Insect protein: dogs with a sensitive stomach’s best friend
Insect protein as a novel protein source for dogs has been gaining attention in recent years as an alternative to more common protein sources such as beef or chicken. This is because dogs with sensitive stomachs may have an adverse reaction to these more common protein sources, leading to symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea or skin irritations. Novel protein sources, such as insects, can be an effective way to provide a source of protein for dogs without triggering these reactions.
Insects, such as crickets, are a highly sustainable and efficient source of protein. They require less land, water and feed to produce than traditional livestock, and they have a smaller environmental footprint. Additionally, they are a rich source of essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, making them a nutritionally complete protein source for dogs.
However, it's important to note that while insect protein may be well-tolerated by dogs with sensitive stomachs, each dog is unique and may have different dietary needs and sensitivities. Before making any changes to a dog's diet, it is always best to consult with your vet who can advise on the best course of action.
As insect protein is relatively new to the pet food market, more research is needed to understand the long-term effects of feeding dogs insect-based protein. This is particularly important when it comes to ensuring the safety and quality of the insect protein being used in pet food. Therefore, it's important to ensure that the insect protein used in pet food is sourced from reputable suppliers and is processed in a safe and hygienic manner. All of TBH’s cricket protein is sourced from USDA approved organic cricket farm, Entomo Farms.
With the right guidance and monitoring, insect protein can be a valuable addition to a dog's diet, while also providing a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to traditional protein sources.