Pet product packaging has always been designed to attract consumer attention as brands attempt to catch the eye of discerning pet parents. The “made in the U.S.A.” category is stronger than ever, and it ranks among the leading categories for product label placement as brands seek to call out where their ingredients and materials are sourced and assembled. Consumers took notice of the U.S.-made category thanks to the melamine recalls of 2007, during which the “FDA learned that certain pet foods were sickening and killing cats and dogs,” according to the government agency’s website. Nearly 15 years later, manufacturers continue to respond to consumer desire for American-made goods, and “made in the U.S.A.” has become a noteworthy selling point. If a product is made in the United States, it’s more than likely that this fact will be clearly indicated — even highlighted — on its packaging. Consumers expect pet food, treats and toys that are U.S.-sourced and American-made to meet their high standards of quality and safety. While national pride is driving demand for patriotic products, there are plenty of challenges to making and sourcing products in the United States. Adam Baker, founder and president of True Dogs, a veteran-owned, American-made company that makes SodaPup dog toys for power chewers, discussed the obstacles with Pet Age in a Trending Topics interview in the January issue of Pet Age. “For sure, there are significant hurdles to U.S. manufacturing when compared to lower cost alternatives in other parts of the world,” Baker stated. “Some product types, like plush toys, are labor intensive because each item is sewn by hand. Therefore, labor costs are a primary consideration. However, those that are committed to figuring it out can make it work.”
Chasing Our Tails Dog Treats
Chasing Our Tails dog treats are sourced and made in the U.S.A., including the company’s popular line of bully sticks. Made from 100 percent grass-fed bull pizzle, these treats are washed and trimmed by hand for superior quality. The extra-thick stick offers a worthy match for powerful chewers, and since it is made from just one ingredient, it’s suitable for dogs with allergies or sensitivities.
Benebone Puppy Line
Benebone’s new puppy line features its popular Wishbone, Dental Chew, Maplestick and Zaggler. They’re a bit softer than their adult counterparts, and they are bursting with real bacon and maple wood flavor. Always made in the U.S.A., they’re offered in tiny (under 15 pounds) and small (under 30 pounds) sizes.
SodaPup is a veteran-owned business that specializes in American-made dog toys and enrichment products for power chewers. Based in Colorado, SodaPup makes several collections of dog toys including the USA-K9 collection which is inspired by military objects and fireworks including grenades, firecrackers and cherry bombs. All chew toys come with a 30 day replacement guarantee.
4 Paws Jerky
4 Paws Butcher Shop makes high-protein, low-fat, singleingredient jerkies that contain human-grade proteins. These singleingredient jerkies are sourced from U.S.A. farm-raised meat and are manufactured in the United States.
Ultra Sport Collars and Leads
This line of collars and leads is made in the USA with biothane material. The products are all-weather, adjustable, waterproof, stink-proof, soil resistant, easily cleaned and durable. There are five colors and multiple patterns available, and each collar is fitted with a matte black D- and adjustable “kwik-klip” buckle.
PureBites Freeze-Dried Treats
All PureBites dog treats are made with only one, two or three ingredients. PureBites are 100 percent pure, natural and grain-free. These freeze-dried treats are made with human-grade ingredients for a taste dogs crave. PureBites Freeze-Dried Treats are sourced and made in the U.S.A.
Python Products including the Python HOOK, are all proudly constructed using only the highest-quality American-made materials. The HOOK is a helping hand that attaches to Python’s No Spill Clean and Fill for easy and effortless tank refilling. Python products are free of BPA, arsenic and lead.
Oxyfresh Cage Cleaner
Oxyfresh’s Cage Cleaner is ideal for cleaning kennels and cages for small animals such as birds, gerbils and mice. Like all products at Oxyfresh, Cage Cleaner is made in the U.S.A, cruelty-free, nontoxic, safe, gentle, effective and will not disrupt a pet’s immune system.
OrgaNOMics Pet Food is an organically sourced and made in the U.S.A. pet food for dogs and cats, using only meat-based premium quality proteins and produce. All selectively sourced meals are grain and gluten free and produced in BPA free cans. Offerings are Beef & Pork, Chicken, Lamb & Beef, Salmon & Duck and Turkey, Duck & Chicken Dinners for Dogs as well as Beef & Pork, Chicken, Lamb & Beef, Turkey, Duck & Chicken, Salmon & Duck Dinners for Cats.
Manufactured in the U.S.A. with natural ingredients, ALL-IN uses a one-of-a-kind, protein-based absorption technology to ensure the clinically proven, patented ingredients are actually absorbed. ALL-IN supports digestive, bone and joint, cellular, mental, cardio-vascular and immune health. Available in puppy, adult and senior life-stage formulas.
Made with USDA-certified ingredients, Stewart Pet’s line of food and treats are loaded with protein. The brand understands the importance of protein in a pet’s diet, and that’s why it has created its Pro-Treat Freeze-Dried Treats containing 100 percent pure meat. These treats are available in seven different varieties, including Chicken, Wild Salmon, Beef Liver and more.
KLIMB Traction Mat
The rubber dog-training mat that ensures more traction. While the KLIMB has built-in PawGrip, some training activities and routines require even more traction. That’s why the brand’s experts developed a perfect-fit rubber dog-training mat that can be placed on top of your KLIMB platform to ensure a slip-free surface. Made in the U.S.A. with all-natural rubber. UV stabilized to protect from the sun. Use indoors or outdoors.
Table Scraps is an exciting line of dual-branded dog treats that brings the Magic of Disney to pups of all shapes and sizes. The line, which is made in the U.S.A., includes eight different “clean-label” recipes that feature beloved Disney characters such as Pluto, Stich, Winnie the Pooh, Baloo the bear and more. You can choose from recipes that include USDA-certified organic varieties, Marine Stewardship Council certified salmon bites, upcycled ingredients and 100 percent plant-based jerky treats.
