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Top 35+ made-in-the-USA pet food brands
Nourish your furry friend or critter with chow from the States.
The US has stricter labeling standards for pet food than many other countries, which means purchasing grub for your pooch or kitty that was made in the States can provide you with peace of mind. However, keep in mind that just because pet food was made here doesn’t mean the ingredients are locally sourced — you’ll need to dig deeper to confirm where your pet’s food actually came from.
- We’ve verified that every company on this list makes pet food in the US. However, not every product available on these websites is necessarily made in the US. Some brands offer a small selection of American-made products. Read the product description before buying to be sure.
List of 35+ pet food manufacturers based in the US
The brands on this list make pet food in the US. Check the product page of the pet food you’re considering to learn more about where the ingredients are sourced.
|Brand||Made in||Products available||What to know||Where to buy?|
|Albright's Raw Dog Food||Indiana||Dog food||It uses simple, whole ingredients to create nutritionally complete raw food.||Albright's Raw Dog Food|
|Beau's To Go||USA||Products and food for pets||Locally made||Beau's To Go|
|Bench & Field Holistic Natural||Michigan||Food for cats and dogs||Holistic pet foods made with protein-rich meats||Amazon|
|Bioethics||Los Angeles||Food for pets||Hand-delivered in the LA area||Bioethics|
|Blue Buffalo||Connecticut||Food for cats and dogs||Some ingredients, along with packaging materials, may be sourced elsewhere||Amazon|
|Blue Dog Bakery||Kentucky||Treats for dogs||Handpicked ingredients||Amazon|
|Campfire Treats||California||Dog treats and chews||Food made in small batches without preservatives, chemicals, fillers or additives||Amazon|
|Einstein Pets||USA||Dog treats||All-natural organic ingredients||Einstein Pets|
|Frenchie's Kitchen Pet Food||Texas||Dog food||100% Non-GMO Veggies||Frenchie's Kitchen Pet Food|
|Freshpet Select||Pennsylvania||Food for cats and dogs||While it places a priority on sourcing fruits and veggies from in the US, some ingredients may be sourced elsewhere.||Freshpet Select|
|Frommers||Wisconsin||Pet food||Ingredients may be sourced elsewhere||Frommers|
|Halo||USA||Holistic dog food and cat food||100% whole meat, poultry, or fish||Chewy|
|Hill's Science Diet||USA||Food for cats and dogs||Made in the USA with ingredients sourced from North America, Europe and New Zealand||Amazon|
|Hudson's Chow||Massachusetts||Food for cats and dogs||Raw ingredients||Hudson's Chow|
|Lucky Dog Cuisine||USA||Gourmet food for dogs||Best quality muscle meats with the addition of beef heart||Amazon|
|Merrick||Texas||Food for cats and dogs||High-quality meats, fresh-caught fish and real fruits and vegetables||Amazon|
|Northwest Naturals||Oregon||Food for cats and dogs||Products are HPP’d for safety||Amazon|
|Nugget's Healthy Eats||USA||Food for dogs||100% grass-fed beef broth||Nugget's Healthy Eats|
|Nulo||USA||Food for cats and dogs||Low carb, high-meat protein made with patented probiotics||Nulo|
|Nutro||Franklin, Tennessee||Wet and dry food, treats||Exclusively sources non-GMO ingredients as close to their native form as possible||Chewy|
|Pet Tao||USA||Wet and dry food, supplements||Ingredients based on the energetics of Eastern Food Therapy, which places emphasis on how ingredients affect the body after consumption||Chewy|
|Pioneer Naturals||USA||Wet and dry food||Holistic kibble for dogs is lightly coated with Nutri-Coat – a blend of freeze-dried raw ingredients.||Chewy|
|Portland Pet Food||Portland, OR||Meals, treats, grain- and gluten-free||Worked with the Oregon Food Innovation Program to develop our sustainable, local, AAFCO regulated line of products. Also partners with Pacific Northwest companies to ensure that 100% of your dog’s food is sourced and made in the United States. All dog meals are cooked from scratch.||Amazon|
|Raised Right Pets||USA||Human-grade pet food||Limited-ingredient recipes that are low in carbs||Loyal biscuit CO.|
|Raw Bistro||USA||100% grass-fed beef, free-range turkey, free-range bison||Raw Bistro|
|Rudy Green Inc||USA||Frozen food made with whole, 100% human grade ingredients||Rudy Green Inc|
|Small Batch||USA||Frozen food, treats||All the ingredients are sourced from WA, OR, CA, CO, AK or IA — except the kelp, which is from Iceland.||Amazon|
|Solid Gold||California||Wet and dry food, supplements, treats||90 million living probiotics per pound of Solid Gold pet food, along with superfoods to feed good gut bacteria||Amazon|
|Spring Naturals||California||Diabetic pet food||Free from beef, chicken, turkey, lamb and fish||Amazon|
|Steve's Real Food||Cottonwood,UT||Frozen and dry food||Known for bulk options||Amazon|
|The Honest Kitchen||USA||Meals, toppers, treats, supplements||Preparation methods and facilities meet safety standards 7x those of feed-grade ones||Amazon|
|Taste of the Wild||USA||Meals||Unique proteins like wild boar, bison, smoked salmon, roasted duck, venison and Angus beef||Amazon|
|TriPom Chews||Maine||Treats||Foods need to be refridgerated||TriPom Chews|
|TruDog||USA||Dehydrated, treats, raw foods||Raw, freeze-dried pet food||Chewy|
|Vital Essentials||Wisconsin||Hemp chews, treats, supplements, food, snacks||Frozen and freeze-dried raw pet food, snacks, and treats||Chewy|
|Woof Stop Bakery||Pennsylvania||Organic and homemade treats||Small batch treats baked in the owner's home kitchen, made with 100% human grade, organic ingredients||Woof Stop Bakery|
|Wysong||Michigan||Raw dog food diets, canned dog foods, dog supplements||High meat food designed to mimic the archetypal carnivorous diet||Chewy|
|Zesty Paws||USA||Multivitamins||Tasty chews meant to help boost immune systems, promote gut health and more||Chewy|
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What does the made-in-the-USA label mean?
