have been no reports of similar trends since then"

HYS

"..........hold my beer"
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09/03/2021 13:20:25 2 1
bbc
When Jonathan Swift was asked about the 1740 famine in Ireland, he suggested they eat their children.
Different times I suppose. If you can't afford to feed a dog, don't get a dog.
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09/03/2021 13:41:42 0 1
bbc
Naughty man speaking like that about his own ?
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09/03/2021 12:55:22 239 5
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I urge all readers to remember that cats live to 19 and dogs to 12

It’s a real shame that many cats and dogs bought in lockdown will be “discarded” once lockdown is lifted.

Please do not abuse these animals.
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09/03/2021 13:13:45 32 171
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Dog pouches Sainsbury’s lack of.

I find the sanctimonious post and RSPA trying to act like the animal police a joke, seems unelected organisation are now controlling people lives in the name of pets, sick of the adverts about some dog called!!! Trying to humanise by calling the dog or cat a name, and saying would you do that, well of course not , but ain’t going to give money to these charities
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09/03/2021 14:41:22 36 1
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The laws that the RSPCA are enforcing have been passed by our democratically elected representatives.
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09/03/2021 14:42:06 29 1
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I thought the RSPCA WERE the animal police?
325
09/03/2021 15:00:52 26 1
bbc
Always remember to take your meds before venturing onto the internet, people.
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09/03/2021 15:01:44 18 1
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Clearly in need of a strong coffee, it might clear your thoughts. Owning a pet has clearly shown in many studies to reduce loneliness and stress and increase mental well being. They are even taken in to hospitals to cheer up patients.
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09/03/2021 15:05:19 6 0
bbc
Be sure to come back to us when you have found your last remaining brain cell - FOOL.
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09/03/2021 15:19:07 5 0
bbc
Eh?
IDIOT Removed
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09/03/2021 15:34:50 2 0
bbc
Get over yourself. Do you really think the population is being 'controlled' or are you just falling for something you saw on Facebook?
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Vic
09/03/2021 16:46:38 0 0
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Trolling requires a degree of subtlety. Take a course.