With the heightening concerns for the food and treats we give our dogs, I did some research on 100% dog foods made in the USA. To my surprise and many hours of research there is not one dog food or treat guaranteed to be 100% USA made. Although the food products used to make dog food in the US is in fact 100%, the added vitamins and nutrients that a dog needs, come from sources outside the US. It was this fact that frightened me as I began to read this article: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-industry-exposed/dog-food-chin/
I proceeded to search now for USA manufactured vitamins and premix:
A commercially prepared mixture of dry ingredients. This premix is likely made overseas.
It was my hope to list all USA made dog foods and treats, and eliminate the fears of overseas products that are making our dogs sick and dying. The only means of safe foods I can come up with are the self-made, homemade and raw foods for our pets. But even this raises serious health issues. Just like humans need nutrients and vitamins, so do our dogs. Though their needs are different from ours. I researched them and this is what I found: http://www.petfinder.com/pet-nutrition/dogs-necessary-nutrients.html
I’ll keep researching but in the mean time I’ll continue to make my little guys their chicken and sweet potatoes treats. ( Austin’s Yummy’s )
When pressed for time,I will buy chicken jerky treats that I would consider safe. I will however stay away from any and all dog foods and treats that are made in China. Some of the dog treats and foods in which I buy and recommend can be found at pet stores around the country. I have purchased my dogs treats at Pet Smart where I have found them to be less pricy than other stores. Pet Smart offers many discounts and coupons to save you money.Click on images to view what you can save today or shop here at Pet Smart.com.
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