China has become notorious for importing goods resulting in recalls. Recent headlines drew attention to an issue with dog treats made in China causing illness in American pets. In a report released in May, the FDA announced 4,800 cases of illness related to the consumption of jerky dog treats made in China. Sadly, 1,000 dogs affected died of kidney failure caused by the treats. The culprit has been identified as amantadine, a human antiviral drug that is toxic to dogs.
Although the recent news has brought renewed attention to the risks of dog treats made in China, the FDA has actually been releasing warnings of their dangers since 2007. In response to the latest recall, PetCo and PetsMart have both announced that they will be eliminating the sale of any pet treats made in China. The toxic treats remain on the shelves of major drug and grocery stores, however.
When it comes to such a grave risk for our beloved pets, make sure you avoid dog treats made in China in favor of American made treats. The following is a list of dog treats made in USA and US ingredients. If you know of any additional brands, please let the information in a comment below the post.
List of Dog Treats Made in USA
Barkworthie’s – bully sticks and natural dog chews*
Blue Buffalo – natural, healthy dog treats
Bocces Bakery – all-natural dog biscuits made in New York City
Bone-a-Mints – treats by N-Bone
California Natural – hypoallergenic dog treats
Castor and Pollux – makers of Organix and Good Buddy organic and natural dog treats
Cheese Please – dog treats with real cheese
Cloudstar – natural dog treats including Buddy Biscuits, Dynamo Dog and Wag More Bark Less
Dingo – treats and rawhide bones
Dogsbar – organic, grain-free treats
Drs. Foster and Smith – mail order treats*
Evangers – natural dog treats made in Wheeling, Illinois
Evo Wild – grain-free, low carbohydrate, and protein-rich dog treats
Fromm Four-Star – fine dog treats made in Wisconsin
Fruitables – organic dog treats
Get Naked – treats from N-Bone
Grandma Lucy’s – organic oven baked and freeze-dried treats made in Irvine, California
Greenie’s – dental chews
Innova – holistic dog treats
It’s Purely Natural – all natural, made in USA of US farmed ingredients, from Loving Pets
Jones’ Natural Chews – meat snacks and natural baked goods for dogs
Kong – toy stuffing and treats
Milo’s Kitchen – home style dog treats
N-Bone – makers of Get Naked, N-Bone, Twistix
Nylabone – NutriDent dental chews, Healthy Edibles wholesome chews, Prime Choice edible snacks, and VidaÔ Organic Treats are made in NJ. Look for a golden retriever waving a flag on all their products that are made in USA.
Primal Pet – wholesome, human-grade snacks for dogs
Red Barn – 80% of their dog treats are made in Kansas, look for label designationg
Smart n Tasty – dog treats made in USA from US sourced ingredients, made by Emerald Pet and sold in specialty stores
Sojos – human quality food ingredients, baked wheat free treats
Stella and Chewys – natural dog treats made in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Stewarts – natural treats made in USA of US sourced ingredients
Sweet Little Butterpups – nutritional dog treats made in USA by Lincoln Bark
True Chews – natural chews and treats made in Independence, Iowa
Wagatha’s – biscuits made in Vermont
Zuke’s – natural treats made in Colorado
Do you avoid dog treats made in China? Do you check to make sure the dog treats you feed your dogs are made in USA? If you are aware of another manufacturer of dog treats made in USA, please leave their information in a comment below. Thank you!