Insect-based Cat and Dog Food

Insects as novel protein sources in dog and cat food, such as black soldier fly larvae and crickets is gaining acceptance as alternatives to conventional pet food proteins and oil sources. Read the latest about the feasibility of insect-based ingredients, regulatory issues ensuring these ingredients are safe and how to market these products to consumers.

ARTICLES

algae

3D printing pet treats with plant, insect, algae protein

A pet food and treat company could offer a 3D-printing device optimized for producing pet treats, then sell the ingredients to pet owners via a subscription service. For large, established companies, 3D-printed pet consumables could streamline the new product development process or allow specialized services for pet owners.

Ordering a perfect cup of Earl Grey tea from a Star Trek-style replicator remains for the next generation. However, small-scale 3D printing of pet treats may not be science fiction for long. Those futuristically created treats may themselves contain equally unconventional ingredients, such as insect and algae proteins.


Read More
Insect-protein-mealworms.jpg

Insect-based pet and people foods marketed together

The human and pet food worlds seem to be converging. The growing popularity of insect-based pet foods in Mexico exemplifies this.

The human and pet food worlds seem to be converging. The growing popularity of insect-based pet foods in Mexico exemplifies this.


Read More
NATIVE LANI grain in bowl

Insect proteins in pet foods: What’s all the buzz about?

In this article, we will attempt to breakdown a myriad of information on the topic into a condensed status report—essentially, our synopsis of what’s happening and what to expect in the future.
In this article, we will attempt to breakdown a myriad of information on the topic into a condensed status report—essentially, our synopsis of what’s happening and what to expect in the future.
Read More
mealworm-money-insect-novel-ingredient.jpg

3 options for insect-based pet food ingredients

To feed the billions of pets and people on Earth, the planet’s millions of insect species may offer solutions for nourishing dogs, cats and other pets with sustainable protein and oil ingredients, especially the three species detailed here.

Among the millions of insect species on Earth, arthropod agriculture has adopted only a few types. Black soldier fly larvae (BSFL), crickets and mealworms are among those few insects raised for use as pet food ingredients.


Read More
Protenga-YumGrubs.jpg

Asian insect-based pet foods boosted by US, Europe trends

Singaporean urban professionals may avoid eating crickets for the same reason New York yuppies eschew deep-fried chitlins. Insect-based pet foods found a different route to acceptance in Singapore.

Anecdotes about grilled grubs bought in Bangkok may help market insect-based ingredients to Western audiences. However, upper-class Southeast Asian households may tend to avoid bugs on their plates. Insect-based pet foods found a different route to acceptance in Singapore.


Read More

Popular Stories