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Dog food and feeding => General discussion => Topic started by: Seaweed on Oct 13, 2015, 19:38

Title: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Oct 13, 2015, 19:38
What is the future of Dog Food? Could it even be insects. It appears to be already here or almost.
Jonker Pet Food, Netherlands
www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/4328-jonker-petfood-offers-new-petfood-using-insects-as-protein-source
Jonker develops!  www.jonkerpetfood.nl/nieuws-en.html
Dog Dietitian Dr Ken Tudor on Insects a New protein for Pet foods. www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfkMnvhmyPg
www.petmd.com/blogs/thedailyvet/ken-tudor/2014/january/insects-pet-food-protein-future-31265
EntoBento in America make dog treats using insect flour. I'm not sure of the current EU legislation as regards insect protein in pet food. I have a feeling it is currently being looked at. Perhaps David can shed some light.
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Tinyplanets on Oct 14, 2015, 17:34
Well my dog is partial to a housefly but I don't think I will be tempted
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: David on Oct 16, 2015, 15:36
Great topic Seaweed!

As unappetising as insect protein sounds, Dr Tudor is right that the rapidly increasing global demand for meat is a big problem for the pet industry and alternative sources of protein are one solution. Bacterial proteins are reportedly also being looked into by some producers and I'm told that feather meals are already being used in some Nestle products.

It's worth remembering though that alternative proteins are no new thing - soy proteins, maize gluten and pea protein are amongst a whole host of vegetable proteins that are used to boost the protein levels in a lot of lower grade pet foods.

As far I'm aware, insects are not technically permitted in the EU for consumption by either humans or pets but there is mounting pressure for that to change. There are also no studies on the digestibility or bioavailability of insect proteins in pets and other inhibitive factors like consumer attitude and high production costs mean that we are still a long, long way off seeing insects hit the pet food mainstream.

And even if alternative animal and bacterial proteins do one day make the crossover, that certainly doesn't mean that meat based dog foods are going to fade away. While we are likely to see them continue to get more expensive, I can say with complete certainty that meat based pet foods are here to stay.
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Oct 17, 2015, 10:10
It appears TROVET has launched an insect dry dog food which uses Black Soldier Fly (BSF) larvae as the protein source.TROVET IPD Hypoallergenic (Insect).
http://trovet.nl/insects_against_jitters.html
One place it is available from amongst others is www.medpets.be/trovet-ipd-hypoallergenic-insect-hond/ (Netherlands)
Info, as is after translation
Trovet IPD Hypoallergenic (insect) food contains a single protein source (bug) and one carbohydrate source (potato). In Hypoallergenic (Bug), the larvae of the Black Soldier Fly recognized as a sustainable source of protein. Because in Europe are used in animal feed are not insects as a protein source, the chances are very small that a dog has previously developed an allergy. The combination of insect and potato therefore will rarely cause hypersensitivity reactions. By switching to a hypoallergenic diet food as Trovet IPD are reactions as scratching, rubbing and biting slowly reduced. Additionally Trovet IPD contains all the essential nutrients for your dog in optimal amounts. Please note that not all complaints will immediately diminish or disappear. Skin conditions improve for instance slowly. If symptoms decrease or disappear entirely diagnosed food allergy.
Ingredients
Potato, insect meal, poultry fat, vitamins and trace elements, poultry liver (hydrolyzate), calcium carbonate, fish oil, linseed
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Oct 21, 2015, 09:18
In 2010 the Pet Food Manufacturers' Association (PFMA) launched their 2020 vision of dog food " What will Dogs be eating in 2020". The PFMA talked to Dogs Today and various pet food manufacturers were asked their views.
So what did they have to say, did they give much away and 5 years on how are their views looking.
www.pfma.org.uk/news/what-will-our-dogs-be-eating-in-2020-pfma-talks-to-dogs-today
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Oct 31, 2015, 17:31
Will Vitro meat (lab grown meat) have a place in the future of dog food. The idea of manufacturing meat products through "tissue-engineering" is very much in it's infancy.  However there appears to be growing interest in Vitro meat, also called victimless meat, cruelty-free meat, amongst others as a future food including dog food.and many laboratories around the world are working on this.  How many years will it be before the first Vitro meat factory producing pet food is built?. www.invitromeat4pets.org
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Jan 01, 2016, 16:55
Trovet Insect IPD dry dog food is yet to be launched in the UK. However as we wait there is a subtitled video on YouTube concerning this product.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=563xxLSOB9M
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Mar 24, 2016, 09:49
A  very short video of Bugs For Pets (Netherlands), new cold pressed insect dog food. I believe it contains finely ground black soldier fly. Whether it eventually makes it to the UK remains to be seen.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPFP0V8ZGHg
Translated text.
Composition: digested maize flour, insects, powdered egg, minerals, yeast
analytical constituents: 21,0% Crude protein Crude fat 8.0%, crude fiber 6,0%, crude ash 6,0%, calcium, phosphorus 1.2% 1.1%
with natural antioxidants.
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: primedpaws on Mar 26, 2016, 13:08
Future of dog food doesn't depend on the change of market. it depends on how you take care of your pets.

