Buying American for Pets

Why Buy American?

The most recent data from APPA (American Pet Products Association) says that U.S. expenditures on pet products has increased 67% in the last decade, and that is only expected to increase. Pets are a huge part of American families (ours included) and we want to make sure they are treated with care.

According to PetMD, pet products that are manufactured overseas have a higher likelihood of being recalled or containing toxic ingredients than domestic products. For pet food, we have the FTC and AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) to help regulate and set guidelines for making Made in the USA labels extremely clear, but it gets fuzzier when looking at non-food items. That leaves the responsibility with us, the American consumer, to do our research and find out which brands aren't cutting corners.

We're taking a hard look into several categories to find the brands that are producing and sourcing their products in the USA and outperforming the competition on quality. We also have Ella to help us out with product testing.

Check out our latest reviews below!

Main Reviewer

ella

Ella

Chief Dog Tester
Ella is the head tester for all dog food, toys, treats, and everything else for man's best friend.

Ella's paw situation makes writing reviews hard... so Kristen handles the typing for her.

Our Recent Pet Guides

Best Dog Toys

We did research to find the best dog toys made in the U.S.A., whether it's for your puppy or full grown boy. Since each dog's preferences ...
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Best Dog Collars, Leashes & Harnesses

When training your dog and walking him or her on a daily basis, it’s important to have a high-quality leash, harness, and collar. We did ...
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Best Dog Bowls

We did the research to find the best dog bowls being made right here in the USA today. Below are our findings, along with tons ...
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Best Dog Beds

Choosing a dog bed isn’t as simple as heading to the local store and picking up the first bed that will fit your pup. It’s ...
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Best Cat Food

Feeding your cat high quality food is one of the most important things you can do for its health. Good food will give your pet ...
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Best Dog Treats

Dog treats are an important purchase for any owner. They can be a nice way to reward your pup, but they can also be a ...
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Best Dog Food

The search for the right food for your dog can be exhausting. With so many choices and factors that go into your dog's health, it's ...
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