Pets 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.
They fortify the heart, immune and nervous systems. They help to protect the skin integrity and to maintain an optimal mental capacity. HERMETIA provides the ideal ratio between fatty acids omega 3 and 6. Read more details on Insect dog food.
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.
Where does insect protein come from? Our insect protein comes from the larvae of the Hermetia illucens specie (Black soldier fly). They grow up in insect farms just like other consumption animals (except that they need a tiny fraction of the water, food and space used by any other livestock, and virtually emit no greenhouse gases compare to them).
Eat Small’s treats are «cold pressed». What does it mean? Our 3 lines of training treats (ENERGY, MINDFULNESS and SPIRIT) are cold pressed. It means that the natural ingredients we use to make them have been cooked and pressed together very quickly, at a low temperature (30 degres celcius) compare to what is used to make regular dry food. This technique preserves the great flavor and the nutritional qualities of our ingredients: Hermetia illucens protein and fat (sooo yummy for dogs), sweet potatoes, brewer’s yeast, rosemary (natural antioxidant) and… the special super food chosen for each line: goji berries, chia & bananas or spirulina. With the cold pressed process, it is almost as if your dog was eating those nutritious and delicious ingredients fresh!!
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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Website : Proteinfutter fur Hunde
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