Avoid products whose ingredients and production are not from the U.S. or Canada. Of course there are many exceptions, such as if you add Turmeric to your dog’s diet, which comes primarily from India. We are talking more about main food sources—meats, especially. We have written a complete section later in this resource guide dedicated to meat quality.
Make sure they are sourced from the U.S. or Canada. We see products with meats from New Zealand or South American and they look like good ingredients. But there are plenty of meat sources in the U.S. and Canada that are equally as good and we don’t need to be increasing our carbon footprint to get products to us.
Further, buying food products from halfway around the world significantly increases the spoilage factor, which at a micro-level is virtually unnoticeable, but yet is very harmful, not just consuming it, but also just breathing in the smell of the food when you r