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Dogs and cats readily
accept insect-based
protein and oil
Dogs readily accepted the kibble with black soldier fly meal at up to 20%
inclusion and with insect-based oil at up to 5%.
TIM WALL

In feeding trials with both dogs and cats,
pet foods made with insect-based ingredients had similar palatability and digestibility
to kibble containing conventional pet food
protein and oil sources. The dog and cat
food ingredients came from black soldier fly
larvae, which increasingly serve as both a
protein and palatant in pet foods, as regulatory barriers fall away.
Ryan Yamka, founder of consultancy
Luna Science and Nutrition, discussed
the feeding trials using insect-based pet
food ingredients during his presentation at
Petfood Forum 2019.

Insect-based dog food ingredient
acceptability study

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Researchers offered 20 Beagles bowls of
kibble made with black soldier fly larvae
protein, oil or a control with conventional
ingredients. The bowls were offered individually for 30 minutes once daily for two days.

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The control diet contained poultry
by-product meal, brewers rice, corn,
poultry fat, beet pulp, dicalcium phosphate,
salt, potassium chloride, and a vitamin
and mineral mix. In the experimental
diets, insect-based ingredients replaced
the poultry meal or the poultry fat. The
researchers used three levels of black soldier
fly meal (5, 10 or 20%) in one set of diets'
recipes. In the other experimental diet, the
researchers applied black soldier fly larvae
oil at three concentrations (1.0, 2.5 or 5.0%)
to the exterior of the kibble.
Dogs readily accepted the kibble with
black soldier fly meal at up to 20% inclusion
and with insect-based oil at up to 5%. Those
two values were used in the subsequent
digestibility study.

Insect-based dog food ingredient
digestibility study
In the digestibility trial, six dogs ate one
of three diets: either the 20% insect meal,
5% insect oil or control kibble. For 10 days,
the researchers offered the diets to the dogs
once daily. After the first five days, the
researchers began collecting fecal samples
from the dogs for analysis.
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Contents
Why newer pet food formats like freeze dried are rising
Speaking of…
News and Calendar
Insect protein key to Entoma Petfood’s innovation
Decline in dog breeders worries Japan pet food industry
How premiumization is driving pet food evolution
Dogs and cats readily accept insect-based protein and oil
Clean label pet food production and marketing lessons
Chinese pet food market offers opportunities, challenges
Challenges of pet food labeling and public perception
Miscanthus grass: a new fiber option for dog and cat diets
The pet space: from online to omnichannel to omnimarket
New Products
Marketplace
Advertiser’s Index
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Petfood Industry - June 2019 - Clean label pet food production and marketing lessons
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Petfood Industry - June 2019 - Chinese pet food market offers opportunities, challenges
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Petfood Industry - June 2019 - Challenges of pet food labeling and public perception
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Petfood Industry - June 2019 - Miscanthus grass: a new fiber option for dog and cat diets
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