After going to the post office yesterday, I decided to stop at Walgreen’s and buy some dog treats. I never used to pay a lot of attention to where the treats were made, until I heard about a dog getting really sick and dieing from treats that were made in China. So as I was picking out rawhide chew bones, I started flipping them over to see where they were made. The particular ones I picked were Walgreen’s brand. My dogs seem to really like them. You know the kind of rawhide that is braided, and these are about 12 inches long, so they last a pretty good while. On the package it said these were made in Argentina, and I haven’t heard about any animals getting sick from any food or treats coming from Argentina.
Then I saw some rawhide chews, and the package said peanut butter flavored. Turned them over to see where they were made. China, nope not buying those so I put them back, and continued looking. I saw treats made in Brazil, Mexico, China, Argentina, but not any made in the USA. Do we not make dog treats here? I have nothing against products made in other countries. There are some great products that come from other countries, China included. I have bought many myself. It just that I have heard several reports on dogs getting sick and in some cases dieing from treats that were made in China.
I started searching online to find dog treats made in the USA and found quit a few. So why aren’t they being sold in stores? Some of them probably are, but I have never noticed them. I found a site, dogs.com that sales a lot of dog treats and chews that are made in the USA. I searched the Petco website to see if any of their rawhide chews were made in the US, but in the description of the product it is not saying where they were made.
I know that I am not the only one looking for dog chews or treats that are made here, and some of you may think does it really matter. To me it does, because I don’t want my dog getting sick or possibly dieing because I didn’t check to see where their treats were made. I am sure there are a lot of good dog chews made in other countries, but I prefer to stick with the ones made right here. It just never occurred to me before to ask if the treats I buy from the treat bar at my local pet supply were made here or another country. I will be reading the
package and asking question now packaging from now on. Does anyone have any suggestions on haw where to buy raw hide chews or treats made in the USA?
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(the photo used in this post is from Heather)