One of the many recent trends in the industry has been dog products containing ingredients sourced overseas. And it’s a popular one among pet owners.
In 2018, 70 percent of 500 U.S. dog owners surveyed by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) planned to purchase some sort of dog care item in the next 12 months, according to the organization’s 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey. However, a vast majority of dog owners are open to buying dog care products without locally sourced ingredients, as only 8 percent of 494 U.S. dog owners purchased some sort of dog food with locally sourced ingredients.
Having products with ingredients sourced internationally, such as New Zealand, opens doors for distributors and retailers. According to the New Zealand Pet Food Manufacturers Association, as of 2018, New Zealand has become a prime location for expanding global demand for pet food due to its growing fame as a safe, free-range supplier of unique meat-based brands and ingredients. This means more international business and connections for you and more variety for your dog-owning customers.
Whether sourced in New Zealand or other international locations, the high quality ingredients are rich in the nutrients dogs need for better quality of life and are safe to use, which is perfect for the ingredient-conscious consumer. One of the big benefits of these international ingredients is they provide consumers with new and sometimes exotic tastes, textures and scents to give their dogs.
These products feature high-quality international ingredients that offer a multitude of nutritional benefits, and many with a range of unique flavors that dogs will drool over. If you have customers who are open to purchasing dog products not sourced in the U.S., guide them to products like these so that they can introduce a new world to their dogs that stimulates their senses without sacrificing quality and fun.
Tiki Dog Wildz
Tiki Dog Wildz brings dogs real, clean and ethically sourced ingredients from New Zealand, with more than 90 percent of protein in each variant. The products include free-range venison and cage-free duck, as well as grass-fed lamb and beef, all sourced from New Zealand—known for its high-quality meat products and highest animal welfare standards in the world.
PernaPure Green Lipped Mussel Powder
Sourced from green lipped mussels cultivated in the waters of New Zealand, this supplement is recognized by veterinarians as a sustainable, human-grade treatment for a variety of inflammatory conditions. Green Lipped Mussel Powder contains glucosamine, chondroitin and Omega-3 fatty acids, which all work in unison for a more holistic approach to promoting joint health. PernaPure’s Green Lipped Mussel Powder is made from 100 percent pure mussel meat that has been freeze-dried, processed and fat stabilized to ensure a fresh and high quality product.
Ziwi’s single-protein chews include Lamb Tripe, Lamb Drumsticks, Lamb Trachea and Beef Weasand. Each chew is crafted from grass-fed, grass-finished meats sourced from free-range New Zealand farms.
Canine Caviar Canned Supplements
Stimulate your pet’s immune system with Canine Caviar’s 97 percent New Zealand sustainable canned meats. They are gourmet, single protein supplements containing no grains, fillers, added sugar or salt, artificial colors or preservatives. The supplements are available in lamb, wild salmon, unagi, goat and brushtail.
Farmina N&D Rawcan
Farmina Pet Food N&D Rawcan is a one-step gently steamed GMO-free wet food incorporating the highest quality European ingredients. Every formula is complete and precisely filled into BPA-free cans using a proprietary six-stage fill system so every can is nutritionally identical. All recipes are free of guar, xanthan, cassia, carrageenan and all industrial gums, and they have no water added for processing.
Dogswell Skin & Coat Jerky
Reward your dog well with Dogswell Jerky. These chewy, meaty treats are flavorful, functional and full of choices that support proactive wellness. Our jerkies are made with biotin and zinc, high-quality protein from New Zealand-sourced lamb to maintain muscle mass, vitamin E, and Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids from flaxseed oil to keep your dog’s skin healthy and their fur soft and shiny.
Walk About Dog Treats
Walk About Dog Treats use the latest nutritional information to create the perfect mix of lean proteins, healthy oils and antioxidants. They promote healthy skin and coat with Omega-3 and Omega-6, as well as muscle development with low-fat, highly digestible proteins. They contain active energy ingredients. Walk About Pet Products deliver complete and balanced nutrition formulated to the highest standards.
Dog Rocks are 100 percent natural rocks found exclusively in an Australian quarry. They are proven to work continuously to filter out the impurities responsible for excess nitrate concentrations in canine urine, which is the cause of lawn burn. Dog Rocks are offered in two bag sizes: 200 grams (0.44 pounds), ideal for small to medium-sized dogs and a single water source; and 600 grams (1.32 pounds), perfect for multiple pets or larger dogs.
EcoBath Manuka Honey Pet Shampoo
EcoBath Manuka Honey Pet Shampoo cleans coats and boosts shine with natural Manuka honey from New Zealand, gentle coconut-based cleanser, organic hempseed oil to moisturize, Aloe Vera to soothe and vegetable-derived odor control. EcoBath Manuka Honey pet grooming products are designed to be safe for pets, people and the planet.
Natura Petz Organics Supplements
Natura Petz Organics offers its premium, organic supplement collection in easy and convenient 14-Day Starter Packs. Derived from nature and for dogs and cats, each is uniquely formulated to optimize pet health on conditional needs.