Dog Treats Made in China Are Causing Illness or Death in Dogs. Please Choose Made in USA Dog Treats for Your Pets!

Don't buy dog treats made in China. List of dog treats made in the USA.

The FDA reports that over 600 dogs have died and thousands of other cats and dogs have gotten sick after eating dog treats made in China. Please, save and share this list of American made dog treats. Check our related links for more pet products made in the USA.

Don’t Compromise on Quality for your Pets

This is one area where you can find everything you need for your fur friends, made by companies you can trust, made in the USA. If you can’t find something you need for your pet: food, treats, beds, toys, ask us and we will point you to pet products you can trust

Stay Away from Chicken Jerky Dog Treats Made in China

Chicken Jerky made in China is the treat most often cited as the cause of pet deaths and illness. This issue came up years ago and was one of the inspirations behind the launch of USA Love List. Two years later, thousands more beloved pets have been sickened or killed and the FDA still does not know the cause, but they have issued a new warning against treats from China.  Chinese made jerky treats are easy to find and are often even packaged in western-themed bags making them seem wholesome, even all American, but they are not.

Sources for Dog Treats Made in the USA

There are many great sources for American made treats. If you want to recommend one that is not listed here, please feel free to add it in the comments and we will continue updating this post. Dog treats can be stored so it is easy enough to order online from sources you trust. When shopping in your local stores, PLEASE check those labels.

American Made Chicken Jerky

TriPom Chews sells jerky made in Maine. Autumn, the owner of TriPom Chews, started making chicken jerky for her 3 Pomeranians six years ago after learning chicken jerky from China was dangerous. Her labor of love turned into a successful cottage business. TriPom ‘Chicky Strips’ are a single ingredient chicken jerky handmade from slices of whole, human-grade chicken breast–no additives or preservatives. They are sold only online, and each order ships with chicken jerky made that day!
TriPom Chews Made in Maine

Earth Animal makes chicken cutlet jerky and other treats from meat and fruit in Pennsylvania.

Kona’s Chips chicken jerky was created after Kona, a black pomeranian became severely ill after eating chicken jerky from China. They also make sweet potato bones, peanut butter cookies, and treats for cats too.

Made in USA Dog Bones and Other Chew Treats

Prairie Dog Antlers  are top quality naturally shred deer, elk, and moose antler chews.

Wholesome Hide makes rawhide bones and treats in the USA from American Beef.

Boots & Barkley Rawhide from Target. Rawhide treats are inexpensive and if you like to give them to your pet, you may have notice that they are surprisingly hard to find made in the USA. Next time you are at Target pick up this American made brand.

Greenies are green, toothbrush shaped consumable dog chews made with chlorophyll, green tea, and other herbal ingredients designed to address the dreaded dog breath. They are made in Kansas City, Missouri.

Moozle Beef Snout Chews are just one example of the many chewable treat varieties made in the USA from Merrick.

American made Dog Biscuits and Other Treats

Cloud Star is a source for natural treats with an ingredient list so readable that you won’t be afraid to take a nibble for yourself. Cloud Star Buddy Biscuits, pictured above, are proudly sourced and manufactured in the USA.

By Nature is a brand of natural and organic dog food, cat food, and treats loaded with plant-based antioxidants, offering unique blends of American-sourced ingredients.

Zuke’s makes a full line of cat treats, dog treats, jerky, and consumable bones. They make wheat free, corn free and soy free hypoallergenic treats, a good source for dogs with allergies, but we can attest that they will be popular with any pet.

Mr. Barksmith’s Freezable Treats are a fun option of your dog likes ice cream or ice cubes. If you live in a hot climate, you might enjoy treating your dog with something ice cold.

Easy Sources for Made in USA Pet Products

Cherrybrook Premium Pet Products is a site that does not sell American-made exclusively, but their products are well-marked and they have a special section for Made in USA sources. This is a good guide to check for American Made dog treats, Made in USA Chicken Jerky, USA Rawhide, all natural treats, wheat free dog cookies, grain free treats, hypoallergenic dog treats, freeze dried liver, and more.

Amazon’s Guide to Made in USA Dog Treats: Amazon usually does not do a super job of labeling products by country of origin, but in the case of American made dog treats, they have created a special section to guide your purchases. This is a good place to check customer reviews.

Dog.com has a Made in USA section making it easy for you to avoid foreign made pet products. They are currently running a sale offering 20% off and free shipping.

Best Bully Sticks sells their own products and also has a spotlight Made in USA section making it easy to find more American made pet products.

 Always Buy American for your Pets

Again, this is just a sampling of the many, many high quality American made pet treats and products that are available to in your local stores or to order online. This is one category where you never need to compromise on buying American. Check the related links below and stick with USA Love List for ongoing information about American made pet products you can trust. If your company makes treats in the USA that are safe for pets, or if you buy a brand that you can recommend, leave a note in the comments or contact us directly.

