We all know that the Food and Drug Administration has a multitude of strict and rigorous regulations on human food, but not everyone knows that dog treats and chews are subjected to similar scrutiny before they can be sold by American companies. While the process of approving dog treats with the FDA is long and costly, and therefore leads to dog treats made in the USA being slightly more expensive than imported dog treats, a recent announcement from the FDA shows why all pet owners should buy American.
In a recent report
from the Pet Product Safety section of the FDA website
, the SafetyPUP team learned that dog treats that use ingredients from other countries are not held to the same level of quality as dog treats made in the USA only. Further, the FDA suspects that these relaxed regulations on the quality of dog treats is linked to harmful diseases and disorders, including kidney and gastrointestinal issues.
The primary concern of the SafetyPUP team is and always has been the health and safety of pets, which is why we partnered with KONA’S CHIPS® to provide premium quality dog treats made in the USA to our shoppers. Whether or not you choose to try these new dog treats is up to you, but we urge all our customers to put the health and safety of their pets first, and to purchase dog treats made in the USA.
We’d also like to thank the FDA for all the hard work they’ve done over the years in researching this issue