|Barked: Mon Dec 5, '11 6:32am PST |
|I don't even trust non-edible products coming out of China. Look at all the lead paint they put on children's toys...like they're going to care more about the health of dogs? It's not only lead paint, Chinese products have all kinds of trace toxic chemicals. They still don't know what substance was in the chicken jerky yet. Who would've thought a few years ago that they would add melamine to up protein content in children's formula, candy and dog food, and add antifreeze (various forms of glycol) to make things like toothpaste sweeter. They put that as sweetener in cheap dog treats, too.
Yes, I can live without Chinese made products. Other than electronics,but my dog doesn't use those. I have no trouble sourcing nicely made in the US toys, for dogs and children. (I won't buy Chinese made products for children, either) There are more and more companies making things in the US for pets all the time, not just assembling Chinese made materials, but making the whole product. 'Pet supplies' is a great, stable market even in this past recession. I love Kong and Westpaw designs just to name a couple. Although I haven't bought from Westpaw in awhile, so not sure if they've changed their manufacturing supply chain. You can find nice handmade stuff on etsy, too.
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