Provide proper dog supplements to your lovely pets.
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: COASTER on Mar 27, 2016, 11:22
Future of dog food doesn't depend on the change of market. it depends on how you take care of your pets.

Provide proper dog supplements to your lovely pets.

Not convinced that the future of dog food is not relative to market change......Feel free to convince me otherwise.
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Dottie on Mar 27, 2016, 13:43
This is off topic (sorry) but If a dog is healthy and receiving good quality food then they should not need supplements. I only give my dogs supplements if they are having symptoms.  Currently one is having Yumega Plus due to sebborhoea ( dry, flaky and itchy skin). She has half the daily dose because her food already has oils in it. Seems to be doing her good so far.
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Sep 24, 2016, 08:53
It appears that insect dog food has reached the UK. Trovet Insect Hypoallergenic Diet (IPD) is now available.
http://www.vetsend.co.uk/trovet-ipd-hypoallergenic-insect-dog/  (Netherlands)
https://petfoodwarehouse.co.uk/browse_1674&big=1
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Oct 13, 2016, 18:22
I spotted this on another forum so a big thank you goes their way. InsectDog Hypoallergenic, a dog food containing mealworm larvae from the German company Green Petfood is available from Zooplus.co.uk.
Ingredients:
Potato (dried), pea meal (natural source of amino acids), insect protein (mealworm larvae) (10%), sunflower oil, yeast (partially hydrolysed), potato protein, minerals, beet fibre, carob meal
Available in 2kg and 15kg    http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/dogs/dry_dog_food/green_petfood/dry_food/584899




Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Tinyplanets on Oct 13, 2016, 20:42
A great find seaweed. As it states in the description, it may be helpful for owners who's dogs are allergic to the usual meat proteins.
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Oct 17, 2016, 16:22
Feather meal is mentioned in the current AADF opinion poll. I don't know how many dog foods are out there that uses feather meal, Royal Canin have their ANALLERGENIC product which contains feather hydrolysate with low molecular weight (source of L amino acids and oligopeptides) which is available in the UK.
An article from Dr Becker http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2013/07/17/feather-meal.aspx
An article Why pick on feather meal in pet foods
http://vobra.com/assets/images/columns%20anton/All%20about%20feed%20-%202014-7%20Why%20pick%20on%20feather%20meal%20in%20petfoods.pdf
A video from Rodney Habib where he talks about the recent Dr Oz show that featured a segment on pet food which contained feathers.
http://truthaboutpetfood.com/rodneys-response-to-the-dr-oz-show-vet-dr-evan-antin/
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: MakerLing81 on Jan 28, 2017, 05:05
 ;DSounds interesting
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: TheBunyip on Feb 17, 2017, 14:15
I am very excited to learn that insect-based dog food has made it to the UK!  I have been asking in pet shops but so far haven't found a stockist, so the links here are very helpful, thanks!

Although - I thought potatoes (the base of the Green Petfood InsectDog) weren't a very good staple for dogs? Too starchy and a member of the nightshade family. That brand has only 22% protein - I doubt that's high enough, especially for a puppy (our golden doodle is 7 months and currently doing well on Arden Grange Junior plus offal treats).

I attach a poster I made summarising some 2014 research on the nutrition in different types of insect, in case it's of interest to anyone. I would like to see more companies investigate this - when the planet is being destroyed by meat consumption, insects seem like a great way to go - mealworms in particular can be sustainably produced on the byproduct of other industries.

The poll on allaboutdogfood.co.uk is very interesting - so far, c. 40% of respondents are totally resistant to the idea of alternatives to standard meat protein. I'd be very interested to know what the turn-off is, i.e. whether there are scientific concerns about nutrition or whether it's just the ick factor. Any thoughts?
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Feb 18, 2017, 14:31
TheBunyip, welcome and thanks for posting.
There's been a low key introduction of insect dog food in the UK, of course it's still in it's infancy, however once someone comes along and promotes their product with a splash! then it could really take off. I'm particularly interested how dogs with allergies and intolerance's would fair on this diet. There seems to be a growing interest in starting up Insect Farms in the UK, perhaps one day they may supply UK Dog Food manufactures. I don't know how many insect farms there are in the UK although there is a Cricket Farm in Cumbria who produce dried, frozen and powdered Crickets for humans. Insect dog treats are on the up, whether they have made it to the UK I'm not sure.

Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: TheBunyip on Feb 19, 2017, 15:15
Meg, that's a very good point  - many invertebrates are under threat, particularly freshwater species. The idea of using protein from farmed Insects such as Tenebrio motilor (yellow mealworm), however, fills me with hope - they are very far from threatened, and using them would take pressure off protein sources like soy and cattle, and might eventually lead to less intensive farming and more habitat released for wild species.  It's just a hope!

One of the things that gave us pause about getting a dog was the increased carbon footprint - I'm hoping that if insect-based protein takes off, the carbon footprint necessary for the dog's health will reduce.
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Nov 20, 2017, 19:30
Insect dog food, BugsforPets Dog - Crispy Dry Food (Black Soldier Flies) 2kg and 4kg is available from vetsend.co.uk also on Amazon UK from same.
https://www.vetsend.co.uk/bugsforpets-dog-crispy-dry-food/
https://www.amazon.co.uk/BugsforPets-Pet-Supplies-Store/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A340840031%2Ck%3ABugsforPets
Not in English http://www.bugsforpets.nl/


Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Tinyplanets on Nov 21, 2017, 21:19
Very interesting. The Bugs for pets Crispy Dry food scored 2.1 in the generator with Animal fats flagged in red and it looks heavy on potato starch and peas. Perhaps not one I would venture to try then but definitely has possibilities. As you say Meg, it may provide an answer for those searching for alternative protein sources due to allergy.   
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Nov 22, 2017, 08:22
Tinyplanets, thanks for checking BugsforPets Dog - Crispy Dry Food with the generator. Yes it's another avenue to consider There are now at least three insect based dog food brands available in the UK.
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Nov 22, 2017, 08:29
TROVET Hypoallergenic IPD (Insect) Dog is also available in 400g wet food tins.
https://www.vetsend.co.uk/trovet-ipd-hypoallergenic-insect-dog/#product-description-
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Tinyplanets on Nov 22, 2017, 17:14
The list of ingredients for that one is quite small so possible a good option for dogs with allergies. It also scored 2.1 but with no red flagged ingredients. Not sure if the generator is recognising insects yet as it is new which may be the reason for the low ratings.
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Jan 01, 2018, 16:18
There's very little information available on new dog food company Wild Earth (USA) set to launch early this year, their website isn't giving much away either. However they seem to be working on clean meat, clean protein. A comment on their Facebook page of yesterday stated that they cannot comment on their product as it is still in R&D state. It's a matter of waiting to see exactly how their new product is made and with what ingredients. As soon as I have more information I will post.
https://www.livekindly.co/clean-meat-pet-food/
http://www.wildearthpets.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pg/wildearthpets/posts/
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Jan 04, 2018, 18:57
Another company looking to the future in dog food is Bond Pets.
https://qz.com/1142826/a-pet-food-company-wants-to-make-lab-grown-meats-for-cats-and-dogs/
https://www.bondpets.com/
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Tinyplanets on Jan 04, 2018, 20:05
A great find Seaweed. Very exciting indeed. It would be fabulous to be able to feed your pet an appropriate diet which has less impact on the environment and the animal kingdom. The health aspect makes it even more appealing. If the revolutionary food measures up and taste good, I would imagine that it will be very popular. Here's hoping that it isn't too long until it becomes a reality.
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Meg on Jan 07, 2018, 00:07
It is the manufacturing of these foods that is intriguing.....   "Clean meat is made by extracting the stem cells of an animal then growing those into muscle tissue, the part of an animal we know as meat ...."

Perhaps this will be later explained, as at this time I'm reflecting on the statement "clean protein is made without animal ingredients"  whilst comprehending that the original source of stem cells are from an animal.


