Recently I was at my local Walmart where I usually buy my dog's canned and dry food and sometimes get her some treats. My local Walmart has been out of about half of their usual stock of such items by my estimation. I also buy dog supplies consisting of food, treats & medications from a few other places, one of then being Chewy.com (pretty good online pet product supplier). I get tortoise supplies from them too.
Back on February 1, 2022, just around 6 1/2 weeks ago, I placed an order with Chewy for some supplies for my dog and my tortoise. One of the things I ordered was a 16 ounce bag of Cadet Real Beef Bully Dog Treats (Bull Pizzle) @ $37.40. (Walmart usually has in store 5 ounce bags at around $17.00 so $37.40 for a 16 ounce bag is a deal but that is one of the items they have not had during my last several trips there.)
I was about to order another bag tonight, from Chewy, of the 16 ounce size until I saw the current price. I was astounded to see the new price, as I wrote this blog-post, it was $59.90 for the exact same thing in the exact same amount that I purchased as recently as February for only $37.40. That is a price increase of $22.50 in about a month and a half; in other calculations - that is an increase of slightly over 60%. Wow talk about mega-inflation! And it is not like the item is imported - it is made in the USA.
Some other things I have ordered, both for my mongrel and for my tortoises have not gone up in price since my last orders of them, in fact some things have gone down a bit. So why the bully sticks cost so much now is a mystery. I am hopeful that is a misprint and that the price is much closer to what I paid in February.
The thing is, if you own pets, you may want to pay close attention to the price of pet supplies and stocks.
All the best,