Disclosure: Rock the Boxer would like to personally thank TriPom Chews for sending him a big bag of their Made in USA chicken jerky. He thought he would never see chicken jerky again once his family figured out that most of it is made in China. TriPom’s thin, beautiful, crunchy slices of pure chicken are made without preservatives so they are kept in the refrigerator, which Rock has been staking out ever since they arrived.

Photo Apr 09, 8 48 46 PM

About The Author

Post by Sarah Wagner

Sarah is the founder of USA Love List and MITUSA Media. She lives near Philadelphia but is a native and summer resident of Michigan. A mom of two who loves to travel, Sarah's current projects were inspired by a cross-country RV trip.

Comments

  1. Such good information to know and I ‘ll share the link with my MIL who just got a cute little doggie.

  2. Great post, thanks you! I am very concerned about this and only buy US made products for my dogs and cats.

  3. I remember this happend with canned cat food a few years ago. So scary!
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  6. Great info thank you. However there are quite a few companies in the US that do make the food and treat products here but acquire much of the ingredients they use from over seas, including China. I was told this from my vet and it also states this on the FDA site.

  7. We distribute other maf. and well as our own American Natural Dog Treats. Our best movers are our 4 different ham bones, beef smoked femur and beef shanks, smoked full pig ears, jumbo bull sticks, we carry a chicken sweet potato product made in Lenior NC. Our location is Cleveland, NC. 27013, Phone 704-278-1447, email at tdt@tarheeldogtreats.org

  8. I’m wondering if I may be added to your website, as a store that only offers American pet products? This is a subject that I am very passionate about. I am opening up my own internet store about this very subject. I am almost opened for business.
    Thank you so much,
    Sincerely,
    Laura Stann

  9. NEVER EVER BUY FOOD OR TREATS MADE IN CHINA I LOST A DOG
    AND ALMOST A CAT TO THEIR PUTTING PLASTIC IN FOOD
    I HAVE BEEN USING PURINA NOW LOOKING TO CHANGE THAT
    DID NOT REALIZE IT IS A ONE STAR FOOD NOT A FIVE
    HAD A SCAREY EMAIL ABOUT THE JUNK PUT IN OUR ANIMALS FOOD
    I HAVE 26 RESCUE DOGS I DONT HAVE TIME TO COOK FOOD FOR THEM
    CAN ANYONE RECOMMEND A GOOD DOG FOOD MADE IN USA THAT DOESNT HAVE RECALLS I WAS THINKIN OF CHANGING TO BLUE BUFFALO BUT READ UP ON IT AND WAS NOT TO HAPPY HELP!!!!

  10. Maryann D. says:

    How sad that pets had to die because of bad food or treats for them. I will always buy Made in the USA pet products and I will spread the word.

  11. Scary stuff!

  12. Great info. I only buy Zuke’s or other healthy USA made treat for my dogs.

  13. md Kennedy says:

    Even though I am a hardcore label reader, it never occurred to me to read the COO on animal food. Thank you for opening my eyes!

  14. Stephanie says:

    Just learned from my sister that her beautiful 5yr old yellow lab wasd diagnosed with stage 3 kidney failure from what the vet feels is chicken jerky made in USA that was given to her one daily last 4 months. Bought at Sam’s Club. This dog is like a child to her as she cannot have children. Breaks my heart she will probably lose her dog in a year or less. Terrible. Vet told her that even though bag says made in USA that ingredients can be up to 60% from another country ie China and still be labeled made in USA. This makes me so mad as I have two dogs as well and try to do my best buying quality food!

  15. Zuke’s was purchased by Nestle. Nestle = CHINA!!

  16. So, by buying “American” you mean anywhere within the continent? Or do you mean buying things made in the United States, therefore buying “USA Made Products”?

  17. For a while, there were “home-made” dog treats on the shelves of walmart. Haven’t seen these in a while, but my dog loved them. They were made by someone in the U.S.A.

  18. Mona Hughes says:

    I have been scouring the web for weeks searching for Smokehouse chicken breast strips, made in USA. They also have a cheaper version with ingredients from china or sourced. They are much cheaper. The brand I purchase is “100% usda inspected”. Has there ever been anything list from this company? My dogs have been eating them for a while with no problems I can relate back to. I would appreciate any feedback. I am considering cutting them out altogether.

  19. We are Preen Pets; a company that makes dog treats that use 100% all natural USA sourced and made ingredients.

  20. Another great American company for dog jerky is Cooper’s Way. They have only ONE INGREDIENT for each product! Awesome!

  21. Does anyone know about the Trader Joe’s jerky treats?
    The package says Made in USA but it just seems to good to be true…I can’t seem to find out if this is 100% pure USA product.
    Thanks for your help.

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