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Insect-based pet food

Discussion in 'Dog Food and Diet' started by JudyN, Jan 10, 2019 at 12:31 PM.

  1. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

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    Chowing down on carbon: Insect-based dog food launches in UK

    Yora Dog Food

    Would you feed your dog a food made from insects? Is it more sustainable? (I'm often being told of the environmental impact of pet dogs, often by people with more children than me...) Is most dog food made from meat that would otherwise go to waste, or does this only apply to cheaper foods with their 'beaks, bums and feathers'?

    It's not cheap by any means, given that it contains a pair percentage of oats and potatoes, but if it caught on presumably prices would reduce - and insects are a very dense form of nutrition so maybe this balances out the starch and grain...
     
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    I saw it here when we were trying to find a food that Murphy could eat and some protien he might not be allergic to but oh boy its expensive.
     
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    Get used to it - current thinking is people will have to move to an insect-based diet too! :eek:
     
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    Our local supermarket sells insect burgers and plain locusts and meel worms (dried) in packs but Im not sure how many they sell at this time.
     
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    I have eaten deep fried grasshoppers in the past. Interesting texture...
     
  6. JudyN

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    Worms are meant to be a good sustainable food source too...

    Trouble is, ignoring that I'm vegetarian (but not a very strict one - I had nut roast on Xmas day but the roasties were cooked in goose fat), my brain rejects anything it thinks of as 'icky' and I don't seem to be able to overrule it. I'd never survive a bush tucker trial! It's not even limited to meat - I spat out the almond milk I tried, but my reaction to anything new is to screw up my face like a child being approached with a spoon of medicine...
     
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    There’s a UK based brand called Bugbakes that does insect based dog treats, seems like a really good idea to me!
     
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    Ooh, interesting - thanks :) https://bugbakes.co.uk/
     
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    Bleuuuuuggghhhhh. My son had a lizard that was fed on locusts, the smell of them alone was disgusting. Would be giving those ‘delicacy’s’ a miss lol
     

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