Insect Dog Food Launches in the UK This Week

By Gary Cutlack on at

Around 40 per cent of the protein contained in Yora dog food comes from insect sources, making it the ideal choice for any highly evolved dogs able to make their own environmentally sound eating choices by woofing at Alexa.

The dog food's launching in the UK this week in dry nugget form, with the makers hoping to do a small part to lower the shock stat that says around 20 per cent of all meat meat and fish consumed on the planet is eaten in the form of pet food. It's made from the Hermetia Illucens larvae, which we think is what most people would call maggots, and there are vegetables in it too. It's like a roast dinner in pill form, the lucky things – and if your dog hates it they'll give you a refund too.

Given that pets often aren't that fussy and don't read the nutritional information, they're ideal candidates to be the first species that finally goes all the way and eats insects as their main form of protein. Yora's Tom Neish said: "We have trialled 29 recipes to find the perfect combination of great tasting ingredients and are very proud of the end result. Yora enables dog owners to take the lead in giving their dog a nutritious, tasty food while having a positive impact on the environment." [Guardian]