This Website was Made In North America.
There has been a lot of concern lately about food coming out of China, and with good reason. Many of the recalls in recent years have involved food imported from Asia, and especially China. Many Americans and Europeans are opting to eschew foreign goods in favour of domestic made products. This is partly to support local economies and largely out of concern for proper quality control.
Alas, finding food that is 100% China-free is harder than it sounds. Some labels that claim “Made in USA” only mean that they were assembled here, from parts made or grown elsewhere. Legally, for a product to carry the “Made in America” label, the product must be made in America. There are no rules in place regarding the individual parts of a product. If Mary’s Premium Dog Food has a Made in America tag, it only means that it was assembled there.
The sad news is, that many food ingredients are made in China, especially vitamins. The odds are high that if you buy a product with these vitamins in it, it came from China. China is the largest importer of pet food ingredients in the U.S.
While I can’t guarantee that a product is 100% made in America with 100% all American made parts, I can provide a helpful list of dog foods and treats that bear the Made in the USA label. Who knows? Maybe if enough people make enough noise we may see some genuine change. Businesses are about profits. If the money trail begins with domestic products, there will be a greater demand for said product and thus a greater supply. One can only hope.
All foods made exclusively with U.S. ingredients except where stated otherwise.
-4 Health Dog Food
-Abady Dog Food Company
-All American Pet Company
-Artemis Holistic Pet Food (All foods from U.S except lamb from New Zealand)
-Azmira Holistic Animal Care Products (All foods from U.S. except lamb from New Zealand and sea meal from Scotland)
-Back to Basics
-Bench and Field
-Blackwood Pet Food (All ingredients from U.S. except lamb from New Zealand)
-Blue Buffalo (All ingredients from U.S. except lamb from New Zealand)
-Bravo Raw Diet (Products from U.S. except lamb, venison and beef which are imported from New Zealand and Australia)
-Burns Pet Health
-Canine Caviar (All ingredients from U.S. except lamb from New Zealand)
-Champion Petfoods. Ltd (Made in Canada, except rice from U.S. and lamb from New Zealand)
-Dad’s Pet Food
-Diamond Pet Foods (American and Canadian ingredients)
-Dynamite Speciality Products
-Evangers (All ingredients from U.S. except lamb from New Zealand or Australia)
-First Mate Pet Food (All ingredients from U.S. and Canada except lamb from New Zealand)
-Flint River Ranch
-Halo Purely for Pets
-Happy Dog Food
-Healthy Pet Products
-Holistic Blend (Made in Canada except lamb from New Zealand)
-Kirklands Signature Blend (Made in U.S. and Canada)
-Merrick Pet Foods
-Muenster Milling Company (Made in U.S. except flaxseed from Canada)
-Natura Pet Products
-Natures Logic (Some ingredients are from Canada, France, New Zealand and Norway)
-Nutram Pet Products (Made in Canada except lamb from New Zealand and herbs and vitamins from Europe)
-PHD Products (All ingredients from U.S. except lamb from New Zealand)
-Plato Pet Treats (Made in U.S. except some preservatives from Europe and Glucosamine from India)
-Primal Pet Foods (All ingredients from U.S. except lamb and venison from New Zealand)
-ProPac Superpremium Pet Foods (All ingredients from U.S. except lamb from New Zealand or Australia and Flaxseed from Canada)
-Rudy Green’s Doggy Cuisine
-Solid Gold Health Food for Pets (All ingredients from U.S. except lamb from New Zealand and potato protein from Europe)
-Sportmix Pet Food (All ingredients from U.S. except lamb from New Zealand and flaxseed from Canada)
-Steve’s Real Food Inc.
-Three Dog Bakery
-Tuffy’s Pet Food
-VeRUS Pet Foods (All ingredients from U.S. except lamb from New Zealand)
-ZiwiPeak, Ltd (All ingredients from New Zealand)
While not made in North America, ZiwiPeak gets a nod for not being made in Asia
Note: All foods listed here comes from research dated 16 May, 2012. All foods listed were made with U.S. ingredients except where mentioned otherwise. Food with negligible ingredients from China did not make this list. However, as stated above, the likelihood of any food being completely free of Chinese ingredients is slim. This list is to merely provide a jumping point for people looking for American made dog food, A Dog’s View does not endorse any product on this list. If you have any questions or concerns about any product listed, please contact your manufacture.