Yes a real breakthrough that is surely worthy of huge appreciation is a future production of edible meat protein for us and our pets, which is manufactured without any harm being inflicted on animals, nor indeed any slaughtering of animals. 
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Jan 10, 2018, 06:53
There has been a update to the Wild Earth (clean protein) website, no ingredients yet, however they say the product is made from biomass that is eco friendly and renewable sourced.
http://www.wildearthpets.com/
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Meg on Jan 14, 2018, 13:25
Thanks Seaweed, may be from plant or animal, and I'm wondering if that might be a clue in the Wild Earth statement mentioning  "renewable sourced"? 
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Jan 14, 2018, 15:24
Wild Earth update, no ingredients as yet. https://twitter.com/wildearthpets
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Jan 23, 2018, 08:00
Bond Pets have updated their website. https://www.bondpets.com/
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: ofs on Jan 23, 2018, 08:24
Bond Pets have updated their website. https://www.bondpets.com/
Do you know how they get the animal cells? Fur, feathers, flesh?
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Jan 23, 2018, 10:14
ofs, there are video's on You Tube that talk of lab grown meat in general.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u468xY1T8fw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se94UfeLwZA
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: ofs on Jan 23, 2018, 14:54
ofs, there are video's on You Tube that talk of lab grown meat in general.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u468xY1T8fw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se94UfeLwZA
Thanks!! It would be important for me if they don't need to  cause any harm to the animal to obtain the animal cells.
I found this other video where they say they could get cells from feathers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GgP6jo5DTM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GgP6jo5DTM)
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Jan 23, 2018, 19:02
Interesting video ofs, I do not know how Bond Pets get their animal cells. It will be interesting to see the finished product and how it is priced.
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Mar 16, 2018, 16:51
Wild Earth have updated their website, their first cultured protein product is made from human-grade Koji, a fungi. The product has not been launched as yet..
https://www.wildearthpets.com/products
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Mar 17, 2018, 08:55
Wild Earth article on Forbes.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/katrinafox/2018/03/15/this-vegan-biohacker-is-set-to-launch-the-first-cultured-protein-foods-for-pets/#397eb885fe7e
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Mar 24, 2018, 06:06
More on Wild Earth.
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/03/can-pets-be-vegan-food-koji-dogs-cats-wild-earth-science/
http://www.petage.com/wild-earth-introduces-cultured-clean-protein-for-pet-food-market/
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Mar 24, 2018, 07:59
A further article on Wild Earth.https://medium.com/neodotlife/wild-earth-lab-grown-pet-food-bb8a19dfaf5a
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Jun 06, 2018, 07:24
Wild Earth on their Koji ingredient, also an interview with Ryan Bethancourt of Wild Earth.
https://www.wildearthpets.com/blog/get-to-know-the-new-protein-for-dogs-koji
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/our-hen-house/e/54733255
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Tinyplanets on Jun 06, 2018, 18:15
It is very encouraging to see all these new developments.  The Koji sounds similar to quorn. It will be interesting to see the research in some depth. I know the issue with some plant based proteins is that they are  not complete for a humans needs. This is generally not an issue however as the mix of proteins that are often eaten together, will equal a complete source. EG Rice with lentils would be fine.
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: ofs on Jun 07, 2018, 15:05
It is very encouraging to see all these new developments.  The Koji sounds similar to quorn. It will be interesting to see the research in some depth. I know the issue with some plant based proteins is that they are  not complete for a humans needs. This is generally not an issue however as the mix of proteins that are often eaten together, will equal a complete source. EG Rice with lentils would be fine.
I only wanted to clarify that plant based protein can be complete  for humans needs https://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-protein-combining-myth/ (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/the-protein-combining-myth/)
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Jun 24, 2018, 16:48
Wild Earth early testing study. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/wild-earth-cultured-clean-protein-for-pets-receives-high-ratings-in-early-testing-300668384.html
It seems the dry dog food will be launched in 2019. They have also made available a white paper which can be downloaded.
https://www.wildearthpets.com/koji-white-paper
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Nov 27, 2018, 19:37
Yora insect based dog food (West Sussex) using Hermetia Illucens larvae. https://www.yorapetfoods.com/yora-pet-foods
https://www.petscorner.co.uk/yora-pet-foods
COMPOSITION
Grubs (Hermetia illucens) (40%) (Insect Meal 26.2%, Freshly Prepared Insect 8.3%, Insect Oil 5.5%), Oats (19%), Potato (19%), Maize, Peas, Brewers Yeast, Seaweed (2%), Linseed, Tomato Pomace, Minerals, Vitamins, Dried Beetroot (0.5%), Chicory Pulp, Dried Pumpkin, Dried Carrot, Glucosamine (575mg/kg), Chondroitin (575mg/kg), Dried Kale, Dried Parsley.
ANALYTICAL CONSTITUENTS
Crude Protein 23%, Fat Content 13%, Crude Fibres 5%, Crude Ash 5%, Omega 6 3.2%, Omega 3 0.5%, Calcium 0.8%, Metabolisable Energy 352 Kcal/100g.
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Feb 07, 2019, 09:27
Purina Wants to Feed Your Dog Crickets and Fish Heads
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-29/purina-wants-your-dog-to-save-the-planet-by-eating-fish-heads.
The Future of Sourcing Smarter, Nutritious Dog, https://www.rootlabpetfood.com/
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on Feb 23, 2019, 07:53
A little piece of news on Bond Pets dog food, this is not available at present time.
Bond Pet Foods Selected as 2019 Finalist for Purina Innovation Prize.
https://vegconomist.com/hot-off-the-vegan-press/bond-pet-foods-selected-as-2019-finalist-for-purina-innovation-prize/
https://www.bondpets.com/
Title: Re: What is the future of Dog Food?
Post by: Seaweed on May 14, 2019, 09:22
A short video from Bond Pets the US animal protein without the animal, dog food company.
Bond Pets - Startup Full Pitch - FoodBytes! San Francisco 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPF1wdjT_hY
https://www.bondpets.com/