The online pet shops still delivering food and essentials during lockdown

Susan S. Johnson
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Throughout lockdown, the government has deemed pet stores as essential retailers and as such, many are still open.

While a trip for food supplies, toys and accessories to some pet shops is still possible, if you’re unable to leave the house online shopping for these items is the easiest way to get hold of them.

Vets are also open and are considered key workers, although practices are only seeing essential appointments to reduce the amount of physical contact between pet owners and vets.

In the meantime, we’ve rounded up the online shops that are still delivering so you can

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With her dreadlocks and nose piercing, Shanna Reis doesn’t exactly look the part of the camouflage-clad hunter tracking game in the forest.

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Reis was a practising vegetarian for a decade before returning meat to her plate once she got her hunting licence five years ago.

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