Notifications
Clear all

Sustainable dog food

9 Posts
4 Users
7 Reactions
753 Views
Majordennisbloodnok
(@majordennisbloodnok)
Noble Member Contributor
4614 kWhs
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 392
Topic starter  

Having recently got a puppy, we've understandably been doing a fair bit of shopping to equip ourselves properly. One of the things I noticed whilst doing so was a dog food brand called Yora that is apparently one of several that use insect larvae as the main protein source.

Does anyone have any experience of insect-based dog foods? From an environmental point of view they are ridiculously better than traditional meat-based foods, but we're obviously not going to switch if it is in any way not the right thing to do for the dog.

105 m2 bungalow in South East England
Mitsubishi Ecodan 8.5 kW air source heat pump
18 x 360W solar panels
1 x 6 kW GroWatt battery and inverter
Raised beds for home-grown veg and chickens for eggs

"Semper in excretia; suus solum profundum variat"


   
Quote
(@derek-m)
Illustrious Member Moderator
14285 kWhs
Veteran Expert
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 4251
 

Posted by: @majordennisbloodnok

Having recently got a puppy, we've understandably been doing a fair bit of shopping to equip ourselves properly. One of the things I noticed whilst doing so was a dog food brand called Yora that is apparently one of several that use insect larvae as the main protein source.

Does anyone have any experience of insect-based dog foods? From an environmental point of view they are ridiculously better than traditional meat-based foods, but we're obviously not going to switch if it is in any way not the right thing to do for the dog.

You may have to get your wife to try it first. 😋 

 


   
ReplyQuote
Mars
 Mars
(@editor)
Illustrious Member Admin
18192 kWhs
Veteran
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 2410
 

@majordennisbloodnok, our cats have been on Aardvark biscuits for a few years now. They're sustainable and our cats love them. The team at Aardvark are also very friendly and supportive so worth checking out, and they do dog biscuits too:  https://aardvark.store/

Buy Bodge Buster – Homeowner Air Source Heat Pump Installation Guide: https://amzn.to/3NVndlU
From Zero to Heat Pump Hero: https://amzn.to/4bWkPFb

Follow our sustainability journey at My Home Farm: https://myhomefarm.co.uk


   
ReplyQuote



Majordennisbloodnok
(@majordennisbloodnok)
Noble Member Contributor
4614 kWhs
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 392
Topic starter  

@editor Do you feed just the dry food or is it a supplement?

105 m2 bungalow in South East England
Mitsubishi Ecodan 8.5 kW air source heat pump
18 x 360W solar panels
1 x 6 kW GroWatt battery and inverter
Raised beds for home-grown veg and chickens for eggs

"Semper in excretia; suus solum profundum variat"


   
ReplyQuote
Mars
 Mars
(@editor)
Illustrious Member Admin
18192 kWhs
Veteran
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 2410
 

@majordennisbloodnok, we have two cats. For one of them this is all they eat and they’re very healthy. Our British Short Hair (Olive) enjoys wet food so we supplement her diet with Carnilove pouches.

Less applicable to dogs, but Olive used to eat a lot tuna soft food and she had a health downturn which the vets suspected might have been the start of mercury poisoning so we’ve switched her to ‘wild’ protein. She goes crazy for the flavours and they have a dog line too.

https://youtube.com/shorts/9RPZxnFOuQA?feature=share

Buy Bodge Buster – Homeowner Air Source Heat Pump Installation Guide: https://amzn.to/3NVndlU
From Zero to Heat Pump Hero: https://amzn.to/4bWkPFb

Follow our sustainability journey at My Home Farm: https://myhomefarm.co.uk


   
ReplyQuote
Majordennisbloodnok
(@majordennisbloodnok)
Noble Member Contributor
4614 kWhs
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 392
Topic starter  

Thanks, @editor, that's really helpful.

105 m2 bungalow in South East England
Mitsubishi Ecodan 8.5 kW air source heat pump
18 x 360W solar panels
1 x 6 kW GroWatt battery and inverter
Raised beds for home-grown veg and chickens for eggs

"Semper in excretia; suus solum profundum variat"


   
Mars reacted
ReplyQuote
Transparent
(@transparent)
Famed Member Moderator
8878 kWhs
Veteran Expert
Joined: 2 years ago
Posts: 1464
 

I have lots of sustainable dog food in my vegetable patch.

Each bundle hops around and has a pair of long fluffy ears.

You're welcome to take samples on a Pick-Your-Own basis.

Save energy... recycle electrons!


   
ReplyQuote
Mars
 Mars
(@editor)
Illustrious Member Admin
18192 kWhs
Veteran
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 2410
 

@majordennisbloodnok, did you eventually opt for Yora or a different brand?

Buy Bodge Buster – Homeowner Air Source Heat Pump Installation Guide: https://amzn.to/3NVndlU
From Zero to Heat Pump Hero: https://amzn.to/4bWkPFb

Follow our sustainability journey at My Home Farm: https://myhomefarm.co.uk


   
ReplyQuote
Majordennisbloodnok
(@majordennisbloodnok)
Noble Member Contributor
4614 kWhs
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 392
Topic starter  

@editor, sorry for the late reply. No, we haven't opted for any yet. Since our pup had a few issues with changes to food when we first got him, we've stayed with the same puppy food - a grain-free fish-based dry food.

The idea is that when he's old enough to move off puppy food and onto adult food we'll make the switch at that point to the insect-based stuff. Yora certainly seems to be our preferred at the moment but I'm keeping a close eye on other alternatives that seem to be making names for themselves.

105 m2 bungalow in South East England
Mitsubishi Ecodan 8.5 kW air source heat pump
18 x 360W solar panels
1 x 6 kW GroWatt battery and inverter
Raised beds for home-grown veg and chickens for eggs

"Semper in excretia; suus solum profundum variat"


   
ReplyQuote





Share:

Join Us!

Latest Posts

Heat Pump T-Shirts

Delta T Sounds Greek to Me
x  Powerful Protection for WordPress, from Shield Security
This Site Is Protected By
Shield Security