Animal food from insects ? Sounds strange right ? But this type of food is nature friendly, healthy and ecological. Insects have been a food source for millions of years. However, they are not currently used in most pet foods. There are many benefits to using insects in pet goods, including implications for the environment and sustainability. There is potential for growth in the pet food industry, with many insect species having the ability to be used as a novel protein source. There are also alternate uses for insects, such as control of hypertension and antioxidant properties.
Pets, however, are another matter. According to some estimates, pets consume as much as 20% of a country’s meat intake—making them a significant point of leverage for cutting back on industrial, factory-farmed meat. But how viable (or ethical) is to turn your dog into a vegetarian? Grubs might be the answer. Specifically, they use a flour made from Hermetia Illucens larvae which are raised on a vegetarian diet of food waste. This flour is then blended with vegetables like potatoes and beets, and grains such as oats (selected for their lower carbon footprint, as well as their nutritional qualities).
Eat Small is energy, strength and endurance for dogs through natural food & cold pressed trainings treats. Quality hypoallergenic and yummy gluten and grain free ingredients also suitable for food sensitive dogs. Sustainable proteins together with high levels of essential vitamins, minerals & omega fatty acids, to reduce the carbon footprint of our four-legged friend.
Hermetia illucens, an exceptional source of revolutionary proteins for pets, with a minimal ecological footprint. Our tasty dog food and treats are made from the flour of the Hermetia illucens (Black Soldier Fly) specie raised in Germany. Like fish, poultry, pork or beef, Hermetia’s nymphs are a delicious source of protein and nutrients. We chose Hermetia illucens for its rapid reproduction and growth cycle, as well as its minimal need for water, food and space. Our Hermetia illucens nymphs come from certified farms that meet all. European standards of production and hygiene for food of animal origin. They are 100% free of GMOs, hormones and antibiotics.
Essential for building muscles and all body tissues. They provide long-lasting energy during physical activity. HERMETIA protein has 60% protein content, while beef has only 40%. See more details on Protein food for dogs.
Cats and dogs are CARNIVOROUS, which means that they need animal proteins to stay healthy and active. INSECT PROTEINS from Hermetia contain all essential amino acids that carnivores like dogs need. Cats have slightly different physiologic needs and we are preparing for them something very special with another insect protein type. Although small, many edible insects surpass the nutritional qualities of meat. Their high protein content makes them particularly interesting for active dogs.
Why it’s been said that insect protein is the perfect meat alternative for dogs in the XXI century? Insects are increadibly nutritious. Even more nutritious than meat. For the same volume, our insects have more protein (with all 20 amino acids), more iron, more calcium than meat. They are rich in minerals and vitamins, among them vitamin B12, a vitamin that is not found in vegetals, only in meat, fish, milk and eggs. They are highly digestible and free from antibiotics, growing hormones or GMOs. Insect protein is one of the most sustainable and ecological protein. For the same edible volume, insect farming requires a tiny fraction of water, food, space and time compare to what is needed for livestock farming. It produces almost no greenhouse gas and 100 % of the animal is edible. And what is left (insect frass) is used as fertilizer.
It’s been said that insects are disappearing from nature. Do we accelerate this process by using them as food for our pets? Don’t worry!! Eat Small doesn’t use insects caught from nature. First, not all insect species are edible and second, it would not be allowed for obvious reasons of hygiene, traceability or product quality control. Our food and treats are all made with delicious insect protein that comes from certified insect farms. They meet all European standards of production and hygiene and are 100% free of GMOs, hormones and antibiotics.
For german readers : Eat Small ist die neue Generation von Trockenfutter und kaltgepressten Snacks fur Hunde aus Insektenprotein. Kostlich, nahrhaft, nachhaltig, ethisch. Hunde lieben einfach unser Haustierfutter aus Insektenprotein. Sie finden den wilden Geruch und den Geschmack unwiderstehlich. Lassen Sie Ihren Hund es ausprobieren, denn es ist eines der bestgehuteten Geheimnisse der Natur. Fleischproteine sind zu 80% an dem Auftreten von Lebensmittelallergien bei Hunden beteiligt. Insektenprotein ist eine perfekte Alternative, die hilft, die allergische Reaktion des Korpers zu stoppen. Insekten fordern eine ethische Landwirtschaft, die die Tierwelt respektiert. Sie bieten eine Alternative zur intensiven Tierhaltung als schmackhafte Quelle fur hochwertige tierische Proteine an.
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