Today we review what made in America means for dog treats. I like to go over this periodically, but was reminded of it this last weekend when shopping for pet supplies. The pet shop owner found out I work for a company which makes dog treats in America and was excited to get my information. She said that people come in the store all the time asking for dog treats made in America.
For awhile I was nervous about people in general in this country and their ability to pay attention. There have been hundreds of dogs getting sick and dying because of foreign treats and their ingredients, ongoing for more than seven years. Yet people buy the cheap stuff from China, and it’s still being sold and making dogs ill. There’s something wrong with that picture.
And did you know that sometimes a label will say made in America, but the ingredients are shipped here from another country? Then the treats are processed here in the states. Or the treats themselves are made elsewhere, then shipped and bagged here. That’s sneaky.
So why do I love Jones Natural Chews? Not only are they 100% all natural, with zero artificial ingredients, but they’re 100% grown AND processed AND packaged in the USA. Made in America! In addition, the plant where treats are cut and baked and smoked and packaged is clean. The owners, manager, employees – they’re fastidious about the cleanliness of the equipment and environment.
Jones is no small company which sprang up just last summer and rents 500 square feet in a warehouse. They’ve been producing high quality meat and bone dog treats for nearly 30 years and are still owned and operated by the same Jones family members, with the same amazing work ethic and high standards they’ve always had.
So please, pay attention to your labels. Your dog will thank you, and likely live longer and happier. Make sure to buy treats that are made in America, made in the USA. You’ll want the ingredients to be grown here as well. It’s important. Don’t you want to see your dog smile?
Oh! And if you’re local to Tulsa, that pet store I mentioned earlier? They’re having a great deal this weekend, the 19th of July. I’ll be taking Chewy to have his nails trimmed for only eight bucks. If it hadn’t already been done, I’d take advantage of their cheap micro-chipping and vaccinations, too. Paws crossed that they’ll do this again in October when Chewy is due for his shots. 😉
Until I write again …