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulates all made-in-the-USA claims on pet food. When you see pet food with a made-in-the-USA label, it means that all or virtually all of the product was made in the states, including the packaging, ingredients and production. However, some pet food brands that use the made-in-the-USA label actually source fillers and additives elsewhere.
It can also be tricky to find pet food brands that are transparent about their supply chains. Consider buying from a brand that’s pledged to be honest about the quality and origin of its products, a movement started by the Association for Truth in Pet Food (ATPF).
Pet food brands that source nearly every ingredient from the US
These companies are 100% transparent about their sourcing, so you can confirm where each ingredient comes from. Most of these brands also omit fillers, byproducts, artificial preservatives or coloring and other additives, and many are also free of grains. You can learn more about each brand’s promise in its ATPF pledge or on its website.
Except where otherwise noted, these brands are 100% homegrown:
- Albright’s Raw Dog Food (except kelp powder from Canada)
- Beau’s To Go (except organic quinoa from Bolivia and turmeric from India)
- Campfire Treats
- Frenchie’s Kitchen Pet Food
- Hudson’s Chow
- Lucky Dog Cuisine
- Northwest Naturals
- Nugget’s Healthy Eats (except for ginger and turmeric from India)
- The Pet Bakery of Oakmont (except for organic bananas from Costa Rica)
- Pet Tao
- Pioneer Naturals
- Portland Pet Food
- Radagast Pet Food (except for organic psyllium husk powder from India)
- Raised Right Pets (except for peas from Poland, cod liver oil from Norway and kelp powder from Canada)
- Raw Bistro (except for organic coconut oil from the Philippines and organic kelp from Iceland)
- Rudy Green Inc
- Small Batch
- Spring Naturals
- Steve’s Real Food
- TriPom Chews
- Vital Essentials
- Woof Stop Bakery
Our favorite made-in-the-USA pet food brands
Best for picky eaters: Freshpet Select
Wet and dry food for cats and dogs prepared in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
“My rescue dog Olive has always been a picky eater and will rarely eat dry dog food,” says Jennifer Gimbel, senior editor at Finder. “But lots of the wet foods I’ve tried to give her she either: a) wouldn’t eat or b) gave her stomach issues that never ended pretty. That is, until I came across FreshPet Select. I like it because it’s made from all-natural ingredients, I can find it at my local grocery store and most importantly — Olive scarfs it down every morning and night without any prodding from me.”
Best for gassy cats and dogs: Nulo Medalseries
Grain-free, low-carb formulas with lots of meat.
“When I adopted my two cats, they were, to put it lightly, smelly,” says Dawn Daniels, publisher at Finder. “I didn’t want to be on the same floor of the house as their litter box, even with twice-a-day cleanings, and they farted every time they were startled. Hilarious in retrospect, but not fun for any of us at the time.
They’d previously been eating Taste of the Wild at the shelter, which they sent us home with a bag of. After some research, we decided to try out Nulo Medalseries. And it was a success! No more smelly, gassy kittens. They also both seem to love the food, and I like that it has smaller kibbles that seem like less of a choking hazard — they’re scarfers and don’t always remember to chew.
Most importantly, I like that the first three ingredients are meat, there are no by-products, it has added vitamins and nutrients and I can actually recognize all the ingredients on the label.”
Best for low-fat diets: Hill’s Science Diet
It can help target health issues and ease sensitive stomachs.
“When I noticed my dog, Hank, start losing interest in food, I knew something was wrong,” says Chelsea Wells-Barrett, public relations support at Finder. “As an adopted rescue pup, he had his quirks, but not showing up for dinner wasn’t one of them. When he started regurgitating his meals, I saw light blood spots and knew it was time to get professional help.
After a complete check-up from the local vet, Hank was diagnosed with Acute Pancreatitis, likely onset by an abundance of high-fat treats and a lack of luck. The veterinarian prescribed him a low-fat diet of Hill’s Digestive Care i/d dog food (chicken flavor). After only a week, the regurgitating ceased and Hank was eating normally again.
Hill’s Prescription diet, although more expensive than other brands, has been exactly what my doggo needed so far. His recent check-ups have been positive and his digestive system is working normally again.”
More top picks
Nulo medalseries cat & kitten food
Vital essentials dried cat food
Trudog boost meaty beef
Where can I shop for American-made pet food?
Local pet stores tend to carry made-in-America pet food and treats from small brands, so you could check your neighborhood small business . Otherwise, you can buy American-made pet food at these retailers:
Chewy has lots of pet food that was made in the USA, and you can get free shipping when you spend over $49. Sign up for its handy autoship feature to never run out of dog food again.
How do I know if pet food was made in the US?
Read the product information to see where the pet food was made. If you can’t find this information on the brand’s website, contact the company directly to inquire about a specific line of pet food.
Reference the ATPF to find companies that’ve pledged to offer pet food made in the US with locally sourced ingredients.
Popular pet food brands that aren’t made in the USA
These brands may be a household staple of many pet-owning Americans, but the pet food is imported ready-made:
- Milk-bone. Its dog treats are made overseas mostly in China.
- Petsmart brand. Though the company is American-owned, its private label pet food is made in China.
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