April 21st, 2011
|Although many pet products are manufactured overseas, there are some places where pet food safety oversight is dangerously lax. See this archived USA Today article for a reminder. For many reasons, beginning with low cost, most chicken chews and treats are made with imported poultry. As an example, the chicken jerky chews sold by a high-end membership club, uses the word American in the brand name although the products are made in China. Many careful pet owners prefer to feed their dogs products of the USA as they feel that there is an added level of oversight. A newer company, True Chews dog chews offers U.S. chicken, pork, and beef products without fillers or additives. This domestic company advertises their products as 100 percent natural.
D.P Hesano is a co-founder of the all-natural dog supply company FidoDogTreats.com