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So a friend recently pointed out to me that some sweet potato treats my cairn loves are made in China. I was checking out a number of dog treats at the store the other day and everything I looked at that seemed like it might last more than 5 minutes was made in China. Same goes for everlasting treat balls that I was just considering buying on Amazon. So I wonder, is anyone aware of the safety of dog treats/products from China? After some of the dog food scares and resulting deaths a couple years ago, I became more wary of food sources. Then there were the products for kids, the toothpaste, and most recently the 90% cadmium costume jewelry...and "Made in China" has become a warning to me. If anyone is up on the latest research of safety of pet products from China, I'd really like to know. I wonder if there is any regulation or testing of pet products?

Anyone have anything on this?

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Here in lies the problem, they can fake the paperwork or... use cheaper materials... you never really know what your getting until and issue happens and it's found out.

Since the melamine issues in dog food I will not give my dogs anyting from China, esp. food. ( I call each mfg. and ask if they use products sourced from outside the USA... or look on their website...)

I will not personally consume anything food item from China... and you'd be surpised - I found some gummy fish that were made in China at the grocery one day. Simply it's not worth the risk. Don't get me wrong, we have our fair share of food and safety recalls on items made in the US, Canada, and Europe.... but we do not have wide spread corruption issues like china. So I look at labels a lot- What do we use as dog bowls you ask? Why our very own Fiestaware bowls that we eat out of... made in Newell West Virginia!

Tracy, Amos, Walter, Brattwrust & Mettwurst a.k.a The Gremlins

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I agree with not wanting any food from China. This isn't dog related, but I got some long underwear this winter. I put it on and thought my goodness, I've gained some weight. Then I realized it wasn't the right size. I got out the tape measure and it wasn't large, it was actually medium, but labeled as large. You can't trust anything, food or clothes. The labels don't mean a thing.

One thing I get for Malcolm is Hartz Smokey Ribeye Bone. Made in USA! These are large natural bones. They will last him a week or more. They are hard bones that don't splinter. When he gets all the smokey flavor licked and chewed off I put them in the roasting pan after I make a roast and let them soak for a while, then put them in the fridge overnight. Its like he got a brand new bone. So far this is the only thing I've found he can't destroy in 5 minutes.

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