Pet Age Staff//July 1, 2023
Trends and Products: Domestic Demand
Pet Age Staff //July 1, 2023
There’s no question about it; “Made in the U.S.A.” is resonating with consumers when it comes to pet products. With national economic interests in mind, manufacturers and retailers are noticing more pet parents switch over to American-made products. Many pet brands have responded to the growing market demands for “Made in the U.S.A.”
Dr. Joe Roetheli founded Greenies, which quickly became the No. 1 selling pet treat in America. He’s re-entered the pet treat category with Yummy Combs, which he conceived to specifically address some key safety issues of dogs. He also made sure that his innovative dental treat is made in the U.S.
“Made in American is always a big hit, especially after the past four years,” said Roetheli, CEO of Pet’s Best Life, maker of Yummy Combs. “We returned from Global Pet Expo with two dozen importers wanting another great American dog treat.”
A brand that entered the pet industry earlier this year is Montana Dog Food Co. Inspired by the way of life Montana offers pets and their owners, the brand recently launched its line of freeze-dried raw food and treats that are crafted with quality ingredients that include proteins raised in the West and Mountain West.
“At Montana Dog Food Co., we’re proud that each ingredient is sourced from trusted suppliers and our products are made in the U.S.A.,” noted Kara Haynes, chief executive officer of Montana Dog Food Co.
Nature’s Animals has been in existence since 1992, when it started out as a family bakery in New York, crafting dog biscuits exclusively from human-grade ingredients. Now, nearly 30 years later, the brand continues to bake its natural dog biscuits every day in Mamaroneck, New York, which the company’s leaders believe has helped the popularity of its dog treats that are carried nationwide.
“The popularity of U.S.-sourced products among pet parents is a testament to their commitment to sustainability and ethical manufacturing practices,” said Tim O’Brien, co-founder and president of Nature’s Animals. “Pet parents find comfort in knowing that U.S.-made products meet stringent regulations and undergo rigorous testing for their pets’ happiness and health. As proud creators of U.S.A.-sourced and crafted dog biscuits, we understand why pet parents are flocking to our products. It’s about trust, quality and supporting our local economy.”
Vet Worthy’s Calming Hide-A-Pill dough takes the stress out of giving pills, supplements, powders and liquid drops while also providing calming support. The hickory smoke-flavored dough includes active ingredients l-tryptophan, chamomile and theanine. Manufactured in the U.S.A., this dog supplement carries the NASC Quality Seal.
Cloud Star Wag More Bark Less Sandwich Cookies are classic oven-baked cookies with a real peanut butter filling sandwiched between two crispy pinwheel biscuits. Made in the U.S.A. with human-grade ingredients and no corn syrup, they can be enjoyed by pups and people alike.
Polkadog Cake Batter
Cake Batter is made from bananas and Boston’s own all-natural Teddie Peanut Butter. Made in the U.S.A., these soft and chewy, limited-ingredient treats are handmade for birthdays, rescue gotcha days and all the party days.
Made in the U.S.A., Vee’s line of dog and cat wands includes the Wispy Bouncer with soft, natural iridescent peacock flue feather, and the Satin Bouncer, featuring satin tassels that are intended for batting or biting. There is also the Chase ‘N Pull Dog Toy that’s designed for dog-person interaction, allowing a range of exercise and play, from mild chasing to jumping, catching and pulling all within a small area.
Jones XL Marrow Bone
The XL Marrow Bone offers a long-lasting, tasty chewing experience for any medium to large sized dog. This bone will keep them busy with delicious marrow inside and smoky, meaty bits on the outside. Made from a beef leg bone dipped in liquid smoke, with no artificial ingredients added, this bone is oven-baked to perfection. Made in the U.S.A.
Nature’s Protection Skin Defense Chews
Skin Defense Chews are part of Earth Animal’s Nature’s Protection worry-free flea and tick line. These tasty soft chews contain nutrients, vitamins, minerals and medicinal herbs that help boost immunity while repelling fleas and ticks. Skin Defense Chews are bolstered with Earth Animal’s proprietary UpTake Technology that helps the body quickly absorb the chews’ nutrients. They are made in the U.S.A. with the highest quality ingredients.