Wolf Spring Canine Water
Wolf Spring’s first functional dog beverage is crafted to provide beneficial nutrients to dogs throughout every life stage. Made in the U.S.A., it is an all-natural, plant-based (non-GMO), grain-free beverage with a coconut and natural spring water base. Formulas are designed to effectively hydrate dogs, using electrolytes, while providing dogs with essential nutrients. Teaming up with veterinarians and dog nutritionists, there are four different all natural formulas: Adult, Senior, Puppy and Weight-Management.
Banana Bread Gourmet Dog Treats
These all-natural organic, vegan, grain-free and gluten-free premium dog biscuits are made in the U.S.A. They are hand-rolled and baked exclusively at the nonprofit IKE Center by Adults with Disabilities. All ingredients are ethically sourced with no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives and are non-GMO. One hundred percent of the profits are reinvested back into the company’s Adults with Disabilities program. New flavors include Apple Pie, Blueberry Muffin, Cranberry Cookie and Strawberry Shortcake.
Nature’s Own Pet Chews
For almost three decades, Best Buy Bones, a family-owned and operated company from the heartland of America, has been making natural dog treats and chews. The company’s line of Nature’s Own Pet Chews premium treats and chews is made in the U.S.A. with no artificial additives, chemicals or preservatives. Manufactured under strict supervision to maintain consistent quality and safety.
Hound & Gatos
Introducing natural dry food for dogs and cats. Featuring real poultry, meat or fish as the No. 1 ingredient, these recipes are packed with a spectrum of healthy superfoods, like blueberries, cranberries and dandelion greens. The result is a great-tasting, limited-ingredient diet that’s made in the U.S.A. and is pea, chickpea, lentil and white potato free. Three grain-free and two ancient grain varieties are available for dogs, as well as three grain-free options for cats.
Bearnola Bites are everything they’re baked up to be, and perfectly sized for training or just for fun. They’re crafted with real oats, honey and vanilla right here in the U.S.A. Made without soy, corn, artificial flavors or preservatives, each crunchy cluster is bursting with irresistible aroma and taste. Available in eight ounce packages and four delightful flavors: Blueberry Pie, Cranberry Cobbler, P.B. & Honey and Pumpkin Spice.
Lazy Dog Cookie Co.
Bring back simple times with simple ingredients. Lazy Dog Cookie Co.’s new vintage-inspired stocking-stuffer treats, Soft-Baked Coconut Snowballs and SoftBaked Vanilla Shortbread, are the perfect holiday treat for your four-legged friend. These made in the U.S.A., nostalgic treats will be available to start shipping July 15 for the 2021 holiday season. With the option to write the pup’s name on the treat stocking bag, these make the perfect gift.
Wag More Bark Less BBQ Gourmet Jerky
Wag More Bark Less BBQ Gourmet Jerky treats are baked in the U.S.A. with real delicious meat — chicken, beef or turkey — as the No. 1 ingredient. Additionally, each recipe contains simple, natural ingredients like tomatoes, honey, lemon juice or turmeric to give it a savory BBQ taste and aroma that dogs find irresistible, as well as its own distinctive regional flair. These treats are baked “homestyle” in small batches with minimal processing, contain no grains, added glutens, corn, wheat, soy, animal by-products or artificial colors and flavors.
Vee Cat Wands
Made in the United States, Vee’s line of cat wands includes the Wispy Bouncer, featuring soft, natural iridescent peacock flue feathers, and the Satin Bouncer, with satin tassels that are intended for batting or biting. There is also the PURRfect Go-Fur-It wand, which has a plastic string coil that stretches over eight feet, and has an end with faux fur and natural tinted feathers for energetic cats to chase and capture.
Hickory Smoked Doggie Chicken Stix
Kennelmaster Foods is adding Hickory Smoked Doggie Chicken Stix, to its popular line of Chip’s Naturals products. Chicken Stix are made with chicken tenderloin and natural hickory smoke flavoring. These all-natural, U.S.A.-made, breakable, crunchy, dehydrated treats are fast becoming a popular choice within the Chip’s Naturals product line.
HAPPYSTACK is a unique three-level cat tower that is sturdy, stackable, nestable, moveable and storable. Assembly is easy with corners that slide together. HAPPYSTACK is made in the U.S.A. and available in four color choices to complement a home’s décor. The package is 20 inches x 8 inches x 25 inches and each unit is 26.5 pounds.
Jones Select Treats
The Jones Natural Chews Select line of premium treats includes 100 percent Chicken and 100 percent Turkey Pure Meat Slices. These single-ingredient treats are natural, high-protein snacks from meat raised and sourced in the U.S.A. There is only one ingredient on the label, with no artificial flavors, fillers or preservatives.
Omega One Turtle Frozen Formula
A delicious, complete diet for all aquatic turtles, Omega One’s frozen cube formula for turtles is made in the U.S.A. from fresh, sustainable Alaskan seafood, such as salmon and ocean kelp. It is fortified with ideal levels of vitamin D3 and calcium for healthy shell growth. Cold-water marine proteins provide unsurpassed palatability and high levels of vitamin A, essential for proper mucous membrane development.
Duckyworld Cat Toys
All Yeowww! Catnip products are made in the United States. And as with all Yeowww! Catnip products, the Sun, Moon & Stars are made of durable cotton twill and filled with our special 100 percent organically grown catnip — no fillers and no chemicals. It’s a combination sure to send even the most pampered cats into orbits of delight and keep them entertained for hours.