The Cesar dog food brand is one of the easiest to find and identify in grocery stores and pet supplies stores. Thanks to its extensive advertising and marketing programs that always feature a West Highland White Terrier, their pet food products. The brand mission statement is, “provide food that your furry best friend will love, made with the nutrition and quality every dog deserves.” In reality, Cesar is a part of the pet care division of Mars, Inc. which is headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, though they have manufacturing facilities all over the U.S., Canada and even a few plants in Europe.
While some sources say that Cesar foods are all manufactured in the United States, there is no information provided on the company website to back up this claim. Also, their product labels don’t carry the “Made in the USA” statement. Since the public was made aware of the substandard ingredients being used by pet food companies in other countries such as China, the “Made in the USA” product statement has allowed these products to add a premium to the cost. The fact that Cesar products do not have the label doesn’t necessarily mean that their products aren’t produced in the USA, we can’t confirm or deny it, but it is hard to believe they would not add it to their advertising campaign if it were true.
Cesar gives out very little information about where their products are made, but they give even less information on the sourcing of their ingredients. Across the board, If you take a quick look at the ingredients lists, you will find that they use a variety of meat by-products as well as artificial additives, including colors, flavors, and preservatives. For these reasons, Cesar dog food reviews are consistently not very positive, and many researchers and consumers agree that they always use low-quality ingredients.