Everydays Dog Treats
Einstein Pets brand is expanding its natural product offerings with the launch of a new line of oven-baked, omega-rich, made in the U.S.A. natural dog treats called Everydays. The seven recipes of deliciously nutritious, crunchy, small-batch biscuits are made using 100 percent real ingredients. Created in a variety of familiar flavors sure to invoke favorite nostalgic memories.
Barnyard Buddies are all-natural, fresh-baked handmade dog biscuits that are shaped like a cow or a pig. Made in the U.S. and baked fresh daily, the biscuits come shipped in a unique barnyard box and make the perfect treat for dogs of all shapes and sizes. Available in Beef & Oats Treat (Cows) and Bacon & Cheese Treat (Pigs) varieties.
Harvest Hills Doggy Waste Bag
Harvest Hills has U.S.A. developed a doggy waste bag that is bio-degradable and sustainable, made from corn, with no microplastics. It takes about 118 days for these bags to break down in a landfill. For composting, it generally takes three to six months. The compost certifications are ASTM D6400 and EN 13432. Plus, it has the OK Compost Home certification and also for commercial and municipal compost. The bags degrade into water and CO2
Andy and Audie Dog Chews
Andy and Audie’s made-in-the-U.S.A. products are inspired by the need for dog treats that are made with limited, natural ingredients. From the brand’s delicious mint dental products to its long-lasting chews, Andy and Audie’s treats are made with quality ingredients sourced in the U.S.A. to make both you and your dog happy.
Yummy Combs are made wide with thin walls to floss and scrub teeth 360 degrees to the gum line and deter gulping. Made in the U.S.A., Yummy Combs are a complete and balanced treat that’s designed with a board-certified veterinary specialist in dentistry and nutrition. Safety, oral care and wellness are the heart of this groundbreaking, high protein dog treat.
Frankly Pet is dedicated to creating all natural beef chews for dogs that are made in the U.S.A. from 100 percent U.S.A.-raised and sourced cattle. Their products are rich in collagen, an ingredient known to promote healthy skin, coat, joints, nails and teeth. Highly digestible and the perfect alternative to traditional rawhide, Frankly’s products help satisfy a dog’s natural instinct to chew.
Nature Gnaws is a Florida-based company making 100 percent natural dog chews and treats. The brand’s new product line is U.S.A.-made featuring single and limited-ingredient natural chews packaged in biodegradable materials. New U.S.A. products include Turkey Tendons and naturally shed Antler Chews. Nature Gnaws’ commitment to natural ingredients and eco-friendly packaging sets them apart in the pet industry making them a great choice for responsible dog owners and pups for the planet.
Project Hive Scents
Project Hive Pet Company has taken its made in the U.S.A. Hive Chew Toys, Hive Discs and Hive Fetch Sticks to a new level of enrichment and engagement for dogs. Now available in five scents that humans actually love almost as much as dogs do: Calming Lavender (purple), Soothing Vanilla (blue), Sweet Mango (orange), Tropical Coconut (green) and Wild Berry (bright pink). Bee inspired.
Great Shapes Collagen Nuggets are formulated from just two ingredients — ultra-digestible U.S.A. bovine collagen and a blend of U.S. sourced pork, duck, chicken, sweet potato or apple. Great Shapes Collagen Nuggets joins five other varieties that make Great Shapes chews an enjoyable experience for dog owners. All Great American products are produced in the company’s Indiana plant using direct-sourced, ultra-clean ingredients and a proprietary process that eliminates any chance of chemical contamination.
Beta Spike and Studs Collection
OmniPet’s stylish new line of collars are made with durable, waterproof, Biothane material and adorned with spunky nickel-plated spikes and studs. Beta collars are stink proof, soil and odor resistant and are easily cleaned, making them a hygienic choice for any adventurous pup. Available in a variety of sizes and seven lively colors, there’s a size and a color for every dog and every occasion. Complete the look with a matching leash, available in four-foot and six-foot lengths. These products are proudly made in the U.S.A. by skilled craftsmen.
