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Pet Food News / Pet Food Ingredients / Research Notes
on May 29, 2019

Cricket-based dog food supports healthy dog gut microbes

The scientists concluded that crickets-based ingredients may serve as a healthy, novel pet food protein and fiber source.

Crickets may support a health community of microorganism in the intestines of dogs fed kibble made with the chirping insects as a novel protein source. Researchers fed dogs either conventional kibble or one made with varying contents of cricket. The scientists observed that species of beneficial bacteria grew in…

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