- Dog nutrition
Can dogs eat insect protein?
Black soldierfly larvae are the perfect source of protein for dogs as they contain all the 10 essential amino acids dogs require as well as healthy fats, fibre and minerals. There is a pressing need to find new, more sustainable sources of food. In particular, we need more environmentally-friendly sources of protein, as meat production accounts for approximately 60% of CO2 emissions globally. Marine sources of protein also put pressure on the environment with overfishing and unethical fishing methods. Insect protein provides one solution for complete, tasty and sustainable protein for both our dogs and us.
Do dogs contribute to climate change?
In short, yes they do. The broader debate about our global food system and climate change is now including our companion animals. More research is done to understand the scope of food production and the impact it has on our climate – and our furry friends are now being included in the numbers.
7 ways of being an eco-friendly dog owner
You would be surprised about the impact our dogs have on the environment. A German Shepperd for example has a greater ecological footprint in its lifetime than driving a large SUV. Their impact is mainly attributed to the food they eat, which is primarily based on meat. Meat production requires a lot of resources such as land and water, coupled with releasing a lot of CO2 into the atmosphere. As a conscious consumer, how do you become a more eco-friendly dog owner?