Hey guys, I know there's a lot of dog lovers like me on the forums. Trying to get the word out for any that care about your pups. I know many of you may already know about the crap they put in dog treats coming from foreign countries. Most are from....wait for it.... China!!! WHoda thunk it? It was in the news some years ago, repeatedly - that there were a lot of recalls from some of these manufacturers because thankfully someone somewhere tested out what was actually inside these little poisonous shoe leather strips and found all sorts of horrible crap. I have a first hand (okay well second hand) story about this. My sister in-law has 3 little dogs. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that a tiny dog has way less chance of surviving poison than a larger dog. Her dogs are/were like 3lbs, 4lbs, and about 8lbs. Her mom bought a ton of these, in this case Chinese made treats to lay all over the house so anytime they wanted to chew on something they could gnaw on one of those little ultra processed rawhide pieces of garbage. According to her, they didn't chew on them too much, holding out for dinner. Not too long afterward they started getting sick, really sick. Vet did lots of $$$ tests, and told them that their kidneys were toast. One pup was less than 2 years old. Asked about treats and she told them that they the pups always had lots of treats laying around. Vet said GET RID OF ALL YOUR FOREIGN MADE TREATS NOW. They did, but the damage was done. A slow and painful death, the 2 smallest dogs succumbed within a year after tons of kidney treatments and a lot of dough. The biggest of the 3 survived but has a damaged kidneys and probably will not live an extended life. Sister in-law calls distributor of dog treats. Tells head guy (who instantly becomes a world class A$$hole) what happened and he tells her that if he sees any pictures or talks to anyone about this he will sue her. Unfortunately I cannot name the distributor from California due to the obvious. DONT be misled by Distributed by, or Packed by, etc. You have to look very closely and see where it's actually MADE. So they'll say on the front USA in big letters, and then in smaller letters "packaged in USA, and then somewhere else, Made in blankity blank. Most are made in China, some Vietnam, some Mexico, or some other Asian or south American country. Now then, since some people are getting the drift of how bad some of these treats are, I've come to understand that some of these companies are getting so sneaky that they disguise how they do it. A company here ships off American byproducts all the way to an Asian country, it then gets processed there, and then shipped all the way back to the US where they say American made but it's only correct in the fact that the initial ingredients came from the US. The bad stuff is then used in processing and that's the stuff that makes for a sick animal. I was at Fred Meyers the other day and went through the entire pet treat section - not one single treat was made in the US except for I think, Milk Bones. We've always been super anal about dog treats, and always buy ONLY American made ones. Unfortunately they are expensive, but obviously worth it if you love your pets. We always pay the price and get real honest US made treats and our pups are fine. Before all this happened we bought some rawhide little rolled up things for our pups and everytime our 25lb pups would get milkshake poops. That stopped the second we bought US treats.... Do you love your pets? Buy the good stuff! Their poops tell the story. No not Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.