Jolly Pets Fill’n Treat
Fill’n Treat is an all-natural, limited ingredient tasty reward that your pup will go nuts for. Fill’n Treat is made in the U.S.A. with 100 percent natural ingredients, enriched with real pumpkin for healthy digestion. It contains absolutely no preservatives, artificial flavors, colors, added sugar, salts or xylitol. Fill’n Treats are available in a five-ounce, easy-to-dispense nozzle tube or a one-ounce sampler for on-the-go treating and training.
Hickory Smoked Doggie Chicken Stix
Hickory Smoked Doggie Chicken Stix are made with chicken tenderloin and natural hickory smoke flavoring. These all-natural made in the U.S.A., breakable, crunchy, dehydrated treats are fast becoming a popular choice among Chip’s Naturals varieties. These treats contain no additives or preservatives.
Montana Dog Food
Montana Dog Food Co.’s entire line is proudly made in the U.S.A. Their freeze-dried food and treats are crafted with responsibly sourced, traceable ingredients. The nutrition from their food comes from whole food sources and they never use synthetic vitamins. The protein is sourced from the West and Mountain West and each recipe includes superfood fruits and vegetables for balanced nutrition.
SodaPup is a veteran-owned business that specializes in American-made dog toys and enrichment products, such as the Wave eBowl, which is designed to increase the challenge for your dog. The segmented design is more difficult than other slow feeder bowls and promotes healthy slower eating. This design also features segments of different sizes allowing you to put different food types in different chambers.
Giving Paws Waste Bag Dispensers
Giving Paws poop bag dispensers are entirely made from plants. Not only is it 100 percent compostable but it is also made in the U.S.A. While most dispensers on the market are made from plastic and made overseas, ours is unique and contains zero plastic. This product helps pets and the environment too. What could be better than that?
Charlee Bear Grain Free Crunch
Charlee Bear offers a family of great-tasting snacks that pet parents can feel good about feeding their dog. Made in the U.S.A., the brand’s Original Crunch and Grain Free Crunch dog treats are Pocket Perfect low-calorie training treats that won’t make a mess in an owner’s pocket. Bearnola Bites and Meaty Bites are also part of the line of Beary Tasty Treats
Shepherd Boy Farms
Shepherd Boy Farms offers farm-fresh diets and treats for pets that promote overall health and wellness. The products are made in the U.S.A. using a special freeze-drying process that locks in the flavor, aroma and natural nutrition of fresh, raw food. The brand is proud to offer a variety of proteins, including beef, bison, chicken, duck, lamb, salmon, goat cheese and more.
Inner Fuel Shampoo
With naturally derived herbal and essential oil as its active ingredients, Inner Fuel Pet Shampoo from Gou Gou Pets is ideal for dogs, cats and horses. This shampoo will give your pets an energy boost, support the immune system and ease fatigue. Great for the young and old pet needing that extra boost of joy and excitement. Made in the U.S.A.
Dogswell DENTAL Jerky
Dogswell DENTAL Jerky is a dental treat for dogs, made in the U.S.A., that comes in a canine-pleasing jerky format. Made with farm-raised, U.S.-sourced chicken as its No. 1 ingredient, the chewy, meaty jerky provides an effective and appealing alternative to crunchy dental treats for picky eaters or older dogs with sensitive teeth and gums.
All In One Pro
Wee Away’s All In One Pro destroys stains and odors quickly, easily, permanently and safely. Made in the U.S.A., the biodegradable and environmentally friendly formula contains billions of pure, natural enzymes to instantly control offensive odors and eliminate stains caused from blood, vomit, feces, animal oils, mildew and more. Recommended for carpets, rugs, upholstered furniture, clothing, pet cages, litter boxes and sleeping areas.
Stewart Dog Treats
Stewart freeze-dried dog treats have a fun, new look to emphasize the simple fact of Stewart treats: pure ingredients and happy dogs. Pet parents will instantly understand exactly what will go into their dog’s body and the benefits they get. Treats with Benefits are single-ingredient treats that are freeze-dried in the U.S.A. and are guaranteed delicious.
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