Science Diet missing from local PetSmart shelves

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- A major pet chain has pulled a Topeka-based pet food brand off its shelves.

Hill's Pet Nutrition confirms PetsMart stores in Topeka and Lawrence no longer carry its Science Diet and Ideal Balance. A Hill's spokesperson says PetsMart is a valued partner and they're working to resolve the issue.

A PetsMart customer service representative told 13 NEWS Hill's would no longer be sold at any PetsMart location. He said he doesn't know the reason why.

However, 13 NEWS called the Manhattan store - and they said they still have Science Diet.

13 NEWS reached out to the Topeka Petco, 1930 SW Wanamaker Road, as well. They say they've received calls asking if they were carrying the dog and cat foods.

A Petco manager said they still have them and they're doing what they can to make sure their store shelves are stocked.

Many area veterinarians also carry Science Diet products.

A PetsMart customer service told 13 NEWS that Hill's would no longer be sold at any PetsMart location. He said he doesn't know the reason why, but there are no plans to bring the pet food back.