Why You Should Buy Pet Products Made in the USA

Hey y’all, Mike here from AllAmerican.org, a research organization dedicated to supporting American manufacturing. We’re big fans of Big Barker – they’re a great domestic manufacturer, and there are so many reasons why you should buy American made pet products.

Your pets deserve the best, and buying American made is one of the best ways to find the highest quality pet products out there.

Here are six solid reasons why American pet products are the way to go.

6 Reasons to Buy Pet Products Made in the USA

Safer Materials

It is difficult to regulate the materials and manufacturing processes of dog or cat products produced abroad, and often, these products are much less safe for your pet. The USA has strict manufacturing safety laws and regulations, so products produced on US soil tend to be safer.

In fact, there were findings in 2007 that Chinese-made dog toys sold at Walmart had toxic chemicals such as lead, arsenic, and mercury. Elevated levels of these toxic chemicals can be extremely harmful and even lethal!

Supports the American Economy

Another reason to buy US-made pet products is that they help build the American economy. The manufacturing industry, once one of the largest industries in the US, has been steadily declining over the past few decades. By supporting local businesses, you are directly putting your money back into the US economy and helping to rekindle homegrown manufacturing.

Higher Quality Products

US-made pet products are generally sturdier and of a higher quality than their foreign counterparts. Dogs and cats can easily destroy cheap, poorly made toys, but a durable US product is built to last and will withstand the constant wear and tear of scratching, clawing, and biting.

More Environmentally Friendly

US-made products are also a better choice for environmentally conscious pet owners. When you buy products domestically, you cut out a lot of carbon emissions from international shipping. I mean, think about it. When you purchase a Chinese cat tower, the product is made in China and then shipped halfway across the world before you can set it up in your living room. Domestic products must travel far less distances, so they are better for the environment.

Manufacturers in the US are also more energy efficient and follow stricter environmental regulations than those in other hubs such as China, India, and Southeast Asia.

Creates US Jobs

Buying pet products in the US also creates more jobs and helps out your fellow Americans! As mentioned above, manufacturing is a declining industry in the US, so the more companies that switch to making their products on American soil, the more jobs will be needed. In turn, this will raise the employment rate and beneficially impact communities in manufacturing hubs.

Better Customer Service Experience

If you have ever had to deal with a customer support team for a large international manufacturing company, you know where we are coming from. Generally, these companies don’t put a lot of emphasis on making connections with their customers and instead produce a TON of products at a cheap price point.

Local companies are easier to deal with and often offer a much more personal customer experience. The feedback loop between a US-based customer service team and the product team is also often way better than outsourced organizations because they are much closer, often in the same building!

Your Furry Friend Deserves the Best!

Choosing pet products made in the USA is a heartfelt investment in your pet’s well-being. Beyond the quality and durability, opting for American-made items ensures safer materials, supports the domestic economy, and fosters environmentally conscious choices.

Prioritizing American-made pet products is not just about pampering your pet; it is also a decision that puts the future of US manufacturing in consumer hands. But more than that, your furry friend truly deserves the best products!

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