Vicki Price started her business of manufacturing Cooper’s Way Gourmet Jerky Treats for a reason any dog lover will understand. Vicki says, "I couldn't find any jerky treats on the market that I felt were safe to give to my dog Cooper"
Price had heard of the dog deaths attributed to treats made in China, and of the unhealthy additives jerky treats had in order to chemically dehydrate and preserve them. In an effort to avoid feeding Cooper these unhealthy and dangerous products Price searched diligently for quality jerky treats. According to Price, “The treats I wanted to feed Cooper had to be made in this country, not be processed or extruded, free of chemicals, additives and preservatives, and made from wholesome meat."
She claims that although she was willing to pay a premium price for high quality jerky treats, she couldn't find any that met her high standards.
Then, while vacationing in Florida Price found a jerky treat she thought was safe to feed Cooper. She purchased a bulk package of the treat. However the next day she noticed in tiny almost hidden print was a line that read “Made In China.”
Price says, “There was no way I was going to feed that product to Cooper.”
So what did Price do? She researched how to make quality jerky and began making tasty wholesome jerky treats for Cooper. Soon, friends and neighbors who had dogs were feeding Price’s home made treats to their own pooches. Encouraged by her friends and neighbors Vicki started Cooper’s Way Gourmet Jerky Treats.
Now Cooper’s Way Gourmet Treats can be found in more than 60 retail stores ranging from pet stores to grocery chains such as Sunset foods. They can also be conveniently purchased online.
Price says, “What makes Cooper’s Way different is the gourmet jerky treats are made from restaurant quality poultry, meat and produce with no additivea or preservatives.
“Frankly, you can buy a lot of dog treats at a lower cost.” Price says. “ These may be extruded, and/or made in China and have chemical additives to dry and persevere them. , I would never feed anything like that to Cooper. If you are concerned as I am about feeding your dog healthy and nutritious gourmet jerky treats you don’t have to start a company like I did. Instead you make sure your dog gets Cooper’s Way Gourmet Jerky Treats. They're made in the USA and USDA inspected."