Spaniel owner Nick Williams said he was “astounded” when Tesco allegedly refused to sell him olive oil – because he said it was for his dog.
He went to the St Oswald’s superstore to buy oil in a bottle with a pipette over the pharmacy counter to sooth infections in his 12-year-old spaniel’s ears.
But the cashier refused to sell him the oil when he mentioned in small talk it was for his dog, Shem, he said.
Nick said: “I asked her if they had any of those oil drops with the pipette in and she gave me the box. I said I’m not bothered what it was so long as it was olive oil as it’s for my dog, I’ve been using it for years as he’s a spaniel and has ear problems and she just said, ‘oh, I can’t sell it to you now’.